Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lara Lays It on the Line

 So now that Cole got his shot, it's only fair for Lara to have her turn. She's had a helluva night, though, so it may not be all that easy getting her conscious and coherent.

"Psst. Lara."
"Mmpf. Go away." [Buries head beneath pillow.]
"Wake up, Lara."
[Groans.] "God, you're annoying."
"Seriously, girlfriend.  I think you'd better get up."
"Time is it, anyway?"
"Dawn. Ish. Maybe."
[Burrows under rumpled sheets.] "Lemme sleep, wouldya? Was up all night."
"Good times?"
"Oh, yeah." [Rolls on side, glides arm across satin, inches fingers toward other pillow. Opens one eye a slit.] "Where's G-man?"
"In the living room."
"Don't tell me he's sleeping on the couch."
"Dead to the world?"
"He'd better be cooking me up one helluva breakfast then."
"Uh, no. Living room, not kitchen."
"What's he doing?"
"He's on his laptop, checking out your flash drive."
[Snaps open both eyes. Snatches tangled sheets to chest and bolts upright.] "Sonuvabitch! Where'd he find it?"
"In your bra. Where you left it."
[Glances at clothes on floor, Glock 23 on night table.]
"I don't like what you're thinking, Lara."
[Shrugs.] "I can't use that damn thing, anyway. But I've never seen him without it."
"He's not exactly dressed right now."
"Got him into the spa robe?"
"Promised I would."
"Now tell me how to get my flash drive back."
"You want to wrestle him for it?"
"Hmm. Guess I could, couldn't I? Liking where this is going."
[Heads toward bedroom door.]
"Hey, Lara?"
"You know he's a lot bigger and stronger, right?"
[Smiles.] "Yeah. But I know his weak spots."
"Uh, Lara?"
[Sighs.] "What now?
"Better let him teach you how to use that gun, girlfriend."


Laura K. Curtis said...

Cool stuff. Love the character interviews. They sound like real...characters!

Terri said...

Thanks for stopping by, Laura! I'm now following Dr. Wicked, though I'm not sure I'll ever actually try Write or Die.

I'd still love to drag you to an HVRWA meeting, though. Second Saturday of each month! We're good people.

Anonymous said...

hi teri - fun interview but I still rather interview cole - one on one


Terri said...

Sorry, Luz. Cole's unavailable.

(But at least he knows how to spell my name!)

Julie said...

Love the curl in the middle of the forehead--"when she was good, she was very very good, and when she was bad, she was . . . ."

Terri said...

Oh! Never thought of that. I like it too. Now I like it more. Thanks for stopping by, Julie!

Lois Karlin said...

Great stuff! I think I'm gonna have to follow this saga.

Terri said...

Please do, Lois!

(And please check out HVRWA if you get a chance. We'd love to see you. Mystery writers welcome!)

Wendy Marcus said...

Love this post! Lara is my kind of girl! What happens next? Come on, just a hint. And why do you want him un the spa robe? Once it's off, it's off as far as I'm concerned!!!

Terri said...

Might have something to do with that ring from a few blog posts ago. [See "The AK-47 Over the Mantel."] Or the flash drive. Or the Glock. Or all of the above.

Wendy Marcus said...

You're holding out on me? A loyal blog follower? I'm an instant gratification kind of girl. What good is being friends with an author if you can't get the inside scoop? (wink)

Terri said...

I never know 'til the pixels hit the page.

Which I hope they'll be doing sometime today!

Gina Rosavin said...

Made my way over - all finished now, and I can breathe again. I can see I'm waaay behind!

This is great as always. Too bad we can't write like this, it sure would be easier to transcribe a conversation, rather than try and make the damn characters do what they're supposed to! Hey, maybe could be a new genre!

Hope that wrestling scene turned out well! ;)

Terri said...

Well, actually, I CAN write like this.

And did.

Gina Rosavin said...

No, I meant like too bad we can't write a book that way and actually sell it. Obviously you are capable of writing that way, but doubt an editor would buy it, sadly. I think it would a cool new genre though! :)

Terri said...

This absolutely baffles me.

On many levels.

So I think I'll just chalk it up to Friday night and let it go at that.

Gina Rosavin said...

Sigh. I mean if you could actually publish the conversations with your characters. A cool way to tell a story, don't you think? Character interviews to actually *be* the story instead of just the tools to help us write the story.

I'm in trouble if I couldn't get that across. But Friday night does do weird things to people! LOL!

Terri said...

I knew what you meant.

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