Summary: Something’s about to start.
Word Count: 2x100
Notes/Warnings: A little two part prequel to A Silk Pillow. Written for numb3rs100. Feedback please?
Disclaimer: Not owned by me.
Whistling (#61 Object of Affection)
Charlie could be a patient man when it suited him. He didn't expect a breakthrough on cognitive emergence for another thirty years. A half decade of planning, research, multi-step thinking was nothing. In a couple of hours the object of his affection would be willingly in his hands.
Charlie whistled to himself as he laid out all the things he would hopefully need over the next three days. All were objects carefully collected over the years. All the highest quality, the finest craftsmanship, nothing but the best, no objects but the best would do. Charlie whistled, tunelessly and waited patiently.
Resolve (#27 Room Key)
Ian looked at the key in his hand and looked at the one-room cabin, tucked back in the deep woods, part of an exclusive resort. He had an idea of what would happen when he put the key in the lock and turned it, had an idea of what he would find. Then again he could be completely wrong.
The key felt heavy. His hand shook, his hands never shook, his body had not trembled since he was a child afraid of things he couldn't fight or kill. Ian squeezed his hand around the key, the pain steeled his resolve