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Summer Loving

Lochlyn Briar
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Lochlyn Briar
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Joined: 08 Mar 2013, 03:16

03 Aug 2016, 12:39 #1

Lochlyn’s feet pounded up the last set of stairs, Finnegan’s paws soundless on the cement beside her as they reached the landing of the apartment floor. Sweat covered and out of breath, the Australian Native slowed her jog to a walk, hands finding their way to the curve of her hips. Tilting her head back, she pulled in a few much needed breaths as she closed the last remaining paces to the door of the apartment.

By some small miracle, she managed not to even trip over the West Highland Terrier that ran at her side that morning. On any normal day, the dog would have been left behind simply because Lochlyn knew the extent of her talent when it came to being a klutz. Taking the dog just seemed like a disaster in the making. This morning, she’d felt a little more adventuresome than average and embarked on a relatively painless journey. That and she knew the pup would spend most of the morning springing around the bed on Kai, stealing what sleep he was trying to get.

Fetching the key out of the zippered pocket at the back of her pants, Lochlyn fumbled with the lock for a second before finally getting it to turn. “Stupid thing,” she muttered under her breath as the door finally gave. Stepping inside, a small sigh fluttered from her lips as the cool air wrapped around her like a cooling coat. At least the air conditioning was still working. “It’s going to be stupid hot out there today,” she griped as she leaned down to unhook Finnegan’s leash. With his freedom at hand, the terrier made a beeline for his water bowl.

“Might be one of those stay inside sort of days.” Though she wasn’t a hundred percent certain that Kai was up and she wasn’t talking to an empty space, Loch had a solid notion that he was. Even if he was the sort to lounge around in bed, it was well past his normal up and att’m hour. Though, stranger things had happened. If he was anywhere, it was going to be the kitchen.

Her aimless chatter continued to fill the room as she toed off her sneakers and made her way towards the open layout of the spacious kitchen. “Could have a movie marathon or, Oh!” She perked up as another thought filtered through. “We could go to the beach. Might be a drive to find one but at least the water would keep us cool, and we could always bring freezies.” She hesitated as she pulled the elastic from the curly mass of her hair. “Actually, they’d melt before we could eat them, so scratch that last bit.”
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Kai Ki'iah
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04 Aug 2016, 04:57 #2

Kai was in love. He was in love, and he was happy, and he really hoped that things were going to stay like that for him from now on.

Sure, it wasn't like there had ever been a point in Kai's life where he was incredibly unhappy, but he definitely felt much better now that he had love - who didn't? Was it perfect all of the time? Hell no, but at the end of the day, he would take what he could get over anything else. He loved the relationship that he was in, and Lochlyn? They may not have met through the Vow, but they had still met in Evergreen, and that made the move more than worth it to him.

Sure, she was clumsy, and she was fun, and she was quirky, and beautiful, all things that he loved, but at the end of the day, when the initial attraction wore down a little, there was still so much there, and that was why he was hoping to be with her for a good deal longer - hell, maybe even forever.

He hadn't really been keeping track of how long they had been together. He had a reminder in his phone for a month before their anniversary so that he wouldn't fuck it up, but it had gotten past the point where he was really keeping track, and he wanted to make sure that everything sort of continued the way it was, that it went well. He could see this working for...a long time.

"If it's going to be a fucking sauna out there, I"m with you, let's just stay away from it," he said, stretching. He had the day off, and he was definitely going to spend it with her. "I'm fine staying here in the AC and cooking, or going to the beach, but I think we'd have to eat the freezies about 10 seconds after we got out the door." He smiled at her. "How was your run?" he asked.

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Lochlyn Briar
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12 Sep 2016, 14:34 #3

Lochlyn wasn’t sure how she got so lucky, but she wasn’t about to start questioning fate now. She could blame it on luck, the right place at the right time, or any of those other cliche things, but Loch was invested in the idea of fate. What else could it be? What would drive the two of them from different ends of the globe to this small town in the middle of nowhere? What would land them, out of all people, in that spot on the trail. Fate. Only fate.

Kai was everything she didn’t know she was looking for and then some. Before him, she had convinced herself that she was okay with being alone. Thousands of people did it every day, so why couldn’t she? It was easier and far less embarrassing than having ANOTHER failed Vow match under her belt. She could blame the men all she wanted, picking out different reasons or traits that led to their ultimate demise, but at some point she had to look in the mirror and wonder, was it her? There was a chance that it could have been. She was far from perfect, hardly someone that the world tripped over, but she didn’t think she was horrible.

Whatever caused them to crash and burn (or run away) she could say she was happy for it. If they hadn’t, she would never have found him, and that in itself was a crime. Pulling out one of the stools at the small island, she pulled herself up onto the plush surface, her elbows instantly propping themselves up against the smooth surface. Dropping her chin onto her palm, she smiled across at him, her dark eyes lingering on his handsome figure. It wasn’t a sight she ever thought she’d get tired of.

“Sounds perfect.” He didn’t have to speak twice to convince her to avoid the sauna that was brewing beyond the windows, making their air conditioner work overtime. A breezy chuckle tumbled from her lips, her dimples deepening into caves with her smile. “Sounds like a challenge. Freezie hoovering, the ultimate price is a cold headache.” Dropping her hands, she tapped her fingers against the counter. “It was good. Didn’t kill myself, so that’s a plus, and look,” she raised her palms up, showing off their smooth peachy surface, “no war wounds. You might think I was getting this walking thing under control.” She laughed, legs bouncing as her feet pressed back and forth against the foot bar of the stool. "What about you, love, how was your morning? Get to sleep in at all?"
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