Cruenti REDUX Part 21Part 21
Jezz slowly recovered and offered up a bright smile, one that lit up her features and showed her emotions like a beacon. She was totally and completely enamored with him. Her mind slowly processed his pink cheeks, sheepish smile and groping at the air for the bag. Her heart tripped a little at the thought that she somehow affected him the way he affected her. She thought she would have to work at it more. He was at least a couple hundred years old, could see everything as it happened at every moment. There was nothing that could surprise him, nothing she could be or do that he hadn't seen or experienced before in some way or another. Even though initially he had asked her out not because he liked her but because he wanted to get to know his...uh... meal, he said he'd changed his mind, and asked her out again. But Jezz, somewhere in the back of her head, had thought that she had to keep impressing him or something -- whatever she'd done to get him to like her the first ti
Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 10Part 10
He should know what's going on. I'd better play ignorant to give him the hint.
At least this time when Nathan looked confused, it wasn't entirely fake. There were plenty of questions he had for Gabriel, but all of them could wait until there weren't other people around. So, hoping he would catch on (and figuring it was his presence that had knocked Scott out), the writer raised his hand in an uneasy wave. "Hello... again?"
The angel blinked and tilted his head for a moment before realization flashed across his face and he chuckled lightly. "Right, your head injury," he said, still laughing. "I'm Alton's friend. We were introduced shortly before you were trampled." His lips twitched, as though this were a difficult thing for him to say. "The name's Gabriel."
Nathan let his shoulders ease and he nodded, smiling back at him. "Then hello, Gabriel."
"Hello indeed." Gloria walked back over towards Gabriel and slipped her arm around his, leaning in against him and
Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 7Part 7
I should bring Scott up to speed, but I need to keep up the ruse so he doesn't get upset that I didn't say something sooner.
Nathan wondered if Raphael would be as good at detecting lies and deception as Alton, and hoped he wasn't. Otherwise, this was going to get very awkward very quickly.
"Um..." the writer mumbled, trying to look confused. He'd have to play this out if it was going to be believable. "No...?"
The angel frowned, as if he hadn't expected that answer at all, eyebrows raised in surprise. "Oh?" He stared, and Nathan shrugged, hoping to throw him off. He turned to his coworker, using Scott's genuine confusion to compliment his act. Scott shook his head too, having no idea what they were talking about. Raphael sighed, cleared his throat and pulled a pair of glasses out of his pocket. "Well, then I suppose we should start seeing about your head..."
Nathan went through the examination as normal, answering a few questions about pain and dizziness. Scott sa