So last week I continued my teasing of you all with a little snippet from an argument my MC was having with her boyfriend. I thought to be kind I’d post the following ten paragraphs, it being the 10th of April today. 🙂 This passages continues with Anna telling her friends about her big argument with her boyfriend. (Just to be clear the dozens mentioned are the number of people who’ve been warning Anna about Elliot.) Enjoy!
‘Oh I don’t know, about a dozen? Maybe two dozen? Did you really think I’d never find out? Who is she anyway, this model? No wait; don’t tell me, she’s some bimbo who’s conveniently only in it for the sex!’
‘Look I told you, Anna, I’m not having an affair! You’ve got to trust me.’
‘Not having an affair. Hmmm. That’s what you said three months ago when I first told you what people had been saying. And I stupidly chose to believe you. But since then more and more people, friends and acquaintances, have been telling me what you’ve been getting up to on those ‘research’ trips to London.’
‘They’re wrong, Anna, they’re wrong. Why would I ever want sex with Petra… ’ He’d trailed off realising his mistake.
‘Oh so that’s her name is it? I’ll take that as a confession, shall I? It’s obviously all I’m going to get after three years. Three years of my life wasted!’ Anna had sobbed a harsh strangulated sound and through the haze of tears had seen Elliot coming towards her. ‘No!’ she yelled at him. ‘Don’t touch me! Just get out! I don’t need to hear any more excuses.’
He backed off and turned to leave the kitchen.
‘I want you out by tonight,’ Anna heard herself say in a shaky voice. ‘And all your stuff.’
‘Where am I supposed to go?’ he asked turning round. ‘You could at least give me a day to get my stuff out.’
‘OK, fine. You can’t stay here tonight but I’ll let you leave your things here. But only for twenty four hours. If you haven’t taken them away after that, I’ll chuck them out!’
He had scowled at her as he left the room, and for the first time Anna had felt as though she were seeing the true Elliot. The person she thought she’d known had been almost like a figment of her imagination.
If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday, simply post a segment of your current WIP on your blog which relates to the date, so for today the 10th April I’ve posted 10 paragraphs from chapter 4. Once you’ve done that, enter your details onto this linky. Thanks once again to K.L. Schwengel for hosting.