CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FOUR
Sometime in the future
New York, New York
Katy Roper Marlowe woke up with a start.
She had no idea where she was. The only thing that she knew is that she was naked.
And there was someone else in her bed!
She looked over and saw a tuft of white blond hair sticking out of covers tightly around the person’s head. That was just like how Paddie slept. But this person was big, really big.
“Paddie?” Katy asked.
The person didn’t stir.
Embarrassed by her own nakedness, she got out of bed.
She was big! She might even be taller than her own mother!
Her hands went over her body. She had breasts — not too big, not too small! Nice, strong legs. Her feet seemed really big! And her hands!
She reached out her hand and the Vanquisher appeared. With her gigantic size, the Vanquisher looked more like a knife than a sword. Clearly, the sword still belonged to her still. At least that hadn’t changed! She made the sword disappear.
Spying a silken bathrobe on a chair, Katy grabbed the robe and put it on. She went into the bathroom.
It was a lot nicer than her functional, practical bathroom in the Castle.
For the first time, Katy wondered where she was.
And who was the person in her bed?
Should she feel bad? She didn’t.
Shrugging to herself, she followed her feet out into the living area.
She floated toward the pictures on the wall. There was one of big her in a gorgeous lace white dress and. . .
“That’s got to be Paddie,” Katy said, softly to herself.
Whoever it was, he was wearing a black tuxedo. He was tall and handsome. White hair sticking straight up and sparkling blue eyes. Seeing him, Katy felt her heart warm.
There were pictures of her parents and even her brothers all grown up. Her mother’s friends were there and their husbands. There was a picture of Noelle and Teddy with a little baby and even a picture of a boy who had to be Jabari standing on a stage with a guitar.
Everyone was smiling and laughing. It made Katy so happy to see everyone so happy.
She went back to the bed.
“Paddie?” Katy asked. She was surprised because her voice sounded like her six year old voice.
“Katy?” Paddie moved the covers off his face. “You got big!”
“I know,” Katy said. “So did you!”
Paddie jumped up to look at himself.
“I’m huge!” Paddie said looking down at his naked body. Realizing that Katy could see him he said, “Turn around!”
“It’s okay, Paddie,” Katy said. “We’re married.”
“We are?” Paddie asked. He looked at his hand and saw that he was wearing a ring. “Look Katy!”
Paddie pointed to his wedding ring.
“I have one, too,” Katy said, pointing to hers.
Paddie’s face broke into a big, white toothed smile.
“My dream came true!” Paddie said.
“That makes me so happy,” Paddie said.
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow...
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