Sweet Dreams“That is the LAST time I let you talk me into mystery shopping with you!” Josh hissed, kicking off his shoes as he opened the door.
“Oh, come on! It wasn’t so bad!” Mandy chuckled, tucking the shopping bags into a corner, “Besides, with how much time you spend sitting at a desk I’m sure you needed a little exercise.”
“Not so bad?! You said we just had to go in, pick up a few things, ask a sales rep some questions and scan the receipts, you said nothing about having to haggle with a bunch of grabby, hungry giants!”
“Hey, I had no idea going in what kind of store it was, I’ve never been there before!” She pouted, “How was I supposed to know it’s not frequented by smalls for a reason?”
“Did it not occur to you that they wouldn’t be paying that much for an easy shopping run?”
“Hey, mystery shopping is a surprisingly lucrative side hustle, especially when you mark no prefe
15. Hey, Eoin, I lost my key... (VORE)“Hey, Eoin, I lost m'key down a crack in tha floor. Could ye go down there an get it fer me?”
The Wilde Elf stared up at the pleading blue eyes peering down at him, his pale face slowly contorting into a scowl as his pointed ears flattened back.
“Are you fucking kidding me, Tyrenan?....You pulled me away from my precious lunch break for an “emergency”. And that emergency...is that your sodding key fell down a bloody crack in the godsdamned floor?”
The Faron paused....then nodded. “Aye. That's basically it.” Tyre rumbled, looking down to the crack he'd lost his key too...it was just barely too small to fit his fingers down, but Eoin's slim frame would fit through without any issue.
Eoin gave a growling sigh, rubbing a hand over his face as he prayed for patience and thanked the gods that his partner was too big for him to throttle in moments like this. Because he very likely would have otherwise at this time.
“You need these keys rig
Feels Like ChristmasIt was December twenty fifth. But it didn't really FEEL like Christmas. Sure...there had been moments of festivities...the buzz of eggnogg was still working itself out of his system, the lights still twinkled on the tree and the scattered wrapping paper still littered the floor from the gift exchange that had happened earlier after dinner. But...now it was over. Everyone else had gone home. Duke was already in bed. Not a surprise with how much he'd eaten and had to drink.
On one hand Josh was glad for the quiet. It was peaceful. A nice moment of stillness after all the chaos that had been the past two days. Not to mention the mad rush of shopping and socializing leading up to the big day.
But on the other hand the quiet was bad. Empty. Lonely.
Christmas was great. But it was hard to enjoy when it felt incomplete.
Killian was still out of town. He'd had to be gone over the Holiday.
Normally Josh would have just asked to go with him. But not this time.
Killian had been away on another jo
Let it Snow~The snow was already well on its way to being a foot deep by the time the young doctor reached her small cottage on the outskirts of town and it showed no signs of letting up anytime soon as the thick flakes continued to flutter down from the sky.
Mandy shivered as she fumbled to unlatch the gate.
She had sent the nurse home well over an hour early at the first flurries this afternoon and was glad of that. There had been no sign of snow in the forecast today despite it being late December and neither of them had been dressed for this. It had been strangely warm as of late and she had only worn a thin coat and a festive, candy cane striped scarf for the day so she was freezing after sloshing home through the rapidly deepening snow. She'd had to close up the clinic early thanks to it. Even earlier than she had already planned to with it being Christmas Eve. She'd been a bit upset...but...you couldn't control the weather. Better to close up early and get the unwell home sooner.
Adventures in Faron TamingIt was a bright and beautiful day, and Mandy was enjoying the perfect end-of-summer weather. She'd opened the windows early in the morning, letting in the cool breeze and warm sunshine as she made breakfast, hoping to coax her roommate outside... but unfortunately the smell of pancakes hadn't even coaxed him out of bed yet. It was past noon now, and he was still snoring.
"Kiiiiiilliaaaaan!" She called, climbing up the massive bedpost to wake the sleeping Faron.
He groaned and turned over in bed.
“Kill, c'mon! Wake up! It’s a beautiful day outside!”
He groaned again as Mandy climbed into his huge bed, walking up to his face and cupping her hands around her mouth.
He pulled his pillow over his head, growling softly at the unwanted wake up call.
“Come on, lazybones! You’re not going to miss out a day like this, are you?” She frowned, crawling up his arm.
"I'm tryin' t'sleep here!" He grumbled.
"You've been sleeping all day!"
A Father's Embrace“Da...”
That single syllable was enough to stir the vampire from his slumber. Green eyes opened to peer up at the very large face hovering over him and blocking out the light of the late afternoon sun beyond the mountain outcrop they were resting beneath.
There was pained look in the features of that face and the wide eyes gave off a golden glow, bright and frenzied.
That also told him that something was off...
Killian's eyes rarely went gold these days.
Garrett rubbed a hand over his face, patiently pushing himself up from his bedroll while the Faron remained crouched over him.
“Having bad dreams again?” He looked up to the young giant in clear understanding. Killian's scent, posture and eyes allowed him to be read clear as a book. In his years with the kid, he'd learned his ways and ticks well and he understood times like this.
Poor kid had been through Hell already in his young days. Of course his dreams were haunted. Though...it had been a long time sin