35 Fading Zen

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Monday morning.  Louis wakes up exhausted.  Normal for the days before Christmas, Saturday and Sunday had been full days of appointments and Louis had to pick up the slack with some of the employees taking the holiday off.

He has a message from Harry along with a selfie of Harry smiling very widely and Meeko with a 'Happy Birthday' hat looking very upset.

Goodmorning my love dove! Happy birthday to you and all your perfectness! I love you so much and miss you XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Louis laughs as he rolled out of bed and types up a reply.

That's an awful lot of hugs and kisses for someone with such bad morning breath ;)

He gets up and brushes his teeth.  His phone vibrates again with a reply.

You know neither of us gives a shit about morning breath. Besides, Id give you more than just wake up kisses. It is your birthday after all..... ;)

Louis groans. 

How far away is Tuscon again? 

He can make it there and back after work to get in several rounds with Harry, then make it back before Christmas morning. 

Maaayyybeee.....

No.  Let's not have our life be run by our hormones now.

I'll definitely rain check that. Since you're not here though, you should skype me later on ;)

If Harry is anywhere near as horny as Louis, there will definitely be some virtual sex happening tonight.  His phone buzzes.

Its a date ;)

Louis giddily frolicks through the rest of his morning.

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"Closing time.  Open all the doors and let you out into the world.  Closing time.  Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl.  Closing time.  One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer.  Closing time.  You don't have to go home but you can't.  Stay.  Heeeeeere."  Louis takes a really deep breath and squeezes his eyes shut.

"I KNOW WHO I WANT TO TAKE ME HOME!  I KNOW WHO I WANT TO TAKE ME HOME!  I KNOW WHO I WANT TO TAKE ME HOME!  I KNOW WHO I WANT TO TAKE ME-"

"Louis!!  The chorus ended already!"  Kara yells at him from the front desk.

The spa is empty, except for him and Kara.  Closing Time is the last song on the playlist he and Kara had created.  Apparently the entire song had ended altogether.

Louis walks up to the front desk and dramatically sprawls his body across Kara's workspace with a big sigh.

"Oh my goodness Louis, I just cleaned this!  Get off!"  Kara smacks his chest.

"Ow!  I'm getting off tonight.  Are you?"  Louis wiggles his eyebrows and tries to suppress giggling.

"Gross.  And that makes sense why you've been acting like a fucking schoolgirl all day.  For God's sake you certainly don't act 26."  Kara rolls her eyes.

"Kara!  You've grown so much since I hired you.  You've come out of your shell and you're just so fun to be around now!  But cheer up that attitude before you go home or your girlfriend will be sad that she's not getting any tonight."  Louis re-tidies her desk.

"I wrecked her pretty bad yesterday, I don't think she'll be wanting any till New Year's."  Kara wiggles her eyebrows back at Louis.

"Ew!  Ew!  Ew!  Gross!"  Louis covers his ears and shakes his head.

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