Hi Seth! Welcome! What’s been new with you? Thanks so much for stopping by today.
S: Hello, dear Paulina! I'm well. How are you? I really love your new hair color. Dark is sexy. *winks*
Me: I am doing well! Thank you for the comment, about the hair, I like it too. You really think it’s nice?
S: *leans in* Oh yes, I love all things dark and dangerous. Things are going well. I've been a bit tied up with Hailee. Speaking of I promised her I'd be on my best behavior but sometimes I can't help myself. It would be smart to keep a safe zone of space between us. *wicked grin lines his face as he moves back*
Me: Uh....yeah...wait what? Hailee? Oh right. Riiiiigghhhhtt. Okay focusing back. Um, so, what's been new? Anything new?
S: Nothing really, just been hanging out around Hailee's home a good bit. I've been having a difficult time staying away from her. Don't tell her this, but I've been watching her a lot from the Realm. She intrigues me. How someone can be so pure and good is beyond me. Although you remind me of her a bit dear, Paulina. You have a good soul as well...I'm not typically fond of humans but I'd say you're one of my favorites. Don't go telling people that though--I have ways of keeping my secrets hidden and I'd prefer to not have to use those WAYS on you, darling.
Me: Hailee has a heart of gold! Hopefully there will be a time when I can hang with her! You know, have girl time. Stop flattering me, psh....but if you had to use them on me I wouldn't mind. Hehehe Is there anything you can tell me about yourself, that maybe no one else knows? I can keep a secret.
S: *Leans in* Well, there is something-- *KNOCK! KNOCK!* You expecting company my dear?
Me: I don't think so, but *opens door* Alex! Hi! Come in! *smiles like dork*
A: Hello, Paulina! *walks in* What's he doing here?
S: *chuckles* Hello, Alexander!
Me: Uh....this is not what it looks like. Though if it looks like that then, I'm okay with that.
A: Paulina! Don't you know he's dangerous! You're just a human--you have no defenses against him. It's a good thing I decided to drop and check in on you. *sits on end of couch* *glares at Seth*
Me: Well, he’s been nice enough so far and okay, who wants some iced tea?
S: I’d love some sweetheart.
A: No. Thank. You.
Me: *awkward silence* Um okay. Here you go Seth. *hands glass* So Alex…how are you?
A: I've been having a great day. Sethaniel hasn't been lurking around which I now know why. *glares* Paulina, would you like me to hook you up with your own personal Guardian? I've got my hands full with Hailee but I could recruit a very talented one for you. I mean now that he knows where you live--I'd feel better knowing you were being guarded.
S: Oh, hush Alexander! She's not a hybrid and she's not getting in the way of anything we're fine. Besides she brews some great tea--not sweet like Hailee's Mom makes but still satisfying. *Seth smiles mischievously*
Me: Well Alex, I wouldn't mind having a sexy guardian, I mean guardian around. You know to have someone to talk to when I'm just sitting around writing. I totally back this plan. No offense Seth. I wouldn't need him for protection....ahem. Well, I'm glad you like my iced tea! Us northerners like it un-sweet. Actually it’s just me that likes it that way. *thinks about how much sexy is in one room* Like Seth said, I don’t really interfere. I just observe from a distance.
A: Most Guardians are male. Sexist I know but I don't call the shots. I can send one right over. I can't guarantee he'll be "sexy" but he should be good company unlike some people.
S: Come on, Alexander. Stop acting like a spoiled child. We're in the presence of good company and you can't even pretend to be civil?! Wait til I tell Hailee about your attitude. She will not be happy.
A: *pounds fist on coffee table* I have had enough of your--of you!
Me: Okay, okay let's just settle it down now. Deep breaths! We can be civil! How about we chat about...favorite books. What are your favorite books?
S: *chuckles* Sorry, sweet Paulina. Alexander has a bit of a temper. I don't read much of the new age stuff. I study the ancient texts a good bit--searching for clues and prophecies. I do enjoy Entertainment Weekly magazine--keeps me updated on the culture.
A: *rolls eyes* Paulina I apologize for my behavior. He knows how to get under my skin. *sighs* I enjoy reading very much. I actually just finished your book, Broken Wings. Very intriguing. I'd love to meet your friends sometime.
*Me: squeals* Alex! You would want to meet my friends? Really? Like is this a for real deal? I will definitely pass along the message. I think you and Gregory would get along nicely. Damon too...though Damon is...well, Damon. Seth might get along better with his...humor. At least you both are into reading, that is a bonus! But where do you two go from here? Will there ever be peace?
A: I'd love to meet Gregory. Stand up guy. Peace? Doubtful. You do know what's he done, right? Besides, we all know he's going to hurt Hailee sooner or later.
S: *gets in Alex's face* You know NOTHING about me. You know NOTHING about our relationship!
A: *grits teeth* Paulina, I'm sorry but if you prefer to keep your apartment intact I should be leaving now. I should get back to protecting, Hailee. We all know she needs a good man in her life.
Me: Whoa, whoa! All right, all right! Let's just all keep it calm because I don't want to lose my coffee table tonight thanks. Alex! you don't have to leave so soon, you could stay! Really!*wedges between the two of them*
S: *shouts around Paulina* Good man?! Are you serious?! You've done nothing but lie to her. I might not be pure but at least I'm honest!
A: Whatever! We'll see how honest you are soon enough! *leans into Paulina's ear* Sorry, sweetheart. I'll send my best Guardian Axel over. He'll take good care of you. I have to go. *Alex heads for the door*
Me: Alex! Wait! *slams door* So Seth…want some more tea?
S: Sorry Paulina. I should go too. Who knows what kind of bull Alexander will feed Hailee. But thank you for having me. The pleasure was all mine. *Kisses Paulina’s hand*
Me: *tries not to swoon* If you must go…promise you’ll visit again soon? The pleasure was all mine. Tell hailee I say hi!
S: I most certainly will--do both. We didn't have much time to get into the juicy details of all that is The Darkness. I know you have more questions about me. *winks* Goodbye my favorite human.
Me: *waves wistfully* Goodbye Seth...!
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