➟ slow dance with them
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astor spent so little time thinking on the things that ate at him that he was often left feeling like he was caught in a whirlwind. he had the night off, morrigan must’ve known. she entered his apartment without any warning with that look on her features. her mind was like his own, & wandered far more often than near, but she was worse at getting lost than he was. the light was gone, her gaze unfocused. he hadn’t seen the expression before, but his attention was instantly grabbed by it. he had put his book down, raising his form to a stand in the same instant. his approach was slow, you never know what reaction you may get from a vampire in this state. she’d come to the middle of his living room before coming a halt, her eyes trained on him, but she was not seeing him. that is how he ended up here, how he was.
it started with a soft touch to her arm, before his fingers danced down to her own, lifting her hand & pulling her into a soft hug. they stood like that for long enough that even his vampire knees got stiff, & without him meaning two, the pair ended up swaying, at his soft lead. that seemed to do the trick, & her hands were finally responsive to his actions, coming around him with in a soft grip. his words were soft against her hair as the continued to sway, dancing with no music.
❝welcome back, love.❞