Friday, March 05, 2010

Consequences, Part 1

Christina stared at her boyfriend and smiled. Remembering their first date, she blushed lightly as John turned around and winked.

The bell rang, and the two walked out of class holding hands. "Did you have fun last night?" he asked.

Christina grinned as she opened up her locker. "Heck, yeah. I can't believe it's our six-month anniversary!"

John hugged Christina from behind. "Love you," he whispered.

Her heart skipped a beat. "Love you, too," she whispered back. It was the first time they had said it to each other, and so was the happiest day of their lives. But the happy pair didn't notice the man hiding behind a corner, watching them.

Waiting.

41 comments:

Reogan said...

Part two will damn or redeem this.

Time will tell.

Met said...

I second that, this better be going somewhere good.

Elphaba said...

Don't worry. It will.

Reogan said...

We'll see.

Elphaba said...

Yup, next Friday. I already have it set up.

Reogan said...

I will view it then. Your fate ticks nearer every second.

Elphaba said...

Just so you know, there will also be a part three. I don't know how long this will be, but it'll be more than just two chapters.

Reogan said...

I await with anticipation in the darkness, the only sound the grinding of my ever-sharper axe.

Elphaba said...

Hey! For all you know, it could be good!

Reogan said...

I want to believe it will be, but sense and past experience worry me.

Elphaba said...

This is the first thing I've written here involving romance! Unless you count the one about the ghost stalking her killer that killed her as a girlfriend substitute, but that's not even romance. Obsession is more like it. Creeper. Like this one time on Criminal Minds...

Okay, focusing. Why does experience teach you otherwise? I'm not a bad writer!

Reogan said...

Of course you're not.

Elphaba said...

Do not patronize me. If you have an opinion about my writing, say it straight out.

Reogan said...

I usually do.

Elphaba said...

True.

Reogan said...

You don't seem bitter enough. Obviously I fail to communicate my opinions well.

Elphaba said...

Either that or I'm trying to make you think that. :P

Reogan said...

You can't be, though. It succeeds.

Elphaba said...

Yay!

Reogan said...

No.

Elphaba said...

Yes! :) What exactly are we discussing?

Reogan said...

Part two. Sort of.

Elphaba said...

What a confusing conversation... Oh, well. :P

Reogan said...

Confusion is good! It means everyone is taking part and no one is left out.

Elphaba said...

I thought conflict signified no one being left out.

Reogan said...

Myth.

Elphaba said...

Sure it is.

Reogan said...

We agree then.

Elphaba said...

Why not.

Reogan said...

That warrants a question mark, even if it is rhetorical.

Elphaba said...

Fine. Why not?

Reogan said...

I don't know. Why not?

Elphaba said...

I'm done.

Reogan said...

Best choice in the long run.

Met said...

Now that this is pretty much over with (or is it?) I'd like to know why you called it Consequences.

Reogan said...

I'd like to know how much of this piece was born only after I criticized the short original.

Elphaba said...

MET: I originally had this story going in a totally different direction, and the title actually applied then. Unfortunately, the characters took my story into their own hands... It sort of applies now, since Mr. Cordell screws everything up with his mild pedophilia, but not as well.

Elphaba said...

REOGAN: About 30%. The rest was my creative process going haywire.

Reogan said...

Haywire? That's exactly what creativity is. Chaos.

Elphaba said...

Sometimes, true.

Reogan said...

To control it is to starve it.