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Summary: A pair of seasonal drabbles I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] ts_secret_santa. The prompt was 'wreath'.




Gathering, Fashioning
By Fluterbev

December 2006





Gathering

The sounds they made as they gathered foliage were oddly muffled; cocooned by freezing fog and dense pine forest.

Blair was wreathed in living breath. Jim watched as it twirled around his face, coiling sinuously, as though the surrounding fog had grown ethereal fingers to caress the mortal in its midst.

There was a sharp edge of ice in the earth-scented air Jim breathed, a herald of the snow to come. He could sense the drop in pressure – it would be here soon.

As if he’d conjured it, the first flakes drifted down; fluttering, thickening, encircling them in frigid whiteness.


Fashioning

The scents of fresh snow, wet earth and pine filled the loft, the sprigs of evergreen which Blair painstakingly cut to size infusing their home with the essence of their origin.

The heat from the fire, which Jim nurtured, banished the icy frigidity which had followed them home from the forest. But the peace which had likewise accompanied them remained; evident in the snap of flame, the cinnamon-scent of wine mulling on the stove, and the rustle of leaves as Blair pushed them through a frame of twisted vines.

At last, Blair looked up and smiled. The wreath was done.



~End




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Date: 2007-08-03 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klgrem.livejournal.com
Pleasant moments in time. Nice. :)

Date: 2007-08-04 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluterbev-fic.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it! It's not very seasonal right now, however LOL

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