Prompted by: Matt
I know she’s watching me.
Rolling the gel liner onto my right leg – what’s left of it anyway – followed by a wool sock, I slide the prosthetic limb over top. It takes a bit of wrestling before the damn thing finally cooperates and I feel it click into place.
She always watches me.
“You’re such a liar.”
Apparently, she can read my mind too.
“Plus, you’re so cute when you frown.”
Or maybe my poker face is slipping around her.
“It’s no big deal.” I shrug casually. “These just need to be refitted soon.”
“And you’re procrastinating like a naughty, naughty boy.”
Grinning, I say, “You make everything sound sexy.”
“You make everything look sexy,” she counters in a low purr that makes me wanna grab her and…
“It won’t look sexy when I take a nosedive walking down the street.”
She’s silent for several moments, a thoughtful expression spreading across her pretty features. “Let’s get you an exoskeleton.”
I’m gonna guess that a thoroughly confused expression spreads across my not-so-pretty features. “What?”
Nodding, she beams me a breathtaking smile. “Just like Iron Man’s.”
“You watch too many movies,” I laugh.
“We could always stick you in one of those frozen sleep chamber things until sci-fi becomes reality.”
That sobers me up in a flash. “Never.”
“They say you don’t dream in cryosleep.”
“So,” I meet her gaze steadily, “I would never agree to that.”
“Why not?” Brows furrowing together, she reaches out to gently stroke my bare thigh. Her voice lowers to a hushed whisper, “You dream of such awful things, Tom.”
“Yeah, I do.” Blanketing her hand with my own, I run a thumb over her knuckles and murmur, “But I also dream of you.”
What’s the prompt for next week, guys?
Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.
12 thoughts on “WEEK 23: They say you don’t dream in cryosleep”
Another good one Mistress Ann, but you didn’t tell me her name, I was waiting to find out what it was!
Prompt suggestion . . .
I’m going to be sick
Haha, Princess Jane! I’m kinda sorta a butt when it comes to that stuff, eh? Annnd…
She might just be “Kiddo” forever 😛
I dig, dig, diiig that prompt!! Thank yousss!
Oooo, that was good! As always:)
Damn cheese burned my tongue
Time to go
Awww, thank you, Queen Amanda!! And those are some fantabulous prompts!!!
Goodness, how sweet! Thank you!
Hmm, I dunno what happened to my usual angst this week. I blame the weird prompt 😛
And thank YOU for reading, SC! So happy you dug it!!
Yaaaaaaay! All I can say is, YAAAAAAY! Oh, and good job connecting it to this ongoing narrative of yours.
Your persistence finally paid off, eh? 😉
And thank you! This one actually took a bit of brain power cuz…well…reasons haha!!
This was awesome! Lovely as always.
That’s not going to work.
I didn’t realize…
Miss (reader) Laura!
Sooo happy you enjoyed!! And thank you very much for the stupendous suggestions!
I’ve no idea how you can keep linking these to an Actual Story.
“You did what with the what??”
Sliding downwards with no way to stop
The leaves rustled
Apparently, I’m good at writing outta my butt, eh? Tee hee.
Thank you so, so, sooo much for the suggestions, Miss Bree!! Much appreciated!!!