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Drabble: Warmth

Title: Warmth
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Glitch/Cain, Raw/Jeb
Summary: A winter night. Sometime in the future of the "Perceptible" 'verse.

The warm weight against his shoulder grew heavier as evening slowly turned into night. Soft whispers of snow brushed the impressive, full-length windows of the sitting room. At some point, someone had lit a few candles, since the electricity had given out hours ago.

Wyatt shifted gently so as not to disturb Glitch, wrapped in his thick wool blanket and fast asleep against Wyatt's shoulder. His own eyes were growing tired, lids half-closed. Between the silence and the warmth from the blankets and Glitch's body, Wyatt was having a hard time staying awake himself.

But when he heard a quiet rumbling sound, he raised his head after his chin had nearly reached his chest. Across the room, closer to the fireplace, was the rest of his family. A sight that still made his throat feel too tight whenever he was caught off-guard.

Raw had his arm wrapped solidly around Jeb's shoulders and Jeb had long-since fallen asleep with his head tucked against Raw's shoulder. In Jeb's lap was a sleeping toddler. The orphaned boy had been quite seriously taken with Raw (though everyone could tell the infatuation was mutual) when the four of them had been tasked with checking on the status of Central's orphanages and halfway houses. It had taken months of paperwork and interviews before the child could officially be called Raw and Jeb's son, but it had all been worth it to see them like this.

Wyatt rubbed his eye with the palm of his hand, letting it drop onto his lap to curl lightly around Glitch's flung-out hand that had ended up on his thigh. He rested his cheek on top of Glitch's head, hardly noticing the cold metal anymore, and contented himself with the company of his family.




( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 8th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
Such a perfect piece to bring a smile out.
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Warmth
Yay! Glad to have made you smile! :D
Nov. 8th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Awww... *wibbles* What a lovely, lovely moment of peace and joy.
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
*squishes* Thanks! :D
Nov. 8th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
awww, thats so lovely ^^
really brightened my morning before work, I'm gonna be giving all the customers really bright happy smiles now! XD
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that! This is my favorite 'verse to play in. I hope you get a chance to read the stories that came earlier, it'll keep; you busy for hours! :D
Nov. 9th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
I think i read some ages ago, before I joined LJ properly. They were really good (if this is the same story which i think it is, your layout looks familiar). I don't remember the child but I do remember Raw taking to Jeb after Jeb was brought back injured or something and they got engaged (ash or something else on the forehead) and then Glitch proposed to Wyatt... stop me if I'm quoting something else. XD
If I'm wrong point me to the nearest cut and I'll be happy to read! ^^
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
*rofl* That's the one! *happy grin*
Nov. 10th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
whew, glad to know! well then i feel comfortable saying it was a wonderful story! ^^ I'm a little rusty on details so I'll probably go read it again later.
Nov. 8th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Ah, I love the description of the increasing weight and warmth of Glitch, and this, this is lovely:

Wyatt rubbed his eye with the palm of his hand, letting it drop onto his lap to curl lightly around Glitch's flung-out hand that had ended up on his thigh.

Nov. 9th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)

Awww....*grin* Sometimes the most simple images is all there is, so I'm glad to have giving you a happy with this tiny thing. :D
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Very lovely :D
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
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