Attic / Midday

The second part of an exercise contrasting the same place at different times of day. The other one is Attic / Dusk. As you can see, I was more interested in the conversation than the position of the sun…

Jason straightened and stretched his arms over his head, “How about a lunch break, then we’ll dive back in and power through. You might even be able to get this cleared by tomorrow.”

Lana smiled at him and turned away from the box she was going through. She’d been going through this place for a week now and it was finally looking like the end of the hoard.

“That sounds good.”

Jason stood and reached out a hand to help her up.

Lana took it and, now standing, looked around the attic, now mostly clear of boxes and other odds and ends.

“I thought I’d never get through it all that first evening, and trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of was a nightmare.”

She smiled at him, “Thank you for bringing some sense to it all. Just being able to talk about Gum as I was going through his things made it so much easier to know where things needed to be.”

He returned the smile, “I’m really glad I could help, and find out more about your Great Uncle, he sounds like someone I’d have liked to have a beer with.”

He headed for the trapdoor and the ladder into the main part of the house, “And speaking of, I did stock up on beers this week, so if you want one with your sandwich, I’ll pull them out of the back fridge.”

“I’m not sure I should be drinking on the job but I’m sure you could talk me into it.”

Jason popped his head back through the hole in the floor, “Now that sounds fun. Anything else I can talk you into once this is cleared? Dinner somewhere? A day trip to that national park you were telling me about? A guided tour of the art gallery, me tour, you guide?”

Lana laughed, “You’re very persuasive when you put your mind to it, I’m up for any of those.”

Jason pulled himself back up into the attic and stepped closer to her, suddenly serious, “How about all of them, and then more when I run out of ideas?”

Lana blushed as he gently reached out, and angled her chin for his kiss.

It was slow and soft, Lana sighed and melted into it, lips parting. His arms came around her as her hands stroked up to his shoulders. Time slowed and the world narrowed, it was just the two of them in this single, perfect moment.

Finally, their lips parted and Jason smiled again, “I’ve been wanting to do that since you knocked on my door a week ago.”

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