Monday, March 8, 2010

Drabble Timez: A Ruse

A Ruse

Today's Drabbly Babblers

Drabble #1:

"Bella!" Edward pulled out of their kiss with wide eyes.

"Yes?" Bella breathed, still panting.

"Do it again," he insisted.

"Do what exactly?" Bella was suspicious.

"I heard you!" Edward touched her face. “Your thoughts!”

Bella pushed herself off his lap. "You're lying."

"Yes! When we were making out, I heard you!"

"What'd you hear?"

"You were..." he trailed off, grinning wickedly.

She narrowed her eyes, before sliding her hand up his thigh. "What am I thinking now?"

"Uh... Edward is a dashing vampire?"

"You--" She grabbed a pillow. "--are such a LIAR."

Edward took the beating with a laugh.

Drabble #2:
I watch them across the cafeteria. Heads inclined towards each other. His eyes focused on her face, hers downcast, watching as he spins a bottle cap on the table.

Why her? She shows up and the world turns upside down. Everyone wants her.

What about me? What does she have that I don’t? Am I not pretty enough or funny enough? I was it last week, and now I don’t exist.

“Jess?” Angela’s quiet voice cuts through my jumbled thoughts. “You okay?”

I tear my gaze away and plaster a smile on my face. “Yeah, Ang. I’m great.”

Just great.

Drabble #3:
“I’m going to the store. Need anything?” he asked, keys in hand. She didn’t even look up from what she was reading when she responded.


Fuck,” he muttered under his breath. He knew protesting any louder would just make matters worse. “What kind?” he asked, defeated.

“The usual.” She was being cruel.

“Alice, I don’t fucking know--”

“That’s something you should know by now, Jasper. It’s important. How committed to this relationship could you possibly be if you can’t be bothered to learn that?”

“Jesus, Alice--”

“I’m just messing with you, Jasper. All I need is q-tips.”

Drabble #4:
Leah considered her reflection in the mirror, then put down her lipstick with shaking fingers, and instead considered going back to bed.

“Leah!” Seth barked through the bathroom door. “What part of ‘we’re running late’ did you not understand?”

“I’ll be out in a minute!”

She tried to apply the lipstick again, then turned to face the purple dress draped over the curtain rod behind her, hanging like a noose.

It fit perfectly.

Leah considered her reflection in the mirror, done up and pristine. “I’m so happy for you,” she practiced saying. “For both of you.”

It almost sounded believable.

Think You Know That Drabbler?


  1. GAH! I only got Stretch' right. *pout* i *SWEAR* #1 is Heather's!!

  2. to SP

    Haha. Is it okay if it's another's?

    *points to self. hides*

  3. Wow, I got them all correct! And on top of winning my office Oscar pool today.

    BRB, going to get some lottery tickets...

  4. Dammit! I would have gotten 4 out of 4 but I forgot to change the first one. Ha, I was wondering how I could have gotten only one wrong. But I'm totally counting that as a win. Whatever.

    Greengoldfish's was SO obvious. Actually, this one was pretty easy for me since I'm familiar with all of their work.

  5. I'm not really bothered about who wrote what but I really like #4.

  6. I thought #1 was hilarious <3 and for the first time I got all 4 correct (:

  7. 4/4 for the first time evah! wahoo.


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