Sunday, April 6, 2014

Page 612 -- LXXI.

--1st Anniversary Special (day 1/7, page 2/4)--
Hector smiled and looked at Lynnette as her voice died down. “You... y-you, uh... you have a... ah...”

She tilted her head at him, waiting.

“Ah--your... uh... um...” Unfortunately, this time, he reached critical mass and turned away from her again, unable to pull any more words out.

“What were you trying to say?” she asked.

“I-I don’t know. Just, uh. N-nevermind.”

Her expression tightened. “C’mon, tell me. What were you going to say?”

“Nothing. Really. Just. N-nothing.”

She was now convinced that it definitely wasn’t nothing. He’d been talking just fine a second ago, so what the hell changed? “Seriously, just tell me.”

He fell completely silent.

At this point, she was becoming annoyed. She raised her hand and let a bit of purple creep out the back of her glove. “Hector, don’t make me wring it out of you.”

Hector’s eyes widened. He met Lynnette’s gaze evenly. And then he ran out of the room.

She blinked after him, open-mouthed and dumbstruck. He’d actually fled? For a moment, she genuinely considered giving chase.

Hector’s mother and the Queen both took notice and came over. “What happened?” the Queen asked.

“I don’t know!” said Lynnette. “Or--wait, was that a reaper emergency or something?”

“No. I was talking to Garovel when Hector suddenly left.”

“Then what the--?! Ugh! I can’t believe he really just did that!”

Mrs. Goffe had a question as well. “What in the world did you say to him?”

“More like, what did he say?” Lynnette shook her head and eyed Mrs. Goffe. “Please tell your son that the next time I see him, I really am going to wring the answer out of him.”

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Wow, Hector. And here I thought you were getting better at talking to people.

Shut up, Garovel!

Seriously, what the fuck was that about?


Remarkably, I remain unconvinced of that.

Shut up!

Well, stop running already.

Is she behind me?!

Lynn? No.

Hector slowed to a walk, looking over his shoulder as he arrived at the palace’s east entrance. When he saw people were staring at him, he pulled down on the brim of his hat and tried to settle his heartbeat.


  1. Slightly_PuzzledApril 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    It seems that our hero has a crush. Cute.

  2. "And here I thought were getting" it should be "And here I thought you were getting"

  3. Was he trying to say she had a nice laugh? If so, he's adorable.

  4. Seems like he's not the only one.

  5. He's always been adorable that way. This is just the first time he got this far in actually expressing it. Progress is progress I guess. This story is in for the looong haul, at least in term of in-story time.

  6. *jaw drops*

    I can't believe he ran! Lol! He was doing so well!

    As much of a shipper I am, I would have really liked to have seen the conversation between Helen and Vanessa...

  7. Oh I didn't even think that's what he might have said. I thought it was something like a eyelash or something. I was bout to tell Frost to ease up on the shipteasing, less is more. Thank God I saw your comment first

  8. Shipping it practically since Lynn was introduced

  9. The violent streak of the mother finally shows in the daugther! The father said: he was fucking afraid of her at first :D
    But that was really cute. First Lynn chooses an icebreaker topic and she is enjoying herself... seems like the teasing planted a seed ^^

    Btw: "“Please tell your son that the next time I see him, I really am going to wring the answer out of him.”" THIS... could be used in a porn movie with a bad plot. Just HOW will she wring the answer out of what? XD It's late and I'm tired so I apologize for the dirty joke :D

  10. Sebastian KnightJuly 14, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Eyelash? Why eyelash?

  11. I thought Hector had seen a loose eyelash on Lynn's cheek and was about to take it off when he realized wtf he was about to do.

    I've seen the instance happen in stories before.

  12. Sebastian KnightJuly 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Okay... Still seems really weird to me.

  13. Sebastian KnightJuly 15, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    How are you using italics?

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