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Monday, August 31, 2015
Tuesday Tales - Do You Have a Hardy Heart?
Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week our group writes to the teasing word, hardy. From Steal My Heart, a new WIP for a new series.
Her cell phone ringing
interrupted Carolyn’s respite. Only Nixie knew where she was, and wouldn’t
call- probably not even if an emergency had her panicked. Looking at the
number, she immediately saw George’s name, and she blanched. Not even declining
the call, she let it ring till it stopped, debating on turning the damn thing
off. What happened to the days of landlines and the ability to disappear
He called again three
more times before stopping. Her heart dropped each time he reached out. What would she say exactly? I’m
sorry, I made out with your brother before he felt me up. I couldn’t tell the
How ridiculous was the
way she berated herself. She’d never been so self-deprecating and it pissed her
off. A text message then appeared before she threw her phone behind the bed.
please talk to me.
Dammit, why did he have
to be so charming? She didn’t have to answer, and could ignore him as long as
she wanted. Only a few moments went by before another message appeared.
want to help you.
No, she still wouldn’t
reply, although her fingers itched to respond. Physical reaction drowned her
resolve, making it tough to swim in the waters of tenacity. She could reach out
for the life preserver he offered, all it took was a few letters.
once for yes and twice for no.
Damn, he was persistent,
adding humor to the tension was a classic ice-breaker. Maybe he would
understand, all she had to do was answer. George didn’t even know what
happened, unless Charles the snake went bragging. The thought flowed through
her veins like ice water, there’s no telling what Charles would say to twist
the dagger. She didn’t know how far their rivalry went back, but, based upon
her experience with them, it had to have begun in utero. Carolyn should give
her side of the story first, getting a head start on the drama.
Or, maybe she call the
whole thing off and George packing, along with Charles. They could beg the full
amount from the bank, sidestepping the complications of adding this particular
don’t know what happened, but, I’ll kill him if he hurt you.
Shit just got real with
that last text. With George so angry all day, every day about his brother,
could she risk the reality George would actually commit bodily harm to Charles?
Maybe it was time to at least reply. The scumbag wasn’t worth jail time.
okay, just needed some time. Please let things go for now.
Adding the for now at the end gave him permission
from her to wait, possibly calming the current situation down. Hopefully, he
understood the unspoken promise she’d talk with him later.
Waiting impatiently, she
hoped he’d accept her proposal. Another text should come through at any time. He
was so intent on opening this unexplained hardy dialogue.
Why didn’t he reply?
Alarmed, she checked the power on her phone, yes, it was charged. Yes, she had
service connections. Captive to worry, she had to reach out again, it mattered
if he was there or not, regardless if she didn’t want the sentiment.
The reply came quickly,
no hesitation across the air waves-