*Juliet runs through the darkened barracks, grateful for the lampposts that were lighting her way. Halfway to Ben's house, the rain had started, and with a vengeance, and within seconds she was soaked. There was little recourse but to book it to Ben's, and eventually she stood shivering on his doorstep, pounding on the door.*

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 03:31:05 UTC 6 years ago

Ben goes to the door, surprised to hear someone knocking with the weather as it is. He sees a wet Juliet on his doorstep once he opens the door. It takes a moment for him to speak.Juliet. Hello. You're wet.

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 03:33:11 UTC 6 years ago

Juliet cracks a smile at this, drawing her arms around herself. It was a bit cool tonight, and the rain wasn't helping.And you have excellent powers of observation. Am I interrupting anything?

She shivers again.what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 03:36:25 UTC 6 years ago

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 03:40:25 UTC 6 years ago

She steps in the door and stands dripping in his front hallway.How are you?

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 03:42:05 UTC 6 years ago

Do you...want a towel or a blanket or something?

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 03:44:37 UTC 6 years ago

She cringes at the puddle she's leaving, and runs her hand through her wet hair.Sorry.

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 03:46:10 UTC 6 years ago

Ben turns and hurries--perhaps too quickly--down the hall. He returns with both a towel and a blanket.Here you are. What brings you out in the rain?

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 03:49:49 UTC 6 years ago

I just wanted to see you, I guess!

Juliet briskly towels herself off and runs her fingers through her wet curls until they're tangle free. She clutches the blanket to her and looks around, holding the towel in her other hand.Where can I put this?

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 03:53:29 UTC 6 years ago

Ben avoids looking at her as she dries off. When she's finished, he reaches for the towel.I'll uh...take it.

You chose a bad night just to come see me.

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:01:09 UTC 6 years ago

Juliet hands him the towel and wraps the blanket around her shoulders.Do you mean because of the rain? I suppose so... it certainly wasn't like this when I set out.

What are you up to this evening?

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:02:28 UTC 6 years ago

I was just having a glass of wine and reading. Would you like a glass?

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:04:49 UTC 6 years ago

She chuckles.I'm sure it's not.

And I don't see the harm. It might warm me up a little.

She shivers and draws the blanket tighter around her.what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:08:36 UTC 6 years ago

Ben goes to the cupboard and gets another wine glass. He waves her over to the living room where he had been sitting.Have a seat. Is red all right?

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:12:04 UTC 6 years ago

Are you sure you don't mind me sitting on the couch? I'm still a bit wet...

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:13:26 UTC 6 years ago

He folds the towel and places it on the couch.Sit on that, if you please.

He pours her a glass and sets it before her. He sits in the chair next to the couch.dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:17:35 UTC 6 years ago

Juliet sits on the towel and curls up under the blanket. She lifts her glass and sips at it, smiling wryly.It's nice to be with the last of my drama-free friends.

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:18:46 UTC 6 years ago

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:22:50 UTC 6 years ago

She sighs slightly and drinks more of her wine, thinking back on the events of the week.what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:23:11 UTC 6 years ago

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:24:43 UTC 6 years ago

I hear you helped matters, though.

She gives him a slightly reproachful look, but it's hardly angry.what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:25:49 UTC 6 years ago Edited: August 29 2010, 04:26:01 UTC

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:27:22 UTC 6 years ago

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:27:51 UTC 6 years ago

dr_juliet_burkeAugust 29 2010, 04:29:09 UTC 6 years ago

Juliet says no more on the subject, as she's cut off by lightening streaking through the sky, followed by a clap of thunder.Looks like I came indoors in the nick of time...

what_about_meeeAugust 29 2010, 04:30:13 UTC 6 years ago

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