Chapter 2 of Claire X Leon Fan Fic
Old Friends; Casual Encounters
Chapter 2: Casual Errand
It had been a long time since Claire had a vacation. February wasn’t the most ideal time to take a Holiday but Claire along with some other TerraSave members had spent the last two months traveling between different nations that were ravaged by Bioterrorism to provide extra aid to survivors. It was good to be back home in her own living space. She thanked her lucky stars that she was off now because it had been an oddly cold winter near the capital. They didn’t usually get a lot of snow but they were experiencing a freak snowstorm. The fluffy white powder outside her window strewn about on her balcony reminded her of her days near the Arkalay mountains as a child. She would beg her older brother Chris to take her out sledding. Most of the time he would say no but she’d tag along anyway.
I went a little crazy with the colors. She would have been a kid in the 80’s.
She took a sip of the raspberry leaf herbal tea from her novelty mug that read I hate Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and most of Friday and thought, I wonder what Chris is doing right now? He’d recently been through another traumatic loss and she worried how he might be feeling. She’d probably give him a call later in the day. Claire sat curled up at one corner of the couch with a big knitted blanket she had received from Sherry the previous Christmas with thick book in hand.
“ finally I get to see what all the hype is about with this 50 tones of Beige”
as she opened the book a small yellow slightly torn piece of paper fell to her lap that read:
Note to self
don’t forget to send the report to the UN contact. If you already did then ignore this. Oh and you need TP, Tampons and a small box of condoms. Maybe some frozen turkey meatball dishes, condoms and some cookie butter from Barter Jon’s.
The condoms had been scribbled off the list with a sharpie.
Claire yelled out loud as she jumped off the couch dropping her blanket to the floor and her book on the couch.
“ Oh my god I totally forgot.”
She ran into the bedroom adjacent to the living room and flung some jeans on over her pajama bottoms and a hooded sweat shirt over her spaghetti strap tank top without a bra. What the hey she was only going to be at the office for a moment. She wished she had brought the file home but at the time her laptop was experiencing a catastrophic issue. Her hair was loose and a bit messy. she she grabbed a scrunchie from the end table and tied her hair back in her signature ponytail style. On the way to her front door she awkwardly hopped around on one leg as she threw on her boots and tried to brush her teeth at the same time nearly tripping over her door mat. with her coat on she raced out the door.
HEY GRANDMA, THERE’S A SLOW LANE OVER THERE! is what I would say.
Claire drove like a bat out of hell. Quickly completed her task and headed to the store. While on line to check out Claire noticed a Group of well dressed people. It wasn’t uncommon for there to be secret service agents around and other not so high government workers, so she thought nothing of it. Besides, everyone shopped at Barter Jon’s. A sale sign caught her eyes and she walked right into the person in front of her. She prepare her best apology.
“I’m so sorry I didn’t mean to…”
The man looking back at her was locked in a surprised expression which was partially hidden on one side by his sandy brown bangs. He had sparse facial hair and blue eyes. Claire Knew this man. It was…
To Be Continued…
I am having so much fun doing the illustrations for this.I taught myself to do a snow effect in photoshop. I cant wait to upload the next chapter. Remember if you reblog this please link back here.