Chapter 49 Transitions

Before I start the silly disclaimer for this chapter I'll let you know where the Elliptical Threads is heading. I am going to write a part III. This chapter will be a short bridge from Part II to Part III. I'm also going to slow my own pace down a bit. I feel like I'm starting to force it so from now on the chapters may be a little longer but published farther apart than every day. The other thing I want to do is let any of you that wish to write within this future reality the ability to do so. Within the next few days on the blog for this story will appear word documents you can download. The first 2 parts in a master file with all the final edits and a few re-writes you've never seen. There are no disclaimers and very few asides. I've also taken out a couple of things I had slipped in there to see who would notice. Specifically instead of "Soft Kitty" I had used "Happy Kitty" in homage to the original author of the tune Edith Newlin. I purposefully changed koala face to panda smile. Congratulations to rubyanjel in Manila who caught them both this weekend. The other thing I'll be posting is the timelines both past and current. Then you can see how age and time progressed since 2012 to 2025 as well where the chapters written fall date wise. Give me little time on this one because it's all hand written right now. With this information you can take the characters anywhere you'd like. You can write something in the 12 years before the Threads, the current or the future. Please just let people know in the story's subject that it's an extension of the Elliptical Threads. If you would like to also publish it on the Blog email it to me. The email address is on the blog. You can also just message me here and I'll bring it over. If anyone would like to collaborate on a joint piece let me know and we'll work it out. That said tonight's chapter has a couple of characters named Leonard and Penny in it. They are characters created and owned by The Big Bang Theory. Lisel and any other characters not from that show belong to all of you. Let's all have a good time and play nice.

Polar Memories

Leonard sat in the very comfortable seat on the private jet with his feet up. He was staring at the white expanse of polar ice below as they flew on the polar route back to California. He sipped on the hot tea he was drinking and thought back to being down there with the guys all those years before. The little habitat they had shared had been spartan in many ways but as comfortable as it could be in others. It seemed humorous now but had been crushing in reality at the time. The best part of that memory was coming home. The way Penny had thrown herself at him when she opened her door. That had been the real start of it all. If there had been a turning point moment in their lives maybe that was it.

Leonard looked at Penny and Lisel sleeping on the couch opposite him. Tears started to well up in his eyes. The two people he loved the most peacefully resting together next to each other. It had been a long road from that snowy hell hole 15 years ago. They had been together then apart, together again. Then really apart both trying and never really succeeding in moving on never forgetting or forgotten. Leonard knew how the next few months would go. They'd enjoy the spring weather and live a normal life. There would be time with Howard and Bernadette, then Raj and his family and the Coopers when they came. Lisel would be turning 5 and going to kindergarten in the fall. Penny would be pregnant all summer, a very healthy pregnant he knew. They would be having a new baby sometime in late September. The fall term will have started and the new research project with Raj and Sheldon would be off the ground. That's the point at which Leonard would have to make a decision. He saw it as a crux of an argument he'd been having with himself. Do I stay at Caltech and keep my hand in the physics world and be a part time father and husband or hang it up and retire from academia. The timing was important as he really did want to do the right things for his friends and for Caltech.

He turned back to the window and the vast expanse of white beneath him. He felt her hand and arm slid behind his neck before the soft lips on his cheek. Penny slid into seat beside him curling her legs up beneath her. Leonard turned toward her and the kiss was extended from his cheek to his lips. It was passionate and soft but rather urgent as well. He pulled her as close to him as he could to continue kissing her. She finally pulled back and looked into his eyes.

"I saw you looking at Lisel and me sleeping, you had tears in your eyes. What's up?" He kissed her again and ran his hand through her hair down to her lower back. "I was just thinking about the two people I love the most. Then about what a long road to get back to you." Penny gave him her slightly crooked but sexiest smile. She looked out the window, "Where are we?"

Leonard looked out then just watched her, "Just about over the magnetic North Pole."

She looked at him funny and smiled again, "You were thinking about the snowflake."

He gave her his best smile back, "Actually when I gave it you and that kiss. Oh and this one"

The flight attendant who had been on the Paris flight as well smiled and went in the galley to give them some privacy.

That's where we finally end Part II. Part III will start in September 2025. Anyone who wants to write the other months, Sheldon and Amy's move, Raj and family etc. have at it.

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Viva Part III and chapter 50.