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Moonlight and Merlot

April 19, 2011

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.


The Diner was busy. The usual morning crowd rushed through, grabbing things to go as they set out on their morning commutes to San Francisco or San Jose. The older crowd, the retirees or the ones simply too rich to have to work, lingered over their breakfasts keeping the seats full and the servers on their toes.

Nick worked on autopilot. Food and beverages moved around him and people talked and laughed with him, but he registered nothing.

He hadn’t wanted to leave Lela. She was so soft and warm and beautiful in is bed, but he had to work today. He wondered what she was doing, if she was awake or still asleep.

He wondered if she was thinking of him.

He smiled to himself and shook his head. Lela would only be thinking about one thing today and it wasn’t him. Tonight was the night of her precious spell.

He grimaced at the thought. He regretted telling her that he would help. There was something off about her driven, almost manic desire to do the ritual she found in the back of that musty old book she dug out of the Dion Valley Library. Not that he’d ever seen the book, she had only told him about it, but he was certain it was dusty and old and contained all kinds of weird symbols and probably smelled bad.

Customers came and went and the day moved forward and Nick began to dread to coming of the night. He couldn’t back out though, no matter how much he wanted to. Lela wanted to do this and he would not let her down.

He tried to think of a way to talk her out of it, a way he could possibly persuade her, but he knew it was useless. He thought about calling in his one favor that she owed him, but she wouldn’t think that was funny at all and he didn’t want her mad at him.

He just wanted her to let it go.

He knew her reasons. He could see what she was after and to an extent, he understood, but it just seemed so… risky.

And now there was thing about keeping an eye on Phoebe. He didn’t know where that had come from, but she had been vehement that he agree. He would keep an eye on her like he promised, but he didn’t like the fact Lela thought he had too. Not one bit.

[Until next Tuesday…]

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 4:35 pm

    He might not like it but he will probably do it….


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