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Liam heard from, well, a little pony somewhere, that Jack is gone. That is perhaps the only reason he has the courage to knock on the door of Shelly's townhouse, after the disastrous conversation at the Yule Ball.

He has a book tucked under his arm, the one Shelly gave him for his birthday.

And he's quite nervous because he's really not sure what to expect, despite those dreams they shared.

Date: 2012-02-01 05:41 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Roses)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly opens the door with wide eyes. Jack's been missing for a few days, now, and she's been quite worried. She was half hoping to see him on the other side of the door, but her surprised smile upon seeing Liam says that she is not disappointed to see him by any means. Stepping back, she opens the door wider to let him in.]

Liam! Please come in.

Date: 2012-02-01 07:55 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly nods, understanding well enough. She doesn't blame him, all things considered, but she cannot help but hope, eventually, that some kind of understanding might be reached between them, someday...]

Of course, dear. Would you like some tea?

[She notices the book under his arm, tilting her head curiously.]

Date: 2012-02-01 08:19 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (A favoring breeze)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly smiles, guiding him into the kitchen, where she fills a kettle and sets it on to boil.]

I'm glad that it did. I had hoped that it might.

Date: 2012-02-01 10:50 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (A lady's mask)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
I'm glad.

[She busies herself about bringing down the teapot and a canister of Darjeeling.]

How have you been? How is your Kevin?

Date: 2012-02-03 12:41 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Yup. ^_^]

[Shelly can't help a tiny smile, watching him fluster, but there's also sympathy, there. Her own Break had reacted similarly, when she'd been killed the year before.]


It's the way of all Breaks--even young ones. He cares for you.

Date: 2012-02-03 05:33 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (A lady's mask)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[As if it flusters with him, the kettle starts to whistle, and Shelly prepares the tea pot. Moving that and a pair of tea cups and saucers to the table, she slides into a chair across from Liam.]

I'm glad that you've had him with you. I think it's good for you both.

Date: 2012-02-05 12:22 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[She gives him a gentle smile, reaching across the table to give his hand a reassuring squeeze.]

Sometimes, we need help. It's true of all of us, and nothing to be ashamed of.

Date: 2012-02-06 06:07 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (fresh air)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
For the better, I hope.

[Reaching for the pot, now that it's had time to steep, Shelly pours them both a cup of tea.]

Date: 2012-02-07 06:41 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly's gaze softens at that.]

They weren't so very awkward. I thought they were lovely.

Date: 2012-02-09 12:21 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (A lady's mask)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
Oh?

[Shelly smiles, the subtlest indication of a rather gleeful curiosity. She can't help but feel that he must have benefited indeed from them.]

Date: 2012-02-11 04:34 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (lol)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly gives a delighted laugh.]

Xani? Oh, how lovely!

Date: 2012-02-13 02:48 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Teasing)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly beams, the faintest blush suffusing her cheeks.]

That I have!

[She chuckles softly, giving him a mildly suggestive glance.]

She has such a penchant for getting a person into adventurous situations.

Date: 2012-02-15 07:40 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses2: (What am I going to do with you?)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses2
[She can't help but smile. Poor, bashful boy.]

I think she'll be good for you, [the Lady declares.]

[Adventurous situations are just what Liam needs. And she doesn't have a lover likely to go after him out of jealousy.]

Date: 2012-02-15 11:22 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Tea)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[She gives a curious blink, taking a sip of her tea.]

And what is that?

Date: 2012-02-17 11:00 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Her eyes light up, at this, and she sets down her teacup.]

Why, how lovely! I do hope that part of it was among the things you did not regret...

[She will not ask who the other parties were. It would be too personal; at any rate, she assumes it was Break and herself.]

Date: 2012-02-19 06:12 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Teasing)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly flashes a grin, which she hides behind another sip of tea.]

I'd say that's prudent advice, truly. Life is short and uncertain, after all. Even here, things are not entirely ensured. It makes the freedom living here offers that much more important.

Date: 2012-02-19 07:41 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (*blush*)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly laughs softly.]

That is certainly one thing I would agree with him on. That is, perhaps, the thing above all that you shouldn't do...

Date: 2012-02-19 09:07 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses: (Warmth)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses
[Shelly sets down her cup and props her chin in her hands.]

Well. Then you should stop doing both.

Date: 2012-02-21 08:44 am (UTC)
smallkindnesses2: (Recover what's lost)
From: [personal profile] smallkindnesses2
[Shelly smiles at him gently.]

Little by little, you'll get there. Don't rush yourself, and don't worry. Just remember to take a step every day.

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