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When last we left them, Charlie had sort of proposed to Clyota through her friend Christina, who was being a pill and deserved the shock.

Now, Charlie, Clyota, and (of course) The Pressman are back at Charlie’s apartment.  Clyota is brushing her teeth and trying not to wonder why Charlieeven  has a spare toothbrush—it’s none of her business if he has a lot of spontaneous overnight guests, is it?

It’s not like he meant what he said to Christina, right?  They’re just friends.  Partners.  Pals.

But when she leaves the bathroom, Charlie is waiting . . .

(it just occured to me that I have a lot of C-names in this story . . . but at least I get to use this image again!)


 “Thought I’d make use of the facilities before starting my watch.”

“Good idea,” I said, through a yawn.  “Unless you want to bring a new definition to the term ‘sloppy defense.’”

“Young lady, that is both crude and inappropriate.”

“Speaking of inappropriate,” I said, thumping him on the shoulder, “what’s the big idea telling Christina we’re getting married?”

“Seemed like a good idea at the time.”

“I’ll never hear the end of it.”

“Then you won’t have any trouble keeping it in mind.”

36 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Memory Aid)

  1. Whoa! Was innocently chuckling about the inappropriate when i was smacked by the sweetness! We need to find a way for fictional characters to leave the holodeck . . .

    [WP thinks i was trying to spell hollyhock instead of holodeck *lol*]

  2. Oh, man. Love that last line. He totally means it! (I’m guessing he doesn’t have extra toothbrushes because he has six kids who are forever losing them, dropping them in toilets, or otherwise rendering them useless. No? LOL. That’s why *we* buy them by the dozen. Snort.)

  3. Ok, first I’m totally laughing at the toilet graphic. Second…I think he’s moving out of the friend zone and so is she…but it’s fun to watch the game play out as they try to deny it for a bit. Love that sort of tension.

    • I love that toilet . . . 😀

      If it was up to him, they would have moved five years ago, but she has . . . issues . . . and he has too much patience for his own good.

  4. We all do it; subscribe a whole different back story based on a few measly facts. We’re lucky if we get someone like Charlie, who is willing to say what he means (and knock us on our a** with honesty). Love your eight sentences!

    • There’s noone more confused than a woman who’s just figured out that the guy she’s been taking for granted for years is really very attractive . . . 😉

  5. Oooh, I love his last line! If you have too many C names, you can always change Christina to Kristina. Nicely done, Sarah. 🙂

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