FOREVER KNIGHTS: #20 Watchers Gathering

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RAESE - You & SnowLady

RAESE

“It’s you…” He breathed. “You’re real.”

No longer my ice cold wraith.

She was warm and soft in his arms.

And she very much belongs there!

He had no desire to set her down. And catching her up had felt like the most natural thing in the world. We must’ve ran to each other often, before.

She sobbed and wrapped her arms around his neck tucking her face into the crook of his neck and collar.

“Calis?”

“What?” She whimpered. Refusing to move.

Fine by me. I don’t want her to!

“Could you do me a favor?” He chuckled.

“I don’t care that I’m soaking your tunic in tears and snotting on your neck. Nor should you!”

I don’t.

He laughed. “Glad to have it, actually. But could you do me a great kindness and never, never, leave my side again?”

I couldn’t cope with losing her again.

“Where have you been?” She wailed wiggling loose of his grip to slide to her feet.

I wanted to hold her longer.

She was still nose to nose with him. Petting his cheeks to keep his head bowed to hers.

As if I’d lean away.

“Apparently when you leave me, so does my memory.” He jested.

She worried her lip. Tears still falling with wild abandon.

“Where have you been?” He bumped her nose with his, chidingly.

“Outside time, trying to find you. Trying to take them to you.” She nodded over her shoulder.

Probably no easy feat, that.

They’re a bullheaded lot. He smiled up at them.

“Rodger!” She cried, glimpsing him behind Raese. “Did you know all the while?”

“I did.” He admitted. “Someone had to watch over him.” Rodger waved the staff in-front of him to try and block her off as she came at him windmilling to hit his chest with a barrage of punches.

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“You weren’t exactly readily available to chat!” Rodger defended. Putting out his hands helplessly.



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