Moonlight and Merlot
The continuing saga of the lives, loves and heartbreaks of the residents of Dion Valley, CA.
As with all the best things in life, this is for adults only.
Phoebe stared up at the night sky, blinking rapidly, trying to clear her head, to figure out what had just happened. One minute she had been standing next to Zach, the next she was on the ground with all the air knocked out of her. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling by any means and she needed to find out who was to blame so she could yell at them immediately.
She heard groaning coming for either side of her so she assumed that the others were in similar predicaments. Which meant that they would be no help at all. Which also meant that she was probably going to have to get up on her own. What good was having a boyfriend if he wasn’t there to pick you up when you needed it? she wondered as she slowly sat up.
Lela was sprawled out to Phoebe’s right, lying in dirt as though she were about to make an angel or something. Very unladylike. But then she didn’t expect much else from Lela.
Zach was to her left and he was sitting up holding his head. She figured that probably meant she wasn’t going to be getting any sympathy from him anytime soon or at least not until he was over his moaning and groaning. What a waste.
Across from her, Nick sat shadowed by the night. She couldn’t tell what he was doing or how he was fairing with the darkness hanging around him like it was. Somehow though, it made him all that much more sexy.
“What the hell happened?” she asked, all of them and yet none of them. She mostly just wanted to complain, but she’d take an answer if there was one to be had.
“You!” Lela said, and then clutched her stomach with an awful groan. “You bitch! When I get up I am going to kick your ass!”
“What?” Phoebe asked. This was not at all what she had been expecting. “You’re going to kick my ass? Your stupid spell almost killed us all!”
Lela struggled to get herself in an upright position and Nick was by her side in flash, helping her up. It really was sickening the way he fawned over her. “You,” Lela said again, pointing her finger at Phoebe. “You destroyed it all! What the fuck were you thinking?”
“I did not,” Phoebe said, her head rearing back in indignation.
“You did!” Lela insisted. “You stepped out of the circle and only the gods know what you caused. Something…” She touched her temple and then shook her head. “Something went very wrong Phoebe.” She looked over at Nick as though seeing him for the first time even though he had been at her side for a while and then stared at the ground. “I don’t even know what,” she said quietly, defeat clear in her soft voice.
Phoebe rolled her eyes. “Oh, don’t be such a drama queen, Lela. You really need to get a grip.”
[Until next Tuesday…]