Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tales from the Sideline Blogfest

Cheree at Justified Lunacy  hosted a tales from the sideline blogfest featuring a minor character.  When she first announced this blogfest I knew exactly the scene to share. It is a short scene and the only one were the sidekicks are in the spotlight.  I had FUN writing it and hope you enjoy!

Minor characters: Jared and Scott (werewolves)
MC: Jana (wolf/vamp) Elliot (wolf)
Scene setup:  After duking it out with the bad guys they cram into Elliot's Mustang to go home.

      Elliot threw the keys of his prized possession to Jared through the open window of the car. A grin spread across his face.

       “Seriously man?”

      “Dude today is your lucky day.” 

        Scott looked at Elliot still outside and yelled.  “What you don’t trust me to drive?”

       Elliot opened the back door and closed it gently.“No way Scott. Not after you wanted to run over pedestrians last week to give as a gift to your vampire girlfriend. I don't want my car messed with blood. Gross.”

      “But she likes organic blood and if you hit them just right they only break not bleed.  I would have definitely gotten my way with that kind of gift.”

        Jana cleared her throat.  “Why don’t you just bring her a live victim.”  She was part of the gang when they stopped minding their manners around her.  Burping and farting became part of the normal conversation.

     “Don’t encourage him would you.”  Elliot rolled his eyes.  “Man how did you stand sitting back here.  My legs are going to be numb being crammed  for so long.”

    “Don’t worry maybe Jana can rub them better for you,”  Scott joked.  He was going to rag on Elliot the whole trip since he wasn’t driving.

      “Is that like legal because she is your sister by law or something?”  Jared asked.

     Scott chimed in again poking fun of them until Jana couldn’t take it anymore.  She leaned over and planted her lips firmly on Elliot’s with a quick release.  

      “Does that answer your question? You know that we’re not related so stop.”

      “You better watch out for her. She is a little she-wolf!”

       “Grrrr!” Jana bared her teeth at them.

      Now not cursed Elliot allowed his heart to race at the feel of her lips.  Maybe there was hope for them yet.  That kiss would surly keep him up all night.

    “Your boyfriend doesn’t mind you kissing werewolves?”  Jared asked Jana.

      He just had to ask.  “He never was my boyfriend.  I mean we acted like it but it was never spoken or official or anything like that.”

      “What a stupid vamp!  Heck if you’re not taken I’ll ask you out.”

      Elliot gave a low growl and smacked him in the back of his head.  There were minions in the parking lot who were looking over with curiosity.  “Drive before the humans call animal control on us.”

    Scott and Jared started talking about the Red Sox and Jana was glad because she was drained of energy. She snuggled into Elliot’s warm body ready for the long car ride home.  Elliot didn’t think twice to respond by wrapping his arm around her.
     “Get some sleep babe!”

      “Elliot….thanks for …everything.”

     “What can I say I’m awesome!”

     Jana laughed.  “You are something!”  Her eyes closed drifting into sleep. It wasn’t a peaceful sleep that would leave her rested because nightmares took over. She couldn’t tell if it was real or the stress of the day playing tricks in her dream.


stu said...

This is nice. I was a little confused by the paragraph that starts "Not now cursed Elliot" but other than that, I liked the interaction between them.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Thanks Stu!

This scene was near the end of the story so you wouldn't get it unless you read from the beginning.

Mesmerix said...

Good work on the entry. I liked the characters dialogue exchange. Check out my entry if you have a moment. Happy writing!

Mary McDonald said...

I love how casual they are about organic victims. lol. Nice.