Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 24

Amorette cocked her head as she let go of the bat. She grabbed two mugs and filled them with coffee before walking around the bar and gesturing for Gerwyn to sit at a booth near the window. She placed the coffees in front of them.
“So you like coffee now?” asked Gerwyn with a smile.
Amorette shrugged. “With enough cream and sugar.”
Gerwyn laughed and Amorette was warmed by the familiar sound. “I remember your laugh.”
“Good,” said Gerwyn, he reached out and took her hand, “as I said we are friends.”
“Then why did you run from Charlie at the park?” asked Amorette.
Gerwyn nodded as he bit his lip. “That was foolish of me. I was in a panic and I wasn’t ready to talk to Charlie about everything that was going on, because I wasn’t entirely sure myself yet. But, now I know and I, as I said before, I can fix this if you’ll let me.”
Amorette sighed heavily. “I want to be fixed, but I’m not sure if I can help. I can’t remember anything from before Charlie came to get me in the ambulance.”
“So you don’t remember the arrow?” asked Gerwyn.
Amorette shook her head. “I really don’t. I’m not sure why I would even have an arrow. I’m sorry, I don’t remember more.”
“It’s okay,” said Gerwyn, giving her hand a squeeze before letting go. He took a sip of his coffee.
“Everything okay out here?” asked a voice from behind the bar.
Amorette looked over to see Charlie, standing right where the bat was located behind the bar. She knew he probably had one hand on it, just has she had done when Gerwyn first entered the bar.
“Yes, we’re fine,” said Amorette. “This is Gerwyn and he’s my friend.”
Gerwyn stood and walked over to the bar, his arm reached out to off a handshake. “I’m sorry I rushed off at the park. I was in a panic and had hoped to help Amorette, but it seems I need more information. Maybe the three of us can sit down and work this thing out?”
“Okay,” said Charlie.
The men came back to the booth and Charlie slid in next to Amorette as Gerwyn sat across from them. He took another drink of his coffee.
“Charlie, I can tell you care for Amorette,” said Gerwyn, “so I’m going to lay it all out on the line and not all of it is going to make sense, but I swear it is the truth.”
Charlie nodded and grabbed Amorette’s hand. Electricity raced up her arm and coursed through body at Charlie’s touch. Just that simple gesture of holding her hand, made her feel they could get through anything.
“Amorette is in danger. There is a man, his name is Tris and if he finds the arrow that Amorette had on her when you found her Charlie, then he will control Amorette.”
“Control here?” Charlie narrowed his eyes. “How?”
“The arrow isn’t a normal arrow like one would use in simple archery,” explained Gerwyn. “It’s magic.”
“Magic?” Charlie shook his head.
“Does that mean I’m magic?” asked Amorette.
“Not at this time,” answered Gerwyn.
“Not at this time?” Charlie slid out of the booth. “This is crazy.”
“I told you it wouldn’t make sense,” said Gerwyn, “but Charlie, there are things that go on in this world that are not seen by mortals.”

“Mortals?” Charlie looked down at Amorette and then to Gerwyn. “I think you need to go.”

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