Patrick has a plan, and he’ll go to great lengths to see it through.
After three weeks apart due to work and school commitments, he and Will are finally getting to spend some time together. Patrick is staying with Will over the Christmas holidays, and he intends to tell him how he feels on Christmas Day. It’s going to be perfect.
But of course, Patrick’s plans don’t always go smoothly….
Will’s house looked less than welcoming compared to the rest of the street, and not for the first time, he wished he had someone waiting inside to greet him. Maybe he should get a dog.
Another thought struck him, and he smiled. Yeah, maybe he could do that too.
He texted Patrick to let him know he was home and asked what time he’d be round. The reply came back almost immediately.
Be there about six thirty. Just helping Ben with something. That okay?
Will glanced at his watch again—an hour and forty-five minutes. He’d rather see Patrick now, but at least that would give him time to shower and make a start on dinner. He’d like to cook something nice for them tonight.
Yeah, that’s fine. See you in a bit.
He pocketed his phone, opened the front door, then carried his bag upstairs to his bedroom and started to unpack. Something red poked out from under the end of his quilt, and he smiled when he plucked it out—one of Patrick’s socks. Will’s were all black, something Patrick mocked him for all the time. He stared at it for a second, remembering Patrick wearing them the last time he was there, then tossed the sock in the direction of his laundry basket. It was the only evidence that Patrick had been there, and Will found himself wishing for more. He wanted to look around his home and see Patrick’s presence all over it.
Soon, he thought, and he pictured the present he was going to pick up for Patrick. Hopefully soon.
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Author Bio:Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats.
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.
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