The Elf’s Destiny: ‘Tis the Season for Romance

37.116PROLOGUE
It had been a long journey, but at last he found himself at the door. It was the same door as a year earlier, yet different. It seemed to regard him knowingly, as if saying, “Once you pass over my doorstep, there’s no turning back.” Jack Rory was not sure if he was ready. But the time had come. The season was here.  READ MORE…

 

JR_ItsKaren

1. AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER

Jack Rory could not pinpoint later what it was that caught his eye, shifting his glance away from Destiny, if only for a moment. But in that moment, he knew their shared fantasy was in grave danger. READ MORE…

JR_YodaPark2. BOYS’ NIGHT OUT

“Serious it is, Jack Rory,” Yoda replied. “Know this, I do. And tell you this, I must. Not for you is Destiny. There is a dark path ahead and choose it, you must not.” READ MORE…

JR_cafe3. DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

Jack Rory had an hour before he was due to pick Destiny up at work, so he stopped for a cup of coffee. He picked up a newspaper, but it was hard to pay attention to what he was reading, as he kept feeling the strange sensation he was being watched. READ MORE…

JR_destinyshocked4. A BIG SURPRISE

Destiny rounded the corner, an expectant smile on her face. As soon as she saw Jack Rory and the baby, the smile left her lips, replaced by an expression of revulsion. READ MORE…

 

JR_BabySave5. THE ART OF COMPROMISE

Destiny’s eyes seemed to double in size and her mouth puckered into a furious parody of its usual rosebud shape. Her words flew like nonsensical arrows, persistently wide of their mark. READ MORE…

 

JR_marypoppinspark6. IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Jack Rory froze. There it was again.  Whoever was at the door was now pounding on it so forcefully that it was rattling in its frame. The baby woke from her nap and began to wail.  Jack Rory threw his hands up in resignation and went to see who it was. READ MORE…

JR_workbored7. THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Fatherhood affected Jack Rory in ways he could not quite discern. Moonlit pegasus rides with Destiny, his hands cupping her limber hips as they gyrated in time with their mount’s footfalls, didn’t hold the same appeal they once had. READ MORE…

JR_eyecontact8. USE YOUR WORDS

Jack Rory looked around the group therapy circle with suspicion and dismay. How could Destiny have possibly thought this was a good idea? READ MORE…

JR_onceuponatime9. CIRCLE OF TRUST

Jack Rory sighed. “Fine,” he said. “You want to hear about my childhood? Gather ’round.” Everyone eagerly complied. READ MORE…

JR_destinyfrustrated10. TIME TO CHANGE

Destiny was frustrated. After Jack Rory’s big breakthrough at group therapy, she had hoped he would return to being his former self. The Jack Rory who had charmed and romanced her. READ MORE…

JR_airport11. MEET THE PARENTS

Jack Rory squirmed anxiously in the hard plastic seat of the airport terminal. He was still feeling conflicted about his decision to accompany Destiny on her trip to Florida. READ MORE…

JR_siblingblood12. THE DARK SIDE

“But this means…” He made eye contact with Destiny across the table. She stared back at him, a sick expression in her eyes. “Yes,” Darth said. READ MORE…

JR_drama13. THE END OF THE SEASON

“Oh, I’m such a fool!” Jack Rory cried. In his anguished state, he did not hear the front door open, nor was he aware of the light footsteps approaching the bed, until…  READ MORE…

JR_FiresideFAQBONUS: A FIRESIDE FAQ

Welcome to the Terrible Things Have Happened Fireside FAQ,  in which I will attempt to answer some questions I’ve received in loose order of most to least frequently asked. READ MORE…

 

 

 

 

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