The Duchess Meets Her End ….

This was a surprise … well supposed to be a surprise. I just had to get out of Baltimore. With all that has happened, the demise of her teammates, my beloved mentor Starflower, and my sanity itself, it would be good to spend some time with Acorn. Hopefully she doesn’t have any plans tonight as I made some reservations for dinner at that fancy restaurant on Pier 33. Reserved a private booth that overlooked the bay. It’s going to be nice to spend some good quality time with her as we never really been on a date since we got together. Damn, that feels like ages ago.

Looking out the window of the plane at the clouds, Duchess closes her eyes and drifts off into a daydream.

She must have been the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Acorn was a little firecracker and thorny on the outside, but something about her eyes just made me melt. Not to mention the cat ears … those were cute too. We had just finished a run down in the Big Sur and returning home. Apparently some stuff went down that resulted in Ace and Walker being arrested. They let Acorn and I go, so we got back into the Jeep and left the scene. The team’s decker, Tatters, didnt like me much and wasn’t on this run. But he needed to know what was going on so he can help out Walker. We dropped off of the freeway and I grabbed my commlink to call him when it started ringing. It was Calypso and she was at a party that was hopping. Both Acorn and I were down, so we went to the club.

She must have really enjoyed herself. The way she moved on the dance floor was a sight to be seen. I joined her, along with Calypso for a bit, and we danced the night away. I was so enraptured by this girl, I just couldn’t resist her anymore. I went in for a kiss while we were dancing, and she returned. Apparently she felt the same way. We spent the following night together and it was AMAZING. Our two bodies seemed to be totally in sync with each other. In the morning … well mid-afternoon really, I remembered that I needed to get a hold of Tatters. However, Acorn and I had some other plans and had another encounter in the shower. Man, he was so pissed when I did get a hold of him.

Shaking her head back from the dream, Duchess noticed that they were already about to land in San Francisco

I need to change my panties after that, I thought to myself. I really cant wait to spend some more time with her. I am truly in love with her and just cant stand being away from her. So much so, that I have finally made arrangements with Frank to relocate to San Francisco. He didn’t like the idea of moving all the way to the other coast, let alone the CFS, but the arrangements were being made. While I am here, I need to find an apartment and stuff, which should be fun with Acorn.

The plane came in for a landing and I gathered up my luggage and met the concierge that was going to take me to the hotel. I had reservations for the week at The Palace hotel. Some nice digs, but I have some particularly nice things planned for while I was here and this place would be perfect for it. As much as I wanted to see Acorn, its way to freaking late to see her and I am jet lagged. I checked into the hotel and went up to my room to get settled in. I flopped down on the bed … oh god that mattress is comfortable! I changed out of my clothes and got down to just my bra and panties. My commlink has a picture of Acorn and I caught a glimpse of her. She might be up.

The hotel room had floor to ceiling windows, like my apartment back in Baltimore, so I dug out my commlink and went to look out them. This city really is pretty. I dialed up Acorn by pressing the dolphin icon on my commlink. I think its so damn cute that she found Dolphin. I just cant wait to show her the dolphin tattoo I got just below my belly button. I was pretty surprised when she answered the phone.

Moments later, there was a thundering roar coming from outside as a column of flame struck the Wuxing Tower a few blocks away. I could see the shockwave come towards me as it leveled the buildings. Drek, I am stuck on this one. I looked at Acorn through the commlink … god she looked so beautiful. I could feel the tears welling up as I knew I would not be able to see her again … would not be able to feel her skin on mine, to feel her soft lips, the hear that laugh she did when nobody else was around. I placed a hand on the window as the shockwave struck the building and looked at her. “Autumn … I love you” was all I could say before the windows shattered. My body was impaled with the shards of glass as the structure gave way. The last image I had was of my one true love as the hotel building collapsed all around me. I was time for me to see my friends again, I get to see Starflower again, I get to see my parents again. I get to run with Raccoon. However, my heart will remain with that beautiful Dolphin shaman with cat ears that I love so much. Goodbye, my love.