Nathan Xavier
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01

Nathan missed the summer already. He was sure he’d get back into the swing of teaching once he had a couple weeks under his belt and wasn’t regularly comparing it to months relaxing next to the ocean, but right now it just felt so busy. Also, there seemed to be so many people around after a summer of primarily just him and Isis in their isolated little cabin on the shore. Sure, there had been visits to see family, and his brother’s house with their three teenaged boys was chaos incarnate, but they’d had to make intentional effort to run into other people. Not so now.

Now it seemed like they had to make intentional effort to see each other.

Which Isis was doing right now, but in a much more intent and worrisome way than he had been considering. He knew she’d been feeling a bit off the last few days, so he’d been planning to invite her to his room for bland food and a massage. But kidnapping him into the staff lounge worked, too, he supposed. Pecari directness at work.

“I have to talk to you. Now.”

Nathan felt his eyes widening and his heart speeding up at those words. This did not sound good. In fact, it sounded downright terrifying.

“What’s wrong?”

  • We need to talk [Nathan] - Isis Carter, Mon Aug 13 17:12
    It wasn’t a stomach bug. Oh dear God it wasn’t a stomach bug. It was so much worse than a stomach bug. When the nausea didn’t fade after a few more days, Isis had decided to check in with the medic,... more
    • Eep? - Nathan Xavier, Tue Aug 14 11:01
      • Correct - Isis, Tue Aug 14 11:45
        “What’s wrong?” “Everything,” she answered a bit too quickly, primarily because she hadn’t been intending to say that out loud. Isis took a deep breath in to calm herself, but much to her own... more
        • Oh, well, right then - Nathan, Tue Aug 14 12:31
          At first he didn’t understand. He got that there was a problem. He saw quite clearly that it was scaring the very color out of Isis. But it took entirely too long for the penny to drop, for him to... more
          • Pretty much - Isis, Tue Aug 14 18:38
            Of course. Of course Nathan was trying to plan and make things work even though it was a total wrench in all of the existing plans. Of course he was going to make sure it was all okay, even if it... more
            • We’ll figure it out - Nathan, Wed Aug 15 10:26
              Nathan let Isis move away. He understood that sometimes people just needed to move when they were distressed and Isis was clearly distressed. His heart sank a little when she declared she wasn’t okay ... more
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