Friday, August 3, 2012

To London

Okay - so maybe I fudged this prompt from Write On Edge a little.  The prompt was Olympic inspired.  I had 300 words to write about anything - as long as the setting was Beijing, London or Rio de Janeiro.  I had to go back to James, Emma and Kris for this one.  And, while the piece does not start in London, it ends there.  That counts, right?  Either way, here's my response.


Kris led me to another clearing, this time with a small stream cutting across one edge of it.  Kris loped to the stream and knelt.  He cupped one long fingered hand to scoop up some of the crystal clear water.

Over the next minute the others filtered into the clearing.  It puzzled me how they knew Kris was waiting there.  As they gathered, Kris stayed near the water with his eyes closed.

I started to speak but James touched my arm and shook his head.  His warning look was unmistakable.  Frustrated, I walked away before I said something that would get me in trouble.

Kris must have come up behind me when my back was to him because when I turned I almost ran into his well muscled chest.

“We need to go.  Now.”

“What?” I could tell by the look on his face he was serious.

“Stephan’s on our trail.  We’re going to London.”

London?  From here?  In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s no airports or train stations around,” my sarcasm didn’t over well as Kris gritted his teeth and growled slightly.

“Someone will get your belongings from your hotel room.  Close your eyes.”

“Ah.  No.  Not until you tell me what you’re planning to do.”

“I already told you.  We’re going to London.”

“How?”

“Close your eyes.  You won’t get sick that way.”

I looked around Kris to James but he was no help.  I couldn’t read the expression on his face.  Kris wrapped his arms around me, pulling me to his solid body.  A blinding light flashed.  In an instant I was dizzy, nauseous and my head pounded.

“What just happened?” I struggled not to be sick.

“We’re in London.”

Kris pointed over my shoulder.  I turned and saw Big Ben before the world spun into darkness.



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    1. Oh yeah. Still not entirely sure where this story is going, but it's a fun ride so far, isn't it?

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  2. Hey, the way you weaved this into the story is really well done. It actually makes their relationship deeper and more interesting. liked this

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    1. Thanks! I am envisioning their relationship getting way tangled and messy before the end.

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  3. Oh, sexy and dangerous all at once! I loved the casual, "We're in London" - like nothing unusual had just happened.

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    1. Thank you. To him it isn't a big deal, but that's for next time...

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  4. I love the magic aspect. And the total lackadaisical, easy-going attitude of Kris.

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    1. Thank you. I know - isn't his total lack of awe for the magic aspect great?

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  5. Ooh, I wonder how they actually got to London? I mean, what type of magic was used. (I like the technical aspect of stuff.)

    Great scene. Well done!

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    1. Hmmm...I may have to go there then. Thanks for the idea and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Another great chapter in this story. I am not real big on magical/fantasy type stories, but this one has hooked me. Great job!

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to make this less the typical "magical/fantasy" by making it very real as if you could walk down the street and meet these people tomorrow. Sounds like it may be working so far.

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  7. I love your story! I like sci-fi and I wonder how they travel so fast...are they Jumpers?

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    1. Thank you! I haven't quite got worked out how they do that but I'm thinking I'll end up addressing it soon.

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  8. Wow that's cool! Loved the characters too. But the insta-travel aspect -- that's so awesome. :D

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    1. Thanks! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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