Subject: Re: [PW!] Chasing The Glooms Away Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 03:02:24 GMT From: Adrian Tymes <> Organization: Prodigy Internet Newsgroups: Marco262 wrote: > "Impressive." Jason crossed his arm over his chest. He felt like spitting. > Bob put down the frying pan he was warming and leaned on the back of the > couch behind Jason. > > "I mean seriously, I've never seen anyone drive away someone else without > even talking to them." Jason flinched at this remark. Bob noticed but > pretended to not have. > > "Your point being...?" Jason said, after a while. Bob just shrugged and > walked back into the kitchen. > > "Nothing really," he replied, "Just trying to make conversation." He turned > back to the frying pan, which now was bubbling with the vegetable oil he'd > put in it, and listened to Jason get up, pound the top of the TV, and go > outside. "Okay," Aerie observed once Jason was out of earshot. "I can not possibly hold a candle to being that screwed up. I mean, I hate admitting to being outdone at *anything*, but I've clearly met my match here, and then some." "..." Bob was not quite certain how to reply to that. "Speaking of which, have you seen Kitsu?" "I think she's still in her bedroom. Why?" "Actually, I'm right here." Kitsu wandered up with Keaton. "I skipped lunch, and whatever you're cooking smells delicious." "I don't have anything in the pan yet. Just vegetable oil." Aerie smiled and winked at Kitsu. "You're just *hungry*. Don't worry, I can..." Kitsu snarled. Aerie caught herself, and sighed. "No. Enough is enough. Kitsu, I apologize for making the others think we made love, and I hope you can forgive me." Kitsu's snarl vanished. "Apology accepted. Just don't ever do it again." "So long as a certain Gastly doesn't *make* me do it..." She shivered. Kitsu frowned. "I was wondering about that. It was in my mind, not yours. Why did you respond?" "I...I'm not sure. I felt the desire in your mind, stronger than almost anything I've ever felt before, and...and I just reacted to it. I became what you wanted - the 'you' under that ghost's influence, that is." Aerie mirrored Kitsu's frown. "Something I *don't* intend to do again if I can help it. I don't think 'rape' would be too strong a word for what we almost did to each other, and I don't want to go anywhere near there again." Frown dissolved into comfortable smirk. "I assume you are okay with this." "Of course." Kitsu smiled, as an idea occurred to her. "It's too bad you're not a boy." She looked off into space, licking her lips as she tried to find the right words to complete her joke, when she heard the *thump* of Aerie fainting dead away. "Aerie? I was just kidding about..." "I don't think she can hear you." Keaton knelt over Aerie, waving a hand over her unseeing eyes, and noting a slight trickle of blood from her left nostril. Kitsu thought for a bit, then winced as she realized the chain of thought Aerie must have followed. "Just my luck, she's more ditto than girl. When she wakes up, could one of you convince her I wouldn't want her in boy form either?" TBC?