Who: Merlin Toke and Zacharias Smith. When: September 29th. Late afternoon. Where: Merlin's place--> Zacharias's family home. What: Horseback riding! Rating: Low? Status: Complete/Closed.
Zacharias wasn't sure if he was making the least bit of progress with Merlin. He thought he was, but it was hard to tell sometimes with that one. Who was like a closed book in many ways, and also like a deer ready to bolt at any moment.
It was a good thing that Zacharias enjoyed a challenge. And that when he set his mind to something, he was fairly determined to do it.
He had told Merlin that they'd be meeting in the late afternoon (after 2:53, whatever was going to happen at that time) and that he would pick him up. After walking him home after their dinner last week, he now knew where Merlin lived. And so going to pick him up was easy enough.
He was dressed in the casual side, in a pair of trousers and a thin blue sweater, because the chill of fall was settling into the air. He reached the place where Merlin lived and stepped up to the door, knocking smartly before stepping back to wait for Merlin to answer.