Based on Prompt by fangirl-who-dreams : “… I was wondering if
you’ve gotten a request for a prompt where the raptors love the reader to
either sing or read to them, like the reader’s voice calms them. It would be so
stare at your bookshelf, sighing. You’ve read every single one of your books
and you really need some new ones. However, there isn’t exactly a library on
the island and you don’t have any friends to borrow from. You grab Pride and Prejudice off the shelf, along
with your picnic blanket and leave your trailer.
you get to the paddock, you open the safety gate, walking in and laying out
ladies. You’ve exhausted my resources, so were going to have to have a re-read.”
The girls rush over to meet you at the gate as Barry walks up.
gonna head out for the night. Owen’s covering for me; he’ll be here in a few
minutes.” He smiles as the girls form a small dogpile next to you. “Will you be
good till then?” You forgot that he had a date tonight.
of course.” You smile at him and wish him a good night.
your book, you lean against the wall and begin.
is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man, in possession of a good
fortune, must be in want of a wife.” As you begin to read, you hear soft footsteps
behind you, but ignore them. The girls look up at his approach, but their eyes
quickly settle back on you. You continue to read until their eyes begin to
droop and you see their breathing slow.
look up to see Owen leaning against the wall. “Come here often?” he asks,
night,” you smile back. Owen is quite a flirt, but it never really bothers you;
it’s pretty cute.
Barry said you would be on the night shift, I thought he meant like
supervising, not reading bedtime stories.” He jokes with you but it annoys you
a little, his teasing tone.
yeah. They won’t go to sleep if I don’t.” You shrug your shoulders as you push
yourself up off the ground. “I used to only do it a few times a week, but then
they would start whining at night, refusing to go to sleep unless I read to
laughs at this, “I guess they like your voice.”
correct him, smirking. “Or they just like my taste in literature.” He nods his head, still smiling, but then you
frown for a second, “I’ve read all my books though. I need to go get some new
looks surprised down at you, “Well, I mean it’s not like they can tell the
stare at him blankly and , honestly, resist the urge to slap him.
“How can you say that?” you try to keep your voice quiet, but can’t help the
slight annoyance that rises up in you. “They’re not just animals, you know.
They’re smart! Brilliant even!” you feel your face getting red; “They’re
infinitely smarter than us, that’s for sure!”
stays quiet during your rant but when you’re finished, he places his hands on
your shoulders. “Hey, I’m sorry. You’re right.” He nods, “I didn’t mean to get
you worked up.”
look into his green eyes, and feel a calm come over you. There’s something
about his hands on your skin and his eyes looking deeply into yours. You
realize you haven’t said anything; you’ve just been staring up at him, but he
doesn’t seem to mind. He leans closer so that your faces are inches apart and
you can feel his breath on your face.
You whisper, closing your eyes. His hand moves to your cheek and he pulls your
face to his, closing the small distance.
taste of his lips reminds you of the forest: fresh-cut redwood trees and dirt.
His hand moves to your hair as he deepens the kiss, gently pushing you up
against the wall.
much as you thoroughly enjoy kissing him, you hear a whining noise and break
apart suddenly. It takes a moment for you to look away from his eyes. You let
out a soft chuckle when you realize that you’re both breathing heavily as if
you just finished running a race.
finally pull your eyes from his and look down at the source of the intrusion
and you see Blue staring up at the two of you. She opens her mouth to whine
once more and you laugh, nodding your head.
fine.” You say, “One more chapter and then you’re back to bed.”
laughs beside you, sliding his hands into his pocket. “I should leave you guys
alone,” he says looking towards Blue. “She won’t be able to concentrate with me
shake your head, smiling. “I’m sure you won’t be a distraction to her.”
then he looks at you with that smug smile and says, “I was actually talking to
Blue.” He winks and walks out of the cage. Your heart twinges at the thought of
him walking away after what you just went through. You think about going after
him, but he peeks his head back around the corner and says, “When you’ve got
her back to sleep, perhaps you can come join me.” He smirks at you once more
and finishes, “Maybe then we can finish what we started.”
face goes tomato red and you look down at Blue, listening to his footsteps fade
away. Touching your fingertips to your lips, you let out a soft breath. You don’t
exactly know where this is going to go, but you do know one thing: Owen is one
hell of a kisser.
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