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It's been a while

by Kaija Owens | Score: 4200

It's cold. My legs feel stiff, my fingertips frozen and my breath coming out in short breaths visible in the cold night air. I've just had a rough day and do not want to stay outside any longer. I knock on the door, sharply, and only twice before it swings open and I'm greeted with a bright smile. 
"Kai, good to see you. I've just been dusting the bookshelf. Come in, quick. I don't want you to freeze." My best and oldest friend grabs my arm and yanks me inside before I can even speak. He sits me in front of the fireplace before he picks up his feather duster and continues dusting the shelves. I bask in the warm of the flickering fire. 
It's good to be home. Well, it's good to be in Malik's home. I remember spending nights here, on Christmas, sipping hot chocolates as we read books or play blackjacks. He always managed to beat me. I think he's been cheating this whole time but I have no proof. None.
I miss nights like that; laughing, kissing, hugging, reading. I miss it all. But ever since I became a bounty hunter I've just been taking job after job after job, and we haven't had any time together. Until now of course. 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Event The air turns black all around
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter R
Character A warmhearted cleric
Prop Include a feather duster
Character A zealous careers advisor
Event There's a strange noise
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter W
Character An uncertain occupational therapist
Event Civilization has come to an end
Prop Include a packet of seeds

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