DayWind blew the short cut strands of hair across her face, blurring her view of the sidewalk with yellow swirls. The air was crisp and the walkway was empty, grass curled up onto the concrete, investigating the scrabbly surface with inquisitive fronds. She looked around her at the patchy grass and the towering trees that blotched out some of the swirling grey sky. Breathing in the crisp air, she snuggled deeper into her jacket, listening to the rub of nylon as she crossed her arms against her chest. The girl looked up at the sky again, a chill of wonder running down her spine. Dim periwinkle clouds were driven on by the wind, rapidly rolling over eachother. Despite these only being fall clouds, she smiled adoringly up at them, comparing them to the oh so similar winter clouds that visted her town near Christmas time. The girl loved the expressive bottoms of the clouds. She walked, face to the sky, her bag bouncing against her thigh. Upon reaching the old rock wall, she paused and sniffed
The Favor Chpt. 13
"Ah" Phoenix shushed, tapping Ace on the nose, "Shh." Miles blinked cocking an eyebrow at the dog.
"Ace," he echoed, his expression blank.
The defense attorney looked at his dog, then to Miles. "If he'd calm down, I'd say you could pet him, but- woah!" Ace wiggled out of his owner's arms, promptly dropping onto the floor. The echo of his claws bounced off the hallway walls, loud against the hardwood floor. Phoenix immediately squatted to grab for Ace's collar, but he stopped, eyebrows high.
The dog was seated in front of Miles, his tail drumming against the floor. He looked up at the prosecutor with his bright brown eyes, neither moving towards nor away from him.
"Er," Miles breathed looking down at Ace oddly. "Hello," he smiled suddenly kneeling beside the pup. Stretching out a hand, Ace snuffled at its wide palm before pressing his head into it. Phoenix laughed, folding his arms across his chest and leaning back onto his heels.
"Wow, Miles." Wright smirked and stood, looki