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Every Step is Like a Mile

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:36 am

It was miraculpus and wonderful. He couldn't wait to add his dad and his brother and Lightning. A thought struck him though and he looked up. "Can I--add you?" He asked with a blush.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:47 am

Laurie gave him a small smile. "Yeah, you can." He drew his wand down the center of his palm. "Sanguinem." A small drop of blood materialized and he stretched his fingers over the smooth rock. "Anadýomai," he whispered quietly. The stone glowed brightly, filling Brandt with warmth. This time, when he focused on it, he could feel the same drawing attention as when he stared Laurie directly in the eyes. The curl of smoke, the burn of whiskey and leather shoe polish, crisp snow, petrichor and sunlight.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:00 am

He felt warm all over. Like being pleasantly full after family Christmas dinner. Not that yucky overstuffed feeling, but just right. Content.

He looked up at Laurie with an almost bashful smile, eyes a little glassy. "Thank you. I love this."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:31 am

"I'm really glad," he smiled gently. "I just, I know how much you miss them."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:12 am

He nodded and leaned in to give Laurie a hug. "Thank you."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:14 am

He braced Brandt in a one-armed hug, brusque but present. "You're welcome, Brandt."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:20 am

They broke apart and he swiped at his nose, and then stuck the ball in his pocket. "You wanna go for a swim before supper?" It was a tad chilly outside but nothing like Scotland or the UK.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:32 am

"I, uh, don't swim," Laurie gave him a wan smile.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:38 am

Brandt smiled fondly. "You wanna learn?"

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:41 am

"No, I mean, I don't. I'll watch you, though."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:45 am

"Oh. How come?" It was an innocent question, he obviously meant no judgment or offense by it. He'd heard of people not being able to swim bit never a simple decline to. It might not be Laurie's thing which was fine. Brandt was just curious.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:03 am

He looked uncomfortable. "Maybe another time," he deflected, and then abruptly grinned. "Come on. Dinner's waiting. It smells delicious."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:13 am

Brandt nodded. He wouldn't wanna swim if Laurie wasn't going to anyway. "Yeah, it does." They raced downstairs and Martha marched them right back up to wash their hands.

When they came back down, Martha tasked them to set the table and Brandt showed Laurie how. Martha brought out dinner which consisted of pot roast, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob, cooked carrots, homemade dinner rolls, and fresh peach iced tea, a staple in the Grayson household. Martha made it from the peaches from their tree in the backyard.

Once they all sat down, they started to join hands, Brandt took one of Laurie's hands and Martha took the other. They bowed their heads and Jet gave thanks for their food and being together as a family. He never specifically said thank God, or thank the Lord or labeled any sort of deity, it seemed in general he was just thanking the universe for what they had.

When the prayer was over, Jet asked for each of their plates in turn, starting with Sebastien, and plated them each some of the roast before the sides were passed around the table in turn for each person to serve themselves as they wished. Bash tried to pass on the spinach but a quick glance from Martha had him reconsidering and he scooped himself soome of the greens.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 am

Oh my god Laurie knew how to set a table Brandt. In the interest of preserving peace, though, he allowed himself to be 'shown,' and then dutifully sat through the prayer, trying his hardest not to let his skepticism show. It was clear, regardless, that he was unused to this sort of set up and he took a minimal amount of everything, much less than everyone else, eating it quickly and cleanly. "Thank you," he dipped his head to Martha and Jethro politely. As irascible and cranky as he could be, he was the picture of a model child in their house.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:15 am

Brandt took seconds of almost wverything. "You sure you don't want more, Laurie?" Martha asked.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:18 am

"Oh, this is just fine, ma'am. Thank you," Laurie gave her a smile.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:04 am

She nodded and started clearing plates. "Who wants a piece of pie?"

"Ooh, I do!" Brandt and Sebastien both eagerly raised their hands.

"Mama, Dusty wants some pie, too, so can we have two slices?" Dusty was Sebastien's imaginary friend.

Martha smirked. "Hmm, well Dusty already snuck into the cookies earlier, so you'll get one slice."

"Ok," Bash said with a wilted tone. Martha ruffled his hair and kissed the crown of his head before heading into the kitchen.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:07 am

Laurie raised his eyebrows at Brandt and mouthed, 'who's Dusty?'

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Brandt Grayson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:42 am

Brandt smiled and mouthed 'I'll tell you later.' They all ate pie together and chit chatted some more. Martha made her and Jet a cup of coffee and the kids got hot chocolate. Afterward, the boys were left to their own to play or what have you while Martha and Jet retired to the porch swing with their coffees, and Jet with his pipe to watch the sunset. They did it almost every night.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:45 am

No regrets, Laurie sneaked some coffee into his mug and helped Martha clean up the table. "Thanks," he whispered to her quietly when they were alone. "I appreciate your help, before."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Betty Noir » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:11 am

She had smiled and given him a sidehug. "Did it work?" She'd inquired as he helped her wash dishes.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 am

"It did. I think he liked it. Hopefully it'll help him at school."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Betty Noir » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:02 pm

She smiled and handed him another dish to dry. "I'm glad you met each other. It's never been easy for Brandt to make close friends. I can't recall a time I've seen him laugh and smile so much since before he got sick."

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:53 pm

"He had a heart problem, right?" Brandt didn't talk much about it, but Laurie remembered everything he was told.

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Re: Every Step is Like a Mile

Post by Betty Noir » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:14 am

She nodded. "He had a childhood friend pretty much since they were in diapers but his mama died and then he moved away when Brandt was in the worst of it. They lost touch and Brandt took it really hard. He's had--trouble making friends ever since. He never complained but I know he always--felt like an outcast. I wish we'd known about the--wizard stuff."

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