Wild RumorsHer legs ached, she hadn’t walked so much in a long time, but she didn’t want to stop. The past month had been terribly boring, having to stay in bed while her wounds healed. She had felt so restless, wanting nothing more than to get up and walk, but Tech had been adamant about her staying still until he was sure she was healed and not at risk of pulling apart her stitches. The fresh air felt wonderfully cool against her fur, and she had missed it making her hair flutter.
Tech walked alongside her, curiously looking over the many stands set up along the roadside. Maria hadn’t been exaggerating when she told them about the huge outdoor market the city residents held in the fall, if you could think of an item you would like to buy, you could easily find it. Food, jewellery, clothing, shoes, decorations, trinkets and toys, all hand-crafted. It was completely different from Acmetropolis.
Cassidy smiled when Tech paused to admire a stand covered with beautiful scarves, eac
Blessings“Excuse me, Your Majesty?”
Rose looked up from the papers sprawled across her desk, seeing one of the guards standing in the doorway of the throne room.
“You have a guest.” The guard smiled, stepping aside to allow the guest entrance into the room.
Rose smiled. “Tech, what a pleasant surprise. Aurora didn’t tell me you were visiting.”
He smiled sheepishly before kneeling before her, his head bowed in respect. Rose had told him multiple times that it wasn’t necessary, but it felt wrong to him to not. He was standing just a few feet away from the queen of an entire planet, a woman who faked her own death and hid for decades to keep her people and her family safe, a woman who was hunted by another planet with a terrifying reputation and fought and won and lived. He was just a few feet away from her, wanting to ask her a question that could change his life. “I’m sorry for not calling ahead, Your Majesty. Cassidy doesn’t know
Can't Hear Her“How’s she doing, Doc?” Ace asked as Tech walked out of the doors to the infirmary.
“Her body is very weak, and she’s going to have a hell of a recovery period, literally; but she’s going to be fine.” Tech’s relieved smile was reflected in the smiles in the waiting room. “I think she might wake up soon, does anyone want to see her?”
“I do!” Lexi practically jumped to her feet, eager to see her friend after being scared that she might not see her again.
Tech nodded and lead her into the room, setting a chair on the left side of the bed Cassidy was laying on. “I want you on this side to distract her from the IV I put in her right arm. She lost a ridiculous amount of blood that needs to be replaced. Try to keep her occupied so she doesn’t notice it, okay?”
Lexi nodded, sitting down in the chair. “What if she sees it?”
Tech paused thoughtfully. “Depends on how she reacts to it. I mig
Looking For An ExcuseCassidy leaned back, putting her weight into her palms. “I’ve been thinking, Sapph. Before we find Arvo, maybe we should practice kissing each other.” Sapphire gave her a curious look. “That way it looks more real. We’re not going to hesitate because “oh my god, we’re kissing for the first time ever.””
Giggling, Sapphire curled her legs underneath her. “Sounds like you’re just looking for an excuse to kiss me.” Her voice was teasing, light, floating easily on the gentle morning breeze.
Cassidy felt her face burn, brown eyes suddenly staring at the metal-like material under her legs. “Well… yeah, I guess so-“ She was cut off when Sapphire leaned in close to her. “Oh.” A soft hand touched her cheek before their lips met. Cassidy could feel a shiver run up her spine; Sapphire’s lips tasted faintly of blueberries, so faintly it just made Cassidy want more. It took everything Ca
Crayons and Cursive WritingCassidy sighed quietly. Her fingers were aching; she’d never seen so many documents shoved in front of her all at once. If this were twenty years ago, she would’ve been complaining, saying her fingers were threatening to jump off her hand if she had to sign her name on any more papers. But now she was used to it. It was boring and tedious some days, but Cassidy adjusted. She was thankful for the quiet little boy sitting in her lap, focused on the paper she gave him to colour on. She had many people tell her that Trick would be worse than her daughters before; that little boys were noisy and squirmy and could never sit still. Even if he was, Cassidy figured she could handle it. It had been fairly easy when the girls were infants, but once they grew a little the problems began. Felicity had been needy and, once she had learned how to talk, constantly questioning everything. Cale had been impatient and unable to stay in one place for very long. Despite this, they learned prett