this little light [gonna let it shine]

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this little light [gonna let it shine]

Marcus Gunn
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Marcus Gunn
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Joined: Jan 21 2013, 03:18 AM

Nov 27 2016, 11:08 PM #1

November 27, 2016
Marcus couldn't help but fiddle with the lone square, pink earring as he leaned up against the bar. It had been nearly three and a half years since Pippa had landed in his lap with little hesitations and nearly a year since the subsequent divorce and being in Lattimer's still felt fucking weird to the twenty-three year old. The bar wasn't that special -- no offense to Joel and co -- but... Marcus had spent so much time believing that Pips was it for him that he couldn't believe she wasn't.

But he hadn't found his way into the bar to relive the past, oh no, he was out celebrating with a drink. Because the semester was almost over. And he had re-signed up for the Vow. He hadn't bothered to tell his family this time -- he wasn't quite ready for the looks and the questions that were sure to come with it. (He hadn't wanted to drag Spencer down, Spencer, who was engaged and happy, had a bubbling little girl and a perpetual smile on his face; Marcus didn't want to ruin that. He knew his cousins' views on the service from the first time he'd tried it and he was sure that it hadn't changed at all in the following years.) No, Marcus had did it for him -- and Art, because who was he kidding -- but mostly him, because well... He wasn't quite all that good on his own.

And he was lonely in that desperately aching sort of way that he'd never really felt before. And after eleven months and some odd days, Marcus was finally, officially over it. He'd tried countless times, had gone on more blind dates and one offs that he had in what felt like, well, ever, only to find, well.... nothing. Sure the ladies were lovely and he enjoyed spending time with them (for the most part), but there wasn't that spark like there was with Pippa. Hell, there'd even been a slight glint with Cassandra! So he was giving the Vow another shot. And he was celebrating. By himself.

The young man huffed out a small laugh as he dropped his hands to the bar, cupping them around the tall glass of beer in front of him instead. It wasn't the New Year quite yet but he was ready for new beginnings and all that shit.


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Jan 15 2017, 10:03 PM #2

For some reason, Marshal just felt like she needed a break.

School was almost out for the semester, but that would lead to problems in it's own right. She'd have to stay home all day with her son (minus the time she was at work) and while that was something that she normally didn't mind at all, she was just not ready to spend all that time with a four year old.

It wasn't that she didn't love her son, that wasn't the case in the slightest. But with each growing day, she couldn't help but notice how much he was beginning to look like his father. They had the same eyes and hair, but thankfully not the same attitude. She didn't know what she would do if Dawson ended up like Lane, but also liked to think that nothing would turn her son into the monster that was his father.

And then there was the question of her current engagement, if it could even be called that. She hadn't really spoken to León since they first met at dinner. Something didn't really feel right about it and something told her that she would probably end up signing up for the Vow once again.

But why had she been thinking about this? Perhaps it was the call she had gotten earlier in the morning telling her that Lane was probably going to make parole soon. She didn't know, she wasn't even really sure how she got to Lattimer's bar but here she was. Marshal glanced around the bar, looking for an empty spot to sit, but the only empty seat being next to some guy around her age. "This seat taken?" she asked kindly, wondering what she was going to order. She knew that she probably shouldn't stay too long but didn't really care.

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