This dang virtual world gives me a headache. I am not a Luddite or anything but I miss the days of picking up an honest to goodness book and reading it joyously. Anyways, this place, I mean this new magical world I am now stuck in, is strangely similar historically but vastly different. It’s like back home we were digging a tunnel through a mountain with nothing but pick-axe’s and here that have access to dynamite! So many new and different possibilities! But also so, so very much to learn. Ok I need a break.
Wait, wait, wait. Almost forgot. The medicine here. No scars. Frankly no being in the Army here, too many loose ends. Ok, lets change my appearance… gosh it is strange to even think I can do this! Change my appearance to no longer have any scars or my unit tat. Screw it, I never liked shaving so let’s get rid of body hair too! And a few years younger won’t hurt.
I think Bucky and I finally worked out our new identities here while in that virtual headspace or whatever they call it so let’s go to Carlita’s and get some grub cuz I am starving, and we can also meet up with Jack.
Carlita’s. mmh I love the food here. I guess jack doesn’t, he just paid his bill and walked off. And he left a plate of wings! I cannot believe how he waists food, guess they are mine now!
Why does jack always seem so anxious when I come over to see him. He keeps saying I shouldn’t due to magic but he is always right there. I think people here put a little too much faith in their so called magic.
We leave Jacks, well Carlita’s. I get to the car and Bucky is no where to be found. Where the heck did he get to? Ok, he has two minutes. That’s it, I am leaving. Then I am halfway home and he calls me asking where –I- am? As Megs would say, WTF? Since he kept calling I should setup my voicemail. “Hi, I’m busy or ignoring you right now. If this is important leave a message or try calling again. But do you recall that scene in Law Abiding Citizen where the judge answered her phone and…”
I get back to the loft and start work on a few new outfits. Aside from that crap I got at wal-hell I only have this one outfit.
Damn it Bucky! What the hell are you doing morphing into Jordan’s likeness again!? I should… What the. Wait. Bucky just walked in the door behind Jordan. Is that Jordan? Jordan the very cute blond who I have ran into twice but has not called me and now just walked through my door… with Bucky???
Is this a joke, a blessing, a curse, a… something is wrong. Shut up Layla, just shut up and talk to her. Talk! Its ok, it’s just like a stick of C4 without a detonator. Perfectly safe. Now help her.
F—- her father cut her off. Took away all her funds. Told her she has to come home and be a nice little subservient daughter and do whatever he tells her to do. Asshole! He better pray I never meet him. F—-ing Families. I so very hate families. And that bastard of a father of Jordan’s! Calm down, calm, calm, don’t start sounding like Bucky looking for a fight. Reassure Jordan it will all be ok and she is save and loved and has a place to stay. Shit, I did not just think loved. Stop it! Worry about her right now.
Ok, I’m getting her settled, Bucky is making her some food bless him. The poor thing is starving, I don’t think she has eaten all day. Just try to keep her focused on anything but her despair. Keep her occupied. Oh she was in college for a dual major in Thaumaturgy, whatever that is.
Wait, she came to Miami for a spring break, liked it so much she decided to drop out of college and sought me out. I’m missing something… oh crap… no, I have to be reading too much into this! Jordan comes to Miami for a wild and crazy spring break then meets me, twice by accident and then she decides to drop out of college to stay in Miami!? OMG I may have inadvertently ruined this poor girls life! F—-!!!!
What do I do, what do I do? Crap, she is trying to eat the steak with that craptastic plastic dinnerware from the seven-eleven. If Bucky had not insisted this was his place in our cover story I would be dying in embarrassment right now. Right, shopping! That may take her mind off her predicament and give me time to think.
Thank goodness Bucky asked about something other than hell-mart! I guess to this big Adventure mall we go.
They are off finding dishware stuff, I really do miss the PX sometimes . Anyway. Do they have real magic 8-balls here that will tell me I did not just totally screw up this girls life? I should tell her to go and run back home now. Tell her how much of a relationship nightmare I am! But she is so cute, so sweet, so beautiful, so adorable, so everything… Huh? Oh thank god a distraction!
On our way home we stop at the wal-hell for food. Ugh. I still need to get that Thomas Guide. Oh… Jordan fell asleep. Poor thing, this day must have really taken its toll on her. She is so beautiful when she is sleeping.
We get home to the loft, Bucky is actually quite gentlemany with the doors helping me carry her in and up to my loft within a loft. Damn I thougth I was being careful not to rouse her, she seemed so tired, I try to apologize but… Oh… Oh my. I guess Bucky can empty the car. Oh Jordan!
What the hell! Why doesn’t Bucky think and speak before acting. Dur, “I need the car keys” Before he suddenly appears next to my bed and I instinctively kick him to the ground. I kinda hope I did not hurt him but… Oh Jordan. I think I am in love. Wait, no stop, no don’t. Hook line and sinker, that’s me. F—- this will not end well.
I get up and go for my two hour run, get back and everyone else is up so I do my 100 pull-ups and 100 inverted sit-ups.
I go to give Jordan a kiss, and she is wearing quite the large towel I have no idea how she stuffed in her bag until I actually kiss her and it disappears into nothingness. Some sort of illusion? I told her she was naked and Bucky was eyeing her but she did not seem embarrassed at all and whispered to me that all he would see was her illusion… Judging by the tent Bucky was pitching and his hearing, if it was as good as mine, he saw her how she really was. I told her such and she ran for the bathroom.
I went after her, after shooting Bucky an icy glare, and was expecting her to be embarrassed but she was apologetic like she… she I don’t know. Like she should be apologizing. WTF! Bucky should apologize to her for taking advantage of her! I should go kick his ass! No, I can’t leave her at this moment. Wait. What? Is she a nudist? She wants us to just walk around naked all the time, in front of Bucky? Good god he will explode! Oh, well at least she is a total Lesbian, whew. Wait… not just a nudist but sex in front of him!? That can lead to all sorts of issues…
Jordan and I really need to have a talk. A very personal one where Bucky is not around for miles. I am getting that Jordan has her fetishes and… well I have mine.
Breakfast. Damn it Bucky! Going and doing a bunch of fast one arm pull-ups!? Moron. Great now Jordan knows there is more to things. I mean if she asks… Wow! Jordan was not shocked, horrified, scared or anything to learn we were from another dimension or that we were now dragons! She even wants a potion to be one! Maybe she is a little weird… But damn cute weird! And those dreamy blue eyes… Breath. Breath. Act natural, ambivalent even. Need to finish the cabinet thing for Bucky.
The door? Oh Home Depot’s delivery. Why is Jordan running for the door? Danger? I… Oh she was showing Bucky how they sign documents here. She is so thoughtful. Her run was so graceful and dreamy. Her… Stop before you drool girl! Focus, Cabinet. Jordan…