Things had been cold and crappy and very very dull around Genosha lately. Alex had been a bit concerned about security since the spy in their midst thing had broken, so Travis had hung around trying to help out as much as possible. Truth be told though they seemed to be off the radar as nothing ever came of the incident. He'd tried to spend time with Blythe but she seemed busy more often than not. He'd forgiven her for not telling him about her powers during the great mix up, and he'd hoped to see if maybe there was something there without the constant influx of emotionally altering hormones.
It was Christmas Eve, and he was walking around downtown Genosha. He'd promised his mother that he would be home and up in the morning for the present opening. His sister had given him a stern look and added that he'd better, cuz she wasn't waiting for him. Still everything was dull, the snow wasn't crisp and white like back in Idaho, it was dirty slushy stuff along the edge of the streets, and in the piles the snowplows had made. Even in the fields the snow looked somber, reflecting the gray sky. A few brown leaves clung tenaciously to the oak trees despite last nights winds. Slowly a smile formed on Travis's face as strains of music played in his head and Mama Cass's voice
joined in.“On the other hand I could still leave today if I did tell her...”
Travis smiled wickedly.
A quick port to his house to gather the necessary supplies, slip on his baggies under his winter gear, snag a few wine coolers and he was off to Blythes house. She'd been fairly open with him being able to just pop in unannounced, though he would usually take the courtesy to knock at the door when he visited. This time however his excitement got the better of him. Much to his disappointment Blythe wasn't traipsing around the house scantly dressed but was bundled for the blizzard of all blizzards in the warmth of her own home. He couldn't help but be amused at the sight. Still she looked very attractive, and he couldn't get the smile off his face."What's got you so happy?"
Travis just chuckled ignoring the snappish undertone. He imagined Blythe was probably feeling the holiday blah, with her family not around and the weather crappy for Pennsylvania, let alone what she was use to in Florida.“Well I was thinking of porting to Cali for a bit of surfing, but it's a bit far. I need to be back in the morning for the Santa thing with my little sister, or mom will kill me. So I was thinking of heading due south instead.”
Travis explained casually as he wandered over to her stereo. He plugged in his Ipod, and adjusted the volume so it wasn't blasting, but was still plenty loud. As the music came on
he turned and shot Blythe a sly smile. “You want to join me?”“I know the swells aren't the greatest, but it's warm, and if we get to bored the Bahamas are just another short jump away.”
Travis added with a wink.