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Speak Now-KlaineI had trouble getting into the church in the first place. There was a grunt man standing at the door. I think Rachel put him up to it, because he stopped me at the door.
"You got an invitation?" I could tell that he was hired muscle, he had not half a brain to distinguish got and have.
"No, I don't got an invitation." I laid the attitude on thick.
"No invitation, no going in." he grinned his stupid grin. I felt like yelling at him, but thought better of it; I could not lose my cool, not today. I saw Mercedes over the grunt man's shoulder.
"Mercedes!" I called, waving. She looked over at me, a smile instantly coming to her face.
"Kurt!" she ran up behind the guard. "He's with me." She glared at the hired muscle. He grudgingly let me inside. "What are you doing here? Rachel's going to kill you!" Mercedes said. She didn't look too worried.
"So?" I asked.
"You're right. I'm glad you're here. Nice hat." She grinned even wider. My hat was refined, not my usual standard. It was a simple brown
TDoO 9"Are you sure you want me to play? I probably forgot." Faye tried to persuade them against letting her play. The entire contents of the house were gathered in the living room.
She began to play Vivaldi's Spring from The Four Seasons. She slid her over the Violin's strings with grace that most would have looked over. Not Artemis. Maybe it was the way she moved with the music, while still staying seated, or maybe it was the way she seemed to be expertly playing an instrument that she had not touched for a couple years, but he was enchanted. Before he wanted it to, the song ended. Artemis sat back in his seat. He realized that he had been holding his breath. He let it out in a rush of air.
"That was really good." Angeline was the first to speak.
"Really?" Faye seemed shocked.
"Yes. It was beautiful."
"Thanks." Artemis was staring at Faye. He saw her turn. Their Eyes met. She quickly looked away. She eventually chanced a glance in his direction. When she saw that he was still looking at he
TdoO 8The ride back to Fowl manor was otherwise uneventful except more joking, laughing, and bonding. When the two teens pulled into the wide drive, both tensed. Faye looked apprehensively over her shoulder at Artemis.
"Are you okay?" He asked, looking worried.
"Yep." She took a deep breath. They headed in. as they feared, Faye's father was still there. Artemis could see his mother's face, looking like she was eager to get out of the situation. Upon seeing the pair, she smiled, relieved.
"You're back." she pointed out. Faye's father turned.
"Oh, Faye, can I see you in the other room in a minute?" Her dad asked.
"I don't know, can you?" Faye replied sourly.
"Fine." The two of them went into the next room.
"Man, he can talk." Angeline groaned.
"Sorry." Artemis apologized.
"Your father got a phone call from his associates. They wanted to see him. I was-um- entertaining our guest." His mother explained.
"Oh. I'm going upstairs then." Artemis said, heading out. He sat down heavily in his c
TDoO 7"I don't even have a camera." Artemis protested.
"Here." Faye tossed him a small camera. Artemis held it up and snapped a photo of her.
"Stop!" Faye smiled. She then raised her own camera and clicked it.
"No pictures of me either!" Artemis chased her down. He caught her loosely by the elbow. Her feet continued to run. She tripped over her own feet, sending them both sprawling. Artemis landed on a giggling Faye, squishing her.
"Ger-roff me. She joked in a muffled voice.
"Don't trip over yourself next-time, and I won't crush you." Artemis grinned.
"Yes. Get off."
"Okay, okay, don't be so pushy."
"Me? Pushy? Naw." Faye smiled.
"Fine, fine." Artemis agreed, raising his hands defensively.
"Let's go." Faye readied her camera. They went crazy. They took artistic, dramatic, abstract, and conceptual photos. Faye fell into stride with Artemis.
"Hey, do you know what I noticed?" She invited.
"Hm?" Artemis asked.
"It's been more then a week and you haven't captured me for w
TDoO 6They spent quite a while messing around and passing time. At one point, they came to a couple of shelves filled with just hats and scarves.
"Look." Artemis showed Faye a deep green knit beret.
"I don't think so." Faye said.
"C'mon, let's see it." Artemis suggested playfully.
"No!" Faye attempted to protest, grinning. Artemis began to chase her around the aisles, finally catching up to jam the cute hat on her tightly curled hair.
"I guess you forgot to straighten your hair." Artemis pointed out. Faye stuck her tongue out at him. Quite juvenile, but it gave her attitude. They were back near the hat aisle. Faye grabbed up a brown driving cap and shoved it on the young prodigy's head. Artemis grinned awkwardly from under the brim.
"You look good." Faye commented. She grabbed the cap off his dark hair, and raced to the checkout. She hurried back, pulling off the tag of both her beret and Artemis's hat.
"Now you can keep it." She smiled. Her smile was genuine and heartfelt.
"Yours looks grea
TDoO 5After a nice lunch, they had a debate on what to go do next.
"Why don't we just head out to the bookstore around the corner?" Artemis offered.
"Good idea. I have been meaning to head to a bookstore soon." Faye replied. She showed no signs of being upset now. "We can use my Emergency credit card from my dad." She suggested. "He won't notice anything in his bank account." Faye grinned. Artemis climbed in the driver side, Faye the passenger's. They drove around the corner. Faye hopped out, excited.
"Let's go!" she enthused. Artemis followed her, laughing softly. The bookstore had a homey feel to it. The tall shelves were stocked with brand- new books on one shelf and old dusty ones the next. Artemis saw Faye, already diving into a book, her eyes shining. Artemis headed to the counter, which was right inside the door.
"She's a book fanatic." He explained to the middle-aged man behind the counter.
"She looks the type." The man smiled. Artemis swiftly became aware of Faye struggling under th
TDoO 4Four hours later, Faye awoke. She felt groggy, rolling over. She then felt the pain. She groaned.
"You're awake." Artemis stated flatly.
"No, I'm still out cold." Faye retorted sarcastically. She felt as if she had been repeatedly struck in the stomach. She curled up, hugging her middle. "How long?" she asked suddenly.
"Sorry?" Artemis asked.
"How long have I been out?" she repeated.
"About four hours." He informed her.
"Four hours!?" Faye gasped.
"Don't worry, I covered for you. I told everyone else you felt ill." He grinned.
"Brilliant. You deserve a Grammy." More sarcasm.
"Grammys are for music." He goaded
"I know! I'm in pain and my mind is foggy. Leave me alone." Faye grumbled.
They spent a minute in silence. Artemis did not move.
"So go." She told him.
"You meant now?" he asked.
"Yes! Now go." She commanded.
Artemis stood and left. He paused, watching Faye for a second. He felt as if something important was going to happen. He shook the feeling, closing the doo
TDoO 3That night, before Artemis got around to showing Holly his presentation, she got called back into the field.
"Next time then " Holly lingered on the last word before pulling her mechanical wings onto her back.
A week later, Holly managed to grab a pod back up. Hours before her arrival, Artemis was resuming his nosiness by spying on Faye. He scrolled the camera around, watching her. Faye froze.
"I know your there! Cut it out!" she shouted over her shoulder at the camera.
Artemis nearly fell out of his seat. He heard Faye laughing on the camera. He frowned at it. He closed the security camera window, opening another file. He typed out one sentence before quitting. He needed something to occupy his mind. He pulled up the computer chess game he had programmed. He clicked around, beating the computer easily. He clicked in the options bar, setting the computer harder. He let his mind wander, and the computer beat him.
"You're worse then I thought." Faye commented, making Artemis jump. S
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