Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words Say What Friday: Let It Snow
Word Count: 354
Date Written: 16 December 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
Red whines. Dorothy wakes and presses her lips to her lover’s thick, gray fur. She casts a glance outside beyond their tent and shivers despite the warmth of the fire and Red’s coat. It’s still snowing and darker than it should be at this hour. They should be heading out soon -- they should have already left, really --, but she has no intention of stepping out into that snowstorm. They never had snow like this in Kansas, and it’s one of many things about this land to which she still can not quite get accustomed.
“Sh,” she says as Red makes another sound in her deep throat. “It’s okay. We’re not going out in that.” The wolf turns to her and licks her cheek, her eyes still closed. She smiles a lupine grin as her tail thumps, but she seems to still be asleep.
Dorothy laughs, a musical sound in the quiet, dark atmosphere. Red licks her again. Dorothy wraps her arms around her large, fuzzy head and pulls her closer. She kisses her furry cheek, but then burrows her face into her warm fur and quickly falls asleep again.
With her mate’s arms still wrapped around her, Red stills once more. Now her eyes open, and she looks out at the falling snow. As Dorothy had before her, she shivers despite the warmth in their tent and her own, feral body. Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow, she thinks. She’s not about to let them go out in that!
Besides, she has a beautiful, loving woman with her arms wrapped tightly around her neck. What kind of fool would relinquish Dorothy’s supple, willing beauty to go out in a freak blizzard like that? No, she’s going to stay right here where it’s warm and she is not only safe but loved. She looks over at Dorothy again and runs her tongue over her smiling, sleeping face. She’s going to stay right here beside her happily ever after, or at least for as long as Dorothy will have her. Red hopes that this is her happily ever after at last.