Yes, definitely, with a healthy dollop of concern
Wed Feb 8, 2017 14:04

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 this moment stretching forward and backward through eternity.

It didn't last that long, of course, and she pulled back, just a little, to answer his question about her Christmas plans.

"Oh," Nathan said again, somehow finding himself more lacking in words upon the discovery that her brother was in prison than he had been over the whole Nevaeh situation. The boy he'd just seen grow up in old photographs certainly hadn't looked like a criminal, and his small-town middle-class largely-white background hadn't previously encountered the concept of prison outside of fiction.

"That, um, well, tell him Merry Christmas from me. If he knows about me, that is. Does, er, Do you see him often? Does he know you're dating anyone?" He'd read enough bad fiction to know to be wary of older brothers in prison, especially older brothers in prison who'd seen their little sister get pregnant as a teenager. "My intentions are entirely honorable!"

  • Hopefully it's a meaningful hurt. - Isis, Fri Jan 20 01:30
    Im not going anywhere so you dont 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
    • Yes, definitely, with a healthy dollop of concern - Nathan , Wed Feb 8 14:04
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