This week I’m sharing a journal entry I wrote from a prompt. I’m not positive where it’s going yet, but I like the premise. Hope you enjoy!
***Warning: Swearing and unauthorized well, Wibbly-Wobbly stuff.***
A glimmer of recognition nagged at him. He pulled the hat from her head, and her red hair lit the wall, fanning around her face like a wildfire of curls. It was the most vivid shade of red he had ever seen, even in this dim lighting. Her eyes were wide with fury, but not a hint of fear. He patted her down, quickly checking for other weapons. Her curves were like heaven. Milo found himself in a completely unexpected but not wholly unwelcome situation. But they had other things to worry about at the moment.
He glanced at his watch. Shit, five minutes left. He was running out of time.
Releasing her arms, he stepped back. He scooped up her fallen gun.
“Can I have my gun back?” she asked as she reaffixed her hat.
“Not until we’re out of here,” he said as he calmly glanced in each case, making his way down the rows. He stuck the earpiece back in. “Sorry about that.” He glanced at the red-haired vixen.
“What the hell, kid?” the old man barked in his ear.
“I’ll tell you later,” Milo snapped. “Let’s just get this damned thing and get the hell out of here.”
The old man decided not to waste any time arguing.
“It’s a standard pocket watch with a lion engraved on the back, along with Well’s initials.”
Milo scanned the cases, fully aware of the presence behind him watching his every move. Locating the piece they were searching for, he carefully picked the lock and slipped his hand into the case.
“Be careful,” the woman warned him, her voice hushed but stern.
“It’s just a damned watch, relax. I got this,” he said, picking up the watch. The glint of gold in his black gloved hand made his heart skip a beat.
“Please, just put it in your pocket and let’s go,” she said softly, her breath on his ear. He didn’t hear her come up behind him.
He turned to look into her seductive green eyes. Lost for a moment, he shook his head.
“It’s only a damned watch,” he laughed, lifting it to look at the inscription to make sure it had the details on it. “This is it.” He pushed the latch to open the watch.
“Noooo,” Red yelled, grasping his arm.
A sudden burst of light emerged from the watch face, sucking them into the watch like a vacuum. Physics be damned, Milo and Red were devoured by the watch. He looked at the stunned, yet irate woman beside him. She glared at him as they tumbled down a vortex of spinning lights. Something had gone horribly wrong, and he had a feeling that damned woman knew exactly what just happened.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser, sorry it’s late.