Happy weekend, snippetteers! Well, my Christmas tree is up at last – red and gold decorations this year. I had a friend come over yesterday and we went out for lunch, then I bought some extra baubles. Mr red and gold set of decorations was looking a bit sparse as I bought them for a four foot tree and now have a six-footer. I got some nice sparkly stars in both colours and some tiny red baubles to fill in the gaps. Dog is completely baffled by the tree in the living room, even though it’s his third Christmas!
This week’s snippet is more from Favourite Toy 2 – the morning after Ryan and Remy’s drunken bedtime adventure and the pair have an awkward moment in the kitchen.
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“Hey,” I croaked. I cleared my throat.
“You look like I feel. Do you want some coffee?” Remy smiled hesitantly.
“Here.” He handed me the mug he’d made for himself and started on another.
“Thanks.” I sipped it, then turned to the sink to get a glass of water. “Are you okay?” I asked.
“I’m sorry about, um, what happened,” I grunted, my voice so quiet I barely heard it myself.
“It’s okay, Dean and Casper went out,” Remy said.
“You regret it, don’t you?”
“Um—” I stared into the sink as if there was something fascinating in the plug hole.
“It’s fine. It was, um, just a bit of fun. We were both drunk. I’m surprised you remember it at all, actually.” He laughed, his humour sounding completely fake.
I knew I should say something, but I couldn’t think of a single word that might make him feel better. A quick glance from the corner of my eye showed me his sad face, lips trembling slightly. I felt as if someone had punched me in the guts. Why the hell had I drunk so much? Why the hell had I thought a New Year’s kiss was a good idea? How had it even happened? I couldn’t remember going up to my room, getting undressed, or any of it. I vaguely remembered the feel of him under me, the sharp bite on my shoulder, which indicated I either hurt him, or he was trying to be quiet, and I remembered him gasping my name. That was about it.
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