Breandan reached for her and pulled her closer. "No," he said, attempting to burrow deeper under the covers. "I would rather stay here."
Mackenzie laughed. "Well, I think work might take exception to us both lounging in bed all day!" she teased, ducking under his arm and hopping out of bed.
Mackenzie's heart fluttered. "Are you trying to tell me that you like me," she teased.
"Move in with me, Mackenzie! We get a long so great! I hate you living here in this ramshackle home. Come stay with me and let me take care of you! I have plenty of space!"
Mackenzie didn't stop to think, she just responded. "Yes!" she cried out, leaping into his arms.
Breandan held her tightly against him and squeezed his eyes shut.
Her enthusiasm was contagious, Breandan smiled as he watched her. "I love you," he whispered quietly.
Mackenzie barely glanced back. "Of course. I love him," she answered honestly.
Mason winced at the bald truth. "Has he told you that he returns your love?" he asked.
Shrugging, she refused to admit that she was more bothered by that fact that he hadn't told her that he loved her. "I don't need the words. He shows me in actions."
He sighed heavily. "Then I won't say another word about it!" he declared righteously.
Mackenzie laughed as she shook her head. "Yes you will!" she teased.
"Like a Dragon Valley traffic garda," he said, proudly adding, "Partner."
She grinned. "I do, don't I?" she asked with a laugh. "I never would've thought I would be a police officer! Where I came from I was just a waitress..." she trailed off. It always felt awkward to talk about what she thought of as her previous life.
"Mason frowned. He knew how it bugged her whenever she mentioned where she had come from. "Are you ready for your first assignment?" he asked, attempting to distract her.
"Absolutely!" she said excitedly, a smile coming to her face again. "So ready!"
"We had a call for a missing persons down at the park. Nora Lawless said that she couldn't find her friend Sondra... I'm not really sure, she got cut off."
"Um, yes, ma'am," Nora answered politely.
"Ah. Disappointed?" Mackenzie said with a straight-face.
The young girl blushed, embarrassed that her crush had been discovered.
"Well, I know I'm not as pretty as Recruit Sackholme, but perhaps I can help you find your friend?" she said, leveling the teenager with a serious look. "There is a missing friend, isn't there?" She was starting to get annoyed with the teeny-bopper.
Mackenzie pulled out her pad and started taking notes as she questioned Nora. "When did you last see her?"
"Oh, just earlier this afternoon. It's not like her to disappear like this!" Nora said worriedly.
"Okay, and where was she?"
Nora answered quickly, "We were here together. Then she just disappeared!"
"Well, no. She just ran off and I didn't see where she went!"
Mackenzie sighed. "Okay, so what does she look like."
"She's white, with pointed ears," Nora began describing Sondra.
Mackenzie rolled her eyes. "The next time, you might start with the fact that Sondra is a cat."
Breandan felt the burn in his muscles as he pumped the bars again. "Oh yeah? Well you stink like an ogre when you work out!"
"I do not!" Kearney protested.
Breandan lifted the weights again. "That's what they say in the locker room!"
Breandan's weights crashed to the floor with a loud bang. "Plumbbob! Mackenzie!"
Mackenzie slouched against his porch. "No problem. I just raked some leaves while I waited. You know, it's not like I had anything better to do!" she snapped. "Dammit, Breandan! I've been waiting for you over an hour!"
"I know. I am so sorry, Mackenzie," he said, attempting to soothe her. "I started working out with my brother and lost track of the time. We're a little competitive," he admitted with embarrassment.
Mackenzie jerked to her feet. "I'm going home!" she announced plaintively.
"No!" Breandan cried out, stepping in her path. "This is your new home. Please. Let me show you around."
Mackenzie looked back up the fortress that he called home. It was certainly large enough, she thought caustically. It's probably barren and austere. Guys never thought about decorating. She remembered how Remmy hadn't even thought about getting furniture for his place!
Breandan grabbed her hand and towed her behind him. "Let me take you on a tour!" Quickly, he dragged her through each of the rooms, giving her only a glimpse of his wealth.
"Well? What do you think?" he asked, anxious to hear whether she'd stay.
Looking around the room, she drawled, "Well, you certainly do have enough room, don't you?"
Mackenzie started tugging at his tunic. "Oh, believe me, I'm counting on it!" she teased.
Mackenzie- Question Someone, Question Nora, Jog, Rake Leaves, Go on Date with Breandan, Makeout with Breandan
Breandan- Get Pumped, Fatigued Workout, Check Out Self
Kearney- Get Pumped, Fatigued Workout, Strength Training, Buy Something $100 (chess table & chairs), Improve Athletic
Mackenzie- Get Married
Breandan- Be Friends with Dermot (partner), Join Special Agent branch
Kearney- Invite Someone Over
AN- YAY! Breandan & Mackenzie woke up and Breandan walked straight to her and asked her to come live with him! I couldn't believe it!! She must have really impressed him last night! Once she moved in, both Kearney and Breandan's wishes revolved around exercise, so I sent them to the Practice Pit to work out... forever. Good thing Mackenzie found something to do to occupy her time!