Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 44Part 44
Not now. God, please, not now...
"Not now," Nathan muttered, shaking his head. "Not now, Susan. Please, I don't want to talk about it..."
"Don't want to talk about it?" Susan snapped back, her voice cracking. "This is the first thing you should have talked about! You could have at least been upfront about it from the start so I didn't even bother..."
"I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!"
He didn't give her a chance to recover from his sudden outburst, jumping to his feet and rushing out of the auditorium before anyone could stop him. Nathan ran as fast and as far as his feet would carry him, not caring where he was going or who would try to follow him. He hoped no one would follow him. He didn't want to answer any questions about anything, but especially not about Marni. When he was at last out of breath, he crouched down and buried his head in his hands. It was only while he slowly began to calm that he realized what he had done.
"I'm sorry," Nathan brea
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 43Part 43
I don't want to hurt her feelings, but I don't want her to get the wrong impression by going out to lunch with her alone...
Nathan rubbed his neck again, but then reached over and gave Susan's shoulder a gentle squeeze. "If we leave for lunch, we might miss the announcement," he said, trying to soften the blow. "Let's let Rita order this pizza and wait it out. And besides, if she's willing to pay..."
"PIZZA FOR EVERYONE!"
It had only taken that one note of approval from the writer to have Rita standing on a chair, making her announcement. Her declaration was met with a mixture of confusion and mild applause as she hopped down and set about placing the large order. Susan, for her part, sighed and sat down, propping her elbows on her knees. Nathan knew she was disappointed.
"Hey..." He sat down next to her and turned her way, even though she still looked at the ground. "Susan, I know you wanted to go out, but..."
"It's not that." Her cheeks darkened as she lifted he
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 42Part 42
Better see what's going on. There has to be a reason she's here again.
Rubbing his hand across his face, he looked around to see if anyone had noticed before he got up from his seat and went over to the woman, sitting down beside her. "What are you doing here, Avaritia?" Nathan asked, his tone hushed. "I thought Lumiel locked you away."
"He did," she told him with a wide, bubbly smile while she bounced in her seat. "But he said he needed me here, so I'm here!"
"That doesn't make any sense..."
"Hey!" She pouted at him and poked him in the chest. "I don't make the rules. I just play by them. If my sisters are becoming too much for him to control..."
"Why would he enlist one of them?" Nathan cut in, looking back at her. "Alton's not stupid (or at least I hope he isn't). When your sisters are working against him, why would he trust you to help him?"
The Sin sighed and crossed her arms. "I don't know. It's not like I have any motives against him. Maybe th
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 41Part 41
I should at least go to the auditions with her. She knows I'm not busy.
"Alright," Nathan agreed with a chuckle. "Just let me get dressed. And really, don't worry about lunch. I'm fine without it."
"Oh. Okay." Susan giggled nervously. "I'll meet you in front of your apartment in a few?"
"Sounds like a plan."
A few minutes later, as promised, Susan arrived in her car. She'd dressed in a pair of skinny jeans and a black and purple striped top the fell loosely over her shoulders, and she gave Nathan a shy smile as he hopped in on the passenger's side, carefully tucking a strand of hair behind her ear. "So, you're sure you don't want to do lunch after? There's a really nice pizza place within walking distance of the theater."
"I'm good, thanks," he said, trying not to disappoint her, but really not wanting to go. He was getting nervous just going to this audition, even though he wasn't the one trying out. "So, you're trying for a back-up singer in Enya's band, huh? Ev
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 40Part 40
He should at least know I saw Ira, but I think I'll keep Gabriel's involvement out of it.
Nathan drew a deep breath and shrugged, shaking his head. "Ira was here, but she's gone now. Don't know how she got out, but..."
"I think Lumiel and I will need to have a talk soon," Micah said with a sigh, followed by a sneeze. The angel frowned. "Perhaps when I am less obviously ill."
"I'll talk to him," Gabriel offered, giving Nathan a grateful smile for not telling him exactly where Ira went. "But now, let's check on Scott. That's the whole reason we came here in the first place."
Micah nodded, producing the key he'd gotten from the front desk, and unlocked the door to the reporter's room. Inside, the lights were on (since the blinds had been closed) but it looked almost uninhabited, except for a couple of suitcases leaning against the wall. There was no sign of Scott either, until the reporter appeared from the bathroom, holding an icepack to his head. He gave them all a
Echoes - Episode 11: Judas
Episode 11: Judas
Across the bridge and through the passageway they'd previously only glimpsed, Alistair made his way on his own. The tunnel itself was narrow, and he had to squeeze some before it opened into another large chamber, this one with a myriad of exits to chose from. With a small sigh, the conman crossed his arms and leaned against the wall. "Well," he muttered to himself. "Looks like you've chosen quite the rabbit hole to explore, Mr. Liddell. Do try not to get lost." He ran his fingers through his hair. "Though I suppose one can't really get lost when he has nowhere in particular he's going. Let's see now..."
He began counting his various options, but then stopped. The light from his flashlight was ample enough, but just outside its beam he spotted another, dimly glowing speck. Alistair clicked off his light to see it better. Once he was sure he knew where it was, he turned his light on again so he could see his way and get a closer look.
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