Something Unexpected

This is the first DreamWidth prompt that I’ve answered for the year. The word prompt was “Bikini” and I had a bit of trouble figuring out how I could use such a word in my current “playgrounds”. Ultimately, I ended up choosing two of my little werewolf characters. Lachlan and Esther are a cute couple… fun to write. Being werewolves, imagine this as a moonlight swim (although, not the full moon).


Lachlan had seen many things in his life. You didn’t live for hundreds of years without that being the case. However, he had to say something about the current era: the idea of what constituted proper swimwear had come very nearly full circle.

When he’d been young, people didn’t swim very often. In fact, most people didn’t know how. However, when they went into the water, they generally wore nothing at all. Somewhere along the way, people had decided that even seeing flesh could give you improper – even sinful ideas – about other people.

Now, the pendulum had swung back the other way and he couldn’t say that he was too disappointed in the trend. He hadn’t expected Esther to embrace the change so readily, however. He smiled faintly as his eyes drifted up and down her form. Finally, he met her eyes and smiled. “What do they call that?” he asked, arching an eyebrow.

Esther grinned, her gold-brown eyes twinkling with mirth. “It’s a bikini,” she said. She chuckled softly and then shook her head. “Don’t have to ask whether or not you like it, do I?” Then, she spun away from him to head towards the water.

“You don’t,” he said, shaking his head.


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