Running his fingers through his hair and adjusting the carnation on his lapel one last time, mbnovak hesitantly knocked on the door. He glanced over both shoulders to see if anyone was around to witness his foolishness. Thankfully there was not. The windows were all aglow, the rest of the village tucked safely away, as he should be. The last of the day’s light was just disappearing below the horizon. He turned back to the door and raised his hand to knock again when the door opened a crack.
“I know this is not a great time, but I had to…I…I wanted to ask to ask you something important,” mbnovak blurted out.
“Well, come in then,” he/she said. mbnovak stepped through as the door opened wider. .
“I’m not interrupting your dinner or anything am I?” he asked.
“No, no, don’t be silly. What is it you had to ask me at this late hour? I am quite intrigued.” he/she said.
“Yes, well I know I shouldn’t be out this late, but this just couldn’t wait until morning. You see, I’ve been watching…no, I mean…I’ve been admiring you from…ugh. I sound like such a fool.”
“It’s alright. I believe I know why you’re here,” he/she said.
“You do?” asked mbnovak.
“Yes. I know I can be quite…charming. You are here to ask for my hand in marriage, no?”
“Yes. Yes, that’s exactly it. Oh, I’m all nerves. My heart is beating out of my chest right now,” mbnovak tittered.
“Let me see,” he/she said while placing a hand on mbnovak’s chest.
mbnovak looked down at the hand gently resting against his chest. He felt calmer already. He looked back up and stared at his/her face. Such beautiful eyes. mbnovak smiled. He/she returned the smile. Oh that smile, and…those fangs? mbnovak felt a sudden, excruciating pain in his chest, and crumpled to the floor.
The werewolf brought the still pulsing heart up to his/her face.
“He was not exaggerating,” he/she grinned.
Day ends at 9 p.m. 7 votes needed for a majority, 3 minimum to be lynched.
The Dread Pirate has the option of making a special post today.
nettiebarron: Mayor, voted out of office
mbnovak: Courter, Heart broken
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