If you are a little confused, try starting at the start. 😀
Runes to Swords
After the awkward moments that followed the pile up, Minus ordered replacement drinks, four margaritas, and two more pitchers. Jane didn’t tell him the margaritas had been empty before the accident.
They turned up their beer, and took stock of each other. Minus saw the silky, white aura. Jane saw a man that would change her life, and every aspect of it. She didn’t know why.
After Minus finished his pool game, collecting a large wad of cash from the other player. He put his cue up, and joined Jane in the small corner booth. They talked for hours. They told stories. They talked about life. They talked about dreams.
“I walked on water, once,” said Minus as he left the table, in search of the restrooms. “There were pictures, I think…”
Jane was more than a little puzzled as she watched him walk away. They had talked about a lot of things that had been hard to swallow, but were none the less true. But water-walking? She shrugged the statement off to the alcohol.
Minus returned with a bottle in a brown bag. “They closed up about an hour ago, but the staff knows me. This is homemade wine,” he held up the bagged bottle. “And this, is the key to the door. We’re to lock up when we’re done.”
One of the bouncers, who was actually a bit smaller than Minus, walked up to the table. He held out two small brown bags. One was labeled “Forget-Me-Nots,” the other, “Forget-Me-Dos.”
“Sir, would you consider tonight an occasion to forget?” He was looking at Minus.
“No, Harry, but there are many occasions I would love to forget,” Minus sounded more clear, like the drink had no hold on him. Just for a moment.
“Madame, would you consider tonight an occasion to forget?” He looked to Jane.
Jane felt her head clear suddenly. It was more than a little scary. “No, not tonight. Last night, yes. I hope I never forget tonight.”
The bouncer dropped both bags on the table.
“Forget me, then. And forget not this night. Runes to Swords.”
The Cost of Magic
Runes to Swords