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Persimmon Lips And Honey Kichelkies by Dryad
Summary: No summary provided. Bill and Teena Mulder, pre-XF.
Disclaimer: Alas, alack, they are not mine. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Title: Persimmon Lips And Honey Kichelkies
Rating: G, snippetfic
Archive: You betcha. A note where would be nice.
'Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her, too,
Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!'
Thomas Parke D'Invilliers,
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
They met in the libary at Shaw University.
He was waiting for Carl by the card carrel when she dropped a
dictionary on his foot (not-so-accidentally, she would years later
confess). He liked her bright smile, and the way she went from
peeking at him underneath her lashes to looking him straight in the eye.
They had lunch at Mary's Cafe on Peach Street.
He made a point of traveling to Raleigh as often as possible.
It quickly became apparent her parents did not approve of him, but the
lure of his wealth was too much for them to ignore him completely. So
He read her passages from Mark Twain's Roughing It.
She took the pitcher from the maid and poured him sweet tea.
He was insanely polite to her older sisters, one or both of whom
always accompanied them on their outings.
Once, he carried her two whole miles after she broke her ankle on a
long walk after church one Sunday. He was greatly mistaken in thinking
this put him in her parents' better graces.
She wrote him poetry, and brazenly slipped the folded, perfumed cards
to him underneath his plate, right in front of her family as they took
She was daring, and stubborn in the most adorable way.
He knew he had won when she defied her father, coming up to Boston by
herself on the train, only his word between the two of them.
Note: Perhaps 'The Courtship of Fox's Parents' would have been a more
appropriate title...? I do so get a kick out of writing these odd
Written for the Emuse Writer's Block challenge.
Kichler recipe: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/dutch-kichelkies.html
http://www.puritycontrol.co.uk - XF rec's at The Grove, updated 5/18/03