Thrill - CassidyCassidy frowned. When Alex had invited her out for "some fun," the London Eye had not been what she'd had in mind.
"Isn't this great?" he asked her, grinning.
She forced a smile onto her face. He was going home in two days, after all, and they had come all the way to London from Corsham. "Yup."
No wonder wizards travelled by Floo. The British countryside was exceedingly mundane, and automobile travel was dangerous. Propping her chin on her fist, she looked out over the city. It was rather boring, too.
"You're not enjoying yourself, are you, Cass?" Alex sighed. "I'm sorry. Stuff I decide to do never is."
"It's not your fault," she said quickly, blushing. Had her displeasure been that obvious? "I just, um, prefer roller coasters."
He frowned and pushed his hair out of his eyes. "I hate them. Hughes dragged me on to one and I ended up gettin
From Within Another's EyesIf they could have seen themselves through their parents' eyes, they would have been embarrassed. Then they would have laughed. They were adults, after all, and yet here they stood, splattered from head to toe in cake batter.
"This is all your fault," Emily said, brandishing a spoon at her boyfriend.
"You're the one who wanted to bake a cake for your dad!" Hughes protested, one hand on his hip. He was wearing a frilly pink apron and looked positively ridiculous.
"And you're the one who splashed me with batter!" She too was wearing a frilly pink apron, but aside from being spattered with chocolate cake batter, she actually looked like she belonged in the kitchen. "There's chocolate in my hair, Hughes! In my hair!" Batter continued to fly around as she waved her spoon, and her mother, lurking in the doorway, had to duck.
"You got some in my hair too, y'know."
"I'm going to be in the shower for h
Beyond Time - Emily and Hughes"Hughes!" She raced after him. Why was he such an idiot?
"Leave, Emily!" he yelled back at her. "I've got this!"
Stopping just short of the field he was running across, she ducked. "I hate guns," she muttered, before shouting, "You'll get killed!"
"That's kind of the idea!" His coat flew behind him.
It happened in slow motion. A blinding flash of light, and he fell lifelessly to the ground as she screamed.
Then anger took over, and she was merciless. The enemy was slaughtered. When she reached Hughes, he was gone, his sapphire eyes staring lifelessly at the cold grey sky.
She wept. Beat on his chest, begging, pleading for his life to be returned. Cursing his stupidity.
They were supposed to be together forever, but he was beyond time now.
"Emmy. Emily. Come on. Wake up."
She surged forward in bed, gasping. Hughes tilted his head, his