Friday, December 15, 2017

Nico & Violet

nico & violet

Violet was certain nothing would really change. After all, she did have Nico figured out, after all this time. She knew he hated having her around. After all, his heart belonged to someone else. Violet was used to this.

"Nothings gonna change his world." This she'd confessed to Tan when she was packing up. "At least, you've got your room back." She smiled.

"But..but I didn't mind..that you were here." He told her.

"Oh, but you don't really need me." Of course, they would be seeing each other daily. She did walk him home from school, and he'd be spending more time at the noddle shop where she worked.

"Don't look so sad." Tan told her he still needed her and Nico did, too. Violet smirked at the idea of that. After all, Christmas was coming and while others would be happy for a holiday..she knew it would make Nico all the more irritable.

"I promise." Yet she remained straight lipped. It wouldn't matter how many Christmas cookies she made... it would be the worst Christmas ever.

She walked in the cold on her way back to the noodle shop. Violet shivered thinking she would be sick if she didn't stop all this sadness. But she did have a lot to be sad about. Her father in prison. Her mom in a nice warm place in the Philippines (Of course, she didn't want to go there..this was home) and her brother Kenzo was on his way to Paris. She hadn't heard from him.

When she got to the shop she noticed the festive red and green lights in the window. Her eyes brighten. She felt laughter inside. There was Nico and Kenzo decorating the Christmas tree.

"You're late." Kenzo looked over his shoulder.

"What are you doing here?" She wasn't sure she was happy about this.

"Um, thought I'd hang around." His smile was impishness as if he had a surprise for her. Yet, she felt a little hollow.

Last night she'd slept in Nico's bed. He'd slept on a sleeping bag on the floor, but before it was over he was snuggling next to her in the warm bed. It was almost a dream come true. Now, it looked to be over.

"Oh."Her voice croaked.

"Don't worry, I'm not moving in." He sighed. "I got a job at that big company I always talked about. And they found me an apartment nearby." He hugged her tight.

She nodded as if he had a place for her too.

"You know, I don't want a kid around." He was serious. "Nico says he'll fix up his room for you."

Violet squinted, unsure what that meant. She didn't want to put Nico out.

Naturally, Nico didn't say much. He never did.

Violet pressed her lips tight.

"But, I'll be here for Christmas." Kenzo shrugged as if he was keeping an eye on her and Nico.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's a Holiday Mix!

it's a Holiday mix!

    You and Me at Christmas - Why don't We

    Who Ever He Is - The New Hope Club

    Kiss You This Christmas - Why don't We

    Carol of the Bells - Lindsey Stirling

    Little Drummer Boy - Alex Boye & Genesis Choir

    Rewrite the Stars - Zac & Zendaya

    On our Way Home - Empire of the Sun

    My Favourite Time Of Year - The Florin Street Band

    Santa's Coming For Us - Sia

    Puppies are Forever - Sia

    All I want for Christmas is YOU - Fifth Harmony

    Christmas Baby - Little Mix

    When Christmas Comes Around - Matt Terry

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Milo & Ellie

    Milo & Ellie

    Was this really happening? Now was not to question it. Ellie was here and finally she would do this for him.

    He didn't know where they would go? Would they find a cheap room and sleep?

    She told him to eat the sandwich.

    "You'll need your strength." Her smile was open and he wondered just what she was inviting. He didn't expect this.

    He only smiled back and ate.

    "Do you want to call KaRa?" Ellie asked as if she might worry. He shook his head, no. She would figure it out, sooner or later.

    "But..but you two are close.." Ellie started.

    He looked at her blankly. Did she think they were lovers?

    "No, not..look I have my own room." He told her that KaRa's older sister used to live with her. "She helps me with Korean."

    Ellie smiled and took a bite of the sandwich. "My English is bad."

    "No, its perfect." He promised. She gazed at him as if he were the perfect liar.

    "I'm serious, you'll do fine in New York City." He told her.

    She almost rolled her eyes at his little revelation. She didn't reply but finished up her sandwich quickly and ate the chips as if it might be her last meal here.

    She looked out at the snowy street and then looked back at him.

    "Finally, warm enough for snow." She sipped her warm tea. She told him she knew of an ice skating rink, nearby. "That time of year, you know." Holiday lights were in full throttle.

    "Its been awhile." He admitted, but he played ice hockey as a kid. "Maybe, I remember."

    She promised she didn't have a talent for it as they finished up and bundled for the cold. Suddenly, it felt they were together. Even on the ice rink, it felt at peace. She could hold her own much better than she admitted.

    In spite of the clumsiness of it, they found their groove, steadying each other on shaky ice skates. It was then he remembered how to go around and around. He grabbed both of her hands. Slowly, they started to spin.

    She gritted a smile. Milo was beginning to think they were capable of anything.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    The Couple Next Door

    The Couple Next Door

    You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.

    Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying.

    Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

    Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone.

    You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there.

    What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?