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Late Night Phone Calls (Memory)

“Of course you do.” You say laughing looking up at your ceiling. You held your phone close to your ear as you waited for his response.

“Why not? Since all men are the same.” He quoted what you said to him a couple days ago. You laugh along with him and shake your head even though he couldn’t see you.

“Not all men.” You say turning to your side.

“Oh really? So they aren’t all the same?”

“No….You’re different.” You whisper feeling your face grow hot. You guys have been dating for two weeks but you still felt shy around him. Everything was much different from when you two were just friends.

“I’m different?” He says with a chuckle.

“Yes. Out of all the guys I’ve dated you’re different.” You said smiling to yourself. “I’ve told you the stories.”

“I remember.”

“Why didn’t you tell me you liked me back then when I would cry to you about them?”

“Because you never looked at me the way you looked at them.” You pouted to yourself.

“I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be sorry. You’re mine now.” He says chuckling and you smile really big. Silence followed as you both laid there.

“I want to see you.” You mumble and he laughs lightly on the other end.

“You just saw me this morning.” You pout.

“It wasn’t enough…” You whine and he laughs.

“I’m sorry.”

“It’s not your fault it’s our jobs.” Your work schedules were different so it was hard to see each other during the week. You guys tried to meet each other in between and even try to talk on the phone or FaceTime late at night. Sometimes when he was free you would be sleeping or the other way around. But you guys always made it work and tried to spend a lot of time together on the weekends.

Silence followed as you laid in bed.

“Are you tired?” He asks.

“No.” You lied not wanting to cut the time with him short and he chuckled.

“Stop lying. You have to be up at 5am and it’s…” You heard shuffling on the other end. “1am.”

“But I’m not tired.”

“Good night.” He says laughing and you laugh along with him.

“Noooooooo.”

“I’m hanging up.” He continues laughing.

“No please don’t.”

“Ah don’t use please…you know that gets me.” You laugh.

“You should’ve never told me.” He laughs and you smile.

“If I sing for you, will you go to sleep?” You smile even bigger and turn to lay on your back. Now he was using your weakness against you.

“Yes.”

“Promise?”

“I promise.” He chuckles.

“Hold on one second…..Let me just get my guitar.” He says and you wait patiently.

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“Marcus, I’m sorry. Vera was an amazing spirit”

[ CONTINUED ] [ @luxcontritum ]

He could feel it – the way his twin tensed at the words, and he just knew he wanted to say something about it – but for some reason, he didn’t, and Alis knew he shouldn’t have said what he said. He closed his eyes in defeat. 

His hand hovered over the other’s shoulder from behind, hesitant to touch him — why was it he was so afraid of touching him now? Was he because he was afraid of… of breaking him? A grimace formed on Alis’ lips, then he finally set his hand on Akari’s shoulder. 

“I…” the knight began, licking his dry lips then biting them. “It’s my fault, in.. in the first place, Akari.” He didn’t dare say what was his fault. “You saved my life, and yet I…” His hand tightened and he eyes closed. “My life is forever indebted to you, Akari.”

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