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located in Bellingstone, Pennsylvania, a part of Welcome to Bellingstone, one of the many universes on RPG.

Bellingstone, Pennsylvania

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Character Portrait: Leighton Harding Character Portrait: Sterling Pearce
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"Yes, that would certainly be okay." The offer to run away with the book man was too tempting to not take up. Sterling was older than Leigh, but he was smallish, not very threatening; he was a kind man, too, from what Leighton could garner, and he’d given her no reason to fear him. The relative weakness of her little body didn't frighten her, and though this stranger could harm her, she didn't worry about inviting the possibility.

He lead her away from the sanctuary of her snow laden yard down the side walk in silence, and Leighton took that opportunity to study his face-his cavernous eyes, deep and dark like some cave that needed to be explored, before she eventually grew bored and began skipping so that the sloshy snow underfoot splashed up her pajama bottoms. It sent chills racing up her legs. None too soon, they arrived at his home. It was quaint, like something from a story book and it made her smile. A scary or dangerous man wouldn't have so sweet a house, right? She thought idly and before she could pass through the threshold behind Sterling, he piped up, startling her to the point of nearly jumping out of her boots. Not because he was scary, she reminded herself, but because he had been so quiet, she hadn't expected him to talk.

"So, do you have a favorite book?"

ImageLeighton stopped directly in the open doorway and looked up at him. "My daddy used to read me The Velveteen Rabbit. I really liked that one." She replied with a meek smile, eyes looking past him to scan the innards of the cozy edifice. The warmth inside hit her like she had run smack into a brick wall of clement and rubbed at her frost bitten nose and her rosy cheeks evoking a contented sigh.

"You...uh...you could take your jacket off if you want." He started nervously as he gestured to a rack just behind her before adding "Oh, and your shoes can go there too..."

"Thank yah, thank yah." Leighton replied in a silly caricature of her own voice before stooping down to peel off her rain boots and her 'Michelin Man' pink puffer. "What's your favorite book?" She pried, eyes focused on the task before her, not paying him any head; unaware that her flushed skin and her exposed body that had worked up a mild sweat in her coat on the walk up there had created a scent that was very sweet to a vampire-a sanguisuge like Sterling. Temptation was a bitch.