Thursday, July 27, 2006
New Beginning 7
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo
"We have to go! I'm going to miss the plane." Ian's voice was muffled but his frustration came through all too clearly.
"I have to find it!" I called back, and continued scrabbling around under the bed, until he grabbed my feet and pulled me a few inches backward, dragging my face along the carpet."Ow!" I wriggled back out into the bedroom and stood up. "That hurt!"
"I'm going to miss the plane! With all the customs stuff, I have to be there on time. You can give me the last one when I come home."
"No! I bought thirty presents, and you have to open one a day. You're not leaving without one. I have to find it."
"Candice. There is no more time. Please."
"No! You have to have it. It's bad luck if you don't. You can't go without it, you just..." The tears that I'd been fighting all morning overwhelmed my anger at myself for losing the present and I started to sob.
"It's too late! I have to leave now."
"No! I bought thirty presents, and you have to open one a day. You're not . . . Oops, I just remembered what the last one is. Quick, drop your pants."
"Candice. There is no more ti-- Well, maybe I can spare a few minutes."
Opening: Heather.....Continuation: Evil Editor