Synopsis: Life for (Y/N) had been, for the most part, normal. She worked, went to college, went to parties, had friends, you know, the basics. However, all of this changed when she started seeing a mysterious, attractive, and most of all dangerousman everywhere after one fatal night that seemed to be just a coincidence.
Genre: Mafia AU
Warnings: Cursing/swearing, slight violence (not a lot though)
Word Count: 1,110
It was late at night when you first saw him. You were on your way home from your job at the coffee shop and ready to go die in a hole. Work had tired you out even more than usual, and with finals coming up you had little to no time to relax. Why were finals even necessary? They barely even affected your grade! It feels like they were only put into this world to make you suffer.
You sighed as you continued walking home, ranting about finals in your sleep deprived mind. Suddenly, a strong gust of cold, winter air blew in your face, almost throwing you to the ground.
“At this rate I’m gonna catch a cold,” you sighed, annoyed at the fact that the only reason you were walking home was because your friend failed to pick you up. Well, you couldn’t blame her, it was almost one in the morning, who would come and pick you up at this hour?
“For fucks sake, why didn’t I buy a car!” you whined, feeling all the stress that has been piling up on you slowly leave your body. You shouldn’t throw a tantrum in the street, it’ll draw unwanted attention to yourself, and that’s the last thing you want to deal with at the moment. You took a deep breath and continued walking.
“Hey! He’s trying to run, get him!” a deep voice shouted from an alley a few feet ahead.
Suddenly, a well-dressed man came dashing out of the alley, heading straight for you. You quickly jumped out of his way, hiding behind a few trashcans. This wasn’t a bad neighborhood, was it? You have never seen any gang members lurking around this part of the city, why are they a threat now? You peeked out from the side of the trashcan to see where the man had gone. He was fast, he was almost close enough to (what you assumed to be) his car. However, he wasn’t fast enough. Three beefy men soon came out of the alley running twice his speed, tackling him to the ground in no time. Suddenly, you heard a deep laugh come from the direction of the alley.
“You thought you could get away, cute,” the mysterious man laughed once again.
Was this the gang leader? What if he saw you? Would you get mugged too? He slowly walked over to the struggling man. One thing you noticed right off the bat was that all these people were so well dressed. They can’t be gangsters, can they? They were all well-dressed, so they obviously had no need for money. Who were they, then? Nevertheless, you still were scared to the point where you could piss yourself.
Once the man finally reached the others he reached into his pocket and took out a gun. It took you every ounce of strength in your body to refrain from screaming. What the fuck! Holy shit, was he going to shoot him?
“I suggest you stop struggling and we can get down to business, now, where’s the money you owe?” the man questioned while pointing the gun to the other’s head.
“I don’t owe you anything, V, it’s the boss that does.”
V, what type of name was that? That can’t be his real name.
“Well then, where’s the money that ‘the boss’ owes?” V growled.
“I don’t know, why don’t you ask him?” the other man replied rudely. V nodded to the two beefy men holding the other down. One of the men held the victim in place while the other kicked him in the gut, causing him to spit out blood.
“I advise you to not give me an attitude, and I might let you go alive,” he said, smiling sadistically.
The man took many deep breathes before answering. He look like he was about to pass out from the amount of pain he received.
“Come on, what do they call you? Oh, yes, Jackson Wang, isn’t it? Come on, Jackson, just tell me where the money is and I’ll let you go home to your family and friends. Doesn’t that sound nice?” V urged on the man called Jackson with a teasing tone, as if this was all a game to him.
As bad as it sounds, you didn’t want anything to do with this right now, it all seemed so surreal. Deep down, you really wanted to help Jackson, clearly this wasn’t his fault, it was his boss’s fault. However, right now your priority was to get home and get to bed. All you had to do was get out of the area as quietly as possible. That shouldn’t be so hard right? You carefully started to crawl away from the trashcans and in the direction of your home. However, luck didn’t seem to be on your side today when you knocked over one of the trashcans you were hiding behind.
“Shit”, you cursed, drawing V and his henchmen’s attention towards you, conveniently giving Jackson the chance to escape and get in his car.
“Get her!” V yelled at his henchmen, causing you to run like you were in the Olympics.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck,” you whispered as you ran along the sidewalk, heading towards Downtown. They wouldn’t be able to get you there, there should still be an abundance of people even if it’s late at night, not to mention all the lights. Your adrenaline was through the roof right now, making you run the fastest you’ve ran.
“Speed up you dumb asses! She’s getting away!” you heard V yell behind you.
It didn’t matter if they sped up now, however. Downtown was right in sight, and, just as you had predicted, it was still bustling with people despite the time. You quickly ran into the crowd, hoping to make them lose sight of you. Luckily, you looked back just in time to catch the three men heading back the direction you came from.
“Holy shit, I need to start working out,” you breathed out as your adrenaline high came down and the fatigue hit you like a bus. On the bright side, you got away from those men, and even saved a man’s life! However, what still plagued your mind was the fact that they weren’t gangsters. They were too well-dressed to be gangsters, so what were they? Why did they have guns? Why did Jackson’s “boss” even owe money in the first place? You shook these thoughts from your head and started walking back home once again, but one thought didn’t seem to go away.
Life for (Y/N) had been, for the most part, normal. She worked, went to
college, went to parties, had friends, you know, the basics. However,
all of this changed when she started seeing a mysterious, attractive,
and most of all dangerous man everywhere after one fatal night that seemed to be just a coincidence.
Genre: Mafia AU
Word Count: 2,474
You stared at Jackson from across the table. After two weeks of planning, you two were finally
able to go out on your date. Now was your chance to get the information
you wanted. Yes, that sounded like you were just using Jackson, but you
weren’t. He was an extremely nice man, so you wouldn’t mind him
sticking around for a bit, at the very least.
Jackson took you to was amazing. Everything looked so fancy and
expensive, you would never be able to afford to eat at a place like this
on your own. Even the table cloth seemed like it cost more than your
whole family. How was Jackson able to afford to go here? This just
raised your suspicions about him.
“So, (Y/N), tell me a little more about yourself,” Jackson said with a kind smile on his face.
“Oh! Ummmm, well, I’m in college… and… I don’t know, what do you want to know about me?” You said, fiddling with your hands.
“Well, let’s start with your college life then, what do you plan to do afterwards?”
“To be honest, I’m not completely sure, but I’m planning to become a doctor as of now.”
a doctor, how interesting! I believe that you’ll become an amazing
doctor, but are you really sure you’ll be cope to deal with all those
years of studying?”
“That’s exactly why I don’t know if I’ll stay
determined enough to finish my schooling. I also want to have the chance
to start a family without any disruptions.”
“That is true. Is that why Jungkook is so desperate to get you a boyfriend?”
“That’s part of the reason.”
“What’s the other part?”
“The fact that he’s a little shit, and he loves to see me embarrassed.”
started laughing at your remark towards your “dear” friend. His laugh
was amazing. It was extremely high pitched for a man, and it drew the
attention of many people towards your table. You quickly looked down to
your lap and waited for Jackson to calm down. All these rich people made
you self conscious; they made you feel as if you didn’t belong.
“(Y/N), you are one of the funniest women I have ever met! You are never afraid to say what you think.”
smiled at Jackson and took a sip of your drink. The night mostly
consisted of you two having small talk and Jackson’s high pitched laugh.
You were thoroughly enjoying yourself, Jackson was a very laid back
man. It was a surprise he was the same man from that night.
Unfortunately, you couldn’t find the perfect moment to ask him about it.
Every time you would try to turn the conversation to his job he would
always steer you two away from that conversation. That is, until after a
particular “funny” comment from you, Jackson looked over your shoulder
and completely froze, as if he had seen a ghost.
“What’s wrong?” You asked turning to look over your shoulder.
Jackson grabbed your face and pulled you closer to him. You were barely
a centimeter apart, what was he trying to do? Who was back there?
“Don’t look back at allokay?” Jackson looked at you with complete seriousness. How is he able to change personalities so quickly?
“Okay, but can you at least tell me why I’m not allowed to look back?” You whispered.
“…Fine,” He said with a lot of hesitation.
“V is here,” he finally said after taking a deep breath.
was here? Your heart immediately started beating faster, would he
recognize you? Why here of all places? Questions ran through your mind a
mile a minute, what were you going to do?
“Don’t worry, (Y/N),
he’s not the type to murder someone in public. He likes to do his
business in private, I don’t blame him, it’s easier that way,” Jackson
said as if he had read your mind.
However, his comment just
added to your worries. What exactly did Jackson mean by easier? Since
when was murder a business? You were so confused, but who could blame
you? You took a deep breath and took alongswig of your almost forgotten wine on the table.
“Woah, (Y/N), calm down! You do not want to get drunk, especially with V in the building!” Jackson yelled at you, taking the wine glass from your hand.
You just stared at Jackson and took a deep breath. You needed
answers. The problem was that Jackson seemed like he was never going to
give you them. You decided to keep quiet for now. If you continued
causing trouble Jackson might cause a scene, and lord knows
you don’t want that to happen. You looked back at Jackson. His eyebrows
were furrowed; he genuinely looked worried about you. You gave him a
small smile in reassurance.
“Jackson, can I tell you something?”
“Of course, you can tell me anything.”
“Promise you won’t get mad?”
need to pee,” you said feeling your face heat as the laughter started.
It’s not your fault! You just thought he should know so he could escort
you, or something, so you wouldn’t get hurt!
“Are you serious?” He said between giggles. You nodded your head vigorously.
I think it’s safe enough for you go to the bathroom by yourself. Go
ahead, I’ll be right here,” Jackson smiled at you, motioning for you to
You smiled thankfully and stood up. You quickly walked
towards the bathroom. In truth, you didn’t really need to go, you just
wanted to think over how you would force the answers you needed out of
Jackson. You passed many tables, avoiding people’s stares, it seemed
like not many people appreciated Jackson’s hyena like laughter.
Unfortunately for you, you happened to miss a certain man’s stare as you
walked in the bathroom.
Jackson took a sip of his wine and
looked at his watch. It was getting late, he would have to escort (Y/N)
home. No telling what V would do to her if she was alone. Suddenly,
Jackson heard a chair screech and looked up, thinking (Y/N) was back.
“How cute, you’re on a date,” V taunted him taking a seat in (Y/N)’s chair.
“What do you want?” Jackson sneered at V.
want many things, Jackson, but the one thing I want the most is the
money you owe me, remember that? Of course you don’t, don’t even bother
answering that question, you were too busy fooling around with a girl,” V
scowled at Jackson, who looked like he was ready to murder V in the
middle of the restaurant.
“First of all, it’s not me who owes you
money, it’s JB, he’s the leader after all. Secondly, I’m not ‘fooling
around with a girl’. I’m just spending time getting to know her, that’s
“Well, tell JB to give me the money he owes me, and you are fooling around, let’s face it. How could I blame you, though? She’s a sight for sore eyes, very different from the average hooker.”
comment crossed the line for Jackson. He stood up from his chair and
slammed his hands on the table. V just sat in the chair with a smirk on
his face. He wanted Jackson to get mad, he wanted Jackson to get violent.
After all, Jackson had to be one of the most tame members of his group,
right next to Youngjae. V just wanted to see Jackson’s true pontential,
and then find his weakness.
However, to V’s disappointment, Jackson just took a deep breath and sat back down, earning him a scowl from V.
wouldn’t want to cause a scene, V. You know how the cops are looking
for you. I wouldn’t want your empire to crumble. I suggest you go back
to your table.”
V opened his mouth to protest, but he happened to
see (Y/N) making her way back to the table, oblivious to what is going
on with Jackson and him. He looked back at Jackson, giving him one more
scowl, and stood up leaving the table.
You walked back to
Jackson, lost in thought. After much thought on how you would approach
the situation, you decided to just be up front about it. You were going
to demand answers from him, and you weren’t going to back down. You
thought of the exact words you were going to say to Jackson on your way
back. However, a deep voice cut you out of your thoughts.
“Excuse me, miss?”
looked up and there he was, V. You gulped, there he was, the man that
stayed in your mind weeks after “meeting” him. Did he remember you?
Probably not, he, unlike Jackson, wasn’t able to get a good look at you
since you spent the majority of the time running away from him.
“Yes?” You replied, your voice shaking.
“I suggest you stay away from Jackson, he’s not who you think he is.”
“And why would I trust you? I don’t even know who you are!” You glared at him, trying to act brave.
might be right about not trusting me, but you are absolutely wrong
about not knowing me. You know who I am, and I know who you are, even
though you didn’t even bother introducing yourself after you saved your
little boyfriend, (Y/N).”
“He’s not my boyfriend. He’s just a friend, and you’re just a nobody.”
“Don’t be so sure of that, sweetheart. After all, I am not just a nobody, you’ll see, so watch your back,” he said, winking at you before walking towards his table.
quickly walked back to Jackson, who seemed completely clueless as to
what just happened. After that conversation with V, your determination
for answers increased drastically. As you sat down Jackson smiled at
you, though he looked a bit bothered by something.
“Jackson, I want answers,” You said sternly.
“About everything! Why is V so dangerous? What do you work as? Can you please just answer everything?”
“… fine, I’ll answer your questions,” Jackson said running his hand through his hair.
“But let’s go somewhere else, I don’t trust anyone here,” he said, waving down a waiter for the bill.
Jackson drove you back to your apartment, and you were beyond
terrified. Why didn’t he want to give you answers at the restaurant? Was
it because of V? Pushing your thoughts aside, you decided to mentally
brace yourself for what Jackson was going to tell you.
Jackson to your living room and sat down, patting the spot next to you.
Jackson sat down and took several deep breathes, until finally he spoke.
“If I tell you, just promise you’ll keep this a secret. Take it to your grave, (Y/N).”
“I will, I promise,” You said, your voice barely above a whisper.
“Okay, also promise you won’t freak out and stop talking to me.”
“Okay, good, just making sure.”
“Just tell me already, Jackson!”
“Okay, okay! I’m in the mafia.”
“I. Am. In. The. Mafia.”
“Wha- but, how? You don’t seem like that type of guy.”
not, believe me. I just ended up being friends with the wrong kind of
people, and then somehow I got sucked into the mafia.”
“Don’t you ever want to leave?”
times, yes, but most of the time I’m content. I’m spending time with
the people who care about me the most. I might leave one day though, if
possible, once I start a family.”
“What about V?”
“V is part
of a very successful mafia gang, called BTS. It’s a silly name really,
but they are one of the strongest out there, they practically run the
state! They have many people on their side, we call them ARMY, but there
are only six men who really have the most power.”
“Who are those men?”
“We know most of their names, they are: V, Rap Monster, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, and Suga. However the-”
“How come they all have such strange names?” You asked, interrupting him.
protect their identities, nobody wants to get caught. Now, as I was
saying, there is one new addition to BTS. Normally, this wouldn’t
matter, but it has been rumored that this new person has been given a
high position in the gang. Adding one more to the list of powerful in
“Do you know their name?”
“Unfortunately, no. This makes it even more dangerous, they could be literally anyone, and we wouldn’t know.”
“What gang are you a part of?”
“I’m part of a gang called GOT7, and I have one of the high positions,” Jackson said semi-proudly.
“Can you tell me their names?”
“Hmm… sure, I guess. The leader of our gang is called JB, then there’s me, Mark, Jinyoung, Bambam, Younjae, and Yugyeom.”
“Oh, is your gang strong?”
“I’m pretty sure we are. We’re at least as strong as BTS.”
“Oh, well, I have one more question,” You said holding up one finger.
“Why were you and V in the alley that night?”
BTS and GOT7 had a partial alliance.We would basically help each other
out every now and then in exchange for never ratting our gangs out to
the cops. However, one day we borrowed some money from BTS, and V wanted
us to pay it back to him once we were able to. We sent the money, but,
according to V, they never received it. So V called one of us to go meet
and talk with him, and I was the lucky one who had to go. Soooooooo…
You’re all caught up now,” Jackson said, smiling awkwardly.
“Wow, Jackson. Thank you so much for filling me in on everything,” You said holding his hands.
“I think it’s time that I go, it’s getting pretty late,” Jackson said, looking at the clock.
Jackson headed towards your door, however, he stopped before he could put his hand on the door knob.
more thing (Y/N), take care of yourself. V knows how you look like and
he knows that you are somehow involved with the members of GOT7, and,
believe me, that is enough reason for you to be murdered,” he turned
back to the door and opened it before stopping again.
sorry to say it (Y/N), but you are now involved with the mafia, and you
have little to no chance of ever being forgotten by any of us.
(A/N): Sry for the long wait *cri* but I’m back and I am thinking about starting my first GOT7 fanfic
(and yes I know it is a different gif but work with me ok lol)
were just one week apart from saying goodbye to the life we knew, goodbye to
the high school life and hello to the college life. I couldn’t wait to start
the rest of my life and even better, I couldn’t wait to start it with Zach by
got in the same college, which was the most amazing thing ever, I still
couldn’t believe it, I know I’m still young, but I knew I wanted to spend the
rest of my days with Zach and I was hoping he felt the same way about me
because I couldn’t imagine my life without him in it.
had all planned, we would leave in a week to take a little holiday just the two
of us and after that we would set in college, where he was going to study to be
a marine biologist and I was going to study to be a veterinarian.
you could imagine there was a party to celebrate the end of high school, all
the grades were invited even though only the seniors were leaving. The party
was in a house whose owner I didn’t know but it looked like they had money.
wasn’t there because I really wanted but because Zach made me come, as always.
He promised he woulnd’t drink a single drop of alcohol and I didn’t want to
ruin his last high school party, but he stay firm and didn’t drink anything.
was with his friends and I was with mine, Clay, Hannah and Tony, talking about
anything and everything.
I saw Zach getting up al walking in my direction I stopped paying attention to
what my friends were saying and I watched him with a big smile on my face.
babe” he said lowering and kissing my forehead “I’m going to pick up my sister
from a friend’s house. She called me saying she doesn’t feel well and she wants
to go back home, will you be fine while I come back?”
I’ll go with you” I said getting on my feet before he could say anything “I’ll see
you later guys” I added saying goodbye to my friends and grabbing the hand Zach
was offering to me.
talked about the plans we had for our little trip when my phone went off and I
saw the caller was my mother.
answered, but it wasn’t my mother on the other side, it was my father, which
was odd because he could have just called with his phone and when I heard his
voice I knew something was wrong.
is it dad?” I heard sobs on the other side of the phone “Is mom alright?”
honey, your mom is fine… this call is about fluff…”as I listened what my
father was telling me my eyes started opening more and more, I got a lump on my
throat and I put my free hand on my mouth trying to contain how much I wanted
to cry right now.
didn’t answer to my dad’s words; I just put my phone away from my ear. I was
looked at Zach with tears in my eyes and trying to find the words to say that
my best friend for more than ten years has just died, but when I looked at him
and saw he was staring at me and he hadn’t seen the car coming in our direction
I just screamed his name to make him look to the road again, but it was too
did a hard turn trying to avoid the car. Everything was in slow motion, like if
it wasn’t really happening, but it was real and when the other car crashed with
us I came back to reality.
took me a few seconds to react and be aware of what had happened, my body hurt
like hell, specially my arm, but that didn’t matter right now, I looked at Zach
to see if he was fine and when I saw him my heart just broke even more.
to the hard turn Zach did I was fine, as far I could tell, because the other
car crashed in Zach’s side and not mine.
called him desperately, waiting for him to open his eyes at any moment. He was
bleeding in different spots of his arm, head and face, but still he reacted to
reached for my phone quickly and I called emergencies, trying to stay calm.
They told me I had to keep him awake while the help arrived and that I had to
remind on the phone in case something happens.
Zach look at me” I said taking my seatbelt off to get closer to him. He had his
eyes closed and it didn’t look like he could move his body “You’re going to be
fine, do you hear me?” even though I wanted to sound optimistic I couldn’t help
the tears falling from my eyes, seeing him like this was tearing me apart, I
couldn’t face the idea of losing him “You’re going to get out of this and we’re
going to leave for college together” I saw his lips bending in a little smile
and it seems like he wanted to say something but I stopped him “shhh, don’t
talk, save your energy to stay awake” I wanted to caress his face so he could
feel my touch, but I couldn’t see properly how bad his injures were and I
didn’t want to make it worse so I grad his right hand, which was perfectly fine.
I heard the ambulance I sighed heavily, I had to think that everything was
going to be just fine.
even though I told him not to talk he didn’t listen to me “I lo-love…you” he
said trying to give my hand a squeeze.
I love you, with all my heart Zach, that’s why you can’t close your eyes” I
hated thinking that those could be his lasts words.
ambulances finally arrived and the paramedics took care of taking Zach and the
other person out of the cars. I could get out by myself, but when I stand
outside I felt everything spinning around me and the next thing I remember is
seeing all black.
was hearing voices and beeps around me and when I opened my eyes I saw I was in
an ambulance, next to two paramedics that were looking the machines attached to
is Zach?” was the first thing that left my lips. When I didn’t get an answer I
tried to sit straight on the stretcher and then one of the paramedics made me
in other ambulance, in his way to the hospital”
he going to be ok?”
can’t answer that; I didn’t take care of him”
tried to relax, but it was impossible and when I look at my body trying to find
some injure I just saw my right arm with a bandage, but I wasn’t feeling any
pain maybe because they had gave me some kind of painkiller.
we were at the hospital they ran a lot of tests on me and as much as I asked
for Zach no one told me anything and I didn’t know if that was good or bad
the curtains that were around me moved and I saw my parents, obviously worried.
mom came to hug me and I hugged her back, hiding my face in the crock of his
neck and trying not to cry, I didn’t know where I should start talking.
has it happened?” I asked without letting my mom let go of me. I was referring
to what my father told me over the phone before the accident.
can talk about that later, don’t think about that now” my mom said putting her
hands on my cheeks and kissing my forehead.
you know anything about Zach?” I looked at my father because I knew how to read
his expression so that way I’d know if they were telling me the truth “I’ve
been asking the nurses, but no one tells me anything”
doctor appeared and my parents couldn’t answer my question. He told us I was
free to go, that I was perfect expect for the cut on my arm, which was pretty
deep, but it wouldn’t be a problem.
he kept talking to my parents I excused myself and got out of there, ready to
find answers. Just when I was going to ask for Zach to the girl in the
reception I saw Zach’s mom at the end of the hallway and I ran in her
Dempsey” I said breathless. She turned in my direction and a bug smile appeared
on her face, which made me think everything was ok “Where is Zach? Is he ok?”
in there” she answered pointing at the close door next to her “and he’s going
to be fine, you don’t have to worry” as soon as she finished that sentence she evolved
me with her arms, hugging me, which made me feel confused “he’s alive thanks to
you, if you hadn’t been there to call emergencies…” she couldn’t finish the
sentence and I didn’t want her to “are you ok?” she asked letting me go and examining
me, looking for something different.
I just have a cut in my arm. Can I… it is possible to see him?” I asked anxious
to see him again.
door opened and a nurse got out, leaving the door half-open.
all yours” Zach’s mom told motioning me to the door.
a second thought I got into the room and there he was, peacefully laid on the
bed, this time with his face clean of blood.
I called him softly, standing by his bed and grabbing his hand. He turned his
head in my direction and his eyes opened slowly, I could see the cuts on his
face clearly now “Hey” I added happy to see him and kissing his hand “How do
if the basketball and baseball teams had passed over me” he joked with a weak
tone on his voice “are you ok?”
“Yes, thanks to you” I replied letting a few tears
roll down my cheeks “You should rest, I’ll be here when you wake up” he closed
his eyes when he heard my words and with my free hand I started rubbing his
I ended up falling asleep there, I had told my parents
where I was, I didn’t want to scare them more.
When I opened my eyes again I found Zach looking at
me, this time more recovered than the last time I talked with him.
“Good morning” he said with a smile on his face.
I lifted my head from the bed, adjusting my eyes to
the light, I was a little confused, but I remembered what had happened the
“Is it morning already?” I asked turning to the window
to see that it was a new day indeed “Have you slept good?” I said turning to
“I can’t complain” he answered “I won’t ask how you
slept because I can imagine the answer to that. You should had gone home to
“I’m not leaving you here”
“As much as I like hearing that you’ll have to leave
at some point, I don’t think they’re letting me go soon” he put his hand on my
cheek and caressed my skin with his thumb.
“I can’t go home…” I whisper.
“Last night… when my dad called me before the accident..”
I had to stop to clear my throat to send the urge to cry away, I hadn’t think
about it too much and I hadn’t say it out loud yet “He told me fluff had died”
I felt my eyes burn, I wanted to cry so badly.
“Come here” he said pulling from my hand in his direction.
I laid next to him, he embraced my body with his arms
and hugged me tight to his warm body not caring about how much his wounds could
“And then I thought I was going to lose you too” I
couldn’t hide it anymore and I started crying.
“Don’t think about that ok? I’m here and I’m not going
anywhere” he replied kissing my head.
We stayed there until a nurse came in and I had to
leave the room.
In the end we hadn’t our vacations before college,
Zach needed time to recover and I needed time to stop feeling like crap after
what happened that night and the loss of my dog, but when the time came we left
for college without looking behind.
The journey to the tower provided you all the time you
needed for consideration and deep thought. Jarle’s proposition was… scary, to
put it mildly. Lead the village? You’d never led anything! Apart from that time
you took the village children on a scavenger hunt last year. Somehow you didn’t
think that a team of foragers would hold you in quite as much admiration as a
band of 6 year olds. An amusing thought, nonetheless.
So caught up in your thoughts were you that your travel pace
had slowed to that of a leisurely stroll. The setting sun caught you out and
egged you forward. ‘Make haste’, it said, waving warmly from behind the
horizon, ‘make haste!’ You reached the tower as dusk greeted the lands. The
cool evening air was soon forgotten as you began the strenuous climb upwards. Did
the tower get taller every time you scaled it?
“I… apologise…” You panted as you reached the summit, “for
my tardiness… but… I had reasons.” Loki didn’t move from his window seat,
remaining fixated on the outside world. Nothing new there.
“Forgive my bluntness, but I shouldn’t care whether I am graced with your
presence or not.”