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30 Days of Shenko: 25-Winter
The first winter snowfall of Vancouver didn't hit that year until mid-February. That morning, Kaidan and Brielle were able to sit by the bay windows with six-month-old David and Michelle on their laps and watch a a blanket of snow spread over English Bay. As Brielle sipped the remnants of her second cup of tea, Kaidan's mother arrived for an unexpected visit. While she scooped David and Michelle into her arms for a hug, Brielle shuffled off to the downstairs kitchen to make a third round of tea for three.
"Just one," Kaidan whispered into her ear as she reached for the mugs (and nearly dropped them at the sound of his voice).
"Dammit Kaidan," Brielle spluttered. "Don't do that!"
He smiled and wrapped his arms around her waist. "Just one cup," he said, punctuating his words with a kiss on the neck. "We're going out."
"Mom's taking care of the kids for a few hours. I called her this morning."
"Why?" Brielle asked briskly.
"Well," Kaidan replied, "We still haven't make
30 Days of Shenko: 23-Thousand
I love you, I love you, I love you. They could never say it enough, because they had spent far too long keeping silent about their feelings for each other. At least, Brielle had. Kaidan was a man of strong feeling, and he had never hidden how integral his passion was to his actions and his identity.
Brielle, by the nature of her upbringing, had learned to remain unemotional and impassive. It was part of the reason that N7 training had been so much more bearable for her than for the typical N7 candidate; the harsh conditions all trainees were forced to endure were simply amplified versions of the environment Brielle had grown up in.
It was Kaidan who had softened her, who had helped her to consciously acknowledge those feelings that guided her. He had given her more inner strength than Brielle knew she possibly could have. The emotions that she had been burying and hiding for years came to light in Kaidan's presence.
Even if Brielle said "I love you" a thousand times every day for the r
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
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