To Live or Die: Segment Three

Fiction By Emily Grace // 5/29/2011

 

Segment Three

Gobsmacked

 

“She created what?” Keaton asked.

“A weapon,” Kaleigh repeated for the fourth time. “She’s quite the warrior.”

“Can I see it?”

“Of course. C’mon, let’s go.”

They left with Kaleigh leading. She seemed annoyed at the fact that Keaton was so interested with Bobby – especially since she knew that Bobby wanted nothing to do with Keaton.

That really bothered her.

They stepped up the pace a little and when they arrived at the plain, Bobby almost cut Keaton’s head off.

You see, she didn’t know they had come and she turned around suddenly when Kaleigh shouted, “Bobby!”

So, thinking that something was attacking her, she swung her weapon around and almost cut off Keaton’s head. Fortunately, Keaton had great reflexes and dived to the ground.

“Sorry,” Bobby said stepping over him and walking over to Kaleigh. “Why’d you bring him here?”

“He asked what you were doing and then when I told him you had invented a weapon he demanded to see it.”

“So you brought him?” Bobby asked.

“What was I supposed to say, ‘No, you can’t see it because Bobby hates your stinking gut.’?”

“I wouldn’t of been angry if you had,” Bobby said with a smile.

Keaton walked over to them. “That’s quite a weapon you have there. I’m rather gobsmacked.”

“That’s it!” Bobby shouted.

“What’s it?” Keaton asked.

“Yeah, what’s it?” Kaleigh repeated.

“Gobsmacked! That’s what I’m going to call it!”

“Call what?” Keaton asked.

“The weapon. Duh; what else would I be talking about, you? ‘Yeah, I’m going to call Keaton gobsmacked now’ cause that makes a lot of sense. I gotta go.”

Bobby ran as fast away from them as she possibly could, thinking, He’s so annoyingly…dumb.

Back at the open fields, Keaton said, “Why does she always do that?”

Because she hates your stinking gut, Kaleigh thought, but she said, “Because she likes you and is embarrassed whenever she’s around you.”

“What?!”

Wait…what did I just say? Kaleigh thought. ...Oh boy. I hope I didn’t just say that.

“Did I just tell you that Bobby likes you?” Kaleigh said, wishing with all her heart that she didn’t.

“Yes.”

“Drat.”

 

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“You told him what?!?”

“That you liked him,” Kaleigh said, shrinking back.

“Well, let me go set this straight,” Bobby said, stalking out of the tent. “Keaton!” she shouted, standing outside of his.

“What?” he said, coming out.

“Did Kaleigh the Dork tell you I liked you?”

“Um…yeah,” Keaton said, contemplating the fact that Bobby had just called Kaleigh a dork.

“Well, I don’t! If a guy proposed to me, I would slap him upside the head and tell him to jump off a cliff! Don’t listen to a word she says on the subject of love! Especially when it concerns me!”

“Okay,” Keaton said feebly, trying to hide the laughter within him.

Bobby stuck her face in his. “Ever.”

“Okay, I won’t. I swear.”

Bobby slowly turned around and made her way back to the camp. I’ll have your ‘ead, she thought, just you wait.

Keaton laughed as soon as she was out of sight. If I didn’t know any better, he thought. I’d think Kaleigh liked me and said that make sure that I knew Bobby didn’t. Make sure I knew Bobby didn’t want anything to do with me.  He laughed again after rereading his thought.

 

Comments

I love the bit where Bobby

I love the bit where Bobby nearly chops off Keaton's head, then steps over him and complains.

Anna | Thu, 06/02/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

So me, right? :)

So me, right? :)

Emily Grace | Thu, 06/02/2011

Haha!

The whole Keaton business is just funny :)

Madeline | Fri, 06/03/2011

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

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