“Have you any idea where we are?” Pascal glanced at Jamie, sounding curious and, as always, slightly worried.
“I haven’t got a clue,” Jamie laughed. “Does it matter? I like the look of this place, and we’ll find out soon enough.”
“No, I guess not,” Pascal said. “It’s just nice to put a name to it.”
“Let’s enjoy the mystery while it lasts. We haven’t gotten lost yet, so I don’t know why we would do so today.” He studied Pascal’s face, and watched as some of the tension disappeared from the beautiful features.
“Of course I am,” Jamie grabbed Pascal’s hand and squeezed softly. “Amen’t I always?”
Pascal raised an eyebrow, more playful than upset. “Don’t know about always.” He paused. “Do you think this is alright?” He glanced down at their joined hands.
“I’ve no idea.” Jamie studied his surroundings and the people walking by them. Nobody appeared to be paying them any attention. “It looks that way though.” It had been far from okay on several occasions in the past. It was a pain having to figure out what was and wasn’t acceptable in every new place they visited.
“So, what do we do next,” Pascal asked.
“What we always do, of course.” Jamie replied. “We’ll figure out exactly where we are and await instructions. In the meantime we’ll enjoy whatever sights this place has to offer.” He paused before turning his head and looking at this companion. “By the way, what’s up with you being the only one protected from the rain?”
Pascal grinned, his beautiful face fully relaxed for the first time since they’d started their walk. “You’ve got that hat. You’re protected enough.”
“Only my hair,” Jamie huffed, but he didn’t mind. A little water never hurt anybody and besides, the rain was nearly done falling.
“How long do you think we’ll be here for?” Pascal wondered out loud. “I’ve got a feeling there are lots of sights to see here, I wouldn’t mind staying for a while.”
“Who knows?” Jamie looked at the brightening sky, the sun breaking through the clouds, while silently agreeing with his lover. It would be wonderful to be able to stay for longer than just a few hours or days.
“You know how it works as well as I do. The storm that blew us in has passed; we’ll be here until the next one blows in, picks us up, and deposits us somewhere else.” Jamie stared at the woman walking towards them. There’s our contact. Let’s find out where we are and what we’re supposed to do here.”
I didn’t think I’d have a flash ready for today. I’m on a weekend break in London at the moment and for once, writing is not the first thing on my mind J But, the weather outside is not encouraging us to venture out, and my body needs some time to recover from all the food and drink, so I wrote one after all. I hope it wasn't too obvious that nobody proofread or spell-checked this one for me.
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