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Blessing of the Wood (Pt. 3 of 3)

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Brooke sat in the anchor’s chair, reading the last of the news item on the paper that the cameraman had handed her. Other than the clothes she was wearing, she looked every bit the part.“I’m Brooke Kline, for Channel Seven News.”Dan and the crew who were there preparing for a real broadcast applauded, and Brooke’s smiling face blushed bright red before she covered it with her hands and looked down for second.“You’re a natural. One take,” the cameraman remarked.The station manager laughed. “Wish it was that easy around here all the time. I’ll go get you a copy.”Dan walked over to the still blushing Brooke and offered a hand. She took it and stood, her eyes locking with his for a few seconds.“You were great,” he said, his eyes lost in hers.“Thanks.”A slightly amused cough from the cameraman snapped them back into reality. Daniel nodded toward the front of the desk and led Brooke off the set. He fended off her self-criticism until the station manager returned with the copy of the video, and capped his argument with, “You’ll see for yourself when you watch this.”Daniel held out his hand to the station manager and smiled. “Thanks, James.”James took his hand and shook it. “Any time, Dan. Your Dad saved my butt in that bogus slander case. This isn’t even a fraction of the thanks I owe you.” He turned his attention to Brooke and nodded. “You’re aiming for the right profession, I’ll tell you that.”“I hope so.”“Back to work. I have advertisers to call,” James said, waving as he headed back to his office.“Let’s go, so I can maybe stop blushing,” Brooke said.Dan smiled and walked her out to the car. Once he’d opened her door for her and crossed to take his own seat behind the wheel, he turned toward her and asked, “So, did you have fun?”“Yes. I never – ever – would have guessed what you were up to.” Once again, her eyes met his. “It was just… The most…”Daniel’s heart started racing as she leaned toward him. She tugged on his wrist, drawing him toward her as well. Her lips parted, and her eyes drifted closed.The kiss was something that he knew he would remember until his dying day. Though they’d kissed at the end of the last several dates, this was something far different. Their lips met in a soft caress that only lasted a second, and then she leaned back slightly.“Thank you,” she said in a soft, shy voice, her face only far enough away to look into his eyes again.“You’re welcome.”A horn tooting startled them both, and Dan looked up to see someone driving by giving him the thumbs-up signal.“Uhm… I guess we better get out of here.”Brooke’s cheeks were once again quite flushed when she gave him an enthusiastic nod.Back out on the road, Dan said, “I didn’t really have anything else planned for the day. Is there anything you want to do?”“Try not to be seen in public with this stupid grin on my face,” she replied and punctuated it with an embarrassed laugh. “That was the sweetest, most thoughtful thing that anyone has ever done for me.”“I was hoping that you’d like it.”“I loved it.”The word love on her lips gave him chills. “So, you hungry?”Brooke nodded. “Subway sounds good. Why don’t we make a picnic of it, like we did that day horseback riding?”Dan was quite happy to agree with that.A short while later, the couple stepped into Dan’s spot beneath the elm, subs in hand. Brooke said, “I can see why you spend so much time here. It’s so beautiful, and peaceful.”Dan desperately wanted to say that she fit right in, but didn’t want to sound as love-struck as he felt.Brooke’s eyes widened and she whispered, “Look at that squirrel. It’s almost close enough to touch.”He held his breath, but knew he was in trouble when another squirrel skittered down the tree, its claws clicking on the bark. He fed the animals regularly, and they were completely unafraid of him. A second later, the first squirrel did exactly what he hoped it wouldn’t do.Brooke gasped when it jumped off the tree onto his shoulder.Dan chuckled and shook his head against the squirrel’s bushy tail, tickling his nose. “Sorry, guys. I didn’t bring any treats with me today.”“Wow. Do you think it would let me touch it?”Seeing the wonder in her eyes sent relief flooding through him. He wasn’t going to have to explain. “Maybe. He likes his chin scratched. Move slow, and let him have a sniff first, so he can get to know you.”The squirrel tensed when she tentatively reached toward it. Dan said, “It’s okay. She’s not going to hurt you.” He then looked back at Brooke. “Move a little closer.”She raised her hand a little more, and the squirrel darted its head forward to sniff for a second. It almost immediately scrambled away to hide with only its eyes peeking up over Dan’s back, and then slowly climbed back up on his shoulder toward her. After a few more seconds of hesitation, it sniffed her fingers again.“Turn your hand palm up, slowly.”She followed his directions, and then he said, “Okay, give his chin a little scratch.”The squirrel twitched its tail as she scratched its chin, drawing a giggle from her.From the tree overhead, the other squirrel chattered. The one on Dan’s shoulder shrank back, looked up, and almost escort avcılar immediately leapt back into the tree. Both squirrels then climbed back up into the boughs.Dan laughed and said, “That was his girlfriend. I guess she was feeling a little threatened.”Brooke picked a long hair from the squirrel’s tail off Dan’s shoulder. “You must have been a druid in a past life or something.”He nodded toward the ground, and the couple sat down on the soft carpet of forest debris. “You believe in stuff like that?”“Yeah. You?”“Sure. There are plenty of things we can’t explain. Maybe some of it is things that we just don’t understand, but I think there’s magic in the world.”Little did she know that he had more than just blind faith to base that belief on.“I’ve never really talked about it with anyone that much. People look at you like you’re crazy.”“Not me,” he said and smiled.Brooke reached into her purse for a bottle of hand sanitizer before opening her sub. She glanced up into the tree for a second and asked, “You don’t think they’ll be offended, do you?”He laughed and shook his head, taking the bottle after she was done before opening his sandwich as well.The hours passed unnoticed as the couple sat and talked. The kiss they shared when he dropped her off at her house that evening was far longer than any previous, and left him absolutely spellbound.****Ten-year-old Glen’s voice piped up from the back seat as Kia drove home from the store. “Mom, why is Uncle Dan acting so goofy?”“He’s in love, Glen.”He stuck out his tongue and declared, “Bleh.”Kia laughed, glad that her son had chosen to wait until Dan wasn’t around before asking that question. Her brother had come to her – albeit reluctantly – looking for inspiration, because he’d exhausted his own ideas for dates with Brooke. She’d started with finding out what they’d done so far, and then moved on to how the relationship was coming along.The look on his face had been priceless when she’d asked about kissing, and whether there was any tongue involved yet.In the end, she suggested that it was time to surprise Brooke with the knowledge that he could cook – and not just on the grill. The timing was perfect, because she, her husband, and the kids would be at her mother’s house having a birthday dinner for Gary. That left her house free for Dan to wine and dine Brooke.She hoped that he’d taken her suggestion to go sit under his tree and relax when she offered to go to the store and get everything he needed – plus a few special touches. He’d been pacing and fidgeting the whole time, and she had little doubt that there would be a track worn in her floor if he was still at it.She pulled up to the last stop sign in town and checked for traffic. When she looked to the right, her good mood evaporated, and her stomach went sour.Kia hit a button on her phone to activate the voice dialing and said, “Mom,” to make the call.She had no idea how she was going to tell her brother that she’d just seen Brooke handing a file folder to the reporter who had been harassing the family.****Brooke handed the folder back without even looking at it. “Look, Benson, I’m telling you that there’s nothing to find.”He waved the folder and said, “Oh, come on. You can’t tell me that you don’t smell something rotten about them. Surely you want to find out what secrets they’re hiding just as much as I do. Just look at this. Look at all that land they have. They have to be embezzling from one of those environmental activists groups that they’re part of.”She shook her head. “You’re wrong. Nothing he’s said seems the least bit suspicious.”“You’ve got to try harder than that if you’re going to make it in this biz. Shake that tight little ass of yours and jiggle those tits, sweetheart. Once you’ve got all the blood out of the big head, he’ll spill everything.”Brooke’s skin crawled, and not just because of the way he leered at her when he said it. She’d gone into this doing exactly that, and the thought of it made her nauseous now. After all, it had worked all her life. All she’d ever had to do was bat her eyelashes and shake her booty to get her way with any man.What Dan had done for her at the television station and the hours of sitting and talking afterward had changed all that. Despite her convictions from the night before, he’d managed to break through her armor. Part of her screamed not to be a fool, but the part that believed Dan really was what he seemed was winning.When she was with him, she felt wonderful. When they were apart, thinking about him was like a mirror on her soul, and she was more disappointed with what it reflected about her by the moment. Her whole life felt superficial and sleazy now, and Benson standing in front of her was the perfect example of it.“I’m not your sweetheart,” she sneered, and turned her back on him, heading toward her car.“You’re making a huge mistake. This is a golden opportunity.”She tuned him out and slammed the car door. He just kept waving the file folder and talking as she started the engine, and he was still doing it as she drove away.The golden opportunity that she’d stumbled upon escort bahcesehir had nothing to do with Benson and his offer to put in a word for her at the station. She had made a huge mistake, but it was in missing what an incredible guy Dan was just because he wasn’t part of the in-clique at school.Now, she didn’t know if she could handle the guilt of having started dating him under false pretenses, in order to seize that golden opportunity. Tears welled up in her eyes as she made the decision to tell Dan everything. She just couldn’t live with lying to him any longer, even if it meant losing him.****Though it had taken some time, Daniel had managed to relax as his sister had suggested. He’d actually dozed off after a short while, and a peculiar sensation awakened him.When he came back to his senses, he realized that what he was feeling was a squirrel trying to root its way into the pocket of the jacket he was using as a pillow, while three others looked on. He yawned and said, “Hold on, you impatient little bushtails.”After distributing the peanuts he’d brought as treats for the squirrels, he stretched and reached for his cell to see what time it was. As soon as he turned it on, it beeped to signal an incoming message, startling the squirrels around him. “Sorry, guys,” he apologized.The message was from his sister. Come to Grandma’s. We need to talk.Dan’s brow furrowed as he wondered what it could be. He reached up and scratched the chin of the squirrel sitting on his shoulder staring curiously at the phone and said, “Sorry, I’ve got to get up.”As soon as his furry friend leapt down, Dan stood up to stretch and yawn one more time. Brooke had said she was going to be busy until late today, so he still had a couple of hours to wait before he could call and ask her to come to dinner.He was just about to start walking home when the squirrels began acting very peculiar. The animals had all focused their attention on the elm, and their tails twitched with excitement as they chattered to each other. He looked behind the tree and up into the branches, but didn’t see anything unusual. A quick look around did reveal a deer peeking out from between two small pines, and a pair of rabbits near the brown remains of cattails near the pond.The crunch of gravel from a car pulling up to Kia’s house caused him to turn that way, but not before he saw the animals all scurry for cover. Another beep from his cell announced a second message from his sister. He sent her back a text letting her know that he’d gotten the message, and that he’d be there in a little while.He closed the phone, stuck it in his pocket, and looked up to see Brooke standing at the edge of the clearing.****Kia, Brina, and her father all regarded Xantina curiously when the dryad laughed. The news Kia had delivered about seeing Brooke with the reporter was hardly a laughing matter.The nymph rolled her eyes, stole a quick kiss from her mate, and said, “All will be well.”“But, Mom,” Brina started to protest.The elder Daniel then cocked his head as if listening for something in the distance. He nodded his head and a smile spread across his face. “I think she’s right.”“What is it?” Kia asked.“Think things are taking care of themselves,” the family patriarch answered.****Dan smiled and walked toward her. “Hey, Brooke. I thought you were…” He trailed off as he got close enough to see her clearly in the shadows of the trees and could tell that she’d been crying. “What’s wrong?”“I… I need to…” She took a deep breath and closed her eyes as a tear rolled down her cheek. “God, this is so hard.”He paused before reaching her, the tone of her voice causing his stomach to do flip-flops. “What is it?”Her eyes opened again, and yet another tear streamed downward. “That day in the park…” After a brief pause, resigned resolve crossed her face and she quickly continued, “I was waiting for you.”“Okay,” he responded, not understanding.“I’m… I’m not who you think I am.” She turned away, seemingly unable to look at him. “I was waiting there because someone asked me to. Benson – he asked me to try to get on the inside and find out what I could about you. About your family.”Daniel knew the reporter’s name, and he could feel his heart break.“I should have known it was wrong, but he… It doesn’t matter. I should have known. I’m a fake.”“What does he want?”“He thinks that you’re embezzling or something. He… He just doesn’t understand.”She turned fully away then and quickly blurted out, “There’s nothing to worry about. I didn’t tell him anything, because there’s nothing to tell.” Her voice broke up in a sob as she finished with, “I’m so sorry,” and started to walk away.Dan caught her hand before she could make her escape, and turned her back toward him. She looked down and away, refusing to meet his eyes.“I know it wasn’t all an act. It couldn’t have been.”“I’m a fake. I told you.”“Then why are you crying?”“Please just let me go,” she sobbed, and weakly tried to wrench away.Daniel cupped her cheek in his hand and caught her gaze. “I don’t ever want to let you go.”“But I lied to you. I spied on you.”“Doesn’t beylikdüzü escort matter.” His smile said it far more clearly than the words ever could.Brooke’s lips parted and a little whimper passed them. Her legs seemed to lose all strength for a second, and Dan quickly wrapped his other arm around her to support her.“If it was all an act, you never would have told me. You wouldn’t be crying. I know you. The real you. Not the act. Not the popular cheerleader from school. It’s you that I’m falling in love with, Brooke.”“I… I…” she sobbed, and then leaned into his chest, wrapping her arms tight around him as if afraid he might vanish if she didn’t.Dan held her close, stroking her back and hair as she cried. The animals, which had gone quiet when she arrived, returned to their unknowable conversations and songs praising the day. The wind kicked up, moving aside overhead limbs to let a brilliant beam of sunlight shine down upon the couple below. He was lost in the embrace, and had no idea how much time had passed before the squirrel jumped up on his shoulder.The squirrel’s tail tickled Brooke’s face, and she looked up to laugh, tears of joy having replaced those of sorrow.“Way to interrupt, bushytail,” Dan said to the critter sitting on his shoulder.“It’s…” Suddenly, Brooke’s eyes widened and she whispered, “D-dan…”He turned his head, following her startled gaze, and thought, Oh boy.At first, he thought it was his grandmother walking out of the elm as if through a door. After the first moment of shock, he realized that there were subtle differences. The dryad’s hair was a darker green, and her breasts were smaller and perkier than his grandmother’s. The nymph looked around, blinking her eyes like someone who has just awakened in an unfamiliar place.“Who… What is she?” Brooke whispered as she cowered behind him.“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” Dan tried to comfort her as the nymph took notice of them.The dryad started at first, but then tilted her head and regarded Dan curiously for a moment. She suddenly smiled, recognizing the aura of nature that was his birthright. “Hello. What is this place? This is not my place.”“It is now, Sister,” a familiar voice sounded from the trees.Before he could think better of it, Dan turned toward her and said, “Grandma?”His grandfather stepped out of the trees right behind Xantina, and almost immediately darted in behind his mate to cover his nakedness when he noticed Brooke looking right at him. His cover quickly vanished as the two dryads let out simultaneous squeals of delight and rushed toward each other.The elder Daniel chuckled nervously and shrugged his shoulders.“Grandpa, what are you doing?”“But, you said your grandparents died,” Brooke remarked.“Uhm… I actually said they were in a better place,” Dan weakly explained.“Cat’s out of the bag now, Dan.” He scratched his head and looked toward the two nymphs. “I’m going to have to have a little talk with your grandmother about that.”Brooke’s grip on Dan’s arm relaxed a little. “This is just… Wow,” she said, and Dan was glad to notice that she didn’t sound afraid.“Grandma, who is she?” Dan asked, as much to break the short silence that followed as from curiosity.“She is my sister, Xannera,” Xantina said, and then nodded toward Dan.Xannera walked over and said, “My place had become very small and stinky and loud. I was so tired and lonely, but you brought me here. This place is very nice. I like it here. Thank you.”“You’re welcome, but I don’t understand.”“I think I do,” his grandfather offered. “That’s her tree, isn’t it? The one he transplanted here.”Xantina nodded. “He heard her weeping, and he helped her.”“I guess you do sort of have an ulterior motive for all the environmental stuff your family does,” Brooke observed. Her voice somehow managed to convey amusement, curiosity, and just a touch of awe all at the same time.He looked at her and said, “You okay? I know this is a lot to take in.”“You think?”Dan echoed her smile and chuckled.“I told you that I believe in magic. I never thought that I’d actually see it, but I really do believe in it.”Xantina gracefully glided over and let out a musical laugh. “She is very pretty, Daniel. I like her.” The nymph then clasped Xannera and her mate’s hands. “Come. Take our hands. Make a circle.”Dan already held Brooke’s hand, so he reached for Xannera’s, since she was on his side. Brooke hesitated a second when Dan’s grandfather held out his hand, but after reassuring smiles from both men, she completed the circle.“Now close your eyes,” Xantina instructed.“Do it. Trust me, your stomach will do flip-flops if you don’t,” the green-haired Daniel instructed.Dan watched Brooke close her eyes, and then did the same. He snapped them back open a second later when he heard his mother say, “Mom?”Brooke let out a gasp, which wasn’t surprising, all things considered. Kia and Brina sat together on the edge of Xantina’s pool, their clothing neatly piled a short distance away. The two women shared a glance, and then slipped into the pool. Though the crystal clear water did little to hide their nakedness, it was the best that they could do to reduce the shock to Brooke.“Come meet my sister, Xannera,” Xantina declared, and then dived into the pool. The other dryad was close behind.“Uhm… My grandmother has an aversion to clothing,” Dan explained to a wide-eyed Brooke.

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