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    Liviana Coates | & | Luke Hemmings
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    Elena Coates | & | Michael Clifford
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    Celeste Banks | & | Ashton Irwin
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    Penelope “Penny” Banks | & | Calum Hood
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    Skin to skin
    Breathe me in
    Feeling your kiss on me
    Lips are made of ecstasy
    I'll be yours for a thousand lives (for a thousand lives)
    I'm free as a bird
    When I'm flying in your cage (so lost)
    I'm diving in deep
    And I'm riding with no brakes (no no)
    And I'm bleeding in love
    You're swimming in my veins
    You've got me now (now)
    December 7th, 2018 at 10:52am
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    "Honestly, Liviana, why couldn't you be more like your sister?" The patriarch of the Coates family asked his younger daughter, folding his arms across his chest impatiently. Peter was a proud man, and he couldn't afford for his family's well respected reputation to be thrown down the drain by his daughter's antics. "Your violin lesson starts in half an hour, and I expect you to change out of that outfit, into something more respectable." He warned quietly. "And for God's sake, Liviana, don't be rude. And listen to what they say, I know this is a difficult task for you to comprehend sometimes, but you need to show some respect." He straightened out the cuffs to his shirt. "Your mother and I are heading out for a meeting soon, but Elena will be home. On your best behaviour, do I make myself clear?"

    Elena sat by the piano in the lounge, listening in on the conversation that her parents and younger sister, Liviana, were having just feet away. Elena toyed with some keys, biting her lip. She felt guilty whenever her father compared Liviana to herself. She agreed with some sides of his arguments, but she still firmly believed that Liviana should be free to express herself however she wanted, and be free to be her own person. Opening the music book to the song she wanted to practice, Elena smiled as her father and mother approached to say goodbye to her, accepting the kiss to the top of her head. "Please go a little easier on her," she murmured to her mother. Clearing her throat though, Elena smiled, speaking louder. "Have a good meeting." She spoke politely, watching as they left. "Are you okay, Liv?"

    Luke watched as a beautiful Rolls Royce left the estate he was about to turn into, and he looked to Michael in surprise. "Okay, they must be loaded if they can afford a Rolls Royce." He toyed with his lower lip, suddenly feeling underdressed and almost not prepared. Looking to his violin, kept neatly in her case in the rear view mirror, Luke looked to Michael. "I'm nervous." He laughed, driving his car up the long, beautiful driveway, flowers and trees littering either side, a peacock walking freely through the grounds, and Luke raised his eyebrows, but nonetheless, parked outside the huge house. "Alright, ready?" He didn't bother waiting for a response, climbing out of the car and opening the back door to grab his violin.

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    Penelope sighed quietly as she listened to her Father chastise her for wearing such a revealing outfit, rolling her eyes as, once again, she was compared to Celeste. "I'm fine this way, Dad." She warned, not bothering to change from her shorts and cropped sweatshirt because she felt that the ensamble was cute. Looking to the piano that she was going to be learning from, Penny shifted uncomfortably, listening to her sister practicing flute in the next room. "I can handle it from here, okay? I'm not a baby anymore." She sat at the piano stool - the piano itself was worth, at least, $25,000 and it was one of the family's prized possessions.

    Ashton smirked over at Calum as he peered over to his friend, maneuvering the car into a large estate - a long driveway, secured gates, horse stables on the acres upon acres of land the family owned. "Are you sure this is the place?" He asked, blinking in surprise as he took in the surroundings. He wasn't teaching, but he was there because he was curious and he couldn't ignore it, whenever Ashton's mind became set on something, he couldn't ignore it. "They have horses, dude." He grinned, parking up beside the Bentleys that were parked outside the house, his car looking ridiculous in comparison. "C'mon."
    December 8th, 2018 at 03:15am
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    Liviana listened quietly to the same lecture she was all too used to hearing - the constant comparison between herself and Elena always left a bitter taste in her mouth, but she refused to change who she was or how she acted. “I’m sure your perverted employees and co-workers would enjoy the sight, father,” she offered with a forced smile, though it fell into a small smirk, because, regardless of whether her father liked her outfit - a transparent shirt that showed off her cute, lacy bralet, and a pair of ripped skinny jeans with fishnet leggings underneath, - or not, she wasn’t going to change. Waving goodbye to her parents mock-cheerfully, she rolled her eyes slightly. “Honestly,” she muttered to herself before looking to Elena when she heard her sister’s question. “Couldn’t be better. Why do you ask?”

    Michael watched the view around him for a long moment, blowing out a low whistle. “Did you not do your research on these people before taking up this job?” he asked with amusement, looking to his friend. While he hadn’t taken up a job with his friend for this situation, he’d tagged along mostly to see what exactly was gonna happen. Besides, he figured he could take the opportunity to tease Luke a bit later on, always enjoying picking on his friend when he could. Shrugging the thought aside, he grinned at his friend. “I’m sure you’ll do just fine. Maybe. Or maybe you’ll be teaching a hyperactive six year old and you won’t get anything done because they’d rather eat cake.” He smirked teasingly with the thought, but nodded. “Ready to see you try to be teacher? I’ve been waiting for this day for a week. Of course I’m ready.” A grin spreading across his face, he moved to climb out of the car and peered around, taking in the sight of the area a little longer, amazed by it. “I’m gonna get a place like this one day,” he joked lightly, though he didn’t really have any intentions of doing so - at least not alone, anyways. That would be too lonely.

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    Thomas scowled as he took in the sight of his daughter’s outfit, shaking his head in dismay. “That outfit is ridiculous - not only is it a disgrace, but it’s also an embarrassment to this family. If anybody saw you in those clothes, everybody would think the worst of you and of this family,” he told Penelope with a deep frown, “You could at least have a little more respect for yourself and this family. You could be more proper like your sister, make us proud, but instead, you decide to act like this.” Shaking his head, he straightened out his clothes, his frustration with the situation making him feel self-conscious that the stress would ruin his appearance. “I expect you to change into something more appropriate before your music teacher arrives. And do not embarrass this family, do as you’re told, do your lessons properly. We’ll be back soon and I expect to hear a good report from Celeste and from your tutor.” He frowned deeply, watching her, before he and his wife turned to leave.

    Celeste smiled down at Dahlia, her Siamese kitten, as she played her flute gently, enjoying seeing how content the kitten seemed. She paused in her playing, though, when she heard the commotion in the other room. Her brows furrowing, she listened quietly but sighed quietly. She hated it when her parents compared Penny to her, because Penny deserved to be her own person - and she worried that the constant comparison would lower Penny’s self-esteem in some way. Moving to carefully place her flute down, she picked Dahlia up, stroking the kitten’s fur as she headed to where her parents and Penny were. When her parents came over to say their goodbyes, kissing her forehead, she offered a weak smile. “She’s still a teenager,” she reminded gently, “What you say can affect her negatively, rather than positively.” She nodded, though, as they left. “Have a safe drive.” Sighing out, she looked to Penny as she offered a smile and made her way over. “You doing okay?” she asked with concern, “Don’t let what they say get to you. They’re just… Strict… And proud. They do love you, though.”

    Calum peered down at his phone for a moment to check the address after Ashton questioned it and he scrolled through the messages for a moment before nodding. “Yeah, this is the right address,” he confirmed, lifting his gaze to take in the sight of everything with surprise. “I mean, they’re paying a good sum of money for this, but I wasn’t really expecting anything like this.” And, he’d already been nervous about teaching somebody how to play the piano, but seeing this place just made his nerves sky rocket, because what would happen if he screwed up? It was such a great opportunity and he didn’t want to ruin it, but he could feel his anxiety bubble up within him and he cleared his throat before shaking his head to rid his mind of his thoughts. “Oh, don’t tell me you’re going to bail on me to go try to bareback the horses.” He made a joking face at his friends, mostly trying to ease his own thoughts, but he shifted to climb out of the car, straightening his clothes out for a moment. “Right, yeah, let’s go.” He nodded slowly, staring at the large house for a long moment before swallowing his courage and heading up to the door to ring the doorbell.
    December 9th, 2018 at 11:30am
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    Luke laughed with Michael's words. "Not really, all I know is that they offered good money, who am I to refuse that?" He teased. He was joking, of course, Luke had a real passion for music that he was proud of, but the pay was good. He'd been dead set on a beautiful mixed-breed puppy he'd been seeing in the pet shop for weeks, and the money he would be given would go towards getting her for himself. Luke had wanted a dog for so long, and she was perfect. Pulling a slight face with Michael's words about a hyperactive six year old though, Luke looked to his best friend. "God, I hope not..." He murmured, holding his violin with care as he ran his free hand through his hair anxiously. Leading the way up the stairs - a marble bust on either side, Luke smirked at Michael, shaking his head. "Sure you are, sunshine. You and what money?" He teased, knocking the door, hearing the knock echo on the inside.

    Elena sighed, looking to Liviana with concern. "Just making sure, sweetheart. I do love you, you know." She spoke softly, approaching her sister. "And so do they, even if they don't show it very well." Elena offered her sister a small smile, squeezing her shoulders. "For the record, your outfit is cool, too." She grinned. Hearing the knock, Elena looked towards the front door. "I'll get that," she reassured. "Go and get your violin." She smiled, going to open the front door, offering two men, stood on the other side a smile. "Hi there." She greeted. "One of you must be the violin teacher, I assume?" She smiled, moving to shift the door open further. "Please, come in. I'm Elena, my sister will be with you shortly."

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    Penny glared at her father's back as he and her mother turned to walk away, flipping them off behind their backs. Folding her arms across her chest as Celeste approached, Penny rolled her eyes. "I'm fine, okay? Just drop it." She scowled, not wanting to admit that her father's words always struck a chord with her - but despite that, Penny was determined to never change just because her family disapproved of how she dressed, how she acted. She hated being compared to Celeste, the golden girl of the family, the one who could do no wrong, but she could never express her rage directly at her sister, because she knew Celeste hated it, too. Who wouldn't, being compared to a kid as bad as her. Stroking Dahlia, Penny shrugged her shoulders with Celeste's final words, doubting the truth behind them. "Whatever, Celeste." She opened her mouth to speak once more, but was disturbed by the doorbell.

    Ashton grinned at Calum. "Never seen you so tongue tied before mate," he teased, patting Calum's back. "I'm here to laugh at you if things go wrong, don't worry." He winked, but he laughed with Calum's words. "No, no, I'll only herd the horses, I won't ride them until next week." He grinned, straightening out his Nirvana sweatshirt as he followed Calum up to the large house, folding his arms across his chest, clearly casual and relaxed. "Dare me to try and barebakc the horses though?" He asked, arching an eyebrow in amusement. Ashton only ever needed a dare to do something reckless, but his thoughts were interrupted by the sound of the doorbell echoing, indicating the house was just as large on the inside.
    December 10th, 2018 at 03:55am
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    Michael offered a small grin to Luke with the mention of it. “I guess you have a point there. Hopefully, the money will be worth it,” he told his friend with a small shrug but settled his gaze ahead as he followed Luke, listening to what his friend said. “It’d be your luck, though. And I guarantee it would be hilarious as hell.” His grin broadened, spreading across his face with the thought, because the very imagery of Luke having to deal with a hyperactive kid seemed like the most hilarious thing to possibly happen. Shrugging the thought aside, he made a face at Luke. “Oh, come on, don’t be a dick. At least have a little faith! I’m betting I can definitely pull it off one day.” And, honestly, he was actually really hopeful for it. But, before he could say much else, the door opened and they were greeted by the most breath-taking girl Michael had ever seen and he paused in shock, astounded by her. “Hi. I’m Michael.” Grinning, he offered his hand out in greeting.

    Liviana watched her sister for a long moment, arching a brow. “Yeah, I can feel the love,” she muttered quietly, shaking her head. “I don’t see the point in bothering to stand up for them.” And, she paused when she heard her sister compliment her outfit, watching for a moment, unsure about how to feel, but, hearing the knock, she shrugged and turned to head up to her room to grab her violin. She wasn’t looking forward to the lessons, having only agreed to this whole idea in the first place to get her father to shut up. Retrieving her violin from the side of the room, she carefully took it and its bow out of the case because she at least knew how to be respectful to instruments, even if she wasn’t respectful to her parents - or any authority figure, really. Heading back downstairs, she approached her sister at the door. “I’m here.”

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    Celeste watched Penny for a moment before she sighed quietly, running her fingers through Dahlia’s fur. “Well, if you want believe me that they love you, at least believe that I do,” she told her gently, offering a weak smile as she watched her. “And, honestly, your confidence astounds me. I wish I felt as comfortable in my own skin as you do.” She reached to give her sister’s shoulder a gentle squeeze. “And I’m proud of you for being your own person.” But, hearing the doorbell, she looked towards the door, blinking. “I guess that must be your music tutor. I’ll get it. Good luck with your lesson, by the way.” Still holding Dahlia in her arms, she made her way to the door quietly, opening it, blinking at the sight of two men there. “Hi there. I thought there was only one person coming?”

    Calum rolled his eyes to Ashton’s words. “Look at this place, it’s a little overwhelming. Can you blame me?” he pointed out with a slight pout as he watched his friend, arching a brow. He blinked, though, watching Ashton for a long moment, trying to determine whether his friend was being serious or not. “Please refrain from doing that. You’ll get me fired and I kind of need this job.” He pouted slightly but looked ahead when the door opened, blinking but raised his hand a bit. “Ah, you were probably expecting just me. I’m here for the piano lesson. My friend here is just a bit of an insistently clingy person.” He grinned jokingly. “But, on the bright side, I’m ready to get to work immediately.”

    Celeste nodded slightly. “Well, uh, my sister’s this way, she’s the one you’ll be tutoring,” she informed before moving out of the way to let them in. “Come in, follow me. I’m Celeste, by the way.” Offering a smile, she did her best not to pay attention to the other boy but turned to lead the way to where Penny and the piano were.

    Calum breathed out in relief, glad he wasn’t immediately losing the job for having somebody tag along with him, but he nodded. “Great, thanks,” he said before he followed quickly, wanting to get straight to work so that he could prove that he deserved this job, but also because he was eager to teach somebody about music, considering how much music meant to him in general; he was really wanting to share the experience with somebody.
    December 15th, 2018 at 09:45am
  • woah tommo!

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    Luke smiled politely as he stepped in. "Thank you." He remained polite, calm, despite the nerves really setting in. Luke knew he was well out of his comfort zone - and his price range - here, but teaching someone the importance, the brilliance, of music would be a reward enough, but Luke still couldn't help but mentally hope that he wouldn't be stuck with a hyperactive six year old. Hearing another voice though, Luke lifted his gaze, his breath instantly escaping his chest as he set eyes on a blonde beauty, holding a violin and it's bow, and he felt his heartbeat increase in his chest. Offering his student a warm smile, a genuine smile, Luke grinned. "Hiya," he bit his lip slightly, trying not to get too lost in her aura, but he couldn't help it. She was gorgeous, and just the sight of her made Luke's nerves and excitement grow. "I'm Luke." He lifted his case. "You all ready for your lesson?" His grin grew slightly as he studied her appearance - she was definitely out of place, a little rebellious, clearly.

    Elena smiled, amused by Michael's confidence. "It's nice to meet you Michael," she accepted his hand within her own, watching Luke and Liviana interact carefully, just hoping that her sister would enjoy her lessons. Elena grinned slightly though, as she saw how Luke seemed to react to her sister, and she bit her lip in amusement because perhaps a little bit of outside distraction would be exactly what Liviana needed to become more settled in the life they lived. Turning her attention to Michael, she smiled. "Are you joining them, or would you like a coffee?" She offered. Turning her attention back to Liviana though, Elena smiled. "Good luck, darling."

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    "Refrain," Ashton snorted with amusement. "We've been here for like, five minutes, and you're already using big words, Cal." He teased, but his teasing soon came to an end as a woman answered the door, leaving Ashton speechless, a little dumbfounded by her gorgeous features. "Hiya," he grinned. "I'm not that clingy, I swear." He winked, not bothering to dampen his humour at the expense of the expensive looking house. Seeing Dahlia in Celeste's arms though, Ashton grinned. "Nice pu -" He realised what he was about to say though, and cleared his throat. "Nice cat." He smiled, slightly more bashful though. "I'm Ashton." He introduced himself, despite her lack of attention making Ashton pout slightly.

    "Thanks, Celeste." She murmured. Penny processed Celeste's words of encouragement as she sat at the piano, gently pressing down on the highest key. Hearing footsteps approach, Penny lifted her gaze, pausing as she saw two men with Celeste, but her gaze drifted to, her attention was so immediately caught, the brunette of the two. Penny felt her confidence almost deflate just at the sight of him, but she cleared her throat, offering a smile despite herself. "Hi." She nodded, having only accepted the lessons to get her father from finding an excuse to belittle her more, but if he was her teacher, she was glad she took the offer. She looked back at the keys though, mentally psyching herself up.
    December 15th, 2018 at 10:11am
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    Liviana paused in her steps when the two men came into view, her gaze settling on the one with the bright blue eyes and the amazing smile. “And here I was expecting an old crone to be my violin instructor,” she hummed out, a small grin forming on her features and she couldn’t help the thoughts that ran through her mind, because he didn’t look much older than her, and he was stunning. It was almost unfair. “I’m Liviana.” She tilted her head slightly as she examined him, chewing on her lip slightly in thought, not even really hiding that she was admiring him, but she nodded upon hearing his question. “I wouldn’t normally say that I am, but I am definitely ready.” Hearing Elena, she peered up at her sister but nodded slightly. “Did our parents give any specifics of where he’s supposed to teach me?”

    Michael grinned slightly when he heard Elena’s words - and they were such simple words, something anybody would say upon meeting somebody who didn’t immediately annoy them, but, for some reason, hearing her say that it was nice to meet him made his heart swell in a way that he wasn’t quite used to, in a way he hadn’t ever really experienced. “It’s nice to meet you, too,” he told her, his voice reflecting how much he truly meant those words, because he wanted her to know that he meant them, that he wasn’t just saying them on reflex or to just be polite. And, while he’d come there just to tease Luke, hearing Elena’s question made him easily dismiss any thoughts of sticking around to bother Luke if Elena wasn’t going to be nearby for him to spend time with. “A coffee sounds amazing right about now, I think I’ll take you up on that rather than listen to Luke here be a teacher.”

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    Celeste tried to force back the amused smile that threatened to form on her lips as she listened to Ashton, trying to keep her composure as much as she could, and she ducked her head to compose herself. “I suppose there’s only one way to find out whether you’re as clingy as your friend claims,” she told him eventually, lifting her gaze to peer at him as she nodded. “Her name is Dahlia. You’re welcome to hold her, if you wish.” And, she could feel Dahlia squirming in her hold, apparently curious about the man, as shown by the way she extended her neck to try to get closer to him, reaching her paw out to try to paw at him despite the distance. “It seems she wants to meet you, anyways.” Shifting Dahlia gently in her arms, she offered the kitten out to Ashton. “It’s nice to meet you, Ashton.” She smiled, but nodded to Penny. “I’ll leave you to your lessons now.” She settled her gaze back on Ashton. “Will you be staying here to watch the lesson or would you like to follow me?” Mostly, she hoped to give Penny her freedom to enjoy her lesson and she hoped that the less distractions, the better - although, watching her sister, Celeste couldn’t help but to smile, aware that the biggest distraction would likely be Calum, but perhaps that was better for Penny in the end.

    Calum had been peering around, taking in the sight of the house as he was led through it to find his student, though, when they came upon the piano - and the girl sitting at it, - he paused in his footsteps. The house itself had been beautiful, but it didn’t compare to the beauty of the girl sitting at the piano, her beauty being almost overwhelming. Staring at her for a few long moments, he couldn’t help but to acknowledge all the little details about her, the smile on her features making his heart nearly come to a stop in his chest, and he swore he’d never seen anything as gorgeous before. Clearing his throat, he offered a smile and nodded, trying his best not to get caught up in her - and trying even harder not to acknowledge the clothes that showed off her skin in a way that was almost entrancing. “Hi,” he greeted, shifting to move closer despite himself, trying his best to remain as professional as humanly possible. “I’m Calum, I’ll be your piano teacher.” And, despite the nerves he felt around her, a small grin spread across his features, replacing the nervous smile that had been on his lips prior. “I’m excited to get started on teaching you how amazing the piano can be. So, uh, just… When you’re ready to start, we can begin.” He nodded to himself, satisfied, hopeful he came off professional enough, that he hadn’t totally screwed things up already.
    December 19th, 2018 at 02:59pm
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    Elena tried to hide her amusement with Liviana's words, biting her lip as she ducked her head slightly to hide it. She'd always adored her sister, and her creative choice of words had always been brilliant to Elena. Swallowing the laugh that was so eager to break free, Elena lifted her head and watched the way the pair seemed to interact, there was clearly a curiosity for the other on both ends, and Elena wanted to encourage it. Hearing Liviana's question, Elena shrugged. "Not really. You're free to roam the place." She smiled. Looking to Michael then, though, Elena smiled, clearly amused by Michael's behaviour towards Luke. "Very well." She nodded. "This way." She looked to Liviana again, grinning. "Good luck."

    Luke laughed with Liviana's words. "Well, lucky I'm not an old crone, huh?" He asked as Elena and Michael left, toying with his lower lip. Luke just couldn't take his gaze from Liviana, the young beauty having struck him down, and he was excited to get to know her. "Beautiful name," he grinned. "Do you have a nickname, or are you alright with Liviana?" He asked, noticing that she was admiring him and feeling a flame ignite in his chest, because it seemed like he'd caught her attention, just as much as she caught his. "Well, seeing as we're free to roam the house, where would you like to start?" He asked, trying his hardest to remain professional. "I'm really excited to teach you about the violin," he smiled. "It's a great instrument, I think it'll suit you a lot." Luke winked.

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    Ashton grinned when he saw that Celeste was amused, and not offended, at his words. He was almost afraid that his sense of humour would be too out there for a home like this, but there seemed to be something else to Celeste that Ashton was eager to discover. "I'm not that clingy," he promised. "I'll only hold onto you for like, ten minutes." He winked. But when Celeste explained about Dahlia, Ashton's eyes lit up as he studied the kitten, taking the tiny, fluffy thing into his arms. "This is the best day of my life." He grinned, gently stroking the top of Dahlia's head. Hearing her question, Ashton smiled. "I'll follow you, the piano isn't really my thing." He shrugged his shoulders lightly, looking to Calum with a smirk when he noticed Calum's stance. "Good luck, you two." He threw Calum a subtle wink.

    Penny bit her lip as she watched Calum study her, and she hoped, more than anything, that he liked what he saw. Still, she listened intently to his words, swearing she would never tire, or get bored of Calum's voice, Calum's whole damn existence. "Well, Calum, I'm Penny, and I'm excited to begin." She grinned, keeping her exterior cool, confident, although she couldn't deny the attraction she felt towards him, just feeling as though she was naturally drawn to him. "I'm pretty much ready." She nodded, looking to the large, white piano - not wanting to admit that lessons didn't seem so bad now.
    December 20th, 2018 at 03:52am
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    Michael couldn’t help the grin that formed on his features immediately when Elena led the way, but, really, he was mostly enjoying her smile, the way she looked so wonderfully amused, and he wanted to keep seeing that smile on her features, he wanted to keep seeing her amused and happy, because it was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen. Following after her, he couldn’t help but to peer around at everything as they walked, taking it all in quietly. “So, uh,” he started after a moment, cringing slightly with how lame he felt he was coming off in the way he stumbled over his words, but mostly just wanting to get a conversation going, wanting to get to know her better, wanting to hear her voice more. “What’s it like living in a place like this? It looks like it’d be really easy to just get lost in here and probably starve to death because of it.” He grinned jokingly to his words but made a face suddenly, hoping he wouldn’t offend her with his words. Still, picking up his pace a bit, he walked next to her, watching her for a moment before he offered a smile to her. “I guess, what I mean is, do you like living in a house this huge?”

    Liviana watched Elena and Michael leave quietly before she peered back to Luke. “Quite lucky,” she hummed out with a small grin, “The fact that you’re not an old crone makes this entire lesson idea far more interesting.” And, she was sure she should be more careful with her words, but, to be fair, she did technically pick her words carefully - just not in the sense of actually being careful. Smiling with the thought, she nodded. “Thank you. Liviana is fine, but Elena calls me Liv, if that suits your fancy more.” She didn’t personally mind either way, but her sister was usually the only person who called her Liv, and she wasn’t sure if Elena preferred to keep it that way or not. “We could start in the den.” Admittedly, she’d been tempted to suggest her bedroom, but even she knew that there were some boundaries best left uncrossed - at least until she knew where she stood. Shifting, she motioned for him to follow her before she led the way. “To be honest, I wasn’t all that interested in actually learning the instrument prior to two minutes ago.”

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    Celeste grinned slightly despite herself, arching an amused brow to his words, almost wanting to comment on the fact that, if she were honest, she definitely wouldn’t complain with the thought of being held for longer than ten minutes. Clearing her throat to rid herself of the thought, she nodded slowly and focused her attention on watching Ashton with Dahlia, her heart swelling slightly at the sight because, honestly, she’d never seen anything so adorable. “It’s like you two were made for each other,” she teased lightly, unable to help it, watching the way Dahlia seemed to be just eating up every ounce of attention that she could get from Ashton. Amused, Celeste shook her head. “Come along, then.” Motioning, she led the way out of the area, wanting to give Penny some alone time with Calum, since she could see the way Penny was interacting with him and she didn’t want to stand in the middle of that, instead wanting to encourage it.

    Calum chewed on his lip for a moment but grinned slightly and nodded as he examined Penny for a few moments. “Penny is a gorgeous name,” he informed her quietly, “And I’m beyond pleased to meet you, Penny.” And he hoped that, despite his incredible interest in her, he didn’t come off as a total creep and scare her off - the last thing he wanted was to lose this job, especially since his curiosity about this girl was completely overtaking him, overwhelming him even, and all he wanted was to be near her as much and as often as possible. Nodding slightly, he made his way over to the piano, eyeing it for a moment. “This piano is beautiful, too, by the way.” Not nearly as beautiful as Penny was, but it was obvious that a lot of thought had been put into choosing a piano and he’d be lying if he said he wasn’t impressed. But, obviously, he was more so impressed by Penny and just thinking that caused his gaze to settle on her as he took her in, swallowing for a moment, because something about her was just so incredibly addictive and he cleared his throat as he shifted. “Alright, let’s get started, shall we?” Grinning, he sat at the piano, motioning for her to sit next to him, though his heart raced in his chest with the thought of her being close to him.
    December 29th, 2018 at 03:04pm
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    Elena lead Michael to the large kitchen, motioning to the breakfast bar for him to take a seat. Listening to him intently as he spoke, Elena couldn't help but smile with the sound of his voice, how he stuttered over his own words slightly, and Elena found it, dare she say, attractive. "What's it like?" Elena blinked in surprise with Michael's question about living in the estate. She had never been asked that sort of question before, everyone assumed she enjoyed living here. "Oh, uh." She looked to him, putting the coffee maker on to boil before sitting opposite him, laughing with his words. "I can get very lonely." She looked to him, toying with her lower lip. "And sometimes, I wish I could swap places with someone else." She admitted, ducking her head slightly, shrugging her shoulders. "But I'm so lucky in comparison to many others."

    Luke grinned with Liviana's words, biting his lip as he studied her. "Liv sounds good." He confirmed with a grin, finding her confidence undeniably attractive. "Well, lead the way." His grin grew as he followed her, keeping a tight hold on his violin as he watched her, trying his hardest not to focus on her ass as she walked, but he gave into temptation, just this once - what would be the harm? "Well, I'm glad you've got some interest in it now." Luke teased, relishing in the sound of Liviana's voice. "So, Liv - do you like living here?" Luke figured he'd ask right off the bat, start a conversation to get her to be completely comfortable around him. He knew he probably sounded nosey, but Liv seemed like the type of person to understand. Picking up his pace so he could walk beside the beauty, Luke looked down at her with a grin. "Or could you use some excitement?"

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    Ashton grinned as he tickled behind Dahlia's ear lovingly. "Well, if I'm in Dahlia's good books, does that mean I'm in yours?" Ashton tried his luck with a cheeky smirk, following Celeste as she motioned to lead the way, admiring the house for it's size and design, honestly impressed. "So," Ashton started, smiling down at the tiny Siamese as she began to pur in his arms. "Do you enjoy living here? Does it get lonely?" Ashton didn't ask to be cruel, he was genuinely curious. A house this big had to get lonely with a family of four to occupy it. "Do you wish you had company?" Ashton asked as he picked up his stride to be beside Celeste, so he could look at her, admire her for the beauty she was, on the inside and outside.

    Penny blinked with Calum's compliment, but smiled. "Thank you, Calum, it's lovely to meet you, too." She tucked a stray strand of hair behind her ear, smiling at him, biting her lip softly as she studied the brown eyed man, admitting to herself that he was gorgeous. She watched as he approached the piano, and she couldn't help but admire the contrast - the white and gold piano looked so incredible against his black jeans and dishevelled hair. "Oh, that old thing?" Penny rolled her eyes jokingly. "My father's pride and joy." She told him. But still, as Calum motioned for her to sit beside him, Penny obeyed and did just that, nearly groaning as his cologne overwhelmed her in the best way. But, ignoring the way her heart pounded in her chest, Penny smiled at Calum. "Go on then."
    December 29th, 2018 at 08:51pm
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    Michael grinned as he followed Elena, unable to take his eyes off her, not even wanting to attempt to, because something about her was just so damn addictive. It was like he was drowning in her presence and all he wanted to do was breathe her in in every way that he could. As he heard her speak, though, he felt his heart ache for Elena, his expression softening slightly as he examined her. “I’m sorry,” he told her gently as he took her in before he offered a small smile. “Is there anything I can do to help with that loneliness?” He arched a brow, deciding that he would allow her to take his words however she wanted to, because he knew that she could assume they meant a few different things. He nodded, though, as he listened to her words and his expression softened all the more when he saw her duck her head and shrug her shoulders. “You may be lucky in comparison to others, Elena, but that doesn’t discount how you feel about any of this - you’re allowed to feel lonely or to wish you could swap places with somebody else. You don’t have to feel bad about that.”

    Liviana smiled when she heard Luke’s words and she swore she felt something in her heart swell with the sound of her nickname for some reason and she chewed on her lip, surprised with the way the nickname made her feel when it came from Luke. “Alright, Liv it is,” she said with a nod, “Follow me.” Motioning, she began walking to the den, carrying her violin and bow carefully, though she felt her heart racing with the thought of spending any amount of time alone with Luke. Something about him had the most amazing effect on her and she wasn’t really used to somebody affecting her as easily or as much as Luke did. “Not really. The rules, the comparisons, the expectations - it all feels suffocating,” she answered easily, because she had no qualms about admitting what she thought or felt when it came to her parents. She paused, though, as she entered the den and, arching a brow, she peered up at him. “I could, actually. Do you have a specific kind of excitement in mind?”

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    Celeste smiled as she examined Ashton, arching an amused brow when she heard his words. “I might consider it,” she chimed easily, almost jokingly, and she grinned, settling her gaze ahead as she walked, stopping at the kitchen as she listened to him. Blinking, she peered over at him, tilting her head slightly. “Why do you ask? Are you offering to be my company?” she asked, keeping her tone light, ensuring that she didn’t sound too suggestive, because she wasn’t brave like that, but she could allow herself to be just a little daring, just this once. “It can be… Underwhelming. It may seem amazing to an outsider, but the larger the house, the more apparent the silence is - and the loneliness.” Shrugging gently, she pushed the thought aside, not wanting to reveal too much about herself and her inner thoughts, but she moved to search through the kitchen quietly for a few moments. “Is there anything specifically you’d like to have?”

    Calum perked up, his grin spreading across his features faster than he thought to stop it. And, while he didn’t say anything at first, he couldn’t help but to take her in, admiring the shine of her hair when she tucked it behind her ear, the way her eyes, though dark, shone in the most magnificent way. He swore, then, that there was never a sight more perfect, never a beauty more worth beholding. “That so?” he asked, running his fingers gently along the piano as he examined it for a moment, though his eyes settled on her and he could feel the nervousness within him beginning to grow now that she was closer to him, making it difficult to really ignore. “Is your interest in the piano a new thing? Or is it something your parents are forcing on you?” He knew there was the possibility that her parents could be pushy but, really, he was curious about her. Smiling over at her, he nodded slightly. “Alright, let me see your hands, I’ll show you the keys to help you a bit, to give you a starting point.”
    January 31st, 2019 at 08:50am
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    Elena studied Michael carefully as he spoke, but when the coffee machine beeped to indicate it was ready, Elena stood once more, keeping her poise and manners. Making a cup of coffee for Michael, Elena set it on the table in front of him, sitting on the kitchen counter, as she usually would when she was by herself - or, rather, when their parents weren't home. She listened intently to Michael though, raising her eyebrows with his question. "Not that I can think of, but saying that, I do quite enjoy your company." Elena smiled, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear, studying him carefully with her words, wondering if he would bring any rebellion out of her - at least then, she could understand Liviana's point of view. When Michael continued to speak, however, Elena preoccupied herself with her cup of coffee, unsure about her attraction towards him. "I suppose so." She shrugged. "Well, Michael, how about you? What's your family like? Where do you live?"

    Luke followed Liviana to the den, admiring her as he walked. The house was beautiful, of course it was, but in comparison, nothing could ever reach the level of beauty she seemed to be settled on. And walking beside her like this made Luke's heart burst with excitement of the possibilities that could happen, and although Luke was sure romance wasn't one of them, he could still hope, because all Luke wanted was Liviana's affection and attention. Listening to her intently as she spoke, Luke nodded. "I wish I could say I understood, but if you ever need to rant about it all, I hope you know I'll listen." Luke promised, setting his violin down in it's case, flipping the case open and admiring his instrument, clearly proud of it. Shutting the door of the den, forgetting about his violin for a moment, Luke heard Liviana's question and wondered if she was feeling an attraction to him, one similar to how he felt for her. "Well," Luke started. "What excitement would you like to experience? I'm sure I can provide, whatever it is." He smirked a little bit, leaning against the door, curls dishevelled and eyes full of mischief, despite the innocent smile he wore.

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    Ashton grinned with Celeste's words. "You know, a might is usually considered a yes." He teased, holding onto Dahlia carefully to ensure he didn't hurt the kitten. "She's purring." Ashton giggled happily, smiling down at the cat. But focusing back on Celeste as they entered the kitchen, Ashton blinked with her gaze, grinning as she tilted her head. "I am offering to be your company, if you'll have me. I'd love to find out more about you, because there's a troublemaker in you somewhere, just gotta find her first." Ashton winked, being daring, being courageous, because if he didn't grasp the opportunity now, he never would. Listening intently to her words though, Ashton nodded. "Well, if you want, when I leave, I can give you my number." Ashton suggested. "It doesn't have to be lonely, Celeste. And I wouldn't mind filling in that silence." He spoke softly, treading carefully, not wanting to upset her. Sitting down, Dahlia on his lap now, Ashton smiled, dimples on show. "I'll have anything, thank you."

    Penny watched as Calum ran his fingers along the piano, and she smiled, loving how his black jacket was a little dirty in comparison to the pristine, white grand piano. Penny had always hated the thing, and Calum seemed to bring normality to it all. As her eyes moved from his hands to his face, Penny's cheeks warmed slightly as she saw Calum was already looking right at her. Looking to the piano, Penny bit her lip. "Can I be honest, and say that it was something my parents were desperate for me to follow?" She frowned with the thought, clearly not fond, but she was glad she met Calum. "I wanted to play the acoustic guitar originally, but how dare I bring more shame on this family than I already have?" Penny rolled her eyes with that, sighing slightly, but looking to Calum, seeing his smile and suddenly feeling okay. "See my hands?" She arched an eyebrow, offering him her hands with amusement.
    February 1st, 2019 at 02:57am
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    Michael watched Elena with curiosity when she stood, his eyes following her, though he smiled when she sat on the counter, taking her in, enjoying the sight of her, and not bothering to even try to hide it. "Thank you for the coffee," he told her as he picked up the cup, holding it up in a mock-cheers before he took a drink, enjoying the taste, though he grinned as he listened to her. "Yeah? I'm enjoying your company, too. And I'm always willing to offer up my company, any time you want or need it," he told her with a small nod, admittedly hopeful that he'd get to spent more time with her, just the two of them, and even more hopeful that such opportunities would happen frequently. "My family's good." He nodded slightly. "Close, I suppose. Not nearly as well off as any of this, but we get by, and I can't complain." Smiling, he shrugged as he examined her. "I live on my own, though - not too far from here, even."

    Liviana was mildly surprised to hear Luke’s words but, peering over at him, something about the way he spoke made her believe him - that he’d be willing to listen to her rant. The thought made her smile slightly, though the smile turned to a grin when she saw him close the den door and she couldn’t help all the ideas that floated around in her head with the fact that they had a bit of privacy. “Thank you for that,” she told him honestly, humming in thought as she peered at him, tilting her head to the side before she smirked slightly and made her way over to him. “Are you sure you can?” she asked in a hum, taking him in, her eyes running over his features for a few moments, admiring him, and not bothering to hide it this time. “Because I can certainly think of some exciting experiences if you really think you can provide.”

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    Celeste offered a smile, watching Ashton, admittedly enjoying his glee with Dahlia’s attention, her heart swelling at the sight despite herself. Still, she listened intently to everything he had to say, and she peered over at him with amusement. “Since you’re offering the company, I’ll gladly take it, though I am curious,” she hummed out, “You really think there’s a troublemaker in me?” She arched an amused brow, because nobody had ever even assumed such a thing about her. Still, she nodded, straightening as she went to the fridge to find them something to eat, eventually settling on making them omelettes. “Sure, I’ll take the number, too.” She offered a smile over at him but then focused on cooking for the both of them.

    Calum offered an amused look as he listened to her words, but he shook his head slightly with the explanation. “Well, I’m sorry to hear that - I’m sure you’ll love the piano, though,” he assured her, watching her for a few moments, “And, if you want, I could always teach you how to play the acoustic guitar, too.” And, despite himself, he couldn’t help but to wink teasingly, grinning broadly. “It can even be our little secret.” But, really, he just wanted any opportunity he could grasp to spend more time with her, finding himself gravitating towards her in a way that he couldn’t understand, but he didn’t want to fight it. Still, seeing her offer her hands, he grinned and stood up, moving behind her carefully, taking her hands gently in his own before placing it in the beginning position. “Alright, let’s start like this.” Carefully, he pressed down on her fingers for her fingers to press into the keys, and he told her each key they pressed.
    July 17th, 2019 at 06:26am
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    Elena could feel Michael's gaze on her, and to her own surprise, Elena didn't feel uncomfortable, she didn't feel the need to hide or lower her gaze - in fact, she felt quite the opposite. Elena wanted to be the one Michael always focused on, she wanted to be the one that he looked to for comfort, for guidance, and it was frightening, because she'd never felt that way about anyone before. "My pleasure," Elena laughed, returning Michael's mock-cheers and taking a sip of her drink, appreciating the warmth that radiated from the beverage. "Well, thank you, Michael. That means a lot." Elena smiled, but when he began to speak of his family, Elena listened closely, nodding. "I think it's lovely that you're close." Elena smiled. "A close family is a happy family."

    Luke noticed the way Liviana looked to him, and he couldn't help but smile when he saw her grin, deciding it was the most beautiful sight he'd ever seen - although he wondered if there was any mischief hidden behind that beautiful smile. Ensuring the den door was shut properly, Luke revelled in the sound of Liviana's voice. "There's no need to thank me, Liviana." Luke reassured, his voice gentle despite the chemistry that flowed so naturally between them, wondering if he was over-thinking or if she felt it too; but when she tilted her head and smirked, Luke was convinced that she knew what he was hinting to, and as she made her way over, Luke's blue eyes followed her movements carefully, biting his lip as he felt the shiver of raw need travel down his spine. "Baby, you just give the word, and I'll be sure to provide as best as I can." Luke smirked, sauntering over to where Liviana stood, taking a chance and resting his hands upon her hips. "I'd love to know what's going through your mind."

    Ashton scratched behind Dahlia's attention with a dimpled smile, giggling as she continued to pur with content. "Oh, I love her." Ashton breathed to himself, not meaning for Celeste to hear, and when he lifted his gaze, his cheeks reddened a little when he saw Celeste, the most beautiful woman he'd ever met, watching him. "I think your kitten has chosen me." Ashton grinned. But listening intently to Celeste's words, Ashton grinned, nodding. "Yes, ma'am." Ashton smirked a little then. "You look like the sort of lady that would sneak out of the window with a good enough motive." Ashton winked, and letting his eyes rest upon her, Ashton noticed the way she straightened. "Relax a little, sugar." Ashton softened. "But I'll definitely hand you my number, if you promise that, one weekend, you sneak out with me." Ashton leaned back in his chair with a smile. "Need any help with those omelettes?" Ashton offered, placing Dahlia on the floor to stand to his feet, noticing how his black converse looked so strange against the pristine floor of the kitchen.

    Penny listened to Calum's words, grinning as she caught the amused look he offered her. "Well, I'm sure I will too." She returned easily, because having the most gorgeous man in the world as her teacher was certainly a good motivation. "Wait, really?" Penny asked, perking up. "You play guitar?" But seeing his wink, Penny rolled her eyes with a broad grin to match Calum's, shoving him gently. "Our little secret, hm? I'm sure we'll have plenty of little secrets." Penny smirked, gravitating so easily towards Calum that it almost frightened her - there was something so addicting about the brown eyed boy. Feeling Calum stand behind her, Penny bit her lip, the smell of his cologne intoxicating, and when he took her hands, Penny took a moment to relish in the feeling of his skin against hers. "Oh," Penny smiled. "Okay."
    November 3rd, 2019 at 05:57pm
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    Michael grinned slightly as he listened to Elena, enjoying the way she sounded when she laughed, loving that she could laugh around him. “You don’t have to thank me, love,” he promised quietly as he watched her for a few moments, taking her in, memorizing her, because a part of him worried that he was dreaming. There was no way in the world that he had managed to come across somebody as perfect and as amazing as Elena was - it had to be a dream or something of the sort, certainly. But, it felt so real, and he knew she was the realest person he’d ever met, the realest person he could ever know. “That’s what I think, yeah.” Nodding, he took a sip of his drink, enjoying it, but wanting to continue talking to Elena, so he didn’t focus too much or too long on the drink, and instead smiled. “What about you and your family?”

    Liviana couldn’t force away the smirk that grew on her features as she listened to Luke speak, her eyes taking him in, a shudder running through her when he bit his lip, though it intensified the moment Luke’s hands were on her hips, and she peered up at him. “Oh, I’d certainly love to see what you can provide,” she chimed easily, shifting closer to him, almost as close as she could manage to get, her hands resting on his for a moment, encouragingly, before trailing up his arms to his shoulders, and around his neck, her gaze locking on his. “I’m an open book, sweetheart, I’m sure you can guess what’s going through my mind.” And, to emphasize her words, she shifted, leaning up to brush her lips against his almost challengingly, her smirk growing.

    Celeste laughed quietly in response, amused. “Is that what you think I am?” she asked with amusement, “Penny’s the rebel, not me.” The only form of rebellion she engaged in, really, was watching Youtube videos that included crude jokes that her parents would scoff at. But, still, she offered an amused look. “But perhaps I’ll entertain your request at some point.” For a moment, she watched him, taking him in, admittedly admiring him, but she settled her gaze on the stove. “Do you know how to make omelets?”

    Calum grinned slightly when he saw the way Penny perked up, enjoying the sight of it, especially when she’d seemed so… Down since he first got there. “Yeah, I do,” he told her, “Bass, actually. I can teach you, if you want - free of charge.” And, really, he found himself wanting to do whatever it took to make sure that she was happy, to make her happy, and he was certain he’d never fallen so fast for anybody before, but he definitely didn’t want to stop himself from falling, swearing that he could fall forever for her and be happy. He smirked, though, watching her. “Plenty of little secrets, hm?” He arched a brow, deciding to go along with it, to encourage her even. “Well, I look forward to all those secrets. Have any in mind?” And, as he spoke, he helped her with getting used to the starting position to play the piano, enjoying the way her skin felt against his, swearing it was the best feeling in the world.
    February 5th, 2020 at 11:50pm
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    Elena paused as Michael asked about her family, and she paused, exhaling. "Well, we're alright, I suppose." Elena teased, but she was hesitant to reveal more about them. "Liviana is a darling... I love her dearly, even if our parents seem to want to whip her into shape." Elena provided, shrugging her shoulders lightly as she put down her cup. "Our father is incredibly strict, mother tries her best. What else can I say, really?" Elena lowered her gaze then, knowing that it was a moment of weakness, but she allowed it. "We try to be normal."

    Luke raised his eyebrows with Liviana's words, and as she shifted closer to him, Luke guided her movements, squeezing her hips to encourage her to be herself, and dammit, he liked what she was showing him, the confidence she had, the tension between them that was so utterly delicious, he was shocked he was keeping himself as well behaved as he was. As he felt Liviana's hands trailing up his arms, to his shoulders and around his neck, a shudder of pure want, of a lustful need, danced down his spine, and he smirked, keeping their locked gazes to show that he wasn't backing down any time soon, enjoying the confrontation far too much. Moaning quietly as she brushed her lips against his, Luke closed his eyes to revel in the taste of her lip balm, and he opened his eyes once more, sky blue eyes clouded with arousal. "How about you get on that bed and I can confirm my suspicions?" Luke smirked. "I can give you a lesson in how to keep quiet."

    Ashton listened carefully to Celeste with a broad grin, dimples etched deeply into his cheeks, only seeming to accentuate his smile. "I think you are someone who wants to explore," Ashton stepped carefully towards her, missing the warmth of Dahlia in his arms, hoping that one day, Celeste would be in his arms instead. "But feel like you can't because your loyalty lies with your home... but not particularly your parents." He looked to the room then, that Calum and Penny had disappeared into, hoping that Celeste understood what he was getting at. But as Celeste offered an amused look, Ashton dropped the subject, not wanting Celeste to feel pressured by him in any way. Looking to the stove, Ashton nodded. "Mhm, I cook all the time for my brother and sister." He confessed easily, something about Celeste ensuring that he felt comfortable enough to do so. "Mom works late, so I'm in charge. Scoot over."

    Penny exhaled in a way that almost seemed anxious as he helped her get into position, although she focused on his words and turned to look at him, offering him a smirk, something along the lines of mischief and lust behind her eyes. "I have a few in mind, if you're willing to play along." Penny bit her lip, eyes quickly falling to Calum's full lips and lifting, once again, to meet his eyes. Shifting to tuck a strand of hair behind her ear, Penny focused back down on the piano keys, back straight and graceful, as she was taught to be, and as her nimble fingers reached for the keys, she looked back to Calum once more. "I'm ready."
    April 2nd, 2020 at 05:41pm