I made my first trip on the red road. Piper asked me to deliver some beginning magic tomes to a client in Houston, so I went to leave and the guards hauled me over and told me a King’s Path person was escorting a convoy. The one thing I wasn’t prepared for was how big and modern it still was when compared to the rest of Texas I had seen.
So we ended up driving in a twelve car convoy with a cute half-elf leading the way on his motorcycle. His ass was pretty tight in those pants.
We stopped at a truck stop, grabbed some lunch and I talked up the Path follower. His name is Jack and he has been there for over a decade. I flirted with him a little, then we got back in our cars and I arrived in Houston.
There I met with Sherrie Thompson, the mother of a young man named Jessie who was half drunk, but friendly. She was that cute blond hair blue eyed soccer mom. Piper had suggested to her to come to Austin monthly so her son could get trained. I told her I would come pick her up and take her. I wouldn’t mind doing some transporting as a side gig. She seemed excited and maybe my work is expanding.
I then got back to Mason, settled in and began studying when Hunter showed up. He was wearing his normal Texas Ranger outfit, but he asked if I was interested in dinner. I will be honest, this surprised me but I was quick enough to agree that I would meet him over at Paco’s Nachos for dinner.
It was a date!!!
I arrived and we had a great dinner. He relaxed around me and we just sort of sussed out how we felt. He is super easy to talk with, and I found myself telling him everything. I introduced him to Rose, told him about what I knew about myself and confessed I have no idea what I am.
He told me about his two wives. He is much older than he appears, and he does seem to have some animal powers, much like the ranger thing that is joked around.
We both indicated to each other that we are interested in progressing with whatever it is between us. Neither of us are good with monogamy, although he does get jealous if he sees whoever he is with with someone. I don’t know how my response is yet either.
I don’t know if I get jealous, I don’t remember anything relationship wise in the last 18 years. I know I had them, just not how I behaved. We both agreed though that we would see how our interactions work out. It will be slow, but maybe we can hammer out something.
So life is looking up.