justdidntseeit: (she's got some work to do now)
Kate Warner ([personal profile] justdidntseeit) wrote2011-01-09 06:43 pm

[[ wheelsy, south carolina ]]

[ everyone loves him. ]
She kisses the corner of Bill's crooked smile.

"Have a good day, sheriff."

"That can't be it," he says.

She's chuckling against his chin when he pulls her closer for a true goodbye.

"Anything more than that, and I won't let you leave."

"Maybe I don't really want to in the first place."

Kate gives his ass a playful swat as he makes for the door, and he reminds her she's assaulting an officer.

She's still smiling to herself as she returns to the kitchen.

As soon as the breakfast dishes are drying in the rack and the counters are spotless again, she completes what's become her morning routine: She changes into a pair of battered jeans, a faded Stanford track and field tee, and paint-splattered Timberlands.

She has a bathroom to gut.


- - - - -


She's reaching into the fridge for a fresh bottle of water when the doorbell rings.

Wiping her forehead with one sweat-slick forearm, she heads for the foyer.

She doesn't recognize the man on the other side of the door; for one stomach-clenching second, she wonders if he's a friend or relative of Eric Lawson.

Don't be silly, she tells herself, but if Los Angeles and Wheelsy, South Carolina have taught her anything, it's that the worst is possible.
24hourpardypeople: ([jason] the right side of the law)

[personal profile] 24hourpardypeople 2011-01-09 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Afternoon," he says, his own smile wide, without reservation. "You must be Kate. Did I catch you at a bad time?"
24hourpardypeople: ([jason] there's a new deputy in town)

[personal profile] 24hourpardypeople 2011-01-09 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
He shifts a paper bag to his left hand, and extends his right.

"I'm Jason Bradley, Sheriff Pardy's new deputy."
24hourpardypeople: ([jason] the right side of the law)

[personal profile] 24hourpardypeople 2011-01-10 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
"I'd love to, as long as you've got a minute for me," he says, and steps inside.

"Nice place the two of you have here."

He turns to Kate, offering the paper bag.

"I brought by a little something for you and the sheriff, as a thank you."
24hourpardypeople: ([jason] there's a new deputy in town)

[personal profile] 24hourpardypeople 2011-01-10 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Hey, I wanted to," he says, his smile widening when Kate takes the bag. "It's really nothing, just a couple of steaks, but I'd like Bill to know I appreciate how welcoming he's been. The whole department's been real great."

A beat, and apologetic hesitation paints Bradley's features.

"Wait — you're not a vegetarian, are you? I didn't even think to ask around before I picked these up, I'm sorry."
24hourpardypeople: ([jason] good ol' boy politicking)

[personal profile] 24hourpardypeople 2011-01-10 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
"It's nothing too special," he says, waving a dismissive hand as he trails Kate. "Like I said, just a token of appreciation."