Chapter 68: Butterfly of Night I was wearing a flowing, extravagant short dress and a pair of lacy denim knee-high lace-up boots with heels, over a medium-length layered lacy skirt, over which I was wearing a corset. My accessories were a belt, a hair ribbon and a jeweled pendant and an owl choker. The whole ensemble was coordinated in black, dark red and gold. A really nice short embroidered coat had went with it and there was a ring made from crimson beads. It was designed in an Art Nouveau style. I was also wearing a narrow bracelet which was silver and was engraved with a bird, along with a gold earring which was heart-shaped. It was designed in an old-fashioned style and was accented with an enormous opaque dusty blue octagon-cut gem. After the messy Shallot Chicken & Broasted Potatoes, which was finished an awkward silence bcause Bakura and Grandma Mams was watching me eat with careful eyes, all three of us had settled down on the couch to relax and watch a movie. Bakura and GrandmaChapter 68: Butterfly of Night22 hours ago in Short Stories
Doug and Piper - First Kiss Part 2Doug sat at the table, hands folded on the wooden surface, two cups in front of him. He stared down at his cup of coffee and wished that the night earlier could have been erased from his memory in the entirety. True, it was only a kiss, but Piper was so young and still so timid around men. What if that kiss broke her trust? He took a deep breath, exhaling in a low sigh. He brushed his fingers through his hair as he made his decision. It would hurt her more not to tell her. As the girl wobbled down the stairs, backpack donned, he beckoned her into the kitchen.Doug and Piper - First Kiss Part 219 hours ago in Short Stories
She smiled groggily at the older, sitting across from him, slinging her backpack onto the ground.
“You know it's Saturday?” he asked, passing her the cup of tea.
Piper cupped a hand to her mouth, stifling a yawn, his question taking a moment to process.
“Saturday,” she parroted, her usual smile gracing her cheeks. “that's a relief.”
Doug forced a smile in return, before he lowered his gaze back
Doug and Piper - First Kiss Part 1It had always been like this. At first Doug would get up with the screaming child and sit with her for the rest of the night. It gradually turned to the girl, having not wanted to wake Doug up, instead creeping into his room and sleeping on the floor at the foot of his bed. He would wake up, and too tired to carry her back to her room, pulled her into his bed.Doug and Piper - First Kiss Part 119 hours ago in Short Stories
She finally started to take the initiative to just crawl into his bed, and this happened at least twice a week.
She was barely eighteen, and she had slept soundly for almost the entire year, but that night was an entirely different story. Earlier in the day she forced her now ex boyfriend off of her when he tried to get too grabby, which opened a floodgate of memories that she had worked so hard to push from her mind. She moved swiftly into his bed burying her face into the pillows, hoping to god she had not woke the older man. She heard Doug sigh, and sit up, and tried to act as asleep as possible, not wanting to tal