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Joshua Donovan ([personal profile] damncompass) wrote2013-10-01 02:52 pm

Late September 2012: Leena's B&B

It had been a long weekend, but somehow he'd found it cathartic. So once he got home, he grabbed a quick sandwich (stealing the last of the cheese which he was certain he'd hear about the next morning) and snuck upstairs. Putting his suitcase beside the door, he stripped into just his boxers and climbed into bed beside Helena.
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Fortunately, Helena's not so asleep as to smack him on instinct; she does raise a hand, but she catches herself before she makes contact. "Hello, darling."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"No, no, stay here. Why on earth would I want you gone?" Honestly, Joshua. That's just silly. She snuggles up to him. "How was New Hampshire?"
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"You can stop dodging the question any moment now."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, darling." She pulls him close for a hug. "I... don't know if I could go to another child's funeral, so I quite understand where you're coming from."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"I can at least be glad Charles didn't have an opportunity to do that to me." Helena sighs. "I suspect it hit you because you haven't properly grieved, says the pot to the kettle."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think we all know that feeling." Helena's quiet for a while, enjoying being able to snuggle Joshua again (if there's one downside to the last couple of weeks, it's that they've been in different states far too often). "I... went through the trunk. You'll never guess who put it all together."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Helena shakes her head. "No. It was Wooley. It would seem I--" Her breath catches for a moment. "I threw him forward a few years rather than killing him outright."

And then, quietly, half muttered into Joshua's shoulder: "He forgave me."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, no, I'm not about to subject anyone else to that." She smiles a little. "And... perhaps I can forgive myself, now."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
She turns to make it a proper kiss. "Neither are you, darling."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-01 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why do you say that, darling? We're not all making it up."
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[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-10-02 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
"I love you too. And I think we could both rather do with some sleep." It's been a long week for the both of them, after all.