Happy Wednesday! It’s the first day of school here, and my two are now off to 9th and 7th grades. It’s strange having the house so empty. I’m back to my regular work hours now, which is good news all around. Still, I miss the company.
I’m very nearly done with Drumbeat. Yeah, yeah…I’ve been saying that for weeks. I’m serious this time. With getting back to the school year schedule, I can be more efficient with my time. I should have it finished in the next couple of weeks.
Last time, I showed you Jamie’s piercings. This snippet is marginally related. For context, Jamie’s been sick with a head cold. Mrs. Phelps is their neighbor, previously known as Mrs. Crotchety.
WIPmath: 6 paragraphs for the 6th.
Jamie smiled. The note on the first bouquet wasn’t in an envelope, and Jamie saw Cian’s scrawling signature on the get-well card. He didn’t know whether Cian had sent two bouquets or if the second was from a fan. Not that the Creepy Crullers had that many, but a time or two had found them on the receiving end of nice things.
He accepted the flowers, and Mrs. Phelps winked at him as she stumped away with her cane. Jamie shook his head and opened the door. He set the flowers on the counter and took the note from the first one. Cian said he hoped Jamie felt better, and he was looking forward to their planned date that night.
Before Jamie could open the second card, Mack came out of the bathroom, wiping his freshly-shaved face with a towel. “What’s all that?”
“Cian sent them.” Jamie grinned in spite of himself.
“Nice.” Mack thwacked Jamie’s ass with the towel on his way past. He tossed it onto the back of a chair and started unloading the grocery bags.
Mack had his head in the fridge and therefore didn’t see Jamie’s reaction when he opened the second card. For a moment, Jamie thought he might collapse right there on the kitchen floor. He gripped the counter, trying—and failing—to take steady breaths.
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