It’ll end in me beating the shit out of you. Get out man. I’m irritable and cranky and want to hit someone.
Don’t need to tell me twice then. I’ll be getting out of yer way then. Hope yer night isn’t too rough.
I usually sit things of this nature out. I’m one to suffer alone, not get in a fight. Eclipses don’t end well for me usually.
I’ll stay in if company’ll help any. Though, don’t be afraid to kick me out fer the night if it’s the opposite.
Nope. Damn Eclipse. Something you need Beau?
Nah, just thought I might go out to this lil’ party thang they’re throwin’. I take it you gonna sit this one out?
Well, howdy. Everythang goin’ alright there?
Maeve was grinning as he spoke, hardly believing what he was saying. “Beau” she said, with a shake of her head “Yer’ almost too good to be true” she grinned again “How do ye’ do it?, who did ye’ sell yer’ soul too, hmm?” she joked, with a wink. Maeve was utterly content here with him, yet the chance of another earthquake was ever present, hanging over her head like a storm cloud. She said nothing to him though, she didn’t want to get him worked up. Her wolf, on the other hand, was howling loudly in her head, clawing her skin to ribbons when she tried to suppress her.
He rubbed the back of his head and looked down with a chuckle. “What? Who me? Nah, I ain’t nothin’ but a big ole mess. Always have been.” He put a hand on his chin pretending to think about it. “How do I do it? Well, missy, it’s my super power.” He watched her for a minute. “You sure yer okay, lil’ lady? I’m not to sure about goin’ fer a walk now, but I could make sure ya get home alright.”
Maeve nodded in agreement, resisting the urge to growl. Her wolf was howling in both excitement and worry…yet she ignored her. As badly as she wanted to shift, she wasn’t about to do so in front of Beau. She liked him too much to give him a heart attack.”No” she agreed with a laugh “you’re areal life hero, aren’t you” she said, grinning. “Picking me up…fixing roofs.” Maeve suddenly narrowed her eyes at the human. She crossed her arms and grinned “Can you…horse ride?” she asked, her tone almost incredulous. “If you can…you’ll have just proven my ‘white knight’ theory” she said, laughing softly.
"Nah. Jus’ yer local handsome handy man of the house," he joked with a charming smile and an imaginary tip of his hat. He couldn’t help but laugh, ducking his head. "Of course! Can’t be a cowboy or a knight in shining denim without yer trusty steed."
Maeve let go of his hand and glanced out onto the road “Christ…” she breathed, running a hand through her hair and shaking her head. “That’s mental…where did it come from?” she asked. She turned back to the human as his hand pressed against her shoulder. She smiled up at him, sagging slightly in relief “Yer’ Sure?” she asked, narrowing her eyes in question. Yet a smile had ghosted across her lips. A nervous bubble of laughter escaped her then “Ok, so ye’ spent the morning teasing me about falling and you…fell of a roof?” she repeated, as if she couldn’t quite believe what he had told her. She giggled and tried to cover her mouth before it turned into laughter “Im sorry…sorry, but Jesus christ…a roof?” she snorted a laugh and shook her head in disbelieve.
"Ain’t no telling around these parts. I believe jus’ about anythin’ coulda caused it," he rubbed the stubble on his chin as he stretched his shoulders a little with a wince. "Yeah, it ain’t the scratches I’m worried about," he admitted with a soft sigh before chuckling. "Hey, I wasn’t teasin’. I was helpin’ ya out!" Beau lifted his hands in defense. "What can I say? Accidents happen. ‘Specially when ya got to do the fixin’ up ‘round the house. Couldn’t leave the roof leakin’ now, could I?"
She held onto him for dear life, so much so that her nails had begun to bite into his skin. When another wave passed she finally sat up somewhat and peered across the road. Cracks ran up and down the concrete, some large, some small. Entire chunks had fallen through the earth in some places. Maeve gulped, her eyes wide as she took in the damage “I don’t know…an earthquake?, maybe?….we never had ‘em back home..” she said, her voice shaking slightly. The she-wolf then glanced to the human, as he helped her to her feet another wave hit and she gripped his hand tighter, careful not to fall. Finally when it stopped, she left go of his hand and glanced him over “Aye….i’m ok, no real damage done. Are you ok?” she asked, her eyes then fell to his hand. Claw marks graced the skin and whilst they didn’t look like much, they were deep enough to draw blood “Shite…” she cursed and took his hand gently in hers, inspecting the marks “Beau i’m sorry… she said, her tone as sincere as her gaze when she glanced up at him.
"Boy. Looks like a bit of a mess. Coulda been hella worse though. We never had ‘em back in Georgia neither." He looked her over anyway, more concerned about the petite woman than himself. Beau had been caught up in the excitement and the adrenaline, so much so, that he could not feel the stinging sensation on the underside of his arm until he followed her gaze to the glistening red marks. He grimaced a little, wrapping it behind his back quickly and looking at her. "I’m fine. Jus’ fine. Don’t you worry about it none, lil’ lady." He put a gentle hand on her shoulder and offered a warm smile, touched by her concern. "I’ve had worse than a coupla scratches. Trust me. I fell of ma roof once, fixin’ a tiny little leak. I’ll be alright."