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By ButterflyRose

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Lucian's whole life has revolved around catching killers, and putting them behind bars. He was the youngest cop on the force, and he had worked his way to becoming detective. That was until he met the love of his life Willow. She had been everything to him, they had fallen in love and gotten married, and started a family of their own. When their daughter Tally was born, his whole world changed once more. He got out of being on the force, so he could put all of his time into his family. That was when he found out that Willow had been cheating on him, with his brother. He didn't know how to react, and he didn't know what to do with himself, or the news he had found out. He knew that Willow hadn't been happy, but he didn't realize she was cheating on him.

When they finally got a divorce, they had to share custody of Tally, and that tore the male apart. He was doing everything he could to keep his mind busy, and doing job after job. Sometimes he wondered what it would have been like, if he hadn't joined. So while it was his weekend with his daughter he get's a phone call from Michael. Asking him to take on a case. Even though he wasn't on the force anymore, the woman wanted only him. Lucian finally agreed, and he had told his daughter he had to go back to work, that's why she was going back to mommy sooner than normal. Seeing that look on his daughter's face broke his heart, but he didn't have a choice. Your Name Here was fighting tooth and nail to get him to protect her.

So when he finally packed up his things, and went to meet up with Your Name Here was when something else changed. He had been cold towards her, blaming her for taking him away from his family. He hated Your Name Here with a passion. He didn't want anything to do with her, and he just wanted to go home. He knew he couldn't though. When he got Your Name Here's story, was when he realized the man was the Child Killer he had been hunting before he left. Now that he knew what was really happening, he made a promise to himself. He was going to change his whole attitude towards the woman, and he would do his best to keep her safe. Little did he know, the woman was slowly falling in love with him, and he was falling in love with her.

As the two grew closer together was when the male realized what he had been missing. Working with the woman, protecting her, and getting all of the information he needed, was something he didn't realize. The woman was gentle, caring, sweet, and most of all a loving woman. She had the perfect job, and she now had a man that was willing to work on protecting her. One night while they were in New York City was when they ran into the Child Killer was the night he got the phone call that Tally had been killed. That made his blood boil. He had made sure she was safe, and that she wouldn't have been found. The Child Killer somehow found his little girl, and tore his heart out of his chest once more. He made a new vow to himself, he was going to put this monster behind bars, and for good.

That's when Your Name Here comes in. She hadn't done police work before, but she had been looking forward to meeting Tally. She wanted more than anything to take Lucian's pain away, but she didn't know how. She made a promise to him, that she would help catch the killer. She wanted her ex-husband behind bars as much as Lucian wanted him behind bars. What'll happen when they finally do catch him? Will Your Name Here finally be free of the monster? Will Lucian get the male behind bars for killing his daughter? Will Lucian and Your Name Here finally realize their feelings for each other? Or will it all just be another job for Lucian? You'll never know unless you join, The Hunting Game.

Lucian Rhodes; Taken

Tally Rhodes - Lucian's daughter.

Willow Kendrick - Lucian's ex-wife.

Female; Taken

What I need from you.

I'm going to make this super easy on you. I would like you to send me a Private Message titled Protect Me, and inside of that message I would like this little skeleton I have down below.

Character Picture {don't link it} || Name || Age {25-28} || Job title || Do you want an ending

See, that's not too hard now is it? At the bottom of your private message I would like your favorite holiday, and time of year. So that way I know you read all of this through, along with the rules down below. If I have to ask you twice, then I will have to deny you the spot. I'm sorry, but I'm going to be kind of picky about this.

The rules of The Hunting Game.

First- The pictures are going to be real. None of the over used shit either. If it's too big, I will ask you to resize it to a smaller size. If you can't find one to your liking, simply message me and ask me for help. I would be more than happy to help you look, or edit your picture for you. Just don't get mad at me, if I ask you to change/edit it.

Second- Romance will might be a big part of this story, but not at first. Just like in real life you have to work up to it. It's not a love at first sight type of thing. Cybering is a no on this site, if you want to keep the story line going, then we can move this to e-mail, or just skip it all together. That won't happen for awhile though, so we won't need to talk about that right away.

Third- Joining and then ditching is a no. If you don't like where this role play is going, simply message me and we can plot something out. Or if you are simply bored of it, and don't want to do it anymore, simply message me and tell me. I won't be mad if you get tired of it. Just if you join and then never post, is when I will be slightly annoyed with you. So please, at least talk to me about leaving the thread.

Forth- Plot twists is a must. I love plotting things out, and see where we want it to go. It's not that hard to become my friend either. So if you have something in mind, and wanna run it by me, all you gotta do is message me and be like 'Hey! I have an idea, and I just wanted to see what you thought about it!'. Because honestly I will do the same thing to you, so don't be surprised if you get messages from me about ideas.

Fifth- Stealing this idea is a no. It's something that's important to me. If I see anything like it, or someone stealing the main idea I will make it known you stole it from me. I have worked hard on this idea, and if you like it that much, ask me if you can borrow it. Just make sure to give me the credit for it. I will most likely say yes to letting you borrow it, as long as you ask me first.

Sixth- Posting. I know we all have lives outside of this site. I work full time, and sometimes on my day's off I'm not always on until later that night. So if you need a couple of days to post, I'm okay with that. If you are gonna be gone for a week or two, please let me know because if you don't, then I'll think you ditched out on me. I will do the same thing for you as well. If I can't post, or having a hard time I will make sure to let you know.

Seventh- We will be adding in more characters a long the way to help move the story line along. Since you are playing the main female role, you will need to double as a male later on. I do have a female in mind but
won't be bringing her in till later on. For now we will be focusing on Lucian and the main female. So please make sure to have another character ready. If you refuse to double as a male, then I will deny you the spot. Sometimes it's a good thing to break out of your comfort zone.

Eighth- Please for the love of God don't message me over and over asking when I'm gonna post. That's something I really hate, and it get's on my nerves when that happens. I'm asking that you don't wait 14 days to post. If you need time for a post I understand. I kind of want this to be a fast moving thread. If you take 2 to 3 days that's fine. I'm putting a 14 day limit and will not go past that. If something comes up and you need more time to post, simply message me and I'll be really understanding of that.

Ninth- Please give me something to work with. I won't put a posting limit, but if you only give me one paragraph when I give you more, I'll set a limit. I hate doing that, because I understand having writers block. Just please for the love of God, don't do one liners. If it starts into that I will take you out of the thread, and open it up for someone else. One liners kill a story line for me. It doesn't help move the story along at all. Details are a girl's best friend after all. So please a good 5-8 paragraph post will be wonderful.

Tenth- Now that I'm done sounding like a total bitch, I want this to be enjoyable for the both of us. That's what writing is about anyway. Having fun, and making something beautiful together. So please enjoy writing with me, and let's make something amazing, and see where this will lead.
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ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

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[google-font][merriweather [size12 The sound of Tally crying seemed to draw the male out of his thoughts. He wasn't expecting his child to be awake right now, and it kind of worried him. He pushed himself up and out of bed, and made his way to her bedroom. He pushed her door open, and he looked towards the small girl. [#b4c8ee "What's the matter sweetheart?"] he asked as he walked over to her bed, and sat down on the edge. The child was sitting up in bed, her arms wrapped tightly around the teddy bear he had gotten her a couple of weeks ago.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#ff00ff "I had a bad dream daddy.."] she said with a small hiccup. The male opened his arms, and the child crawled into them. [#b4c8ee "Tell me what it was about sweetheart"] he said as he started rubbing her back, and rocking her back and forth gently. The tears seemed to stop slowly, and she sat there hiccuping, before she finally started talking. [#ff00ff "It was about a really bad man, and how he had killed you and momma.."] she said, as a fresh wave of tears took over the five year old.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He let out a small sigh and he kissed the top of her head. [#b4c8ee "Nothing is going to hurt mommy or myself, remember I'm the one who caught the bad guys, and put them away for good to keep you safe? Nothing's going to happy baby, I promise you that"] he said lightly. He wrapped his arms around her a bit tighter, and rocked her back and forth. [#ff00ff "I know.. I love you daddy"] she whispered, and that brought a smile to the male's lips. He kissed her head, and helped her back into bed, pulling the blankets up to her chin.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I love you too baby girl, so much. Now, get some sleep and when you wake up, we will make breakfast and go to the park for a little while"] he said leaning over and kissing the top of her head. She nodded lightly, and closed her eyes. The male knew she was still thinking about the nightmare, but pretty soon she was sound asleep. He sat there for a little while longer watching her. His own heart breaking inside of his chest, he wanted to take her pain away more than anything.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Ever since him and Willow had split up, he could tell it was taking it's toll on the child. She was only five years old, and already being carted between two homes. He had the most custody than Willow, because of the fact she was always doing drugs, or wasn't taking care of Tally, and it pissed him off. He stood and made his way out of the child's bedroom. He shut the door, leaving it open a little bit in case she awoke again, and needed him. It was a little after six in the morning.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He let out a small sigh, and moved back to his bedroom. He turned off the lamp next to the door, and crawled into bed. He laid there a little while, with his hands behind his head, thinking of ways to make Tally's life better. He hoped when they ended up going to court, he could get full custody. If that happened, he would make sure Willow wasn't apart of the picture anymore. That was horrible of him, but it's how he felt. He didn't want Tally hurting anymore, and that's the only way he could think of doing it.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He let out a small sigh, and he felt his body start to relax. Pretty soon he himself was finally asleep. His dreams as black as the sky outside.]]

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[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male let out a groan when he rolled over and his eyes slowly opened, and looked at the clock. He didn't get enough sleep, and he heard his bedroom door open. He couldn't remember closing it last night, but then he heard Tally's feet pattering along the wooden floor. [#ff00ff "Are you awake daddy?"] she asked. The male poked his head out from under the blankets and he smiled lightly. [#b4c8ee "Yes baby I am. Are you hungry?"] he asked her. She nodded lightly and broke out into a smile. [#ff00ff "Can we make eggs for breakfast?"] she asked.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 That was her favorite food and his as well. He threw the blankets aside and swung his feet around onto the floor. [#b4c8ee "Of course we can baby. I was hoping that would have been what you wanted"] he said. The child grinned even more at his answer, and the two made their way out of the bedroom, and down the stairs to the kitchen. Tally went about getting the eggs, milk and cheese out of the fridge, and put them all up onto the counter. He himself got the pan, plates, and mixing bowl out.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 They went about cracking the eggs, adding the milk and cheese and stirring it up. The male then put the eggs into the pan, and she popped some toast into the toaster. The male looked down at her and smiled a bit. If there was one good thing out of his shitty relationship, it was her. She made his dark days so much better, and she always put a smile on his face. He just wished Willow thought the same way he did. [#b4c8ee "Do you still wanna go to the park this morning?"] he asked the child.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Tally looked up towards him and nodded. [#ff00ff "Yes daddy I do."] she said giggling. The male nodded and went back to the stove and finished the eggs. When the toast was finished the child put them onto plates, and waited for her eggs. When they were done, the male split the pan between the two of them, and put it on the back burner. He then carried the plates to the table, and grabbed a couple cups for some apple juice. He pulled the juice out of the fridge, and poured them each a glass.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He then moved over to the table and handed her one. Then they both started eating in silence. [#ff00ff "Can we go to the pet store today too, and get a puppy?"] she asked looking up towards her father. The male broke out into a smile. [#b4c8ee "You still want that gold lab don't you?"] he asked her. She nodded lightly and grinned. [#ff00ff "More than anything. I promise I won't ask for anything more, it could be my birthday and Christmas present!"] she giggled. The male put his elbow onto the table, and pointed his fork at her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I'll tell you what, we go to the pet store first, find the puppy and if there isn't the one you want, we will get another one, and then go to the store and pick up all of the supplies for him or her. How's that sound Princess?"] he asked her. The girl flew from her chair, and threw her arms around his neck. [#ff00ff "Thank you daddy! I love you so much!"] she said as she kissed his cheek. He laughed and before he could say something to her, she ran out of the room squealing the whole way.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He shook his head lightly, and picked up their dishes, and put the left over eggs into a container, and sealed it shut. He then put it into the fridge, and went to get himself ready. Today was pick a puppy day, and he was kind of looking forward to it.]]

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[google-font][merriweather [size12 By the time lunch rolled around, Lucian had Tally in her car seat, with a carrying case right beside her. He could hear the child clicking her tongue, and he looked into the back. [#b4c8ee "Tally honey, leave the poor thing alone. He's scared enough as it is, and you are only scaring him more"] he said lightly. Tally looked up at him and pouted a bit. [#ff00ff "Can I take him out back when we get home?"] she asked. The male sighed lightly, wondering if this had been a good idea or not. He licked his lower lip and spoke.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Not right when we get home. We have to let the puppy get used to the house first, and then we can take him out back. I promise you that. Plus you need to pick a name for the puppy. What do you want to call him?"] he asked. He then pulled into the driveway right when Tally spoke up. [#ff00ff "I want to call him Buster."] she said lightly. The male parked the car, and rolled the windows down, and shut the car off. He then climbed out, and opened up the back door for her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I think the name Buster is perfect for the little guy. Go around to the back and grab all the bags, and his bed, I'll get him and carry him inside"] he said. Tally unbuckled herself, and she squealed as she jumped out of the car, and ran to the back. She opened the trunk and grabbed the bags full of puppy treats, toys, leashes, and the dog bed. The male shook his head lightly as he closed her door, and went around to the other side. It was easier to get the carrier out that way.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He opened up the door, and leaned down and picked up the carrier. A small whimper came from inside. [#b4c8ee "It's alright Buster, welcome home little buddy"] he said. He then shut the door, and Tally was standing at the front door holding an envelope. [#ff00ff "I think this is for you daddy"] she said as he came up the steps. He took it from her, and looked down at it. Sure enough it had his name printed on the front, and he shook his head. He knew what it was, and he wasn't too happy with it.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He unlocked the door and let her inside, she ran right to the living room, and the male set the carrier down. [#b4c8ee "Be gentle with him, let him explore. Don't touch him right away either. It's still new to him, I have to go to the kitchen and make a phone call. I'll be back"] he said. Tally nodded lightly, as she knelt down and opened the door letting the gold lab out. He then made his way to the kitchen, and he made sure the kitchen door was closed, before pulling out his phone.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He punched in a number, and Michael answered on the first ring. [b "I was hoping you would have called sooner. Did you get the package I left for you?"] he asked. [#b4c8ee "Yeah I got it. But you know damn well I'm no longer in the business. I just got a fucking dog too Matt! What the fuck man?"] he snapped. [b "I know you aren't happy, but read the contents. The woman Kyrie Black insisted on having you. Call me when you get to her."] click... Lucian looked at the phone and let out a string of cuss words.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He opened the package and pulled out the papers. A picture fell out of a really pretty female, and he sighed lightly. [#b4c8ee "What the fuck Michael.. I can't"] he muttered lightly. He read the pages, and knew he had no choice in the matter. He had to take Tally, along with Buster. This wasn't going to be fun. He sighed a bit, as he leaned against the counter trying to figure out how to break the news to his five year old, that he had a job now, and she had to be taken along.]]

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[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male let out a small sigh as the two got off the plane. Tally wasn't too happy, and she could tell it was upsetting Buster. What more could he do though? Matthew pretty much told him that he had no choice, he still hadn't called Willow to let her know. That was going to be a talk he was dreading. He knew she was going to chew his ass out, but he didn't care. What done was done. He looked down at the child and puppy and he knelt down, and made her look at him. Which she didn't want to do.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I know you are mad at me, but sweetheart I didn't have much of a choice. At least you have Buster with you, and this woman asked for me. The pay is going to be amazing though, and you'll be able to buy more toys, and treats for Buster."] he said. The child looked at him and sighed a little. [#ff00ff "Okay, but I won't like this lady. She's stealing you from me and Buster.. I want to go home"] she nearly broke down into tears just then. He wanted to go home too.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He kissed her forehead, and stood. He then found the car rental's shop and got a car, that was pet friendly. The two humans were in the car, with Buster in the back with Tally. He then pulled up the woman's address, and made sure he as going the right way. He made a promise to Tally, and he found a taco bell along the way. He ordered them both food, and then he was back on the highway. He didn't know the whole story of Kyrie's past, and why she had asked for him. He sighed lightly and looked at his phone.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 They were almost there. Tally sat in the back eating her tacos, while Buster slept. He knew Tally was having a war inside of herself, and that's what he was dealing with too. He shook his head, and when the house came into view his temper started to rise a bit. He pulled into the driveway, and parked the car. [#b4c8ee "Alright honey, pack up your things and bring that all with you"] he said. Tally did as she was told, and they were all out of the car. The bag of food in his hand.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He took his daughter's hand, and walked up the front steps. He then reached out and rang the door bell. Buster was sitting there looking up at Tally, and Tally was just looking out at the yard. [#ff00ff "Can I take Buster out back and play with the toys?"] she asked looking up at her father. The male looked down at her and smiled lightly. [#b4c8ee "We will see Princess. Depends on if the woman has a fence around her yard like out front"] he said. Tally nodded, and looked down at the puppy.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 They were an odd bunch right then. A man, his daughter, and her pup. The door finally opened and the male looked towards her. [#b4c8ee "Are you Kyrie Black?"] he asked. He wasn't about to mess around. He was pissed that she tore him and his daughter away from their life, and he was going to make it known that he was pissed off about it, along with the fact Tally will always come first. The three stood there, waiting to be let into the house, or for the woman to say something. This wasn't going to end well.]]

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NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie Black's home was a nice one, especially for a single person. She had a well paid job and for the most part her life had been relatively easy. Things had been going so smoothly, she would wake, go to work, come home. Then something changed. Of course there had been rumours about a child murderer, but everything seemed to have gone quiet and Kyrie had followed the case with keen interest. She knew the man who had worked on the case tirelessly and for the most part she had forgotten all about it, things had gone sort of quiet.

Until now.

Kyrie had clocked off her shift, it was late at night but as she headed for her car, she heard a child crying. That wasn't unusual, it was a children's hospital and Kyrie figured she could help as she ambled towards the sound. She expected to see a child afraid of going in the hospital or afraid of their latest injection but she was greeted with a dead child, around seven years old in the car parking lot. Kyrie was going to scream and raise the alarm but she caught sight of a hooded figure standing and watching. Something in her gut told her this man was not to be messed with and she looked to the little boy on the floor, so alone and even in death he looked terrified. There were tears on her cheek and she knelt down. She didn't hear the man approach. She saw a flash of his face, she made to run but he spoke before she could, grabbing her,
[b "You're next."] Then everything went black.

Kyrie awoke in hospital, she was treated for a head injury and put on leave indefinitely while she recovered. She had phoned the police, spoken to so many of them but they had all given vague answers. So she decided to ask for Lucian Rhodes, the man who had worked the case before and now that the murderer was back in business and she was on his hitlist, she knew she needed help. Phone calls and letters and emails later, she waited anxiously on her couch for the doorbell to ring.

She glanced up when it did and she moved to the door, opening it to see a young man and what seemed to be his daughter and a puppy. His daughter was a sweet looking thing and he was rather handsome.
[+blue "Yes, I am."] She said, looking them both over, [+blue "Please, come in."] She murmured as she stepped to the side to let them into the nice home. She had a front garden that looked out onto the street and the back garden had a pool and was fenced off.
[+blue "I'm very sorry, Mr Rhodes, I didn't know who else to turn to. When I called, they explained you no longer deal with these sorts of things."] She said, she didn't want to say too much in front of Tally, such a young and innocent girl shouldn't have to be so afraid of the world.
[+blue "Can I get you anything? Drinks?"] She was nervous, that much was obvious, she hadn't left her house for weeks through the fear of being targeted again. The murderer had snatched her I.D tag for the hospital, which meant he knew her name and likely her address. It was evident Kyrie was struggling to look after herself. She didn't have children, she had gotten out of a rather crazy relationship just a short time ago and her partner hadn't wanted kids. Kyrie was surrounded by them most days, she adored them.

[+blue "They told you about James Cullen?"] Kyrie said as she looked to Lucian, her fingers were fidgeting with nerves, she couldn't really be still. She got the vibe that Lucian didn't want to be here, nor his daughter and even the dog seemed annoyed at her. James Cullen was the boy who had been murdered and left in the parking lot at the hospital, he had died, he was beyond help and Kyrie would never ever forget it, that little boy's face would be etched on her mind for eternity.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When the door finally opened, and Kyrie let them both into the house he looked down at his daughter and bent down in front of her. [#b4c8ee "Alright baby girl, daddy has some things to talk about with this lady. You can take Buster out back, and keep away from the pool out there. Unless Kyrie gives you permission to swim in it"] he told his daughter. Tally nodded lightly as she looked up towards the woman, and then looked back at her father. She was scared and he could see it in her eyes. That seemed to piss him off.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He watched as the child gathered up the dog's toy, and the pair went out the door and to the back yard. The house was nice, and he couldn't help but wonder what she would do with it when she found out she had to leave. The male let out a small sigh when she asked if she could get them anything. [#b4c8ee "No, we are okay for right now. I got her some food before I got here"] he snapped. He wasn't meaning to be a total asshole, but what other choice did he have?]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 That's when she asked if he had heard about James Cullen. He had, he'd read the folder Andrew had sent over to him. [#b4c8ee "I know everything about the child. I just don't understand why you are now on his hit list. Do you know this man personally? Or were you there at the wrong time?"] he asked. That's when he felt his phone buzzing in his pocket. [b [i The safehouse is ready. I'm on my way right now. We need to ditch your car, and everything inside of it. You need to tell her soon.]]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [b [i Also, is she pretty? Cause I wouldn't mind getting laid while on this job. Anyway I'm kidding. Hurry your ass up, and I'll be there in about an hour in a half.]] The male rolled his eyes lightly reading the message. Michael was on his way to take them to the safe house that's been set up. It was way out of town, and she wasn't going to be happy about this in any way. He reached up and ran a hand through his hair. [#b4c8ee "Alright, there's also some ground rules here"] he snapped.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "As you can see my daughter is now in danger as well. I will do everything in my power to keep her safe. Yes you put up a fight to get me to protect you, but Tally will always be my number one. If she's in more danger than you, I will protect her more than I will protect you. If you wouldn't have pushed so hard to get me here, then I wouldn't be such a hard ass. One of my partners is on his way right now, and we will be moving you out of here"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "You will be blindfolded the whole ride because we don't want you seeing where we are going. There will be a safe house we will be staying at. I know Michael will be stopping along the way to get small things for the house. I need you to pack up three bags total. Nothing more. Pack what you think you'll need, and what you can't leave behind. Because at one point this house will be emptied out and sold. You are no longer owner of this house"] he said lightly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He moved over to the back window and watched as Tally threw a ball for the dog, and his heart melted. He then turned back to Kyrie. [#b4c8ee "We will be talking about more rules when we get settled into the new house. It will just be you, myself, and my daughter. I hope you like animals, because Buster is apart of my family"] he said. He walked over to the table and pulled a chair out and sat down. He knew there was a lot to take in, but for now he would let it sink in.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Do you have any questions? If not get upstairs and pack your shit. As soon as Michael get's here we leave"] he said. He sat there and put his head into his hands. Everything was happening so fast, he didn't know what to do with himself at the moment. He took a breath and let the silence wash over them both.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Lucian as he sent his daughter off to play, she wasn't a mother but she looked after sick children day in and day out, or at least she had before all of this. She turned her eyes to Lucian and listened to him carefully. He was upset he had been pulled from his life and has to haul his daughter with them along with a new puppy. She could understand that but she hadn't asked for any of this either, she hadn't asked for a child to be murdered right in front of her.
[+blue "I tried to save him, he hit me on the head and knocked me out. I guess someone interrupted what he was going to do."] Kyrie responded when he asked and she figured it wasn't important overall. What was important was that the man was still out there, still lurking and more people would die if he wasn't caught. Surely Lucian could understand that much at least.

[+blue "Wait- We're leaving?"] She was stunned. This was her home, she had worked so hard to keep it and she swallowed. He still kept snapping at her and Kyrie was getting tired of it. She was sorry that him and his daughter had to come here, she was sorry this had turned their world upside down but it wasn't any easier on her. At least he would have a home to return to. The thought of living with this man was dreadful and she watched him sit after he rattled off his precious rules.
[+blue "Look, you can hate me alright? That's fine. Your daughter can hate me and even your puppy can hate me but this isn't any easier on me you know? I bought this home when I was twenty, I've lived here just fine and- Why am I bothering? You don't care."] Kyrie realised at rhe end of her statement that he really didn't care.

Kyrie shifted and went upstairs, there wasn't much she could take. Her phone, her laptop, some clothes and bare essentials, a photo album of her with some of the kids she had looked after in the hospital. It wasn't much. Of course Lucian would want to protect his daughter and she knew that, she wanted him to protect his daughter over her. Kyrie managed to fit everything had into a suitcase and a handbag as she brought it downstairs and set it in the kitchen. A few extra essentials and she was ready to go, as ready as she would ever be to leave her home. She looked around the place and then out to the garden to Tally and Buster. Maybe Michael would be a little nicer than Lucian.

Tally was a beautiful little girl, full of energy and Kyrie figured Lucian had done well with her, despite being a cold asshole, she couldn't fault his parenting. Kyrie made a check of the house, hands shaking slightly and she did her best to judt toughen up and deal with it because it wasn't like she was going to get any compassion from Lucian. She moved to the side room, away from Lucian and took a moment to compose herself. If this man was going to be an asshole to her then she wasn't about to let him see her cry as she fixed her face and made sure she covered up most of the evidence if her shed tears over losing everything.

Kyrie drew in a breath and stepped back to see Lucian, thinking for a while.
[+blue "I have a few rules of my own. You can hate me, that's fine, but I ask you treat me with some amount of respect, and I'll do the same. Unlike you, I won't have a home to come back to after this. I also ask your daughter comes first, if you want to give this all up then I'll find someone else to deal with it but we both know the likelihood is they won't be able to catch him as quickly as you will and more children will die horribly as a result. My last rule is simple."] Kyrie was trying to sound brave but she was like a church mouse,
[+blue "I leave a light on at night."] Safe house or not what had happened had terrified her and Lucian could be be the boss, he could play the alpha and she would oblige him but all she wanted was respect.

There was a car pull up outside and Kyrie sighed out softly as she got her things. She headed out and Michael helped her put her things in the car, his eyes roaming her and he had a charming smile.
[b "Sorry, gotta blindfold you."] He apologised and looked to Lucian, nodding to him to blindfold the woman and get it all overwith. Kyrie figured Michael was more compassionate and maybe she'd made a mistake putting Lucian at the front of this whole thing.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian watched as the woman spoke. She had a small temper on her, and that seemed to please him in more ways than one. She could handle herself if she really wanted too. When she was gone, he got a message from Michael. [b [i I'm almost there. When she's done, I should be there. Let Tally know to look out for me.]] was all the message held. He knew Tally would be watching for her favorite person in the world. The male sighed when Kyrie came back into the kitchen with her things.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He crossed his arms and let her speak. That's when he heard the van pull up, and he knew Michael was here. He ignored that for the time being. When Kyrie was done talking he nodded a bit. [#b4c8ee "I understand where you are coming from, but you are no where in a place to be making so many rules. You were the one who begged to have me protect you. Not the other way around"] he said. That's when the front door opened and Michael walked in with Tally in his arms. [b "Look who I found, and she has an adorable puppy as well"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Tally had her thumb in her mouth, and her head on the male's shoulder. [b "I see I walked into something intense. But we don't have much time. We need to get going, and now"] he said. Lucian stood and walked over and kissed Tally's head. [#b4c8ee "I'll go and get your car seat in the van. Go to the bathroom before we leave"] he told her. The child nodded as she wiggled out of the other man's arms. She then went and did what her father asked of her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Michael on the other hand looked towards Kyrie and looked her up and down. [b "I'm sorry dear, but I gotta blindfold you. Can't have you seeing where we are taking you"] he said lightly. He pulled out his black and red bandana and placed it over her eyes. He then led her out to the van and helped her inside. He shut the door and went to help Lucian. [b "Dude, she's hot"] he said. Lucian rolled his eyes a bit. [#b4c8ee "She's a little demanding though too"] he said softly. He knew she couldn't hear them, but better be safe than sorry.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He finished getting the car seat into the van, and then Tally was out there with her bag and Buster's things. The male picked her up and strapped her into the car seat. He leaned over and kissed her forehead. [#b4c8ee "I love you"] he whispered to her. [#ff00ff "I love you too daddy"] she said lightly. The male smiled and let Buster just in. [b "Don't worry, I have someone to pick up the car and return it. Along with selling the house"] he said. Lucian then climbed into the front.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "You might wanna settle in for a long trip sweetheart. It's gonna be a good twelve, to twenty-four hour drive"] he said. Michael smirked a bit as he started the van up and headed out of the driveway. Tally reached over and took Kyrie's hand in her's. She started playing with the older woman's fingers lightly. Buster laid on the floor between them, and Lucian looked out the window. His whole life was changing, and he didn't know how he was supposed to handle everything. Right now he was taking it minute by minute. That's all he could do.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie just nodded and sat in the car. It was strange to be blindfolded like this and she listened intently to everything going on. She figured at least a long drive meant she could sleep most of it off. The pastel pink haired woman was surprised when a hand found hers and she could tell by its size that it was Tally's and she smiled to herself, there wasn't much she could really do given she couldn't see the girl and she didn't want to risk sneaking her blindfold off, it wasn't like she was going to tell anyone where she was going or living. There was a strange comfort found in Tally playing with her fingers so innocently and she gave the girls hand a playful squeeze and giggled a little.

[+purple "My name's Kyrie."] Kyrie said quietly to the little girl, she knew it was best not to overdo anything and let Tally come around to her in her own time. She seemed like a sweet kid but very shy and Kyrie knew that it was nicer to give her time. Where was her mother? She thought for a while, it wasn't terribly commo that father's got custody but she figured it wasn't her business and Lucian wasn't the sort to be open and friendly with her either, right then. He had just been torn from a life with his daughter and he despised her for it.
[+purple "Do you want to play a game? Or I could tell you some of my favourite stories."] Kyrie offered Tally and she supposed this would be an exceptionally long drive for the young girl and it was likely she would get bored at some point along the lines so a little entertainment might be helpful in tiring her out and getting her to sleep for a while if she wanted to.

Lucian had a wonderful little family and Kyrie figured this would be a lot easier if she could see and she pondered why they hadn't just blacked out the windows so she couldn't see out of them in the back but it wasn't her business. The less questions she asked the better it seemed for the most part. Kyrie knew a lot of stories off by heart given how many she had read to kids in hospital night after night and how many she had come up with about princesses and castles and knights in shining armour. She wondered if she would ever be able to work again, so long as she was in hiding she was sure she wouldn't be allowed to go and do her work in case she was caught out by the lunatic child murderer roaming the streets. She listened to Lucian and Michael as well now and then but they spoke quietly and she gave up after a while.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian kept looking into the back to check on Tally. He was kind of surprised to see the child holding the woman's hand. In a way it warmed his heart. She was warming up to the stranger. Maybe he was being a total ass, and not giving the woman a chance. He turned back around and looked towards Michael. [#b4c8ee "I think when we stop off for gas we black the windows out the best we can, and let Kyrie have the blindfold off. I think Tally would be a good enough distraction"] he admitted. The other nodded lightly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 They had been driving for quite some time, and they were getting low on gas after all. That's when Lucian heard Tally speaking to Kyrie. [#ff00ff "I would like to hear some stories"] she said lightly. The male turned around and looked at her again. She was still playing with Kyrie's fingers. That was a habit she had when she was nervous about something. He knew this was all a huge change for her, and he wanted his daughter to be comfortable as well. Michael finally pulled off the freeway and into a gas station.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [b "Alright, you guys do what you need to do and I'll get the gas and snacks as well"] he said as he climbed out. Lucian climbed into the back and Buster rose to his feet and wagged his tail. [#b4c8ee "I'll let you out buddy, hold on"] he said as he unbuckled Tally. He then turned to Kyrie and spoke to her as well. [#b4c8ee "We are going to take your blindfold off when we get out of the van. It'll stay off for the rest of the ride"] he said softly. Something he didn't like doing much.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He then unbuckled Kyrie and opened the door. He helped her down and slipped the blindfold off. [#b4c8ee "I know it's bright as shit, and I'm sorry about that. Couldn't afford you seeing where we are going at the moment"] he said with a shrug of his shoulders. He then clipped the leash onto Buster's collar and let the puppy out. Tally jumped out and grabbed Kyrie's hand again and looked up at her. [#ff00ff "I have to go potty"] she said to the woman. Lucian nodded giving Kyrie permission to take her with her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Just keep a really close eye on her. I know she doesn't want me taking her into the bathroom right now. That and I have Buster to take care of at the moment too"] he said nodding towards the building. When the two walked off he walked over to a grassy spot and let Buster sniff around, and do his business. That's when Michael walked up, his arms crossed over his chest. [b "So I just finished blacking out the windows. She won't be able to see anything outside, unless she looked out the windshield"] he said.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian looked towards his good friend and nodded lightly. [#b4c8ee "Thanks for that"] was all he said. The two men stood there for a few more minutes, and then went back to the van to wait for Kyrie and Tally to rejoin them. Lucian sat on the floor of the van with the puppy and sighed lightly. He was rethinking this whole thing. Maybe instead of being such a cold hearted asshole towards Kyrie, he would work on being a bit nicer. Might as well, because once they got to the safe house Michael would be gone, and they would be alone.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie managed to tell a wild story about a fairy princess that adored a airspace nd all the animals of the forest wanted to help her. She was animated and did some voices and made it as entertaining as she could for little Tally. It was hard with the blindfold but she kept hold of the girls hand and seemed to be enjoying herself. The car stopped and she listened to Lucian as the doors opened and she used his arm to get out of the van properly. She didn't expect the light and shebsquintdd, closing her eyes for a minute before opening them to adjust and she looked at Lucian. She nodded to him, he seemed to have softened up a little but she still wasn't too trusting of his mood.

She looked to Tally and smiled,
[+purple "Hey, sure thing!"] She said looked to Lucian but he gave his permission and she offered him a gentle smile of assurance as she headed towards the bathrooms. Tally was fairly independent and very bright for her age and Kyrie helped her to wash her hands,
[+purple "Alright then, little lady, let's get ourselves a snack back at the van."] She said and picked Tally up, giggling a little at her reactions. She was adorable and Kyrie figured Lucian was a lucky guy to have a beautiful daughter who was so bright and happy all the time.

[+purple "Alrighr, there you go."] Kyrie said as she set Tally back down once they were close to the van and she smiled a little as she went bounding to her father. Kyrie watched them interact for a moment and it was evident that Tally had Lucian's whole heart in her little hand.
[+purple "Not to be too 'demanding' but is there any chance I could get some water?"] Kyrie asked as she got into the van, hopefully she as at least allowed a drink. Then again she wasn't a prisoner and she figured at least she was allowed her blindfold off. It had been a rough day and Kyrie knew after some food she would probably doze off in the back of the van. She would absolutely do her best to make sure Tally was comfortable too and looked after, Lucian was doing a great job but she figured even he wanted a break sometimes. It couldn't be easy being a single father but somehow he had cracked the code. It was incredibly attractive Kyrie now that she thought about it and watched the man. He was young, good looking and a brilliant father. She tore her gaze away and looked to Tally, distracting herself.

It was good to have her vision back at least and she looked around the van. She had no idea where they were or where they were going but she hoped for Tally and Buster's sake that there was a garden and that the house wasn't too bad. She didn't expect anything grand or regal or even that big in nature but she did hope that it was at least a nice place for Tally and maybe the little girl would forget she had been ripped away from everything because of her. 
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 As Lucian was waiting for the other three to join him, he let Buster out to streach his legs, and to go to the bathroom. They still had a long ride ahead of them, and he hoped the pup would make it the rest of the way. As he stood there watching over the dog, his mind wandered to when life had been more simple. He had a wife he loved, and they were expecting their first child. When Tally was born, things seemed to change. Willow wasn't around much. She was always taking Tally out and about.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 At first he was okay with it, but then he found out she was cheating on him. That seemed to tear his heart apart. He stayed with the woman for Tally's sake, but soon things were getting worse and worse for the couple. Everything seemed to be falling apart around them, and he couldn't do anything about it. The last straw had been when he found Willow and Bradley in their bed. The sounds she made, the way her body moved, it had been everything he knew and loved about her. That had been the worst feeling in the world.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Since then, he's done everything he could for the child. He wanted her to have both parents, but he couldn't stay with Willow much longer. He wanted happiness back. The two had gotten a divorce, and before it was even final she was already moved into Brad's house, and the two were happy. He hated the man for ruining everything between him and Willow. Then again, he was happy with where he was. He did have a simple job, he almost had full custody of Tally, and Willow had nothing at all.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He shook his head when he heard his daughter's voice. He turned and caught her right in time. He wrapped his arms around her, and kissed her face. She giggled and covered his face in kisses as well. The two did this for a few minutes, and then he set her down, and watched as she went to play with the puppy. He looked towards Kyrie when she asked if she could have some water, and he raised a 'brow slightly towards her. He had told her to go inside and get something to eat, or at least he thought he did.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "You are welcome to go inside and get something to eat, and drink. I know Michael is getting a bunch of food and drinks for the rest of the trip. If you want we can stop somewhere and grab a bite to eat as well"] he said lightly. He then turned his attention back to his daughter and pup. He wished things weren't as bad as they were right now. He wanted nothing more than to be back home, in his own yard watching the two friends bond. He sighed as he crossed his arms.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Everything had changed in a split second, and he didn't know how to really react to it. He knew the house was going to have a yard for Buster, and a pool as well for Tally. It was in a perfect neighborhood. He would explain everything to the woman when they got there. He then turned his attention back to her. [#b4c8ee "Listen, I know I've been a total jackass, and I do apologize for that"] he said lightly. He meant it too. That's when Tally and the pup came bounding over. He then picked her up once more.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#ff00ff "Daddy I'm hungry"] she said lightly, and then started rubbing her eyes. [#b4c8ee "I know baby. Uncle Michael is getting food. Maybe we'll stop at a McDonald's before we leave and get something to eat"] he said kissing her forehead. She nodded lightly as she laid her head on his shoulder, cuddling into his chest. He wrapped his arms tightly around her, and held her against him. This wasn't the kind of world he wanted her in, but it was too late now. He had to do everything to protect her, and Kyrie.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Hunter, there was something about him. It was like there was an air of sadness around him all the time, even when he had Tally in his arms. It made her wonder what had happened to him and where Tally's mother was. It was unusual for a father to have full custody after all and she watched him and Tally together. It was heartwarming. Tally seemed so perfect, she didn't really throw tantrums and she seemed to be easily forgiving towards Kyrie too.

Hunter apologised and Kyrie just gave him a smile, apology accepted. She didn't want to hold a Grudge and she knew that if they argues, it would likely be brought up.
[+purple "I mean some chicken nuggets so sound kinda good."] She said when McDonald's was mentioned and she smiled to Tally. Kyrie's appetite wasn't really there, it wasn't present with everything going on but she knew she had to eat something. Maybe some food and sleep wasn't a bad idea to make this whole ordeal go quicker.

[+purple "How about me and Tally go get the McDonald's?"] She offered and looked to Hunter for permission. She figured it would distract Tally but then Hunter wanted to spend time with his daughter too. They should all go while Michael was getting snacks and drinks.
[+purple "C'mon, we'll go together. If you want- Just..."] She looked to Hunter, [+purple "Look, just tell me if I'm overstepping. I'm not a parent or her mother and I don't want you to think that I'm trying to be or anything. Your boss here."] She surrendered her pride. Hunter was in charge, not her. She took his orders because his job was to keep her safe. She still didn't quite believe that they would be safe in this new place. This killer was smart.

Hunter seemed like a genuine man, a little hot tempered but he was a father first and foremost. His duty was to that little girl in his arms and Kyrie would never, ever take her place and she didn't want to. She tied her hair up, fixing it in place and honestly, it was times like this where she missed her job. She missed looking after kids each day, helping them through tough times and being there for them. She loved her job and now she wasn't sure if she would ever work again. Her job gave her purpose, it gave her a meaning because she had put off relationships and romance for it. Without it, she just felt lost.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian shook his head and looked towards Kyrie. [#b4c8ee "I appreciate the offer for walking there, and taking Tally with you but considering it's almost to the freeway entrance, it's a little too far of a walk. If it was right across the way I would be more than willing to let you take her and go get the food"] he said lightly. Tally looked towards Kyrie and smiled a little bit. Lucian then put Tally into her car seat and buckled her in. He then grabbed her blanket and handed it to her, kissing her forehead.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Buster managed to climb in next to his human child and curled up on the floor once more. The male unhooked the leash and looked up when Michael came back with bags of snacks and drinks. [b "Sorry it took so long, I didn't know what the ladies would want, and what Tally can and can't really have. So I got a little bit of everything, that and the line was a little long"] he said as he came up to the two looking between them. He could tell he came in at the wrong time, but he didn't care.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I think since we are far enough out we can leave the blindfold off. That and I told Tally we would stop and get McDonald's on the way as well"] he said. Michael nodded a bit as he put the bags between the front seats. [b "That's fine with me. As long as you are comfortable with it boss man"] he said as he climbed back into the driver's seat. Lucian then turned back to Kyrie and helped her back into the van. He shut the door and went and shut Tally's as well.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He watched as Tally reached out and took the woman's hand once more and put it on her face. The child always did that with female's. It was some sort of comfort for her, and he hoped that Kyrie wouldn't mind. [#b4c8ee "I do apologize for Tally. It's a comfort thing to have a woman touching her face. When she's asleep you can move your hand"] he said as he shut the door. He then climbed inside and Michael started the van up and headed towards the freeway once more. He then pulled into the McDonald's drive thru.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 They ordered a little bit of everything, and then paid. Pretty soon they were back on the road. Tally had her meal with her, and she was munching away trying to keep Kyrie's hand with her at all times. Lucian could tell she was nervous, and he didn't blame her. Soon they would be out of the van, and in a new home. Hopefully Willow wouldn't try to contact him, because he knew the woman would. He sighed a bit and ate his own meal and looked out the front window keeping silent.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [center [b [i Six Hours Later.]]]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Michael pulled into the driveway of their new home right as the sun was starting to set, and he shut the van off. [b "We are finally here"] he said lightly looking towards Lucian. The male smiled a bit as he looked over his shoulder at the sleeping women in the back. Tally looked so innocent, and Kyrie looked beautiful sleeping as well. That seemed to take him off guard a little bit. He didn't understand why that thought crossed his mind but it had. It startled him a little.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Thank you for doing this and helping the best you can. You are more than welcome to crash here for the night before you leave in the morning"] he offered. [b "I'm going to take you up on that offer. I need to streach my legs, and just not be behind the wheel again"] he said. The two men climbed out and gathered up the bags from the back. Lucian went and unlocked the house and carried the bags inside. He set them down, and went to go get Tally out of the van. He smiled opening the door.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Right when he opened the door Buster jumped out and started sniffing around. He then found a good place to do his business too. Having a puppy was hard, because they had to make another stop along the way to let the pup out and do his business. He unbuckled Tally and pulled the child out of her car seat. She let out a small whimper when he did. [#b4c8ee "Shh baby, we are home"] he said lightly and she settled down once more. He then carried her into the house.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He walked down the hall and into one of the rooms. It was set up with toys, and other little girl things. He laid her in the bed and let her relax a little bit. He then walked out of the room making sure to close the door a little bit. He walked out to the living room and looked at Kyrie. [#b4c8ee "You have a choice on what bedroom you want. The master has the bathroom attached. Also you are welcome to explore the house as well."] he said lightly. Michael was standing there with his arms crossed.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian cocked his head slightly to the side. [#b4c8ee "Did you want me to go into town to get the shopping done and you stay here? Or do you want to go and do it?"] he asked the other. [b "I'll do it tomorrow before I hit the road to head home."] Michael said. The male nodded a bit as he made his way to the kitchen to unload the bags from the gas station. It felt odd being here, but at the same time he felt like he was home. At least for the most part.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie didn't mind Tally's actions at all and she smiled at the young girl and just nodded towards Lucian. The young girl was harmless, adorable and probably just nervous. They ate and Kyrie stroked Tally's head until she was asleep before settling down herself to get some rest. It wasn't comfortable in the van but she felt content with the food and it was quiet.

She shifted when they stopped, listening for a few moments but not opening her eyes. Kyrie didn't want to wake up but when Lucian lifted Tally out, she opened her eyes. Kyrie gave Lucian a nod as she got out the van and rubbed her eyes to get rid of sleep. The house looked wonderful, it looked beautiful actually and Kyrie followed Lucian inside, looking around the house. It looked grander than what she expected and she waited for Lucian to put Tally to bed and she just nodded to him. She figured she ought to take the master bedroom. She started to unpack, it wasn't home but maybe she could make it home if she really tried.

Kyrie figured a shower after a long journey was in order and she moved to the bathroom, showering and getting changed into something more comfortable before heading downstairs and looking to Lucian,
[+purple "Thanks, for this."] She said as she gestured around with soft eyes. She looked towards Tally's room, with any luck the young girl would wake up excited for a new day and in a good mood but Kyrie would understand if the young girl was upset or sad at being away from her usual home with her father.

Kyrie fixed herself some water, looking ti the stairs,
[+purple "Have a good night, Lucian."] She smiled at him before heading upstairs and into the bedroom. It really didn't feel like her bedroom and she wasn't sure she could sleep. Eventually she did manage to rest for a few hours and she woke early.

Kyrie got up, fixing her hair and face before finding some denim shorts and a shirt to throw on. She wasn't sure if she could even make breakfast for everyone, last she checked there wasn't much in the house and shopping needed to be done. Kyrie headed downstairs to see Michael just unloading the shopping and she greeted him.
[+purple "Here, I'll start breakfast."] She said as she shooed the man away and started to fix up the kitchen.

Kyrie decided on some pancakes with some bacon as she started to set it out on the table, dusting her hands off. She let Buster out in the garden and stood in the sun for a short while, this was her life now. At least she ckukd keep busy with cooking and maybe she ckukd convince Tally to bake with her or play games to help time go by.
[+purple "Breakfast is ready, help yourselves."] She said and waved a hand towards the table where the pancakes and bacon were laid out with some strawberries and syrup to match.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male nodded lightly when she finally made the choice. He would have let her have the master bedroom anyway. He went to check on Tally one more time, before he went to find Michael. The other male was outside watching the pup running around the yard, getting used to his new home. [b "Ya know, it's kind of nice being so far out here. You have the woods, the mountains, and you have a beautiful woman to look after as well. It's like the picture perfect family"] he said with a small smile towards him.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian looked towards his good friend, and he nodded lightly. [#b4c8ee "I mean it is picture perfect. But at the moment I'm not really looking to jump into anything. That and I don't think Kyrie and I would make a good match anyway. I mean Tally already adores her, and I can tell. I just don't like the fact she pretty much put my daughter at risk with all of this as well. Also Willow is gonna kill me when she finds out"] he said with a small sigh. Michael reached out and touched his shoulder lightly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [b "You have full custody of her the last time I checked. Willow's a drug addict that wouldn't be able to take care of her. Her bastard of a boyfriend would have beat the shit out of Tally by now, and I know that for a fact. You have every right to take her wherever you want. I think here is the best place for the both of you"] he said lightly. Maybe the male was right. Lucian sighed and ran a hand over his face, and whistled to the pup. The two then made their way inside for the night.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [center [b [i The Next Morning.]]]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The smell of breakfast made the male roll onto his side, and pull the pillow over his head. He hadn't gotten to bed till later that night. He had to make sure everything was locked up, and that everyone in the house was safe. That's when he felt the little body of his daughter crawl into bed with him. [#ff00ff "Daddy, Kyrie made breakfast. Can we go?"] she asked bouncing slightly. The male sighed and poked his head out from under the blanket and smiled at her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He always had a hard time telling her no. He threw the blanket off and picked the child up. He then carried her shirtless out to the kitchen. Michael was putting away the food he bought and smirked lightly. [b "I can't stay long, I gotta hit the road. You guys are all set for a while. I'll call later to check in"] he said, and then he made his way out of the house and left the three of them. Lucian set Tally down in a chair and grabbed her a plate, and fixed it up.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He then made himself a plate as well. [#b4c8ee "Thank you Kyrie. It smells amazing"] he said lightly. He meant it too. He dug into the food on his plate, as Tally went to town. [#ff00ff "Can I play outside after? Will Kyrie come with me?"] she asked. Lucian knew the child was getting really attached to the woman, and he couldn't help but wonder if that was a good thing or not. He nodded lightly chewing the food in his mouth. He was trying to teach Tally to do the same thing instead of being rude.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He swallow and nodded again. [#b4c8ee "Of course. You both can also explore the woods as well. As long as you don't go too far from the house"] he said as he looked towards Kyrie. He was trying to be a bit more trusting. That would give him some time to get a hold of Willow, and do some digging on the male that tried to kill her as well. He would be able to work in some silence, and that's all that mattered. [#b4c8ee "That's if you don't mind watching her that is"] he added quickly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He didn't want to act like he was pawning his child off on the total stranger. He then took another bite, and watched as Tally ate her own food, and snuck Buster some plain pancakes as well. He shook his head and laughed softly. This was picture perfect, and it was shitty how it happened as well. He sighed as he finished his plate and set it on the counter beside him.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

The house was perfect, the location was wonderful and Kyrie had to admit she could see this being a picturesque sort of home. It wasn't her life though, Lucian and Tally weren't her life and this wasn't her home. She watched as they came down for breakfast and she smiled to Mike, thanking him quietly before looking to Tally. Lucian was shirtless and Kyrie cleared her throat, deliberately avoided looking at him as she focused on Tally. She looked to Lucian, as if asking permission because Tally was absolutely adorable but Kyrie wasn't her mother.

[+purple "We won't go far, maybe afterwards we can set up the garden?"] She said to Tally with a smile. It seemed too good to be true, all of this. Kyrie knew there was a murderer out there, a killer who preyed on children and Kyrie still feared for herself. Lucian was hunting down a dangerous man, a man that could easily target him or his daughter. Kyrie looked to Tally, eyes soft as she regarded the little girl. She was a credit to Lucian.

[+purple "I hope you work with your shirt on."] Kyrie remarked with a smile towards Lucian, only teasing of course as she fixed up her pink hair and looked to Tally.
[+purple "Alright, go get dressed and we can even take Buster."] Kyrie said and when Tally scampered off, she looked to Lucian.

[+purple "I won't take her far, I promise. We'll give you some peace and I'm sure you're already already of seeing me lurking around like the crypt keeper."] She explained with a half a smile. She had done this to him, dragged him out here and Kyrie couldn't blame him for disliking her. It was natural and his instincts were to protect his daughter after all. He was being a good father and he was doing a great job actually. Kyrie headed upstairs and got herself ready for a day outside, fixing her shoes and finally heading back down. She found Buster's lead and collar in the kitchen in one of the cupboards and called the puppy who seemed just as excited to be out for the day as she clipped him up.

[+purple "I have my phone. I'll make dinner tonight too, maybe some homemade pizzas. Tally can make yours."] Kyrie said and smiled to Tally before taking the girls hand in hers as they set off. It was beautiful outside and the woods weren't far from the house, she could still see the house and she made sure sure keep Tally in her sights.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian nodded lightly and watched as Tally got excited and went off to get dressed. He knew she was going to find something out there, but at the moment he didn't care. He looked towards Kyrie and raised a 'brow slightly when she mentioned him working with a shirt on. He rolled his eyes a bit and smirked. [#b4c8ee "Nah I don't think I will"] he said with a small smile. A real smile so far. With everything fucked up, he might as well try and get along with her right? Maybe then it would make things better.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He already knew she wouldn't let his daughter out of her sight. He was just glad he would be alone for a little while. Maybe he would call Willow just to let her know what was going on. When Tally came back, and Buster was on the leash he smiled at the child. [#b4c8ee "Alright, you mind Kyrie you hear me? She's watching over you, and you need to listen. If you don't you will be in time out for a little while"] he told her. The child nodded and reached for his face and kissed his nose.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#ff00ff "I'll be good, I promise. I love you"] she said as she turned and took Kyrie's hand. He smiled and shook his head lightly watching as the pair left. Buster was already sniffing around getting used to his new home for sure. He sighed as he walked back to his room and got dressed for the day. He sat on the edge of the bed and turned his phone on. When it finally booted up, he saw all the missed calls and text messages from Willow. This was going to be an interesting phone call.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He took a breath as he dialed his ex-wife and put the phone to his ear. That's when he heard her voice on the other end of the line. [#b4c8ee "Before you say anything, I'm just letting you know that Tally and I aren't in town. Something came up and we had to leave in a hurry. She's safe and sound I can promise you that"] he said. That's when he heard the sharp intake of breath and he steered himself for the lashing he was about to get. Something Willow was good at, and wished she wasn't.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#72FE95 "What do you mean you and Tally aren't in town?! Is this why your phone has been going straight to voice mail?! She's my daughter too Lucian! I have the right to see her. I have tickets for Disney land, and I was going to be leaving this weekend and taking her with me"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Please understand I didn't have much choice in the matter with this. Also remember who has custody of her, and you are only allowed to have her one day a week, and I get to choose when you have her. You aren't allowed to take her anywhere. If you were planning a trip to Disney, you should have told me sooner and I could have gotten myself a ticket as well"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#72FE95 "You can't keep her away from me! I'm her fucking mother and I have every right to take her wherever I please! You don't always have to be around, and I will take you to court for this! You should have told me you were leaving town!"] she yelled at him. The male sighed lightly as he put his head in his hands.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He knew this was going to happen, and he couldn't really do anything to stop it. He took a breath before speaking again. [#b4c8ee "I'm sorry Willow, but the judge gave me full custody of Tally, and all of the rights to when you are allowed to see her, and where you are allowed to take her without me around. You tried this before and you lost everything."] he breathed into the phone. [#72FE95 "I will get my daughter back, I will promise you that"] click. Well that went well. The male sighed and threw his phone onto the bed.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Talking to Willow was like talking to a brick wall. She wouldn't listen, and he sure as hell wouldn't back down either. He sighed as he laid back on the bed. He laid there looking towards the window. His life has been turned upside down once more, and Willow wasn't making it any better. He sighed as he pushed himself up and made his way back to the kitchen. He set up his laptop, booted it up and waited for it to start. He might as well get a head start on finding information on his killer.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He made some more coffee knowing that Kyrie and Tally would be out a lot of the day. At least he could think clearly for the time being. He then remembered that Kyrie didn't have his number, and that she wasn't supposed to have her phone. He would let her know when they got back. His heart skipped a beat, and he hoped with every fiber of his being she wouldn't use her phone.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Lucian and he seemed like he was distracted by something. She knew to keep Tally safe and she wouldn't let her out of sight, not even for a moment. Maybe Lucian just needed some time to get his head around all of this, with any luck. It was a lot to take in, she knew that much. She smiled as she headed out with Tally, making sure the little girl held her hand until they were in the woods and then Kyrie let her explore. It was a real handful to keep an eye on the young girl and a new puppy but it was a lot of fun and Kyrie fumbled around for her phone, finding it in her pocket. Luckily, it was out of battery and she sighed a little. Well, probably for the best Lucian got some peace and quiet.

Kyrie ended up taking Tally around the woods for a few hours, it was wonderful and she had no doubt the young girl would be exhausted.
[+purple "Hey, what do you say to some lunch? Maybe you can help me make something, we'll surprise your dad."] She offered, just to sweeten the deal but she also wouldn't object if Tally wanted to go for a nap as soon as they were back and she could tell she was tired when they turned around to head back to the house. Kyrie stepped into the house and looked around, getting out of her coat and helping Tally out of hers, hanging it up and unclipping Buster. Even the puppy was tired as he found his bed and flopped over in it and Kyrie even felt a little tired too.

[+purple "Sorry, I think I tired her out."] Kyrie remarked quietly as she looked to Lucian and watched as Tally cuddled up on the couch. Kyrie could manage lunch and she was sure something to eat was just what Tally needed before a nap. She made a up a sandwich for Tally and waited until the girl was asleep before placing a blanket over her and looking to Lucian,
[+purple "I am sorry, you know. I can't imagine having to leave everything. I'm guessing you even left your wife back home for this."] She said to him, feeling awkward right then. She made him a sandwich. it wasn't the greatest piece offering around but it was the best she could given the situation.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Hearing the back door open the male looked up and smiled lightly when Tally walked in. He could tell she was tired, and he was glad for that. Buster on the other hand was tired too. Two birds with one stone, that's all he cared about. When Kyrie started making lunch for all of them, the male shut the laptop and looked towards the woman. There was something about her. Something he wanted to dig into. He didn't fully understand the feeling, one moment he wanted to hate her, but another moment he was watching her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 It's been awhile since a woman has caught his eye, but then again he had made sure no one else would. He had a child to care for, and a job he was slowly getting into. Now that Kyrie came and fucked everything up, he didn't know what to really think. He didn't realize he had been getting lost in his thoughts, and he shook his head lightly. He heard the woman mention a wife and he laughed bitterly and rolled his eyes. [#b4c8ee "Ex-Wife is more like it. Long story on that one"] he said, not wanting to get into it.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Just thinking about Willow made his blood boil. He looked at the sandwich that Kyrie had made and thanked her for it. Then he remembered her phone. He swallowed the bite he had in his mouth before he spoke. [#b4c8ee "So I need your phone. I need your charger, and everything that you have for it. I need to make sure you can't be tracked with it. We will get you a new one when the time is right. Right now though, I need to get rid of it all together."] he said lightly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He knew he sounded somewhat like a jack ass again, but he didn't care at the moment. He needed to get rid of the phone all together. He just hoped that she hadn't used it while her and Tally had been out. [#b4c8ee "Also, if you wanna take pictures of yourself and Tally, you are more than welcome too, it'll just be on my phone or a camera. Since there's really no camera in the first place, you are welcome to use my phone and that's about it"] he said as he leaned back into the chair.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He put his hands behind his head and looked towards her. It was a lot to take in, but he's dealt with worse honestly. He was just glad that Kyrie seemed to be handling it pretty well as well. He sighed a bit as he looked towards his sleeping daughter, and watched as Buster moved from his bed and curled up with the child. It was quite the sight to behold, and he wondered what was running through his daughter's mind when she was awake. He looked back towards Kyrie and cocked his head a bit to the side.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Thank you for taking her out there, I bet you both enjoyed it. I know she's getting attached to you, and I honestly don't know what to think. But thank you"] he said softly. He meant it too. He reached over and took another bite of the food she had made, and let the silence wash over them both.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Lucian, ex-wife? She figured that was something but she didn't want to ask him about it, he didn't want to talk about it and she was just some woman that had taken he and his daughter across the country. Kyrie sank into a chair and glanced to Lucian. Her phone? She nodded and rummaged in her pocket,
[+purple "Sorry, I didn't use it. It's got no battery left."] She said as she slid the phone over to him and watched him carefully. He was a strange man, he qas juggling a daughter, an ex wife and now this? He was obviously strong willed to put up with it all.

Kyrie looked to Tally who was now curled up with Buster and she smiled softly. Pictures? It wasn't a bad idea. One day this would be over and Lucian and Tally would go home, it would be nice to have something to remember them by. Lucian probably wanted to see the back of her quicker than he cared to admit and she could understand that.
[+purple "No thanks necessary. It's nice having her around, she's a credit to you. Since I can't work, I miss being around the kids. Being stuck in that house by myself, all day every day... it just wasn't me. I've always loved kids, it's why I became a children's nurse."] She said to Lucian, maybe if she coukd actually talk to him, he would be more agreeable towards her.

[+purple "So, as a way of saying thank you. What is you and Tally's favourite meal? I can try and make it for dinner."] She offered. She didn't mind, she wanted to keep busy. She supposed to any neighbours or people in the area and such they looked like a happy family that had just moved in together and were starting afresh. Couldn't be further from the truth. Kyrie did know she wanted to help and to be as useful as she could be. She was used to working sixteen hour days, maybe even eighteen sometimes but she always enjoyed it. She never complained. She didn't have that now, she didn't have her home, she didn't have her friends and she didn't have her job.

[+purple "Did you find out anything?"] She asked Lucian, taking a drink from her glass and she hoped they could clear this up fast, she wanted to go home and back to her life. Although, she would be lying if she said she didn't find Lucian incredibly attractive. Not just his looks either, the way he as such a wonderful father to Tally, how strong he way and sure, he could really play the dominant male very well. Kyrie liked it, she liked him but she figured this wasn't the time or place to flirt.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male cocked his head towards her and took the phone from the table. He then pocketed it himself, and made a mental note to find a hammer and smash it to bits. He wouldn't do it in front of her though, that would be really rude. At least to him it would be. When she asked about his favorite meal he was kind of taken back. No one's asked him that question in years. He knew Tally's was anything fast food, but his? Was she really willing to make it for them? He cocked a 'brow slightly towards her.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Tally's is anything fast food. I swear that child could live off of chicken nuggets if I let her. That and fries from Arby's. There's just something about those fries she adores. As for me, well I don't know. I'm not really picky I guess. If I really had to choose I would say something with chicken, pasta and white sauce"] he said with a small shrug of his shoulders. He was surprised she was so willing to somewhat open up to him about that. He didn't know what to really think about it.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 She then started talking about her job, and how she became a children's nurse. It was interesting to learn a little bit about her. Was it strange on his part? Yes. Was he willing to get to know her a little bit better? Yes. He shrugged a bit and looked towards the laptop when she asked if he found out anything. [#b4c8ee "He's in a different country at the moment. Italy I think the news article I read said. He's still hunting children for sure. He's going to be a hard man to catch"] he admitted. It was true too.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He leaned back in the chair and pinched the bridge of his nose. He took a breath and looked towards Tally and Buster, his heart melting at the sight even more. [#b4c8ee "I'll let her sleep for about an hour in a half and then wake her up. Don't want her sleeping too long, and then being up all night"] he said. Maybe he should let Kyrie take over and watch Tally for him for awhile. It would help him out a lot. He then turned his eyes back to the woman before him, and took a breath.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Listen, I know I've been an asshole and I'm sorry. I really am. I'm not used to having to deal with something like this, and with Tally around just makes it ten times harder, because when it comes down to it, it'll be her always. Yes I'm here to protect you as well but she's my number one and always will be, hands down"] he said lightly. He would do everything in his power to catch this bastard, and protect Kyrie as well. At least the best he could anyway.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Thank you for offering to make dinner as well. That means a lot to me as well. When I hear from Michael, I'll ask when he's planning on coming out here next. Cause I don't have a car to run into town if we needed something. He stocked us up for a good two months though with food, and supplies as well"] he said lightly. It was true too. The other male always looked ahead. He sighed a bit as he crossed his arms, and tore his eyes away from the beautiful woman before him. She had some type of spell on him already, and it worried him a little bit.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

The murderer was in Italy. That was a bit of a relief, there was no immediate danger then, not right now so surely that meant they could relax for a little while. The thought of this guy travelling to kill kids though, that was horrific and Kyrie swallowed back whatever fear and trepidation she had.

Kyrie wasn't sure they could order any takeout but she figured Michael would have picked up some things. She listened to Lucian as she looked through the cupboards. A nice pasta dish didn't sound too bad, she was sure Tally would at least try it too. She paused and looked to him when he apologised and explained his situation and she just smiled,
[+purple "Lucian, I'm around parents all the time with my work, I know Tally comes first. I'm not her mother, but I promise I have that little girls best interests at heart too."] She assured him lightly, she meant it too. She really did want what was best for Tally and Lucian. She wanted them to be able to go home at the end of this.
[+purple "Don't worry, I like to keep busy."] She said to him and set about preparing some stuff. She eventually sat down with a coffee and watched Lucian.

[+purple "I don't know that much about you, it's weird. We're meant to be living together and everything. All I know is that little girl is your life."] There was more depth to Lucian though, she could tell that much from the surface. He was an incredible father and Kyrie really did find him attractive she just didn't think this was the time for flirtation and lust. He was a good looking man, a perfect family sort and she pondered why no other woman had snapped him up yet.

[+purple "When Tally wakes up, I can tell you want to keep working. Maybe I can convince her to have a movie night or something."] She said. She was sure the latest Disney Princess film might interest her, so long as Lucian didn't mind that was.
[+purple "Make it a girls night, no boys allowed."] She added with a laugh. They used to do things like that at the hospital if the kids were staying in for a while, most kids seemed to enjoy it and it took their minds off of everything going on. Maybe it would work for Tally.
[+purple "We can have dinner, I'm sure Michael at least picked up some snacks or something, then me and Tally can leave you to it."] She wondered when the last time Lucian actually let loose was. Being a single father probably meant he was always observant and watching all the time. Kyrie didn't blame him, nor did she judge him for it. He was doing what was best for his daughter.

[+purple "Or you can join us, if you want to."] She added with a shrug, finishing her coffee and licking her lips as she looked out to the garden. It was nice here, quiet and comfortable. It wasn't home, not yet. Kyrie had a feeling that soon enough it would be home, the more touches they put on the place, the more they settled, it would become a home in time.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Watching the woman with silent eyes, he couldn't help but wonder why she hadn't let a man into her life. Why she wasn't engaged, or didn't have children of her own. She would have made a wonderful mother. The way she took Tally under her wing, and was treating her made him feel slightly guilty. Maybe he should explain a little about Willow. Maybe it'll clear the air a bit between them. Knowing that the killer was so far away for the time being set his mind at ease. At least for a little while, and that's all that mattered.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When Kyrie mentioned a movie night with the child he nodded a bit. [#b4c8ee "I know Tally would really enjoy that. She has a lot of her favorite movies in one of the bags I brought with her. I know she'll be down to watch anything princess, or any cartoon honestly. I think you would be her best friend if you did that, and gave her a bath and did her hair"] he said with a small smile. A real smile, at least for him it was a real smile. It's been a while since that's happened.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He took a breath and started speaking. [#b4c8ee "So you have a right to know about Willow, Tally's mother. She's not the best person to be around. She cheated on me with the man she's now living with. She was huge into drugs while pregnant with Tally. I know she was having a hard time with me being in the police force and what not, and she decided to find comfort in another man after Tally was born. So since then I've fought hard and long to get Tally and keep her from Willow"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I know a child needs her mother, but not a mother who won't look out for her, protect her, and most of all will have different kinds of drugs around. I do have full custody of Tally, and that never happens for single father's. I had the best job, and stable home for Tally. Willow can only see her when I say she can. She wanted to take her to Disney Land, when I told her that Tally and I weren't in town. She's trying to get some sort of custody of Tally, and it's really hard on me"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "That's why I'm being so hard on you, because I don't want anything to happen to her. I would be heartbroken if something horrible happened to my little girl"] he said lightly. His voice breaking a little bit at the end. He looked over to the sleeping child and smiled lightly. She really was his everything. With everything that's happening now, he knew he wouldn't be able to live with himself if something happened to her. He would feel like the worst father in the world. He then turned his attention back to the woman.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I'll only work until dinner, gather more information about the male. If you think of anything, please write it down. I don't want to talk about this in front of Tally. It'll scare her, and I don't want that happening. So if you think of anything, or remember something please let me know"] he said lightly. He then opened his laptop again, and went back to his digging. He didn't know how much more he would find, since the killer was out of the country at the moment. At least he would try, and that's all he could do for the time being.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie let him speak, she let him explain everything but she was glad that he trusted her with Tally. It must have been exhausting for him and Kyrie gave him her full attention when he mentioned Willow and she couldn't believe it. She understood working long hours and the pull of being away. It was one of the reasons she never really found anyone to settle down with. She was always doing something, always working and no matter how much she wanted kids, it just never seemed practical. She was still young though, she kept saying to herself. She'd find someone.

[+purple "I understand and I'm sorry, about your wife."] She murmured. That must have been awful for him and Kyrie figured Tally was in the best place. It was almost an honour to be trusted with his little angel.
[+purple "Really, you seem like a decent man, Lucian. I know I'm just some girl who's dragged you into a mess but I really mean it. Tally is a happy little girl and you're balancing a lot of stuff. You're doing a great job."] She said to him before turning to start making some dinner.

Leave him a note and she looked to Tally who was still sleeping,
[+purple "He smelled like bad cologne. When he hit me, and he leaned down, I could smell cigarettes and cheap cologne."] She muttered quietly and she didn't know the brand of the aftershave. She didn't want to remember, she wanted to forget that night. Seeing that child dead in the parking lot, the feeling of that man behind her, his words, everything. Kyrie started to make up some chicken pasta, careful and she looked to Lucian and just let him work away. After a little while she figured he was right and went to wake up Tally.

[+purple "Hey, little girl. Do you want to help me with dinner and then I thought we might watch a movie, have a proper movie night? Your daddy might even join us?"] Kyrie offered and stroked some of the girls hair back from her face.
[+purple "I've even got some really nice cookies."] She said, making out is was a big secret and she giggled a little before getting to her feet and she headed back to the kitchen. She figured Tally could help with some mixing and she kept a hawk eye on the girl, directing her and helping her out. Kyrie smiled a little, if she could help Lucian out by taking some of the responsibilities while he dealt with work then so be it. Besides, she liked spending time with Tally.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male watched her a moment longer before he went back to work. He didn't mind if her and Tally were doing things around him, as long as they were both somewhat silent. He knew that Tally would be quiet as a mouse when she noticed her father was working. He heard Kyrie walk into the living room to wake the child, and the child started to whine and curled up on the couch even more. [#ff00ff "Leave me alone"] she whined. The male knew Kyrie was going to have a tough time getting her up right now.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 A small smirk passed over his lips as he let the woman struggle. He listened to her pretty much bribe the child with movies, and cookies, and that still wasn't enough. [#ff00ff "No"] she snapped and pulled one of the pillows over her head. Buster on the other hand started to growl at Kyrie. He was defending his human. Lucian tore his eyes from the laptop and looked towards the sight in the living room. [#b4c8ee "Tally you need to mind Kyrie. I know she's not your mother, but she's going to be watching over you"] he said.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The tone in his voice made the child pull the pillow off her head and glare at him as well. She was tired and he could tell. [#b4c8ee "Leave her alone, she'll wake up on her own now. All you have to do was kind of work her awake. She's a pain in the ass when she wakes up"] he said with a small laugh. The child stuck her tongue out at him and rolled onto her side, her back towards the adults. The male shook his head when Kyrie came back into the kitchen and he smirked once more.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Sorry, I should have warned you that she's not the easiest child to wake up. She'll come around in about fifteen minutes or so. Once she hears you making dinner she will come over and ask"] he said lightly. He knew that Tally wasn't going to fall back asleep, and he knew if he hadn't spoken to his daughter the way he had, she would have slapped Kyrie and started yelling at her. He didn't want something like that to happen. It was hard enough of her, and he could tell she was finally lashing out.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He shook his head and turned back to the laptop. He sat there listening to Kyrie starting to make dinner, and sure enough Tally slowly climbed off the couch and padded her way into the kitchen. [#ff00ff "I want to help"] she said as she crossed her arms over her tiny chest. She looked adorable doing that, and the male couldn't help but laugh lightly. [#b4c8ee "I told you"] he said. He knew the child would keep her attitude for awhile, and hoped that Kyrie would be understanding with her like she had been all day.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie was taken aback by Tally and she looked to Lucian when he spoke. She did as he suggested and left her to wake up herself. She sighed out a little and nodded to Lucian,
[+purple "I hope you're not that bad in the mornings."]  She said with a laugh as she started to fix some of the pans and then she realised how that sounded. She had meant it as a joke and she glanced over to Lucian,
[+purple "Sorry, I didn't meant it like that... I just meant-"] She had a blush painting her cheeks and she sighed out softly. She felt stupid and foolish and she watched as Tally came over.

Well, she looked adorable and Kyriebeyed Tally over, folding her arms over her chest just like the little girl did.
[+purple "Alright then, chef assistant it is. First, we should stir this right."] She lifted Tally up so she could mix the sauce and Kyrie was doing her best to keep upbeat. She knew little tantrums and sulks like this didnt last and the easiest thing to do was stay upbeat. She was as quiet as she could tell Lucian wanted to work and she coaxed Tally now and then to help but didn't push her. Kyrie spent some time plating up and she looked to Tally, smiling a little.
[+purple "Alright, which one is daddy's?"] She asked and waited for Tally to point and Kyrie smiled a bit before setting the meal down for Lucian and she helped Tally into a chair, setting her dish down and Kyrie glanced over to Lucian and Tally.

It was a little weird, really. It looked like they were having a family meal and Kyrie almost felt like an invader for a split second. She shook it off and settled in a chair  trying some of the food. It wasn't bad and she looked to Tally,
[+purple "You did a great job!"] She said, encouraging the young girl.
[+purple "You get to pick the movie tonight, alright?"] She said with a smile and looked to Lucian. It was an honour to be trusted with his daughter honestly. When she looked at Lucian, there was a fleeting knot in her stomach and she knew what it was and she quickly looked away, busying herself with eating. She was starting to like him, which was a dangerous move. He was a single father who she had dragged out here. He didn't hate her, but Kyrie wouldn't be surprised if he resented her.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male cocked his head to the side and smirked at her comment about the mornings. [#b4c8ee "Well, maybe if you play your cards right you might be able to see it for yourself"] he said. He knew it would make the woman blush even more. He was kind of curious as to how she was in bed. It was a bad idea to have, but he was a man after all and wanted nothing more than to test it out. He listened to Tally and Kyrie working, and he could tell Tally was waking up more as well.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When the plate was put in front of him he shut the laptop and set it aside. He didn't realize he had gotten so wrapped up in his little world. The kitchen smelled amazing, and Tally looked really proud of herself too with the meal. [#b4c8ee "It all smells amazing"] he breathed out and meant it. He looked between the two women and smiled. [#ff00ff "I wanna watch Moana"] she said as she looked towards Kyrie. The male knew the two should have some bonding time, so he thought about turning in early for the night.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Once dinner is done I think we should get you a bath, and into your pajama's, and then you and Kyrie can stay up watching movies"] he said as he winked at Kyrie. He knew that Tally wouldn't make it through more than one movie. But he was willing to let Kyrie take over for awhile. Tally was bouncing in her seat pretty much. [#ff00ff "Then K-Kyrie can pick the other one"] she said shoving food into her mouth. The male couldn't help but laugh at the child. She was a joy to have around for sure.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "If you don't mind giving her the bath, I kind of want to take a shower myself and turn in for the night. I think you both need to have a girl's night without me. I will also take care of the dishes, so don't worry about that"] he said lightly with a smile. He finished his meal, and then leaned back a little bit. It's been awhile since he had something this good. Kyrie could cook for sure. Tally was about halfway done when she pushed her own plate away. The male knew she was full.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He reached over and took her plate and his own over to the sink. He then started putting the left over's away. He was doing everything he could to not look at Kyrie. He wanted to touch her, and that urge wasn't going to go away any time soon either. He sighed inwardly as he went about getting things cleaned up and put away. [#b4c8ee "Bath time"] he said and Tally jumped out of her seat and ran to the bathroom. The male laughed and went back to putting the containers into the fridge.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie went even redder at Hunter's words and stifled a laugh. She instead busied herself with dinner and she was glad of the distraction. They seemed happy and she watched Tally before nodding to Lucian, .[+purple "Hear that, a girls night!"] She said with a smile towards her. She looked to Lucian, thanking him before Tally was scampering off for a bath and Kyrie chuckled a little, letting the girl pick her pajamas. She helped her wash her hair and by the end of the bath, Tally had been splashing around so much that Kyrie looked half drowned herself. She went to change into some fluffy pajamas and put on the movie for Tally, glancing over as Lucian was turning in for the night. She had hoped he might join but she would update him later when Tally was settled.

[+purple "I know all the words to these songs."] She said to Tally as she sat on the couch and watched the animated movie play out. She giggled and by the time Moana ended, Tally was asleep. It had been a long day for her, exciting and long and Kyrie grinned a little. She put the snacks away and picked the young girl up,
[+purple "Come on, little one. Let's get you into bed."] She said softly and set rhe girl in her bed, tucking her in and leaving the lights dimmed as she crept out, not before placing a kiss to Tally's forehead gently.

She paused at Lucian's door and knocked a couple of times,
[+purple "Hey, sorry. Just to let you know she's asleep. I think she tuckered herself out."] She remarked with a laugh and watched Lucian for a moment, [+purple "You should join us next time, the movies aren't so bad you know?"] Kyrie understood he had to work and remain sharp and alert at all times but Tally needed him around too. Kyrie knew it must have taken a lot for him to trust her with Tally and she was grateful. It made this whole thing a lot more manageable.
[+purple "Thanks, Lucian. Goodnight."] She said to him with a soft smile.

She looked him over before backing out and closing the door. This was stupid, this man was a father and her supposed body guard cop or whatever he was. She went back to her room, showering and then finally clambering onto her bed, flicking through some channels lazily. She missed Netflix honestly and finally she settled on some reality TV drama and let it drone in the background. This was complete madness and she turned the volume down, not wanting to keep anyone awake.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male could hear the giggles of Tally while she was in the tub and it made his heart melt. Once he was done in the kitchen he made his way to his bedroom and shut the door. He stripped out of his clothes and changed into a pair of boxer shorts. He sat on the edge of the bed shirtless thinking about everything that's been happening. His whole life changed in less than twenty-four hours. Which wasn't a good thing at all. He sighed as he laid back on the bed and got comfortable.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He didn't realize he had started to doze off until he heard Kyrie knock on the door. He stood and walked to the door and opened it. Seeing her there made his heart skip a beat just then. What was this woman doing to him? He nodded lightly watching her. [#b4c8ee "Thank you. I will join you next time for sure. Just tonight was a lot for me to take in. Sleep well"] he said watching her leave. Apart of him wanted to call her back, but he fought that urge just then and shut the door behind him.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He couldn't be getting attached to this woman. Yes he was a single father, but he was trying to protect her. He couldn't think about her naked in his bed, not with Tally in the other room. He shook his head as he shut the light off and climbed back into bed. It was kind of lonely. He did miss the company of having a woman beside him. He missed being able to wrap himself around someone and just cuddle with them. He was losing his mind just then. He couldn't be thinking about this right now.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He laid there for a while longer before finally falling asleep. His dreams were filled of Kyrie, him and Tally. The dream felt so real, that he wondered if it would fully happen. That night his dreams were filled of the beautiful woman, and the things he wanted to do to her.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie ended up falling asleep midway through a movie of sorts and she woke with a start as sunlight came through the window. She got to her feet sluggishly and washed up. She felt tired that was for sure and she pulled on some jeans and a cardigan with a vest underneath. She pulled a brush through her hair and fixed her hair up. She would need to top up the pink at some point but it was alright for now. She stepped outside and checked the time, she figured she ought to make some breakfast. She eyed the cupboards and hummed to herself as she put on the radio, listening to the music playing through the speakers as she hummed to herself. She popped in some bacon and eggs, put some bread in the toaster.

She was so used to being busy, to keeping herself occupied and she figured not working was really starting to get to her. She turned the music up ever so slightly, not loud enough it would disturb anyone and she hopped around the kitchen, playing up the bacon and eggs with some toast. She glanced outside and let Buster out to do his business. It was looking like it would be a lovely day and she went into the garden to inspect the pool. It looked nice and she figured maybe Tally would want to relax in the garden with the pool today, that way they were close to home and Kyrie wouldn't have minded a nice relaxing dip in the pool that was for sure. Lucian likely had to work again and maybe he would join in later.

[+purple "Hey, morning."] She greeted when they showed up and she gestured to breakfast.
[+purple "So I was thinking, maybe we should have a pool day? I know you've gotta work but maybe later we could fire up a barbecue? It looks like a nice day."] Kyrie said and looked to Lucian because it was his decision what happened with his daughter and Kyrie knew better than to assume it was perfectly fine just to do her own thing with his daughter. She would always be safe of course.

Kyrie sat down to have some of the bacon and looked to Buster who was prancing around excitedly, no doubt waiting for Tally to sneak him some bacon and Kyrie giggled at the sight, patting the pup on the head.  Seeing Lucian last night in his boxers had been a sight for sore eyes but she was trying to think about it too much. Kyrie flashed him a smile as she found took another piece of bacon and finished up before starting to wash up the dishes, [+purple "I'm not much good at a barbecue. Just so you know, don't expect anything grand."] She said with a laugh.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The morning wasn't anything special. When the male finally rolled out of bed, he felt like he had been hit by a truck. It was strange sleeping in a new place, and he sure as hell didn't know when he would get used to it. He groaned lightly as he walked over to the closet and pulled out some clean clothes from the bags stashed away inside. His mind then wandered to Kyrie. What was he supposed to do with her? He felt like he needed to keep his guard up, but what about Tally? That's what he was worried about.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He hurried and got dressed and then went to check on Tally. She was already up and just sitting in her bed. He walked into the room and knelt down in front of her. [#b4c8ee "Good morning Princess"] he said lightly bushing some of her hair out of her eyes. Tally looked up towards her father and smiled sleepily towards him. [#ff00ff "Morning daddy"] she said as she reached up and rubbed her eyes. The male knew she was struggling with all of this as well, and he was trying his best to make it work.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I think I smell bacon and eggs cooking. Shall we?"] he asked her. She nodded as she stood and wrapped her arms around his neck. The male wrapped his arms around his daughter and picked her up. He then carried her into the kitchen and spotted Kyrie already setting the table. Seeing the sight before him melted his heart a little bit. He didn't fully understand why he was here, and why she had pushed so hard for him, but a the moment he was glad she had. He set Tally down in a chair.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He dished up a plate for the child and then one for himself as well. He looked towards Kyrie. [#b4c8ee "I mean we could. We are far enough away from anyone seeing the smoke. I did get more research done last night, so I could take most of today off and join the two of you. I think Tally needs it"] he admitted. He wasn't going to let Kyrie know the real reason behind it. He couldn't really find anything else on the killer, and he wouldn't be able too until he did something out of line.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I don't mind being on the grill. Honestly it's better if a man grilled anyway, because women tend to burn everything"] he said with a small smirk. He then worked on clearing his plate. Tally on the other hand was looking at them strangely. [#ff00ff "Can we blow up some toys for the pool?"] she asked. The male nodded lightly towards his daughter and smiled a little. He reached over and touched her cheek lightly as he chewed the food in his mouth. He couldn't tell the child no, and she knew that too.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Of course we can. You just need to have sun screen on as well. Make sure Buster doesn't go into the deep end either. I think it'll be a good day"] he said. That seemed to cheer Tally up a bit, and she hurried and ate her breakfast. She then looked towards Kyrie and grinned. [#ff00ff "Will you help me?"] she asked. Lucian's heart about exploded inside of his chest. He knew that Tally was getting attached, and he wondered if it was a good thing or not. For now he would let Tally make the choices with Kyrie.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "You two go ahead and get ready, and I'll get the kitchen cleaned up. Then I'll be outside in awhile"] he said. Tally slid out of the chair, and grabbed Kyrie's hand and pulled her out of the room. He shook his head lightly as a smile broke out across his face. He went about cleaning the kitchen up, and making sure everything was put away.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie smiled to Lucian when he agreed to join them for a day and she was glad she was able to at least keep herself busy for a while. She wanted to feel useful and she looked to Tally when she tugged at her and Kyrie nodded,
[+purple "Alright, alright, let's go then."] She said and smiled to Lucian. It would be nice to spend actual time with him and hopefully he would be a little warmer towards her if she could just take his mind off of everything, at least for a little while. She helped Tally pick out some swimming things and made sure to grab her towel. Kyrie stepped into her room and eyed her things. She figured a bikini around a child that wasn't hers wasn't the most appropriate and she didn't want to come off too strong with Lucian.

She settled on a black one piece and had a light wrap that she tied around her waist. She grabbed another towel and headed downstairs with Tally.
[+purple "Well, I'll give you your dues, you're really good with dishes."] Kyrie said with a laugh towards Lucian. She opened the door outside and followed Tally out, undoing the wrap and tying her pink hair up. She eased herself into the cool water and watched Tally, fixing some floaties on her arms just in case, she could never be too careful. She stuck close to Tally and stayed in the shallow end of the pool.

[+purple "Hey, look at you!"] She smiled to Tally as she held her hands out for the child to take and she helped her in the water.  She couldn't help but giggle at the little girls excitement. It was strange to feel part of a family, but not be.  It was impossible not to bond with Tally and she knew when this was all over she probably wouldn't see them again, maybe now and then.
[+purple "Hey, come on in."] She called to Lucian, still keeping a close eye on Tally because she really was wary of accidents and things. She was a nurse but she would much prefer there were no accidents at all. 
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male finished doing the dishes and smirked lightly at the comment from Kyrie. [#b4c8ee "Why thank you. I learned from the best of the best."] he said lightly. That's when his mother crossed his mind, and it seemed to dampen his mood a little bit. He shook his head as he watched the two females go out and to the pool. He couldn't help but watch Kyrie, he was surprised she had chosen a one piece instead of a bikini. In a way he was glad she had, but at the same time he wanted to see more.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male shook his head as he went to his bedroom to change into some swimming trunks, and gather up some things for himself. He checked his phone and realized he had a voicemail. He had a feeling on who it was. He sighed as he sat down and opened the voicemail, and sure enough Willow's voice was in his ear. [#72FE95 "Do you really think you can keep Tally from me? I hope to God you aren't having some kind of whore around her either, because I don't want Tally around other women!"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#72FE95 "I a still her mother, and I still have a say on what goes on in [i my] daughter's life! Are you really going to be a fucking monster and keep her from her other?! What kind of father would that make you? You better fucking call me in the next day or two so we can set up a meeting time. I need to see my baby."] the male let out a small sigh when the message was over and done with. Was he really letting this get to him? He sighed as he deleted the message.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male finished changing and then put his phone back onto the bed. He had a choice to make. Call his lawyer and make it where Willow can't see Tally at all, because he has full custody of her, or keep dealing with Willow and her bullshit. He made a mental note to call the woman later when the three were done for the day. He pushed himself up and grabbed a towel and made his way back through the house. He could hear the giggles of his daughter, and the sound of Kyrie's voice as well.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He walked out the back door when the woman called out to him. [#b4c8ee "I'm coming, I'm coming"] he said with a laugh. He placed his towel down with the other's and then made his way to the deeper end and just jumped right in. The cool water hitting his skin made the male catch his breath a little bit. It was refreshing to say the least. When he popped up, he made his way over to the other's, and splashed Tally a little bit, which turned into an all out war.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie looked up when Lucian joined them, laughing a little at his antics and she avoided some of the splashing and helped Tally to win out against her father. Tally certainly seemed to be enjoying herself and Kyrie knew that she was getting attached to the little girl more than she wanted to let on. It would be hard when all of this was over with, to see them both leave into the sunset. She was wary of Tally, just in case she got out of her depths but with her father around, she was sure that she was in good hands and she moved to the side of the pool, careful to give them their own space because she wasn't Tally's parent. She watched Lucian and smiled to herself. He was attractive, that was only highlighted by what little clothing he was wearing in the pool and he wasn't afraid to goof around with his daughter and just enjoy himself, it was the most care free she had seen him since they met.

[+purple "You're doing a great job with her, you know?"] Being a single father was rough, worse than being a single mother, Kyrie supposed. Especially with a daughter, Kyrie gathered things were rough with his ex and she didn't want to pry, it wasn't her business.
[+purple "Were you always a cop?"] She asked him, conversationally as she relaxed in the water and tilted her head back, letting the sun bathe her face for a while. She had to admit as much as she missed work, this was sort of like a holiday and she was enjoying being able to have fun and not worry about what they were walking into on shift. Lucian just seemed so... Defensive, all his defences were up and she wondered what he was so afraid of.

They needed to catch a murderer, she knew that but it wasn't as though the murderer was going to spring out of the bushes right then and there and starting hacking them all up. She wished she was more help, that she remembered more from the night of the attack, but she didn't. It had been dark and he had hidden his face. What a coward.

The extra fun through the day and sunshine was sure to make sure Tally was exhausted later on and Kyrie supposed that was good enough for her, with any luck it meant she could just unwind and relax, at night it was always strange. Lucian would disappear to his bedroom and she would go to her room, the two ever dancing around one another. They were both the same age, both single and she supposed living together meant that it was likely something would happen and maybe Lucian simply didn't want to make it awkward for either of them.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When the child won the war with the help of Kyrie, the male held up his hands in defeat and Tally giggled. The male helped her out of the pool a little bit later and let her run around with Buster for a while. He thought about getting the dog into the pool, but that would have to be worked on. He just let the child run around the yard with him. He made his way over to where Kyrie was and couldn't help but smile a little bit at her complement. It was sweet of her to say.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Honestly I feel like I fail her a lot of the time. She doesn't have her mother around, she barely gets to see her mother, because of how horrible she is. Heavy into drugs, cheated on me more than once, she once left Tally alone in a hot car when she went to get her bloody hair done. I don't mean to talk bad about my ex-wife, but if you had seen the way she treated Tally you would understand. I didn't care that she cheated on me, at least not at first."]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I knew she was cheating before I caught them together. But I thought she would have done something more for Tally. When I found out she had left her in a hot car, just to get her hair done was the last straw pretty much. I took all of the evidence I had to court and I was granted full custody of her. I was allowed to make the choices on if Willow got to see her daughter or not. She had called me the other day asking if she could take Tally to Disney Land"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I pretty much told her no, because we weren't around. Don't worry I didn't tell her where we were, because that's none of her business anyway, and I'm trying to keep you safe at the same time. I guess you can say my life has been a horrible mess"] he said with a small sigh. His eyes turned to the giggling child and barking pup. This was his world now, just him and Tally, that's all he really wanted and needed. Now that Kyrie has been thrown into the mix it felt right. At least a little bit.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He turned his eyes back to Kyrie and answered her question. [#b4c8ee "Yes I've always been a cop. I started from the bottom, and worked my way to the top pretty much. When I got the job working with the FBI I jumped at it. It was good money, it was hard because children were involved a lot of the time, but I was doing it for my family. Willow pretty much made me quit my job a couple years after Tally was born, claiming I wasn't around enough, and that I wasn't pleasing her enough either"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "When in reality, she was the one never around. She was always leaving Tally with a babysitter, or whatever. So when I quit the best job I ever had, was when I felt like things were officially over for Willow and I. It pretty much was. I wouldn't go back into the business though, because of Tally. She still needs a good parent around, and I can't do that to her again"] he stopped talking as he realized he had unloaded a lot of his problems on Kyrie. Something he didn't mean to do.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He reached up and rubbed the back of his head. [#b4c8ee "Sorry about unloading all of that on you. I guess I've needed to talk about it for a while now"] he said with a small sheepish smile. The male felt like he could always unload his shit onto her. She was easy to talk too, and he hoped that he didn't make a mistake telling her his whole life story pretty much.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Tally play around with Buster and she looked to Lucian. It was the most honest he had been with her and the most genuine. He qasnt lashing out at her or anything, he was explaining everything and she felt for him. To have a partner who did those things was horrific. She qasnt sure what to say to him, nothing she said would ever make it any easier on him but he was doing wonderfully with Tally. She was sure as Tally got older Lucian would want her mother around a little more, girls growing up could be fickle and Kyrie just watched him as he spoke and nodded.
[+purple "For what it's worth, I'm sorry that happened. Tally is a gorgeous little girl and you've done really well by her."] It must have been so hard for him to raise a little one by himself and she hoped that Lucian didn't let it get him down ever. He deserved better.

Kyrie got out the water and decided lounging in the sun was a better idea and she listening to Tally giggling and Buster barking.
[+purple "No I'm glad you're sharing, I'm not exactly the ideal woman to share with given I pulled you away from your home and dragged that little girl all the way out here but- Well, I sort of glad I did? It's been awhile since I've I've around kids that aren't sick or injured. Most kids cry St rhe sight of nurses because we have to give them a shot or get them to take pills."]  She said with a laugh. She loved her job but sometimes she wanted to be around kids that weren't sad.

[+purple "Come on, beating you at a lovely game of splash got me hungry and apparently you can make the best burgers."] She said to him with a laugh as she sat up and watched Lucian. It qas a shame he had been so hurt before, he deserved a happy home life and Kyrie grabbed her dress and slung it over herself. It was a picture perfect lifestyle here, in a different life and under different circumstances she would have loved to live in a place like this withba family. It hadn't been in the cards for her though, not with everything going on. It seemed impossible sometimes and she had never found the right man to be with in that way.

[+purple "So, you don't have anyone now then? It's just you and Tally?"] She asked him, as nonchalant as she could be and as casual as possible. She sat on one of the patio chairs and grinned to herself, watching him.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian was surprised with himself at how quickly he opened up to the woman. He felt like a load had been lifted off of his shoulders for sure. He felt like he could finally breathe, and that made things a little bit better for himself. He watched as Kyrie climbed out of the pool and sat on one of the chairs. God she was beautiful, and he was still itching to see what she had under the fabric. He was getting too ahead of himself again and he knew he was. He moved over to the edge, resting his arms on the pavement.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Well thank you. She's my pride and joy for sure. I honestly don't know what I would have done if I lost her. I don't think she would be this happy, and she sure as hell wouldn't have a female figure to watch out for her the way you do. I know you aren't her mother, and I'm so grateful you have pretty much taken my daughter under your wing. She needs that in her life. If Willow can't clean up her act, then I don't think she'll ever see Tally"]]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "I know that sounds heartless and cold, but it's the truth. I don't want that kind of life style for my little girl. I want what is here and now. The dog, a beautiful woman willing to look after her, someone strong to look up to. Someone like you"] he said as his eyes then moved over to where Kyrie was sitting. He wanted nothing more than to climb out, pick her up and kiss her. What was going on with him right now? He barely knew her, but the feelings were really strong.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When she mentioned burgers he nodded lightly and pulled himself up and out of the pool. [#b4c8ee "That I can do. I know there's still some in the freezer. Will you keep an eye on her for me? I'll be right back out"] he said lightly. He didn't really wait for a reply, because he knew she would watch Tally. He saw the way she looked at the little girl, and how Tally looked at her. They were already bonding, and he hoped that bond would stay and Kyrie wouldn't keep pulling away like she had been.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 As he entered the house he heard his phone ringing. He was still dripping wet as he ran though the house. He nearly slipped a couple times but didn't care. He reached his phone in time. He saw that it was Michael calling. [#b4c8ee "Hello?"] he said breathlessly into the phone. [b "Finally. I'm surprised you didn't have your phone on you. I have some bad news for you"] he said. Lucian didn't like the sound of that. He made sure his bedroom door was closed and that Kyrie and Tally weren't entering the house yet before speaking.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "What's going on?"] he asked. Michael took a breath and started speaking. [b "That killer, he killed again. This time it was a newborn child. He cut off her head. I think he's coming back to the united states, and I don't know when he'll be back. All I know is Connor was the one that took the call, and it was horrible. I think he's coming back for Kyrie"] he said. That seemed to worry him even more. The two talked a little bit longer before Lucian finally let out a sigh and cut the call short.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Listen I'm about to make burgers. I'll see you in a couple days, and we can talk about our next move. Kyrie also has the right to know."] Michael agreed and the two set up a time to have the other over. He sighed lightly as he made his way back into the kitchen and grabbed the burgers from the fridge. He looked out the window, knowing that pretty soon their little safe place was going to get stressful. He walked out of the house and started grilling the burgers for dinner, trying not to think about the phone call he just had.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Lucian looked so alluring like that and Kyrie watched him with a soft smile.
[+purple "I'm not judging you, Lucian."] She said to him as he spoke about his ex wife. She sounded like a real piece of work and honestly, Kyriw was grateful Tallg wasn't around her because who knew what that would mean. She nodded nodded he asked her to watch Tally and she watched the little one running around. No doubt she'd sleep well tonight and Kyrie relaxed in the sun. Lucian was gone for a while and it gave Kyrie a chance to calm down the stirring feelings she was having for him. It wasn't right. He was a father, his daughter came first and he had made that so clear so why was she so desperate to feel herself in his arms?

Kyrie looked up when Lucian came back out and he looked a little disturbed. She got to her feet and fixed the sundress she wore with the bathing suit underneath.
[+purple "You alright? Look- if it was the questions earlier then I'm sorry, I didn't mean to pry and I'll forget what you told me."] She said to him, glancing to the burgers he was cooking up. She had probably pushed it too far with all the questions and things she had heard him share. She knew she ought to have quietened down. She set out some plates on the patio table and some sauces and such and looked to Lucian. It qas a shame that the afternoon they had been having together with Tally seemed to have taken a sour note.

Kyrie thought it would be the perfect day and she looked up at the cloudless sky. It was lovely and no doubt Tally would be asleep early and maybe she could enjoy some normal conversation with Lucian, maybe a glass of wine or something and get to know him better. She just had to be wary of the ex wife topic. She had to admit the burgers did look amazing and she was pretty sure that Lucian beat her when it came to burgers.
[+purple "Alright I concede, you win."] She said to him in remarks to his words earlier about cooking a better burger. Kyrie couldn't have done much better honestly.

The atmosphere seemed tense again somehow and Kyrie figured it was down to the conversation about his wife but she didn't say a word in front of Tally. It was still her mother and Kyrie didn't believe in badmouthing parents in front of their kids, for Tally's sake. She deserved to grow up and make that decision herself when she was able to.

Her gaze trailed to Lucian, drinking in his image and letting her gaze linger for a little too long. He was handsome, the type of man she had always wanted. A family man, a man with a steady job and he was good looking too. Better than good looking, he looked like he had been taken out of a magazine. Kyrie averted her gaze and cleared her throat, taking a drink to try and cool down the heat rising on her cheeks.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 When he heard Kyrie's voice he looked towards her and smiled a little bit. [#b4c8ee "No, it has nothing to do with that. Honestly I've moved past it. Willow is pretty much my past, and it's staying that way. I got a phone call from Michael and let's just say the news isn't all too good. When we are done with dinner and get Tally bathed and in bed I'll tell you"] he said lightly as he turned back to the burgers on the grill. That's when Tally came up and climbed into a chair grabbing a cup.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#ff00ff "Rie, will you read to me tonight?"] she asked lightly. That surprised Lucian a little bit. Tally never asked to be read too, and that kind of made him jealous. He looked towards Kyrie and grinned a bit [#b4c8ee "Looks like Tally has a new favorite. She never asks me to read to her. Just don't tell her no, because she will bug you over and over until you cave in"] he said with a laugh. He was just glad his daughter wanted a bedtime story for a change. Even though it wasn't him doing it.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He finished the burgers and then placed them onto the table. He sat down and made his own, and took a bite. The mood seemed to lift a little bit, but he was still worried about how Kyrie was going to react to him telling her about the killer coming back to the states. He knew it was bound to happen, he just didn't think it would happen so soon. He tried not to focus on it, as he looked towards the pink haired woman. She looked so small right then, and it made his heart flutter.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He noticed she was watching him as well and it kind of made him even more nervous. When she agreed about his burgers being better, he couldn't help but laugh a bit. [#b4c8ee "The reason why, is because they were done out here and the right way. There's something about grilling that always makes them better"] he said. Tally giggled as she looked between the adults as she ate. She kept sneaking some meat to Buster who scarfed it down and licked his nose. He then padded off into the shade to lay down for a bit.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 As the male was enjoying himself a bit more, he watched the sunset. Tally grinned as she climbed onto the table to watch it. She took Kyrie's hand in her's, and Lucian's in her other and held them both to her chest. The male looked towards the child and knew how pure she was being. He leaned over and kissed her temple lightly. [#b4c8ee "I love you"] he whispered. Tally turned and looked at him [#ff00ff "I love you daddy"] she said with a smile. That smile could always melt his heart, and it was working right then too.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie looked to Tally, a little taken aback and she nodded to her,
[+purple "Yeah, of course I can read to you."] She assured and wondered what news Lucian had received. She tried not to let it bother her and she listened to him talk about the burgers. He had definitely outdone himself and it was great to sit and relax outside like this. She ate one of the burgers and watched Tally with Buster but she didn't rat the child out. Michael had phoned, and it wasn't good news. She figured as much if Lucian's face was anything to go by but he wouldn't talk in front of Tally, understandably.

Kyrie looked to the sunset and smiled to herself, looking to Tally and grinning at her. She watched the moment between her and Lucian, it was enough to melt even the frostiest heart and she caught Lucian's eye and just smiled a little and looked away.
[+purple "Hey, why don't you go get a bath with daddy and I'll clean up, then I'll come up and read to you."] She said to Tally softly and got to her feet once the sun had gone down. She was getting attached, and not just to Tally. This was a bad idea, Lucian was great and the way he looked in the sunset was wonderful but she couldn't do this.

Kyrie started on the dishes and cleaned up outside, making sure the pool gates were shut and she got Buster inside. She washe due and set everything aside, glancing to the stairs and she chewed her lips. Would it be so bad? Lucian had a daughter, a beautiful daughter who was so sweet but she was young and impressionable and Kyrie wasn't here to be a replacement mother. Kyrie smiled to Lucian when he came down and she gestured she would go up to read.

Kyrie settled on the bed by Tally and stroked the girls hair gently as she read one of the princess books to her, only stopping when she was sure the little one was asleep and Buster was asleep by Tally's bed and Kyrie kept the nightlight on and left the door open ever so slightly for the young girl. She went downstairs and looked to Lucian,
[+purple "She's okay, out like a light."] She remarked and looked him over, expectantly.
[+purple "You said Michael called?"] She asked him and she was nervous of the answer.

With any luck the killer had just vanished or been caught and maybe that would be the end of it but she somehow doubted that turn of events. They had Tally to think about and if Kyrie was  a target then surely this horrible little child killer would go after Tally too. She had made a terrible choice in dragging Lucian and his daughter into this. Kyrie leaned on the counter and watched Lucian, oveethinking every detail in her head but at rhe forefront was her attraction to him no matter how much she tried to deny it.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Lucian nodded a bit, he wouldn't mind taking a bath at that moment. He was tired of the pool for the day. He scooped up the child, gave Kyrie a thank you look, and then carried the child into the house. He went up to the bathroom and started the water. He then helped her out of her swim suit, and helped her into the tub. He then climbed into the tub with his trunks still on, and sat behind her. He then shut the water off a moment later, and filled a cup with water and poured it over her head.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The two spent a couple minutes splashing one another, making a small mess on the bathroom floor, but he didn't care. When he was done bathing her, he stood and grabbed a towel and wrapped her up in it and carried her to her room. He was dripping wet still, but didn't mind. He then got her into her pajama's and tucked into bed. He leaned down and kissed her forehead. [#b4c8ee "I love you so much my little angel"] he whispered to her. [#ff00ff "I love you so much too my teddy bear"] she said back.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The male then went and let Kyrie know she was ready for her. He then went to his room and changed out of his swimming trunks and into a pair of boxer shorts. It was still a little warm in the house for clothes. He went to turn on the air conditioner as well for the night. He then went into the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of water out of the fridge. When Kyrie joined him a moment later he looked towards her. She got straight to the point, and that worried him a bit.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "So the bastard killed again, and I guess he's on his way back to the united states. I think he's heading back to where you first ran into him. I'm not fully sure though. Michael will be coming over in the next couple of days, and we will be talking about a plan on what to do from there"] he said as he crossed his arms over his chest watching her, for her reaction. He knew it was a lot to take in, and right now that was the last thing on his mind.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "Forgive me"] he breathed out as he walked over and picked the woman up, placing her onto the counter. He then stood between her legs, spreading them a bit as he put his hands on either side of her on the counter. [#b4c8ee "I don't want you thinking about what's going on with the bastard, we will catch him sooner or later. Right now you are safe, and he can't find you. He has no idea where you are. Just don't hate me for what I'm about to do"] he breathed out once more.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He closed the gap between them and pulled her slightly towards his hips, as his lips finally crushed against her's. It was like he was finally able to breathe fully once more. He finally tasted those lips, and he didn't want to break away. He kept her pressed against the counter slightly as he deepened the kiss a bit.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie watched Lucian as he spoke and she drew in a breath. The killer was heading back here, to the states and that made her heart sink. More children might die, especially if he was heading to the hospital he had found Kyrie at. Her face was a picture of terror and confusion but Lucian had picked her up, setting her on the counter and she gazed at him, stunned to silence by his actions. She wondered if she was dreaming for a second, maybe this was a dream and she'd fallen asleep on the couch. He was going to keep her and Tally safe, of course he was. Don't hate him?

He pulled her close and Kyrie felt his lips on hers. She was utterly lost as she wrapped her limbs around him, begging to have him closer still to her. She was lost in the moment, adrift as the man she had admired from afar kissed her and after a moment she pulled away. She liked him a lot, but his daughter was upstairs and Lucian was probably confused.
[+purple "Lucian-"] She cupped hos face so hebwas looking at her and she searched his face for any confusion but she didn't find it. She pressed her forehead against his and sighed out, shakily. God, he was attractive.

[+purple "Won't this confuse things?"] She asked him quietly and she supposed it didn't matter. They were both adults and they both had needs. Tally wasn't going to walk in on them, hopefully and Kyrie figured that yes, she liked Lucian a lot, she was madly attracted to him but if he wanted just a quick fling of passion then she would take that too right then. They had both been so tightly wound with stress, Kyrie could barely remember the last time she had let loose with a man. She met his gaze and leaned in, kissing him hard and pulling him closer as her hands trailed up his side.

The was a terrible idea but she was aching for the man,  no one had to ever know if they didn't become a couple. She groaned in frustration against his mouth. So why did it feel like she was betraying Tally?
[+purple "Are you sure about this?"] She asked him, meeting his gaze with hers. He had a child, his work was stressful and his ex wife was being a real piece of work. She would understand if he didn't want to. Kyrie also loved the chase, she loved to tease and see how far she could push it before q man simply took over.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 Was he sure about this? If he wasn't sure about it, he wouldn't have done it in the first place. He then picked her up making sure her legs were wrapped around his waist. [#b4c8ee "If I wasn't sure about any of this, then I wouldn't be attacking you right now, would I?"] he growled out. They were both grown adults, and he had finally spoken about his ex-wife. He'd been single for years, and hadn't been with a woman since. He'd been on a couple of dates, but that was about it. He felt her lips on his once more.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He wrapped one arm under her ass to keep her in place, and with his other hand cupped the back of her head, and kissed her deeply, a low groan escaping him as he did so. He pulled back gently looking into her eyes [#b4c8ee "I want this. No scratch that, I need this and I know you do as well."] he whispered. He knew that Tally was sound asleep, and would be all night. So they had the whole night to explore one another and see where it led. Which he hoped would lead to many things.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He kept the woman in his arms and carried her through the house, turning off the lights as he went. He then carried her upstairs and to her bedroom. It would be better in her room, because she did have a bigger bed, and they wouldn't wake the sleeping child. If they had been in his own room, they sure would have. He closed the door as soon as they were inside, and he carried her to the bed. He then placed her down onto her feet, cupping her face into his hands.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 [#b4c8ee "If you want me to stop, tell me"] he whispered as he lowered his head and kissed her again. He knew this wasn't a mistake. It wasn't lust, it was a need. A need they both needed more than anything. He'd been fighting it for the last couple of days, but seeing her in the swim suit had broken him. He moved his hands down to her shoulders, and then down her sides and to her ass. He then picked her up once more and placed her onto the bed. He was still in his boxer shorts.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He laid her back onto the bed and looked down at her. He slowly slid her dress up and off, and tossed it onto the floor. [#b4c8ee "The real question is, are you okay with this?"] he asked her. He then lowered his head to her neck, and kissed it gently his hands slowly starting to roam over her body. His fingers itching to get the clothing off, but he held back just in case she told him no.]]
Nullification     1y ago

What the Hell was this man doing to her? Kyrie could feel her breathing hitch in her chest, returning his kisses and he assured her that this was all fine. This was what he wanted and she gazed at him as she was placed on the bed. Was she okay with this? She didn't know. She really didn't but she wanted him, she wanted to pour her lust out, that's all it was right? Lust, she wasn't attached to him and she doubted she would be, men like Lucian didn't go for girls like Kyrie.

She nodded to him as he planted kisses down her neck and he elicited rare responses from her throat. Their clothes were forgotten about, their worries forgotten about and she just let herself be with Lucian, encompassed by him and owned by him. She gave as good as she got, everytime and her hands roamed and explored him, soon trading hands for lips and finally shebwas completely spent and satisfied, catching her breath and gazing at Lucian. This was a dream right?

She rested her head on his chest and smiled softly.
[+purple "Hm, I think you're right. I did need that."] He was incredible. She had never been with anyone to make her feel that way before, that high and she would be riding it for a while. They couldn't couldn't this being strange for Tally, the little girl was going through enough right then without the added confusion. She liked Lucian, no matter how much she wanted to deny herself right then, she really did like him but it wouldn't be fair.

She smiled softly to him andbwas content to lounge around like a cat, she figured he couldn't spend the night in her room, not without Tally being utterly confused when she came to wake him up the next morning. They could keep it quiet, at least until the little girl could adjust to Kyrie being more permanent and she wasn't even sure how to broach that subject with her either. She wasn't sure what this made them but Kyrie wanted to simply enjoy the moment, that was all.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][merriweather [size12 The sounds the woman made, made the male work that bit harder to please her. The way her body moved in time with his, it was like a dream come true pretty much. When they were both finished he rolled onto his back, and let her lay on his chest. His breathing was heavy, and slowly going back to normal. He couldn't believe what had just happened. When she spoke about him being right about her needing that, he let out a small laugh. [#b4c8ee "We both did"] he said with a smile, and kissed her forehead lightly.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 His mind was spinning, and knew that he would have to go back to his own room, but he felt like his body was weighed down and knew that he wouldn't be moving from this spot till morning. [#b4c8ee "I hope you know that I'm not leaving this spot. I can barely move"] he muttered lightly. He was tired enough as it was. Being out in the sun all day, and then grilling burgers, and then ending the night with the beautiful woman wore him out. He wasn't mad about it either. It needed to happen and it did.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He knew that Tally would be confused when she came to find him, but he would cross that bridge when it came to it. He slipped out of the bed for a moment and found his boxers and slipped them on before sliding back into bed with the woman. [#b4c8ee "Considering we've both been fighting that urge how was it?"] he asked with a small smirk. He wouldn't mind going at it again either, but he was too tired to really think straight at that moment. It was kind of nice having another body next to him.]]

[google-font][merriweather [size12 He loved when Tally came and slept with him, but sometimes it was nice to have another adult there, and Kyrie was the perfect fit. [#b4c8ee "So since Michael will be here in the next couple of days, think of some items you need from the store. I'll head into town and pick up somethings for you and Tally both"] he said lightly. He then let his eyes drift closed. He was slowly edging towards sleep, and his body relaxed a bit more against the comfortable bed. He didn't know if she had replied, because he was out like a light a moment later.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

[+purple "Amazing."] Kyrie answered quietly to his question of how it was. It had been breath taking and he was right, they had both been fighting it for the longest time, since arriving here. She couldn't get the smile off her face though, a clear indication that he had very much satisfied her.

Kyrie looked to Lucian, listening to his heartbeat under his chest as she closed her eyes. He wasn't moving. She groaned slightly when he left to slip his boxers on and she moved to pull on an oversized tshirt, it would do for now and she got comfortable beside him, tucking into him. She was content with another beside her, Tally would be okay she was strong and resilient and Lucian had raised her right.
[+purple "Hm, yeah."] She would think about it tomorrow, it wasn't important right then. She couldn't think straight right then anyways.

Kyrie eventually dropped off to sleep, it was a nicer sleep and the larger room suddenly felt comfortable and cozy for a change rather than too big for one person. She shifted in the morning and rubbed her eyes, reluctant to wake up as she rolled over and shielded her eyes from the light. She was exhausted but it was a content sort of tired given last night.

Last night.

Kyrie opened her eyes and looked over to Lucian, bewildered. She furrowed her brow, so it hadn't been a dream. It was still early, with any luck Tally was still asleep and Kyrie hadn't heard any movement. She propped herself up slightly and watched Lucian, eyes bright. She leaned over and pressed a kiss to Lucian's cheek, content to be lazy that morning and just lounge around. yesterday had been a bit of a wild day, frankly. A day out in the sun, having fun and then topping it off with a night with Lucian.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 When the male felt Kyrie kiss his cheek the next morning a small smile passed over his lips. He'd been laying there for a while now just listening to her sleeping. When he felt her start to stir, he kept his eyes closed. When she was settled once more his fingers found her thigh, and he slowly pushed the shirt up. He then turned his head towards her and smirked lightly. [#b4c8ee "Good morning beautiful"] he whispered lightly. With his other hand he cupped her chin in his hand, and kissed her lips lightly. Tasting her was amazing.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He knew that Tally would sleep pretty late. She had a lot of sun yesterday, and she had been playing pretty hard. He was glad for that. Even though it was still early, he knew that Buster would need to go out soon. He hadn't heard the pup yet, so that meant that he and Kyrie could get another round in before they had to get out of bed. He shifted a bit and pulled the shirt up and over her head, before sliding out of his boxers, and he crawled on top of the woman.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He looked down at her, and when she didn't tell him no he went to work. This time he was a bit more gentle. They were both still slowly waking up, but last night had been rough, and this morning was more gentle. He'd never been one to be gentle, but with Kyrie he felt like he had to be. When they were both finished for a second time, he crawled off of the bed and gathered up his things. [#b4c8ee "I'm going to take a quick shower"] he said lightly looking towards her.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 [#b4c8ee "You are more than welcome to join me. Hell I want you to join me, but if you just want to relax you are more than welcome too. Just remember Michael will be here this afternoon. Maybe I'll talk him into taking Tally and Buster into town, and you and I can have some alone time"] he said with a warm smile. He didn't really wait for a reply as he slipped out of her room and down the hall to his own room. He gathered up some clean clothes and carried them to the bathroom.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He stopped long enough to check on Tally, and sure enough she was still out. Same with Buster. Perfect. He hoped that Kyrie would join him, but he wouldn't pressure her for that quite yet. He shut the door and climbed into the shower. It's been years since he's been with a woman, and it had been amazing. He was also glad they got another round in as well. God what was Kyrie doing to him? He never thought he would fall for someone again, and yet he had fallen for her, and hard. He was in a whole mess of trouble.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie was thankful it wasn't an awkward morning after and she grinned softly when Lucian woke her with a kiss and gentle reassurances. He gave her more and this time it was tender, with no less impact than last night and Kyrie watched him head for a shower and thought for a while. Tally wasn't awake and neither was the puppy. She couldn't hear them and she hummed a little as she sat up and stretched her hands over her head. There was no reason she couldn't join him and she wanted to. She pushed herself up and found some fresh clothes, shrugging into a houseboat to make her way to the bathroom. She grinned to herself when she heard Lucian inside and pushed the door open, slipping inside.
[+purple "Thought I'd take up your offer."]  She said shyly.

Kyrie wasn't usually a shy girl, perhaps more outgoing and fun loving but Lucian made her feel like she ought to be shy. He was a man out of her league, the sort of man she would absolutely notice in the street but forever feel unnoticed and yet here he was, laying claim to her. She she'd the dressing gown and looked over at him, smiling softly as she set down her clothes and turned on the water, making sure the temperature was good. The water poured down and Kyrie smiled softly to herself as she stepped underneath, letting the water cascade over her flesh and warm it up. Her hair was soon soaked and she searched out some soap and looked to Lucian, a cheeky glint in her eyes.

She supposed it didn't matter if Michael was coming back later, she hadn't even had time to think about what she might need, frankly. She didn't plan on thinking about it then either. She figured it was best to take this slow, at least infront of others because they could be victims of circumstance and when this was all over, they might not see each other again and it would only lead to confusion. Kyrie lathered up her hair and let it rinse out, enjoying the view of Lucian and pressed a kiss to his neck. She supposed they would simply steal the moments when they were available, there was little else that could be done to stop people being intrigued. Kyrie wrapped her arms around Lucian, content to give him as much pleasure as she could right then whilst they had the time.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 Hearing the door open slowly, the male looked towards her and smirked a bit. He watched as she slid the robe off, and then climbed into the shower. God she was breathtaking, and he honestly couldn't think of a better place than this. Things might have been a lot different if he didn't have a child, and if he wasn't having to protect her either. He shook the thoughts out of his mind as he climbed into the shower behind her. He watched as she washed her hair, and then felt her lips on his neck.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He placed his hands on her hips and pushed her back against the wall. He let his hands roam over her body, as he leaned his head down and kissed her. He honestly felt like this was forbidden. In a way it was. He wasn't supposed to get involved with someone he was working for. Even though he was protecting her, it still wasn't supposed to happen. It had though, but he didn't care. He was glad it had as well. He bent down slightly and picked the woman up, pinning her against the wall once more the water running over their bodies.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 His lips explored her flesh, his hands ran over her wet skin. God he wished things were different. He wished he could have met her at a different time. There was so many wishes, but he knew that right now it was happening the way it was supposed too. He took his time and pleased her once more. When they were finished he set her back on her feet, and washed his hair and body quickly, and then stepped out of the shower. Might as well get the deed done in the shower.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He wrapped a towel around his waist and looked towards the woman still in the shower. In a way he was fucking lucky, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He would make sure to ask Michael to take Tally out for the day. She needs it. [#b4c8ee "When you are finished, meet me in the kitchen and we can make a list of supplies you need"] he said lightly. He then slipped out of the bathroom with his clothes in hand. He went back to his room, dried off and got dressed finally.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He was in a pair of sweat pants, and no shirt. Might as well be comfortable. He then heard Tally's little feet running to his room. Good thing he came in when he did. [#ff00ff "Daddy! Buster needs to go potty, and I'm hungry"] she said with a pout. The male grinned at the child and nodded lightly. [#b4c8ee "Let's let him go outside then, and we will get you something to eat. Also, how would you feel about going into town with Uncle Michael later today?"] he asked her, as the two headed towards the kitchen together.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 [#ff00ff "I say yes. Can I take Buster with me?"] she asked bouncing with excitement. The male nodded lightly and unlocked the back door and let Buster outside. [#b4c8ee "Of course you can. Daddy and Kyrie will have to stay here though, because Kyrie can't be left alone right now"] he said. Tally nodded lightly as she climbed onto a chair. He knew she was happy about that. He smiled as he went about getting breakfast for the three of them.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie grinned, satisfied as she watched Lucian head out and she rinsed off and wrapped a towel around herself. She took her time getting ready, feeling completely content and there was a definite spring in her step as she got ready for the day, tying her pink hair up and fixing her face slightly. She changed into some lounge wear and made sure she looked presentable before heading down and smiling at the sight.
[+purple "Hey, how's my favourite girl doing?"] She asked Tally and kissed the girls cheek before giving Buster a scratch behind the ear. She eyed Lucian who was making breakfast and smiled to herself.
[+purple "I thought that was my job?"] She said to him and cast a wink to Tally with a small laugh.

Kyrie fumbled around and found a notepad, thinking of things she might need. Shampoo, conditioner, she needed a couple bits and pieces and noted noted down. It was nothing urgent and Kyrie really wasn't used to any sort of lavish lifestyle. She did add her favourite snacks though, watermelon and kiwi fruits. She figured they'd rely on Michael for fresh goods like that because they would spoil so quickly and Kyrie set the note to the side and did her best to keep everything normal in front of Tally. She had some breakfast and figured Lucian deserved some time with Tally and she made a coffee before pushing up.
[+purple "I'm going to get some of the leaves out of the pool. Come on, Buster boy, you can help me out."] She grinned and headed out, finding the net and starting to clear the pool a little so it wouldn't get ruined.

Kyrie watched Buster scamper around and giggled at him. He was adorable and she reached down to scratch his head as he came running by. Kyrie glanced in on Lucian and Tally, maybe it would have been different if they had stumbled upon each other at different points in their lives. Then again, Kyrie was just grateful that this man seemed so adoring of her. She could never have dreamed a man like him would ever go for a girl like her. Maybe they were living a fantasy in this escapism reality. She wasn't entirely sure but rught then she didn't want it to end.
ButterflyRoseнυnтιng   1y ago

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 The male looked up and smirked lightly shrugging a bit. [#b4c8ee "You were busy, and I had a hungry child on my hands"] he said with a small laugh. The air around the room didn't feel like it was smothering him anymore. Things seemed to be more light hearted, and he wanted it to last. When Kyrie was finished eating, she made her way outside and started cleaning the pool. The male shrugged lightly grabbing the same notepad she had used to make his own little list. He then turned his attention to his daughter and tapped the pen on the table.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 [#b4c8ee "Alright my love. What do you want to get with Uncle Michael?"] he asked her. She was finishing her breakfast and started bouncing in her seat a bit. [#ff00ff "I want fruit snacks, and snacks for Buster as well. Can I get some new toys as well?"] she asked. The male laughed and nodded his head lightly as he wrote it all down. He added what he needed as well, and soon the list was finished. Tally was finally finished with her breakfast as well, and he helped her clean up a little bit.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 He watched as she ran out the back door and into the backyard. He heard the happy scream as she was attacked by the pup. He shook his head lightly as he looked around the kitchen. He then cleaned everything up, and there was a knock on the front door. He went to answer it and let Michael inside. [b "You look chipper this morning"] the other said with a small grumble. Lucian couldn't help but laugh at the sound. [#b4c8ee "Let's just say I got laid"] he said with a wink.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 [b "You'll have to tell me about it later. I want to get into town, get that shit you need, and then we need to sit down and talk. Will I be taking Tally and Buster with me?"] he asked. Lucian knew there was something going on, and he nodded lightly. [#b4c8ee "If you don't mind. I have a small list of things for all three of us"] he said handing it over. Michael nodded lightly as he went to gather the child and pup. He nodded his head towards Kyrie. [b "Looking good"] he said with a small smile.]]

[google-font][noto+sans [size12 Tally giggled as she was taken out of the house with Buster, and put into the car. Lucian watched as the other male drove off. He sighed lightly as he stood there, with his arms crossed. Something huge was bothering Michael, and he could tell. This wasn't a good thing at all. He sighed as he stayed on the front porch watching the other male drive away, wondering what their next step was going to consist of.]]
NullificationKyrie   1y ago

Kyrie glanced up when she saw Michael and smiled at him,
[+purple "Thanks."] She murmured and set down the things before looking in to see Lucian seeing them off. Something seemed to be playing on his mind and Kyrie moved in and watched Michael disappear in the car with Tally.
[+purple "Something is bugging you."] She murmured to him as she looped her arms around him from behind for a moment. He likely wasn't in the mood for any shenanigans if his expression was anything to go by and Kyrie eyed him over,
[+purple "Here, I'll make us some coffee."] She felt so comfortable around him already, so at ease that it was scary to her.

She moved inside and made some coffee, setting his down. Maybe Michael had news or something about the murderer, with any luck the guy was out of the country again. They needed to stop him but Kyrie wasn't a cop, she wasn't wasn't particularly bad ass or a femme fatal but she did know this man wouldn't stop and more kids would die if they didn't find a way to stop him and Kyrie knew that would be an awful turn of events. She watched Lucian for a while pondering if she was in over her head with a guy like him, so far out of her league it was unreal. He had a beautiful daughter and sure, his ex wife seemed a little crazy but Kyrie couldn't deny he was absolutely incredible. He was smart, he worked hard, he was good looking and hks bedroom game was top class. This was probably a convenience thing, now she thought about it. They were living together, in any other situation he would be with a model on his arm.

Kyrie supposed it was fine, they were both adults and she took a drink of coffee, leaning on the counter and thinking for a while. Maybe they had some sort of news on the murderer, she hoped that was it but for now they had some time alone.
[+purple "Hey, if you wanna do some work I can make myself scarce? I won't be offended."] She said to Lucian with a light laugh, she understood his job was demanding and that he needed to pump time into it constantly, she wasn't his ex wife who didn't seem to understand that.


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