Author: Lilypad18 PM
Sadie and Walt go for a walk. Based after "The Serpent's Shadow"; sequel to "A Promise".Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Sadie K. & Walt - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,739 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 08-06-12 - Published: 06-19-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8235806
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By the time the pair actually got outside, the rain had reduced itself to a drizzle. However, that didn't keep Walt from being a gentleman; he held the umbrella above them. He decided that he would let the slick, black fabric catch the drops of water instead of Sadie's hair.
Because Brooklyn House wasn't actually in the city, they didn't have to worry about being pushed around by other New Yorkers, whether they were distracted tourists trying to catch every spectacle of the city or businessmen who were too busy to care about them. But they managed to walk down the sidewalk with seeing and hearing a couple of people on their walk.
When Sadie looked up, she saw that the clouds had formed a gray wall as if it were protecting the hustling city from the sun or some other object that dared to linger up there. The irony was, though, that the city really didn't care. This wall truly looked indestructible and impenetrable as it stretched out against the New York skyline, making the city look gloomy and not as glamorous as the movies make it. Maybe, Sadie thought, only a bolt of lightning could put a crack in it.
"So, what did you want to talk about?" Walt broke the thoughtful silence as he ducked from a branch that slouched over with sloppy, green leaves. She could hear the leaves reach across the top of the umbrella. She looked up at her boyfriend. She had accidentally stepped out of the protection of the umbrella to do so and felt some drops fall onto her shoulder. It felt like they were playfully poking her and then disappearing.
"Well, don't take this the wrong way, Walt, but I was hoping I could kind of talk with Anubis." She bit her bottom lip. "If I brought up the subject strictly with you, I'm afraid you wouldn't understand." Walt nodded and let one hand fall from the stem of the umbrella.
"I understand," He reassured her. Of course he does, Sadie mentally said, that's why I care about him so much. "I'll just try not to interrupt or anything." His lips molded into one of his silly smiles, letting Sadie know he was joking. She smiled in response.
"All right," She said as the pair entered a small, hidden park. They would've sat down on the marble bench, but it was soaked. They stood underneath a tree instead: they had a little more privacy there.
It took only a couple of seconds, but Sadie could soon see the other half of her boyfriend: Anubis. Sadie knew that having two boyfriends in one wasn't the best remedy; however, it was the best one for her. Only Egyptian gods and magicians would come up with this wayward solution. Anubis cracked his usual smile that made Sadie's heart soar. Well, that was an understatement: everything that Anubis did made her weak in the knees.
"Sadie," He acknowledged her presence with a slight nod of his head.
"Anubis," She replied with the same kind of motion. His smile grew a little more.
"What did you call me here for?" He paused and shook his head. "Not that I'm angry or disappointed or anything, I was only curious."
"I know you're not," Sadie waved a hand in dismissal. "But, do you remember that time you visited me in my room before all of this happened?" Anubis's dark eyebrows came together as he thought about her question. Sadie opened her mouth to say more, but the spark of recognition that flashed in Anubis's eyes stopped her.
"Yes, I think I know what you're talking about. Was it . . . that promise visit?" Sadie nodded more fervently than she thought.
"Yes," She approved.
"What about it?"
"I was only thinking about how you don't have to keep it anymore." Anubis's smile returned as he nodded.
"I suppose," Sadie could tell he was contemplating this fact. "Even though that promise was made a while ago, I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders." Sadie's smile nearly matched his.
"I know," She agreed. To their surprise, her voice was hushed. Sadie didn't know if it was from realization or happiness. "I'm only glad that both of you can be with me: that there's no heartache." Anubis rested his free hand on her shoulder.
"I recognize Walt feels that way. Everyday he's glad to not only see you, but to be with you." Sadie matched Anubis's gaze and nodded. Anubis gave her one more smile before his face melted back to Walt's. Their transformation reminded Sadie of a kaleidoscope: both of their faces would switch and melt until one face would finally conquer the space. Walt gave Sadie a reassuring smile as his lips finally settled into their original place.
"Did everything go all right?" Walt asked. His tone was casual as if this were an everyday occurrence, which it nearly was. Sadie nodded and returned a smile.
"Yes, thank you." They found themselves walking out from underneath the tree, out of the small, secluded park, and back onto the sidewalk. As they headed back, they saw a man walking a dog. The dog was small, but it barked like it was a Doberman. Aside from that noise, they walked in silence back to Brooklyn House. Once they got to the porch, Walt closed the umbrella before he shook it out. The miniscule droplets seemed to decorate the already damp flooring of the porch; however, it gave it an extra, natural shine. Sadie looked up when Walt started to talk.
"I can't help but be curious, but what did you talk about?" Sadie met his gaze and a slightly annoying, knowledgeable smile curved onto her lips. Walt's shoulders fell a bit; he knew that this smile was Sadie's way of inaudibly denying him information. She approached him and rested her hands on his chest, looking up at him.
"That is for me to know, and for you to find out, my dear, Walt." After audibly shutting his question down, she rose to her tiptoes and placed a brusque but meaningful kiss on his lips. After she pulled away, Walt licked his lips and tasted an apology on his tongue. That same, slick smile occupied her mouth as she went inside. With a shrug of his shoulders and his mouth still tingling, he quickly followed suit.