An Annoying Fan Writer in New London
Couldn't help myself. All of you going off and gallivanting
around New London without me? Horrors upon horrors!
It was raining. And if she left the bus shelter she was going
to get very very wet. And very very cold. Honestly, if it were just
wet, she wouldn't have minded. But the whole numb fingers thing just
didn't do it for her.
Lli chews her lip and glares out at the sky. Not this time.
This time she was going to sit it out. It would only last for about an
hour or so. She could keep herself occupied for that long, right?
Tapping her foot rather unrhythmically, Lli squints across the
street at the ads, reading them backwards then the right way. She
paces. She starts quoting The Fellowship of the Ring but gets stuck
once Gandalf gets to Bag End. She checks her watch. She's been there for
a whopping three minutes and fifteen seconds. She gives up.
As she walks along the street, she beings to sympathize with
all the sponges she's ever used. A car goes by, covering her in a wave
of muddy water off the road. Yay. At least the rain will wash her
On her way up the second hill (there's five on her way home)
she stops to sit on a rather slick rock. Unfortunately there isn't
much friction between wet rock and wet pants and she falls off with a
rather undignified squawk.
Rubbing mud off her arse she gives her surroundings a baleful
stare. Suddenly a silver glint catches her eye. Hey, look! A quarter!
She trundles on over, only to trip on a conveniently placed log. How she
missed seeing that she has no idea...
...why she's still falling is also a mystery. In fact, why the
zed is everything all black and what is that -- oof!
Lli picks herself up off a velveteen couch. She winces at the
sight of the mud she left behind. Good thing this isn't her mother's
couch; otherwise she'd be dead.... in fact, the question is, whose couch
is it? Or even, why the heck is there a couch when she's outside.
Turning around Lli comes face to face with three suspiciously
familiar and shocked looking teenagers.
"Toto," she mutters "at the risk of sounding cliched, I have a
feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
One day the 'at the risk of sounding cliched' line is going
to refuse to let me write it anymore....
On to Part 4!
Back to part 2
Back to the Fanfic index