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Leo
Datey
Mon Jan 26, 2015 14:32
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Leo cocked an eyebrow at her quizzically as they came to a stop at the entrance to the fort. Forts were for kids, and he'd been saying that since he was nine. Still, she flapped her hand at him until he had taken a few suspicious steps forward and kept doing it until his shoulders brushed against the mismatched array of linen. Once his head was inside, with the rest of his body following reluctantly behind, he immediately decided he had to re-think that idea.

The sky stretched endlessly, shifting between familiar constellations and scenery depending on which way he turned. He stretched out on something that looked like an old pillow case and slowly moved his head from left to right. There was Little Wallop, glinting in the darkness, and the treehouse in the large oak on the Green where he'd had his first kiss. Not with Grace of course. A few inches more and he saw the wide mouth of a calm river that lapped at the edges of the Bastrova's gardens. Plush lawns followed that carried all the way up towards the greenhouses that melded seamlessly with the grounds of Aelcrest over the lake and across the Bridge. Hogsmeade lay somewhere in the distance too, the unmistakable beacon of the lamp post by the cross roads and the hazy orange glow that always came from the Pit. Just as he began to wonder how she'd managed all of this by herself (and quickly coming to the conclusion that she didn't) she returned, arms full of various pans and looking smug even by Grace standards.

"Did you do all of this?" he asked, gesturing at the patchwork sky. "It must have taken ages...and the spell work is complicated. I mean, if you consider Baghouse's Theorem and the intricate wrist work. You must have been planning this for weeks! Plus there's the advanced Charms that...oh. Right." Leo's words trailed off as she fixed him with a look. It was the one she reserved for when he got too 'dorky'. Now probably wasn't the time but he couldn't help but admire the artistry all the same.

She began to lay out napkins, plates and glasses and by this point he'd decided that forts shouldn't be for kids at all. He watched her spell work, not as carefully done as the enchanted sky by with impressive results none-the-less. It smelled like he could eat it at least and that was a start. A few tentative mouthfuls and a reassuring nod to let her know he was enjoying it later and all the memories of the movie had vanished from his head.

"I would definitely call it a plan," he agreed with a sly grin. It never did to let her know how impressed he was for fear she'd stop trying. He picked up the bottle and examined the label before pouring the sparkling liquid into her offered glass. "Troy's finest I presume?"


  • chair fort! - Grace, Mon Jan 19 06:36
    She looked in the first direction, running a hand through her hair as she thought about it. Dancing did sound good. But in her coat pocket the little coin was buzzing to tell her the other part of... more
    • Datey - Leo, Mon Jan 26 14:32
      • Cheerful Bubbles - Grace, Wed Jan 28 07:54
        "Did you do all of this?" he asked, gesturing at the patchwork sky. For a moment, Grace considered saying yes, that it was an entirely Grace Schuler production, knowing neither of them would believe... more
        • Open Mouth. Insert Foot. - Leo, Sat Jan 31 22:13
          "For a start it's Baghouse ," Leo said, finally worn down. He grabbed her hand, halting the walking fingers in their tracks, and held onto it tightly. "It's the theory that guys don't have to explain ... more
          • Let the bubbles do their thing - Grace, Sat Jan 31 22:43
            “How about you tell me where we are with Project F.” “C’mon” she groaned “ can’t we spend one night not thinking about the kids?” He grimaced and she prepared her brain to tune out his lecture about... more
            • Buttons - Leo, Sat Jan 31 23:03
              "Ah. Well there is something I can do!" he grinned. The feeling that he'd ruined the moment, if it was a moment they were trying to have, still lingered on the tips of his fingers. It was best that... more
              • Stop it. Stop it now. - Grace, Sat Jan 31 23:57
                The lights went down into a single candle and they were very much alone together. Grace felt a pang of disappointment as all her work was overtaken by the dark, but then his arms were around her... more
                • Last Chance - Leo, Sun Feb 1 00:24
                  When she told him to stop he thought for sure that she meant everything. The date, the plan, the stars, everything. It was just like her to turn things sour when they were going so well. Leo blamed... more
                  • 3rd draft - Grace, Tue Feb 3 07:33
                    She leaned away just a fraction and looked at him with a tilted head. Was he serious? How many ways could she say yes before he got the message. And for him...well, she was pretty certain that... more
                    • The Climb - Leo, Wed Feb 4 03:21
                      She didn't say no. That was what he focused on, even as she avoided answering his questions which was twice as frustrating than she seemed to think he was. In one uncharacteristically smooth... more
                      • in the darkness - Grace, Wed Feb 4 04:05
                        His voice seemed to be coming from everywhere. She shut her eyes again, took a breath and focused. Something was touching her and she flinched before her mind made the connection. “Yeah.” she said,... more
                        • Mine. - Leo, Wed Feb 4 04:54
                          "Yeah." His voice was lower than usual, a growl lurking in the back of his throat that hadn't been there before. He kept her covered with his arms, with her head resting against his shoulder and the... more
                          • Happiness is winning - Grace, Wed Feb 4 05:40
                            She shifted, one of her hands finding one of his and linking their fingers. He was here, she was safe and happy ( she hadn’t realized she’d been unhappy until now). Outside, she knew, things would... more
                            • Like - Leo, Wed Feb 4 05:58
                              Three words never seemed so important and they weren't even the ones that all the stories made such a big fuss of. It didn't matter. They had come from her lips, in her voice and she meant them. That ... more
                              • Later - Grace, Wed Feb 4 06:28
                                She moved once more, to nuzzle at his neck and curl up against him. She'd been about to ask him what they did now, but his breath, warm and steady against her ear suggested now was not the time for... more
                  • What is and what was - Grace, Sun Feb 1 04:36
                    She leaned away just a fraction and looked at him with a tilted head. Was he serious? How many ways could she say yes before he got the message. And for him...well, she was pretty certain that... more
                  • Re: Last Chance - Grace, Sun Feb 1 00:40
                    She leaned away just a fraction and looked at him with a tilted head. Was he serious? How many ways could she say yes before he got the message. And for him...well, she was pretty certain that... more
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