Withdrawal- Nox & Tink
After Tink had lost her wings and became a full human, there was one night where she decided to leave without telling Nox. It wasn’t much from fear but from her overall habit of continuously fleeing away that hasn’t changed from her. But it causes worry in Nox, who thought she left for a second time and now she wouldn’t be in Neverland. She reappears at his bar after closing hours and after a moment of bickering, they make up. But she doesn’t realize how much pulling this stunt the second time had effected Nox.
Of All the Things You Choose…
…don’t forget to choose to shine.
Artist: Karen Hurley
The Raven (2012)
Alaska looped her arms around Cooper’s neck and rested her head against his shoulder. As long as she was in his lap, she felt safe. Not that there was anything she needed protection from anymore; the worst demon from her past was locked away. So why does it feel like he’s still here, haunting me? Haunting us? Tonight wasn’t about the past, though, or pain; it was about celebrating her life with Cooper and their hopes in the future. Alaska knew that she hadn’t been living much of a life at all until she met Cooper. He’d given her a family, and a home, and she could never be more thankful to him for that. Their little surprises for one another weren’t a competition, though each time it challenged them to do something more exciting. If anything, it gave them the constant chance to make each other smile.
"You already have that," Alaska said. She kissed Cooper’s neck, then took his hand in hers and interlocked their fingers. Alaska thought for a moment before giving her answer. "The cabin." She’d purchased it a while ago, but they had yet to actually use the cabin on the lake. Alaska loved their little vacations; it was an escape from reality. "I want to take Crimson this time, though," she said. Cooper hadn’t chosen truth or dare, so Alaska gave him options for each. "Truth - What’s your biggest regret this year, or Dare - Try to make me squirm just by whispering words in my ear." Alaska was going to chose dare next, herself.
"Hm, I know. It’s hard to come up with something you want when you feel like you’re on top of the world as the world’s luckiest chair, I mean man," he grinned to show that he was only kidding. Cooper couldn’t help but be cheerful, because that’s how she affected him. She made him feel as though it was okay to be silly now and then and to show off his inner lost boy. Except he could not feel as more found as he did now.
The cabin was a fantastic idea. He thought about showing it to Crimson before but then one thing or another would come up and they’d never get around to it. “We both have tomorrow off, how about then? Maybe not for the night, but we can stay there for most of the day?”
When he couldn’t pick a truth or dare, he asked her to give two options. The latter made him smirk, and she did not need to dare him to do that. It’s something he planned on doing anyway. As F. Scott Fitzgerald puts it, you can stroke people with words. He didn’t doubt that at all, considering how reading to her alone can do that.
"Biggest regret this year… I guess it would be not having enough library escapades with you. I had to admit, you gave the library a whole different meaning for me." The corners of his lips stretched to a grin at her choosing dare. "Say the words “in bed” after everything you say for the next 5 minutes."
[text] I would go with it being a miracle or I got tired of left-overs….your choice.
[text] ding ding ding we have a winner.
[text] sorry, I couldn’t resist but to answer your question, yes I did
[text] hey, at least I got called a winner
[text] but why the favor?