Yes indeed
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:45

Nathan smiled, pleased that she seemed to like the tea. He had noticed she tended more to the coffee end of the hot beverage spectrum, but peppermint tea was a family staple at Christmas time for him, and it didn't feel like a proper holiday without at least one cup of it.

"Just going to swing on in at my brother's house for a few hours tomorrow for Christmas Eve, probably get there around three or so then stay through dinner," he answered. "My nephews will get their gifts from me then. Mom and Dad will be there then, too. That'll be my big party this year, since Danny's visiting his wife's side of the family for Christmas day. Mom and Dad might swing into Pheonix, though, if you want to join me for lunch with them? Dad's not a wizard so he can't enter the school grounds."

He hesitated a moment not sure if it was a question he should ask yet, but decided it was going to be one of his better opportunities to ask about the family she didn't talk about without seeming like he was prying. "What about you? I know you're usually around most of the midterm break, too, but do you have anyone you plan to visit for a little while?"

  • Ah, the holidays. - Isis Carter, Mon Dec 12 00:49
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    • Yes indeed - Nathan , Fri Dec 23 10:45
      • It sure brings things out of people. - Isis , Thu Dec 29 14:58
        “Phoenix?” Isis repeated, doing her best to squash the immediate bubble of anxiety that filled her chest. She had just settled her mother in that very city, and that was not a run-in she really... more
        • Like photo albums? - Nathan, Sat Dec 31 22:00
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          • And mistakes. - Isis, Mon Jan 2 03:05
            “Oh, no, you don’t have to-” Isis began immediately, but her protests died in her throat. She didn’t like hand outs, but, as she reminded herself, letting him buy lunch once was not the same thing.... more
            • It hurts - Nathan, Fri Jan 13 11:29
              Ooc: First let me apologize profusely for an illegally short post last time. I had premature submission and had to run to do New Years Eve family stuff, and there was already a reply before I could... more
              • You can say that again. - Isis, Sat Jan 14 03:51
                His arm stretched around her. She didn’t lean into it, but still. It was… nice. “Was it… what?” Of course. Of course Nathan was being kind and supportive and sympathetic and understanding and... more
                • It hurts - Nathan , Wed Jan 18 12:02
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                  • Hopefully it's a meaningful hurt. - Isis, Fri Jan 20 01:30
                    “I’m not going anywhere so you don’t need to worry about that.” He said more than that, and all of quite reassuring and kind and wonderful, but that was what stood out. It was an easy thing to say -... more
                    • Nathan held Isis, feeling closer to her now than he ever had before, though this was not the first time they had snuggled on a couch before. This was different somehow; deeper. He could almost see... more
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