Risk Everything for Family
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 4 of 14
word count (story only): 1310
:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, the Mercedes story set, and picks up immediately after “Popping In
,” continuing from Graham's viewpoint. ::
“Abioud,” Aidan began, a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth, “would you please keep an eye on Saraphina and Edison while I offer the good doctor a brief
magical mystery tour?”
Graham chortled. “That's a description I can get behind!” He held up a finger. “One thing. If Aida offers to spar with you in the salle, I insist that full
padding be worn.”
“I'm not much of a fighter, but I know enough not to hurt a teenage girl,” Abioud protested.
“The padding is for you!” Graham countered, still smiling. “Aida is… relentless, even when she's trying to relax
. It's just her nature, even when asking you to spar is a gesture of friendship to her. If you don't want to risk it, believe me, I understand. It's perfectly fine to say no If she asks, though, she's likely to be ready to socialize a little more.”
“You have an interesting family,” Aidan mused, laughing softly.
“The longer you associate with us, the more that word will drift toward 'terrifying' instead,” Graham offered, then licked his finger and pretended to check for breezes. “So far, the wind is holding steady at Interesting-by-Weird-Interesting.” ( Read more... )