Happy Wednesday! The school year is almost over. By this time tomorrow, my older child’s middle school years will be officially done. I didn’t think it would be especially emotional; I’ve loved seeing my kids grow up. But weirdly, this is even harder than when my younger one “graduated” elementary school. I don’t know if either my son or I are ready for the ride of high school, and I’m feeling oddly teary at how fast this has all gone by. At the same time, I’m so proud of the young man he’s become.
Anyway, on to the WIPpet. I’m still snipping from my soon-to-be-done collection of flash fiction about Micah and Cat, all on the theme of Micah giving Cat gifts. It’s part of a larger anthology called Leaps of Faith set in their world, featuring all the stuff that didn’t make it into the main books. This includes the Christmas stories, a couple which were previously published elsewhere (but I have the rights to), and some new ones.
I’m back to Micah and Cat’s honeymoon. There’s nothing explicit here, but be forewarned, they’re doing what people are supposed to do on their honeymoon. Also, Cat’s known to cross-dress (I dislike that term for him, but I think most people are familiar with it). I’ve edited it a bit for public space.
WIPmath: 6/21/2017 = 21 – 6 = 15 sentences
Cat made a show of pushing back the covers and sitting up, taking off his black fitted t-shirt as slowly as he could. He loved the way Micah’s lips parted and his hand holding the bag trembled.
Using the same painstaking care, Cat stood and began lowering his plaid pajama pants. He had on a favorite pair of bikini briefs underneath, white with red and pink lips printed all over. Micah had a matching pair of boxer briefs, and Cat wondered if he’d worn them. The combination of a bit of abstinence with the idea of seeing Micah in those underwear made Cat hot all over.
He started to strip off the underwear, but Micah stopped him. “Wait.”
Cat paused, fingers on the waistband. He contemplated teasing Micah a bit by slipping his hand inside, but he was curious about why Micah had stopped him. Micah reached into the bag and pulled out a soft, white bra with a similar print to the underwear. Utterly delighted, Cat reached for it, but Micah held it away from him.
The thought of Micah touching him like that sent a shiver through Cat, and he groaned. “Yeah.”
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