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Adjusting For Home

I said I’d have another post, didn’t I?  Sure I did.  Now, the writing’s been a bit slow this morning, ’cause I’ve had shopping, and I’m cooking a big pot of chili in my crockpot, and I’ve washed all my clothes as well.  Between running out and running up and down, and snacking and trying to stay awake, it’s been a busy morning.

Let’s not forget the other blog post, too.

Anyhow, a few things have popped up.  For one, I’ve had a discussion about Annie dreamwalking Kerry, and I brought up something that I’ve thought about for a while:  once Annie figures out how to do that, she can spend all her time with Kerry while they’re awake, and then, once they’re asleep, she can come and visit him in his dreams.  It means that if she’s in the mood, she can spend all her time with Kerry, and he with her.  This could make her a bit like a Magically Overly Attached Girlfriend, and that means she needs a meme:

"You wouldn't want other girls sneaking in here, would you?  That could be . . . bad."

“You wouldn’t want other girls sneaking into your dreams, would you? That might be bad.”

Annie will keep you safe, Kerry.  Don’t worry.  Ever.

Yesterday was also saw the road leading up to Kerry’s house, so why not look at the road leading up to Annie’s.  Well . . .

And it looks this way right now in the novel.  Sort of.

And it looks this way right now in the novel. Sort of.

That area heading off into the woods on the right is the route heading into the mountains and going right to the Kirilovi Home.  It doesn’t look that way, but it is.  And while Annie’s parents have cars–and they even take them out for a drive when they want to maintain appearances–most of their visitors don’t drive, if you know what I mean.  You can be if or when Kerry comes to visit, it won’t be via this road.  Doesn’t mean he may not take the car into town, but a visit to Annie won’t involve ground travel.

But right now Annie’s home, and if Kerry is home thinking about her, that probably means Annie is thinking about him . . .

 

(All excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Two: B For Bewitching, copyright 2015 by Cassidy Frazee)

Annie’s eyes gradually opened and took in the darkness of her room. There was some ambient light, most of which came from the glow of her digital clock. She locked her gaze upon the readout: 19:15. It’s seventeen-fifteen in Cardiff— She rose up on her right elbow and brushed the hair from her face. He’s probably home and finally getting the opportunity to relax.

She slipped her legs from under the covers and sat on the side of the bed as she wriggled her feet into here slipper. Annie brushed her hair back over her shoulders and brought the lights in her room to their lowest level; only then did she make perpetrations to rise and face the rest of her first day home for Yule Holiday.

Her necklace and charm bracelet were on the jewelry tree sitting upon her dressing table. She’d considered wearing the necklace to bed, since he’d left it on when she’d Adjusted on the flight from Berlin to Boston with nothing happening. Adjustment sleep was so deep and full that a person almost never moved—almost.

Annie let the locket dangle inside her night shirt, where it felt cool against the bare skin over her heart. She slipped the charm bracelet on after that, smiling as she thought back to only a few hours before when they arrived home and she removed her jacket, both parents caught side of Kerry’s gift dangling around her left wrist. Her mother finally made the inquiry, and she nearly laughed when she saw the look they exchanged upon her saying it was as gift Kerry gave her during their first day in Berlin. While her father wasn’t certain what to make of this gift, Annie saw her mother realized the significance immediately—

The robe floated off the back of the chair where Annie set it after unpacking and hung in the air. She stepped up and backed into it, slipping her arms into the outstretched sleeves. She’d begun practicing this move a few months before after watching Helena doing this with one of her leather coats, and seeing her get into her coat that way brought back the memory of her mother sometimes do this same thing with her winter coats. It was necessary, then, for her to try the same thing, and since her skill with the Levitation spell was excellent, she crafted this action in a matter of a couple of days.

Walking towards the door she wrapped her robe around her and tied the sash. I imagine I’ll be able to slip this onto my shoulders with another month of practice. She waited until she was right in front of the door before waiving it open. I wonder if I’ll be able to actually dress myself that way? Mostly likely it would be easy with a dress—

“Ah, you’re finally up.”

Annie instinctively clutched her robe and held it tightly around her neck when she saw the visitor sitting in her sitting room. “Papa. You’re not supposed to come up unannounced.”

 

While Annie doesn’t mind a little tea with her mother in her sitting room, it seems as if having her father pop up without making an announcement first is a big social no-no.  And it probably doesn’t take a genius to figure out why he’s there–

You only have to wait until I write that part so you can see if you’re right.

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15 thoughts on “Adjusting For Home

  1. What a surprise ! Two posts in one day. What a treat.

    Ha ! I can tell the Dad is “high blood pressured ” ! ! Wooohooo ! Do your daddy duty, Dad ! ! * evil laugh *

    • You can also tell that Home Annie is a lot different than School Annie. Do you think she’d be upset if it were Kerry sitting in here waiting room? Or would she tell him that he needs to be announced? Or . . . would he just be sleeping with her? 😉

      It would appear Annie has some rules about how she should be treated at home. One gets the feeling if she wasn’t with Kerry, she’d be a pain in the ass to try and date.

      • There’s a short Filipino story titled The Two faces of Emilia. ” She’s the nicest student at school, everybody loves her, and then one day, a teacher comes to visit her at her home, but us this storyshe can knock on the door, she hears Emilia talking harshly to her parents.” My Mom loves to tell us this story. Don’t be like Emila.

        Now about Annie…… she should change her attitude towards her Dad. Otherwise, ” sigh ” I pity Kerry.

      • Right. Kerry will be the meat on the barbecue grill.

        So, Kerry, what are your future plans for my daughter ?
        Sir, uhm, I’m only 13 yers old, so it’s a bit complicated.
        How far have you gone with Annie ? have you been doing weird things with my daughter ?
        * sweats * Sir, uhm, just a few kisses here and there.
        Where exactly are here and there, if you don’t mind me asking ? May I remind you, you’re both still minors.
        Sir, uhm, * whimpers * we’re both on contraceptives.

          • Any girl would . Fortunately, my impression of Annie’s dad is he is a gentle dad, awkward, and totally dotes on Annie. I highly doubt he will something that will make Annie mad. He’s all ready to please. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.

          • Annie has upset him before, and there have been reasons why he’s done something while to give her what she wants while, at the same time, not being happy with it. We’re still talking about a boy who Annie is interested in, and we’ll see if Daddy it okay with the kid lining up to be the impregnator of his daughter. 😉

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