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Hotel [R:76]"What do you mean there's only one bed?"
Jack was fuming. His hands had a death grip on the check-in desk. His knuckles showed white with the effort and a vein was popping out of his forehead. The woman behind the counter seemed to shrink in on herself. She clicked around on the computer before saying, “I’m sorry sir, it says the room booked under Morrison is a single twin bed, and as this is the busiest time of the year…” she trailed off, averting her eyes, “We can’t switch your room, even for a fee. I’m very sorry.”
Behind Jack, Gabriel let out a bark of laughter, “You can shoot a pulse rifle with precision accuracy, but you can’t book a hotel room right, Jackie?”
He came up beside Jack and put a hand on his shoulder. Jack fought the urge to punch him in the face. Gabriel pouted his bottom lip and gave Jack the best puppy dog eyes he could muster, “What, is sleeping in the same bed as me really that bad?
The RibbonIt was a garden like any other. A patch of grass behind a beautiful house. A mansion, some would say - but it is only a mansion if there are a few people living in it. For the Stewarts, a family of twelve, the big building was a tiny house.
Three generations lived there, and three generations shared the garden. The children would be outside in the mornings. After lunch, grandmother and grandfather would sit on the ground under the big old oak and reminisce about their days. Then Mr Stewart, the father, would come home and enjoy an evening chat his wife. After dinner, the sun would set and the garden would become quiet, resting for the next day.
But it was not only people that enjoyed the garden’s gift of beauty. A pair of rainbow birds had nested in the branches of the old oak. They chirped all day and at night shared a peaceful hug.
But tonight was somehow different. The Stewarts were restless in their beds. For an unknown reason most of them had trouble falling asleep. It was p
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