Winter Dance"Hello, my darling."More Like This
Touko craned her neck around to look at her husband. She began to hear music suddenly playing on the stereo as the snow fell more thickly outside.
N placed one foot behind the other, one hand behind his back, and bowed slightly, extending his right hand towards Touko.
"May I have this dance?"
Touko giggled and hopped over the couch.
"Of course, good sir, but I should warn you that I am not the best dancer."
"Nonsense, my fair lady," N chided, taking her hand, and walking to the middle of the living room with her.
I've dance with you plenty a time, and you're simply marvelous."
With these words, he rested a hand on the waist of her soft sweater, and the two of them began to dance across the carpet, rising up and down on the balls of their feet in time with the music.
Touko let out a laugh as N twirled her around before pulling her back against him.
"The lightness of your feet never ceases to amaze me," she said.
N blushed at the compliment.
"Well, when you had two o
Hard WorkMore Like This
N's brow furrowed in concentration, and his teeth dug into his lower lip as he poured over the papers on the kitchen table. The pen clinched in his hand scribbled furiously as he worked out the finances for his and Touko's business. With Touko at work today, battling as usual, N was left to take care of the finances for their adoption and daycare agency, as well as taxes. There was also...
A happy, bubbly coo sounded from the living room. N turned his head to see his seven month-old baby daughter, Nemises, waving her chubby arms in the air as Touko's Blissey, Asa, hovered over her. Nemises' arms and legs worked furiously, until she eventually flopped over onto her stomach. Her tiny hands beat the blanket joyfully, a loud giggle issued from her mouth. N felt his heart swell till it was fit to burst. Nemises, his life, his joy. She had recently learned to roll over, and was working on crawling small distances. N couldn't wait until the day she would walk. Then, the day she'd say he