On occasion, Cole crosses the bridge to head east of the mountains. Going over Lake Washington is one of the beneficial views he enjoys along the way.
Cole Porter Lipton loves the cultural city scene, surpassing such things as Starbucks and Seahawks. The Sounders are another story.
Living in a one-bedroom apartment that has him in walking distance to the Market, theatre, and anything that sparks his interest, Seattle is where Cole’s soul will stay.
A small section of serenity in Somerset:
- the town where Jacob and Deborah eventually move to and establish their bed and breakfast — just on the outskirts
- the town (now sprawling) that Jared and Rita return to because of a funeral that leads to a mystery
- the town Dorinda moves to, all the better to distance herself from her grandparents
- the town Danise goes to in search of clues to put Paul at ease
The stats this week weren’t too bad. Not as high as the start, but making the time to write a few words here and there, so no ‘dry days’ yet.
Missed the marathon today, but the day of exploring San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf was worth it! With my partner in crime from the fun fanfic days, we searched for the perfect boat for Terrell Stillman. Learned a few chilling facts about him during a visit to the aquarium (let’s just say that an aquatic animal has displaced my former ‘discomforts.’)
Discovered Paxton does have a limit regarding his level of patience with Paul (and that Paul’s seemingly ‘wallflower/quiet’ personality isn’t as constant as some assumed. Danise prefers the finer things when dining out. Jean has a few talents up her sleeve. Quincy prefers supporting certain street performers. Tonielle is thrifty in how she spoils her children. Leigh Myriam and Ivan have their special destinations when out on a date (that they’ll deny if ever seen).
This weekend of exploration will uncover other fascinating things, I’m sure.
Paul’s desire to say ‘goodbye’ to some of the kids he’s connected with proves difficult as some familiar faces go missing. Torn between finding answers and arriving to his new state/job on time, will Paul move towards the lost or towards logic?
Jalem kept score of the debates, wondering how long it would take for both ‘opponents’ to realize they were more alike than they cared to admit. True, she had the advantage of knowing something intimate about Desmon and Allen, secrets she’d keep until the end. Given the true strengths beyond the masks they wore, she expected to live a long, long time.
Maybe that was why Jalem wasn’t surprised by the bonding ceremony, a foolish hope she had even before the revelations in secret. She couldn’t define – then or now – what it was that made each man a relative outsider to the community, yet fitting in seamlessly so for safety’s sake. If Desmon knew the truth about Allen, or vice-versa, then neither friend needed to worry about punishment from the magistrates.
Yet Jalem saw the power behind their combined talents, an opportunity of throwing fire with the rain. She would only have to steer them like the winds that blew over the coastal waters, guiding defensive learning with an empathetic soul. They could succeed, guarding the next generation from the trappings of twilight. Maybe.