Standing In Line

Zane My phone sat quietly in my pocket all day. It was burning a hole in it. I wanted to keep checking it for missed calls or texts, but I knew it was quiet. I hadn't heard it all day. So now it sat in my desk drawer with my keys while I did my …

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That Talk

Angel It wasn't every day that my father was home. But the courts closed for Christmas and Christmas eve so after breakfast he had been lounging on the couch with his paper in his silk robe and warm slippers. Lounging for my father wasn't relaxed looking. He always was prim and proper. His back was …

Christmas Eve Dinner

Zane I had woken up alone with the sun streaming in my window. My apartment was quiet and it felt empty compared to any other day. It was Christmas Eve and the most I had done to decorate my place was a fake tree Mandy had brought over my first Christmas in the new apartment. …

Not Now

Angel I hung up the phone with Zane. There really was no point in stalling anymore here. There was nothing left to clean. I flipped the lights off in the kitchen and left through the back alley door tossing the last bits of garbage into the dumpster before heading towards the street. A figure moved …

Fatherly Chats

Angel Work had gone well. Spent most of the time in the kitchen helping Babbo with the cooking. It wasn't my shift, but the day before Christmas Eve was hoping. All those last minute shoppers, and the last minute parties that left you starving afterwards. Tomorrow would be busy too. We closed on Christmas day. …