#SwiftFicFriday – Week 37 Winner

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 37 Winner

Happy Monday!

Siobhan Muir takes her sixth #SwiftFicFriday win!

Check out her story below and congratulate her on Twitter 🙂

“Are you feeling well, Roxanne?” Ambrose tried to reach her before she skipped up the stairs. Damn, humans are fast little creatures.

She’d already reached the first landing before he’d climbed a few steps.

“Come on, Ambrose. It’ll be fun. Don’t you want to see what the other rooms look like?”

“Roxanne, wait—”

But she darted up the next flight, as nimble as a fawn at the height of Beltane. He made his four feet move faster, but he kept a keen eye on the crumbling steps. “Sweet Epona, guide my way.”

He managed to reach the next floor without mishap, but he couldn’t find his sister-in-arms. Although, let’s be fair, here. You don’t think of her as your sister. He grimaced against his inner voice’s blunt honesty. No, he didn’t think of Roxanne as his sister. He didn’t think of her as anything other than a traveling companion. She was human, for the Goddess’s sake, and he a centaur. That was never gonna happen, and he definitely didn’t want to think of the logistics.

“Ugh.” He stopped and rubbed his eyes with the heels of his hands. “No. Just, no.”

“What’s no?” Roxanne appeared out of nowhere beside him and laid a hand on his arm. “Are you okay? Did you get something in your eyes?”

Again, her touch brought surprising heat and pleasure, and all his uneasy thoughts vaporized. His voice went with them and he could only stare dumbly at her.

“Here, come over to this bench and sit down.” She dragged him closer to an old rotted velvet cushion, but he finally found his voice and balked at getting close.

“Centaurs don’t sit.”

“Of course not, dork. It’s for me so I can see into your eyes. I’m not as tall as you, remember?”

Come back on Friday for the next prompt!

Winner - Siobhan Muir

 

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