Character: John (Gen)
Summary: For 100_ghosts "Skeletons in the closet" challenge.
In a library in Tallahassee, John notices for the first time in years that a woman's pretty. He'd forgotten what that was like.
Her eyes are silver, almost eerie beneath raven hair. But the effect becomes beauty when she smiles at his stack of books. "That's a lot of reading."
"Just browsing through."
They get to talking about the weather and other chit-chat, and she's bold enough to show her interest: "I'm Tessa and I'm single. How 'bout you?"
My wife burned to death on the ceiling, and I'm hunting whatever killed her. "Widowed," he says darkly.
The conversation's over.
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