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Title: A Life Less Ordinary
Rating: PG
Fandom: Night World 2: Daughters of Darkness [L.J. Smith]
Notes: Ash/Mary-Lynnette (with Mark and the Redfern girls), since I'm obviously a fangirl of the second book in the Night World series [and not just an ordinary fan]. 

"Uh...Rowan. Got any sixes?"

The brown-haired teen shook her head. "Go Fish, Mark." The boy cursed softly.

"Mark, mind your language, please." Mary-Lynnette sighed, then turned towards the girl sitting on her right. "Got any fours?" Kestrel nodded, and gave two cards to her. "Thanks, Kestrel." She then placed four cards in front of her, beaming happily. "I'm going to win this round!"

The boy beside her snorted. "Yeah, right. Who says you're going to win? I also have two cards left, Mare."

"You're just jealous."

"Maybe, maybe not." Ash smiled enigmatically. "And since Jade has obviously three kings, that's another suit I'm going to discard."

"Hey!" Jade glared at her older brother. "How did you know I have those? You read my mind!"

"So?"

"You're cheating, Ash." Rowan shook her head disapprovingly.

"Yeah, you're not supposed to do that!" Mark remarked indignantly.

Kestrel smiled nastily. "Good old Ash. Always the cheater."

Mary-Lynnette glared. "I hope you lose."

Ash placed down his cards face down on the floor and held up his hands in surrender. "Hey, hey, easy with the accusations. I'm not reading anyone's minds."

"Then how did you know Jade has the cards you want?" Mary-Lynnette asked, her fists clenched as if to punch him.

"Easy, Mare." Ash grinned. "I just observe the cards you people ask for from each other. Simple as that. Now, are you still going to punch me?"

"Okay, so we were wrong. We're sorry---"

"No, I'm not going to apologize. He must be cheating somehow." That came from Mary-Lynnette.

"Oh, yeah, Miss Sherlock Holmes? And how are you going to prove that?" Ash folded his arms across his chest, then a cheeky smile appeared on his handsome face. "Oh yeah, there's one way. We could exchange blood and you can read my mind. Find out for yourself if I'm cheating or not."

"Ash, that's disgusting!" Jade made a face, and her two sisters nodded in reply. Mark had a horrified expression on his face.

Mary-Lynnette looked surprisingly calm for someone who was easily offended. "I knew he was a pervert by nature." She remarked matter-of-factly.

"You guys." Ash shook his head in mock disbelief. "I was only making a suggestion! You were all becoming paranoid!"

"Well, we really didn't know if you were cheating or not."

"True, true."

"Look, I'm not cheating. Why won't you guys believe me?" Ash whined.

Kestrel shrugged. "Maybe because we still don't trust you.

"Oh, right." Ash replied sarcastically.

"Why don't we give him the benefit of the doubt?" Rowan suggested calmly.

Everybody settled down and continued playing, but Mary-Lynnette still gave Ash the evil eye occasionally. Ash, for his part, purposefully ignored his soulmate.

Then...

"ASH! How did you know I was looking for a Jack?"

"Mare, I swear I didn't peek at your dumb cards!"

"Yes you did! You're a dirty, cheating---"

"Guys, just shut up!"

"Oh, this is rich. I wish I had a camera---"

"KESTREL!"

"---lying, vile---"

"Guys, enough!"

"---treacherous, wicked, fraudulent, maleficent---"

"Mary-Lynnette!"

"Stop it, you two!"

"Shut up already, Mare! I did not cheat!"

"Ash!"

"Did too!"

"Did not!"

"Did too, loser!"

"Did not, you jealous little snob!"

"Jeesh, you two are acting like babies!"

And the card game continued on and on.

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