Digital Heart: GoodnightDigital Heart: Goodnight by kalsagnia
Camryn peered down the basement steps, listening to the gentle whir and hum of machinery. There was no response from his father.
He walked into the makeshift laboratory and his lips curved into a grin. Austin Hives was sprawled on the desk he considered to be the main one of the three he owned. His head was pillowed in his arms, papers scattered around him, a pen lying nearby with its cap still situated between his lips.
Camryn stepped over and glanced at the papers. They were covered in his father’s messy scrawl. Paragraph after paragraph on theories and potential experiments and projects.
“I was going to tell you it’s getting late, but I guess there’s no point now, huh?” Camryn said.
Austin snored gently in reply.
Shaking his head, Camryn carefully eased his slumbering father up onto his back. A piece of paper was still stuck to Austin’s cheek and it fluttered to the floor as the man was suddenly moved. Ca
Travis Gets SurprisedTravis Gets Surprised by kalsagnia
Aslin stood and stared at herself in the bathroom mirror. She told herself this was fine. Travis would freak for a bit but then they’d be okay. That’s just how he was. She reached up, fingers brushing against the bruise forming around her left eye.
It’ll be fine.
She took a deep breath to calm herself and then hurried out of the bathroom. The apartment was eerily quiet that afternoon, with her rapid footsteps providing the only noise. Travis was down at the city park with Finn, engaging in some football with Clyde and Jared. Aslin had agreed to meet them later.
Her heart was racing as she grabbed her purse and locked the door, then speed walked to the elevator and stepped out onto the city streets.
It was a warm, pleasant day. The sky was blue and the sun was shining without a single cloud in sight. A gentle breeze kept it from feeling too hot. She hurried to the park.
Finn was five and full of beans. He laughed loudly as he ran at the football, kicking