Saturday, December 13, 2008

Plot Seed:A Browbeating

A strong hand grabs Jason by the shoulder.  He turns around to find himself inches from a distorted version of a familiar face.  Familiar because he’d seen it so many times at the café.  Distorted because of an emotional cocktail that was difficult to read, but most definitely negative.


“Is this your coat?”

Jason tried to swallow, but his mouth was suddenly dry.  “Y-yeah.  Did I l-leave it at the c-cafe last night?”

“No, Smith.  Not where I found it.”

Jason suddenly uncomfortably aware that his back was pressed against a brick wall.

“It was in the kitchen area, along with all the evidence of a burglary.  Someone had picked the lock on the Alley door that most customers don’t know about, and ransacked the meat freezer.  Every single container had been cut open.  By the time I found out, a couple thousand Bucks’ worth of fish had thawed, meaning that the burglary happened shortly before midnight.”

“I d-don’t… didn’t…”

“Either you did do it, or someone wants me to think you did it.  Either way, I want to know why.”

“I was at W-wong’s.  Beer.  Can’t ya tell?”

“You’ve had long enough to get drunk afterwards.  I don’t care.  I just hope you’re sober enough to tell me what this is.”

Jason stared for a second and a half at the green rock in Bucky’s hand, then blinked hard twice to clear his vision.  The rock was still there, and still green.”

“I th-think it’s flebotnum ore.  Andrea used ta work with the stuff.  Where’d it come from?”

“That’s what I want to know.  That and where the rest of them went.  There was a whole box of them at the café this morning, and someone thought they were important enough to stage a burglary.”

“I d-didn’t do it, I…”

“Enough.  I’ll talk to you again when you’re sober.  In the meantime, I have some reading to do.”

Jason closed his eyes for a second from fatigue, and Bucky had faded into the crowd by the time he opened them.



13-12-2008 16:04:43 UTC

Yoda, could you please use your narrator powers to remove the stray quote after the phrase “and still green” from the plot summary page?

Darknight: he/him

14-12-2008 04:00:24 UTC

Where did ya pull that ores name from? And this is getting good.

Darknight: he/him

14-12-2008 20:44:54 UTC

Ah lol. Well played then