Prompted by: LesleyLu5
Digging my fingers into his arm, I hang on for dear life.
He called me kiddo.
My voice sounds distant, feels foreign on my tongue, “You remember my nickname.”
He’s silent for a long moment. So long I’m convinced that he might never speak again.
It doesn’t matter. I’ve waited ten years. I’ll wait forever.
At last, he chokes out, “I remember everything about you.”
My breath catches. My heart stutters. My knees go weak in an instant.
I stiffen my spine. Circle around to stand in front of him. Meet his gaze steadily.
Because he’s wrong. So very wrong. I’m not a kid.
Reaching up to gently cup his face with both hands, I can’t help but smile. The familiar edge of his jawline still fits perfectly, cradled in my palms. My thumbpad skims over the faded silver scar slashed across his left cheek. “Well, if that’s the case…”
He doesn’t move a muscle. He doesn’t even twitch.
I lean up on my tiptoes until our lips almost touch and whisper, “You should remember this.”
With a loud groan, he immediately seizes my hips.
“Are you sure?”
What’s the prompt for next week, guys?
Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.
11 thoughts on “WEEK 20: Are you sure?”
Great! I don’t want to wait till next week to read more!
Prompt suggestion . . .
I’m not going in there
Thank you sooo much, Princess Jane!!
And fan-freakin’-tastic suggestion too!!! 😀
Hugs of the epic variety,
Ooo, Great again! Tom’s finally kinda giving in. Until next week when you probably give us more angst. *smirk*
Another sleepless night…
“Are you sure?” he asks again.
She frowns slightly. “I already said yes.”
“Are you suuure?”
“Now you’re just annoying me.”
Suddenly, sparks start to fly.
No, really, sparks are legit starting to fly out from Tom’s steely gray eyes as he sags heavily into her arms and short-circuits.
Because he’s a cyborg.
“Guess it’s time for an upgrade.”
(Awesome suggestion, Queen Amanda!! 😘😘😘)
Haha, where’s my angst? A cyborg. Good one.
Hey! I thought I was the angst-obsessed one 😉
So… Tom’s a cyborg? Didn’t see that one coming. But I distinctly recall requesting cryosleep. Or did I miss that…? 🙂
Haha, Mr Matt! I shall try to sneak some cryosleep in soon for ya 😛
Love the direction the story is taking and the possible cyborg ending made me laugh and safed my morning! You are always full of surprises.
Prompts for next week:
First things first – I need coffee
Somehow you remind me of a leprechaun
sorry, I was daydreaming
Thanks so much, Miss Cat! I actually don’t know much about cyborgs so I suppose Tom shall have to be converted back to full-human again next week 😛
As usual, your suggestions are stupendousness!!!