Talia Gregory relies on her Nan for everything, especially helping her calm the anxiety that controls her life. But Nan gets sick, and it couldn’t be worse timing. Talia’s panic attacks are getting worse, her boyfriend is a jerk, her best friend is distant, her parents are more absent than usual and she’s stuck planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive for her knitting group in place of Nan. If that’s not panic inducing enough, enter Lachlan.
By Allie Brennan
Lachlan McCreedy doesn’t rely on anyone. Not after what he’s been through. It’s him and Gram, nothing else matters but keeping his past buried, and his secrets hidden. So when Gram forces him to help with her Christmas sale, Talia is the last thing he expected, and trusting her with his secrets comes as a shock to both of them. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the question becomes can he trust her with his heart?
Questions for Lachlan1. How's Life treating you right now?
L: Ah, you know. I graduated which is cool, thanks to Tal. Selling Gram's place which really sucks, but it's too big. My aunt and uncle are helping me which still sucks but at least I'm not alone. Right now, I'm looking for an apartment and a job and all that boring after school stuff. Tal's dad pulled some awesome strings for me. I agreed to keep going to Support for another year for the whole Deacon thing. I still fuckin hate that guy, but I'm learning to overcome my anger. Or whatever.
2.Has Talia knitted you anything recently?
L: Nah, she's all famous now so I'm bumped down to the bottom of the priority list.
T: Um, butting in to call you a liar. I'm pretty sure you took that grey hat I made for Janna.
L: I look way sexier in it, though.
3.Tell me about how your relationship with Talia is going?Im nosy and need details!!!
L: I still love her, if that's what you're asking. I'm a guy, I don't wanna talk about that shit. Tal? Details?
T: As you can tell, being in love with Lachlan McCreedy isn't easy.
T: You're a little intense. It wasn't easy with Georgina. He misses her and sometimes it makes him pull away but I always get him back. He's been more than amazing with me and Nan even though I know it hurts him. He's always there. I'm probably embarrassing him but he's really not as badass as he pretends to be.
L: I'm more badass than I pretend to be... But just to even the embarrassment feild, living on my own has made for a lot of alone time for Tal and I. I have zero complaints and I'm keeping all the details to myself.
T: You're an ass.
L: Love you, baby.
4.Did you take Talia to prom?
L: I'm not exactly the prom kinda guy but I asked. She said no. We caught a concert or something, I don't remember.
T: That local band. They were good.
5.Do you have any plans like college?
L: HA! No. Make money, find something I want to do that is legal. All I know for sure is I'm sticking around until Tal tells me to get lost.
6.What is your favorite thing about Talia?
L: That she can sense me. I think with the anxiety she recognizes the signs before I go into a mood. When I think about Gram too much or talk to my mom, she knows that moment right before I shut down. It really makes it easier to snap out of it. I don't know what I'd do without her.
7.I ask this too all my interviewees.How do you feel about squirrels?
L: Shifty little bastards.
Lachlan is LUCKY Le'BookSquirrel likes him...or I would take offense to that comment.We treat Squirrels ROYALLY around here.
Quick Fire Questions
1.Black or Blue? black
2.Cat or dog? dog
3.Truck or car? motorbike
4.Country or rock? Gross.
5.Rain or Sun? Rain
baseball? Do I look like I'd answer that question.
Questions for Talia
1.How has your Anxiety been treating you?
T: I'm back in therapy, it's my compromise with my parents. With my crazy preggo mother she can't really focus on me right now. Nan's still in chemo so that's a major trigger but the knitting helps.
L: and you're awesome boyfriend.
T:Right, and my awesome badass boyfriend.
L: That's my girl
2.Has your relationship with your parents gotten better?
T: By better you mean less yelly and more eye rolling and hormonal? Yeah, Dad got a job closer to home, working better hours so I see him more and we take turns listening to Mom talk about her swollen ankles. Baby's due soon so that's totally weird. I have no idea what will happen. But I feel good about it.
3.Tell me all about Lachlan.Is he a good kisser?Could he be "The One?"
T: Well I told a bit earlier but uh, yeah great kisser. He can make me blush by just talking about it.
L: Because I know exactly what you like these lips to do and I'm always up for it. Practice and all.
T: My point. And thinking about the one makes me panic, I'll focus on graduating first.
L: Yeah that shit is terrifying.
T: Do you really need to swear that much?
L: I might.
4.How has knitting been going lately?
T: I have a to-do list of ten thousand things to knit for people which keeps me really distracted. Lachlan's skills have come in handy, he sells stuff in the halls for me.
T: What's ouch is that Lachlan's the approacable one... I don't mind though, I prefer to not talk to people.
5.What are your plans for the future?
T: Survive High School. Spend as much time with Nan as possible. Figure out what this new sibling is going to do to my existence.
6.Tell me your favorite thing about Lachlan
T: His song. The one he hums to me when I'm lost. More than that I love that he doesn't care where we are or what we're doing. He sings in public to help me. That's pretty awesome.
L: The one person who's opinion of me matters is you. I'll sing to you until you tell me to stop.
7.Have you ever danced in the rain?
T: I can't say I have.
7.I ask this too all my interviewees,and I did ask Lachlan so here it is..How do you feel about squirrels?Adorable. They have tiny little hands.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
1. Dog or Cat? allergic
2.Football or Baseball? Football, I guess. My dad likes it.
3. Pink or Purple? Purple
4.Coke or Pepsi? Coke
5.Rain or Sun? Rain
6.Kiss or Hug? If it's Lachlan, kiss. Anyone else, hug.
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