WHO: Henry and Iestyn Ceredig WHEN: Saturday the 24th , Henry's Lucifersary WHERE: North Tarrytown AKA Sleepy Hollow WHAT: Just vibin WARNINGS: Memories of torture
On the day Henry had been taken from an underground parking garage at his college, he had been planning on heading out of town for the weekend. Joey van der Berg had offered his family's historical home in Sleepy Hollow because it was safe and warded, and Henry had jumped at the opportunity. His plans, which he had never really voiced to Iestyn, were to head out and spend the entire weekend working out what college he could transfer to in LA to continue his studies. With any luck, he had expected to be living in LA as soon as Christmas wrapped up. It was really the only way he could think of letting both himself and Iestyn move on without each other, after Lucifer had forced them to break up. How could either of them heal when they were still in each other's orbits but not allowed to see each other, or touch, or even speak? Best to put an entire country between them.
And while Henry could never be grateful for his abduction and his torture in Lucifer's basement, the devil had at least done them a kind of a favour. Without his terrible intervention, Henry would be miserably dealing with Alfie's constant, suntanned presence, far away from any of his support network. Henry shuddered to think how Iestyn would be, considering it was his actions which had saved Addy's life. Would she be gone if it weren't for his time with Lucifer? Would Iestyn be gone too? Lucifer had cut short their time apart and yes he had done it in a horrific way, but at least now they were together.
A few weeks before Henry had been taken, he had professed how much he loved his life, and then his life had shattered. Now it was even better. So it only made sense to spend the anniversary of his abduction in the place he had never quite made it to, which would have seen the beginning of the end of Henry's life in New York.
The house in itself was pretty impressive. It was original to the founding of the town - The van der Berg's name was even inscribed on the town's founding documents - but the family had changed and upgraded the house so much over the years, that only a few of the original features remained. As soon as Henry and Iestyn had arrived, they had stowed their things in the bedroom and headed out to explore the small township.
The leaves were beginning to turn, which gave the historically preserved town incredible ambiance. Henry was glad for Iestyn's fingers, laced through his, grounding him. "God, it's beautiful here," Henry breathed. "Do you think that bridge is the bridge?" he asked, pointing at a wooden bridge which looked old, but it wasn't covered or anything.