Continuing flash series! I’m going to write one flash for every Icon I have, over 4 LJ accounts, 1 DW, and a whole bunch of not-currently-in-use, until I get bored or run out of icons.
Summer, from Stranded World.
Icon & Art by Djinni
“So what are you going to do about it?” Summer had stolen away from her boyfriend and girlfriend for a few minutes; she liked having them, liked them a lot, but she missed Basil. And, as it turned out, Basil had missed her, too.
“I don’t know.” He threw his shoe into his laundry hamper, the second one following soon afterward, and huffed out air. “I didn’t think this was going to be the hard part of dating.”
“Yeah. It always is.”
“You date assholes, Summer.”
“Okay, current datees excepted. For now. Bishop seems like a nice guy, and your girl is pretty… for a girl.”
She barks out a laugh. “I thought you were sick of hearing about my love life.”
“I am. But I’m sick of talking about my … can’t call it a love life.”
“If you didn’t like him, it wouldn’t be this hard, hon.” She reached over and hugged Basil as tightly as she could, breathing in his smell. She missed that – and he gave really good hug, getting his whole body into it, making her feel warm and loved and safe.
She tried to give that back to him, now, and thought about painful deaths for Basil’s current problem. “I dunno, Baz. Maybe, just mayyybe, he’s just not getting it. It’s possible he’s not an asshole.”
“Did he date you?” If he was feeling well enough about it to tease, it might work out all right.
She grinned back at him. “Nah, I’m not his type. So? See, there’s hope for him. Ask him about it?”
“I will.” Basil tightened the hug for a minute. “You should come around more, Sum.”
“I know.” She patted his back apologetically, drawing a good-luck charm in the process. “I act as an asshole magnet, so you don’t have to deal with them.”
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