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Leo
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 23:03
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"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 they were busy doing something useful because the more he tried to focus on mundane things like Project F and the buttons of her shirt the more it wandered off.

Leo pulled his wand from his sleeve and aimed it a various points in the illuminated sky. The bright flood lights by Troy's gazebo went dark and several others faded out in turn. A shadowy darkness fell over the tent until they were left with a single, flickering orange glow from a candle in their alcove.

"Not that dumb after all hm?" he said smugly. He leaned back against the makeshift cushion and wrapped his arm around her again. Now that she couldn't really see him and there was no pressure to talk he felt his confidence growing again. Troy might have taught him some charm but sometimes it was best if he just didn't let words out.

With nothing to distract him he became more fixated on her buttons. His fingers fiddled with the edges of her sleeve and it tugged from her shoulder again. Her skin was soft and she still didn't expect him to say anything so he didn't stop. They moved from her shoulder to the top fastening and before he could convince himself it was a bad idea it was already open. Her face turned towards his and the hand reeled back awkwardly.

"Sorry," he mumbled. "I didn't mean to...if you don't want me to. That is...I'm not asking..."

  • 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
      • 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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