I’ll be away for a bit longer. I’m not sure how much I will be able to dedicate to this blog after that. I’m graduating this semester and that means diving into the real world.
if I do continue, it may only be on certain days.
I will be keeping up my personal, though I’ll be transforming it into something a bit different.
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Keep your chins up, dears.
All hardships will pass.
I know it’s been a while.
if i’ve missed a reply, please let me know. I’ll draft it and get to it after finals. Promise.
Juliet shook her head. “I’m used to this, and I’ll be totally fine.” She wrapped an arm around John’s shoulders and dragged him to the bathroom. “Go take a shower. I’ll lay some clothes out for you. Okay? I don’t want you to get a cold.” She grabs a towel from the rack for her hair and shuts the bathroom door behind John. She grabs a couple clothes for him from the dresser that has his clothes from when they’d spend nights on end at each other’s places, and laid them out neatly on the bed. The towel in her hands went to her hair, and she went to the kitchen and set some milk on the stove to make hot chocolate.
John does as he’s told. It’s a quick shower, but warm enough to stop the shaking. After dressing, he looks for Juliet.
Juliet scooches away from him a little before seeing the bandages. She eyes him carefully. “I’m fine,” she said softly, still wary of him. “Why did you do that?”
"You’re leg is twisted in an unnatural direction. That’s hardly fine. Please allow me to at least set it." He waits for her to reply. "Because a huntsman always helps protect those that are being attacked."
Juliet squeezed her eyes shut and gave herself a moment to enjoy John’s arms so tight around her. It felt good to be safe, and she wanted the feeling to never go away.But still, she pulled away just a little- enough to look at his face and blink back tears. She smiled and shook her head. “It’s way too big of a present for me to accept. Let me pay for something. Hotels? Food? I’m not letting you carry the whole trip on your shoulders. They’ve already got too much weight on them…” She ran her hands over his shoulders and rubbed them a little. Her head ended up back against his chest and her arms dropped down to wrap around John’s waist. She shifted a bit to make herself more comfortable and snuggled close to him. “I love you, John. Not just ‘cause you put together this amazing surprise, but because you’re my best friend and big brother… Oh! I’m a little bit closer to finding out who my biological dad is, and I found out at least three of the animals that make up my DNA!” She beamed up at him and held him tight.
Sherly scoot out of under Raffles’ paw and snuggled close to him, grooming the puppy. “Raffy?” she mewed quietly between licks. “Is… is Father coming home? Mummy… mummy said he’s not… ever… coming back… please tell me she’s… wrong?”
John thinks for a moment. How could he deny her? if she wanted to pay for something, who was he to stop her. “Alright. You can pay for the hotel and any other thing you like. But the flight and at least half of the meals are on me, ok?”
"That’s fantastic!" He says after a moment, processing the statement that surprised him.
Raffles doesn’t say anything for a long time. He’s not really sure what to say, and instead turns his had and licks the top of Sherly’s head gently.