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Monday, May 4, 2009

Fairy Hedgehog and Lizard Girl - Interlude

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Fairy Hedgehog watched the river flow past a few yards beyond her table as she sat with her tea in one hand and a small pink supersuit in the other. She wasn't sure why Lizard Girl had answered her advertisement and agreed to meet her here. Surely the supersuit couldn't be that important?

She felt a movement of air at her back and the suit was snatched out of her hand. Lizard Girl slipped into the empty seat wearing a pink costume which was identical to the one she was now clutching. Fairy suppressed a frown. "Now look-" she said.

Lizard Girl's voice hissed out between sharp teeth. "No. You listen. You're fighting the wrong people."

"What are you on about? I'm working for good and-"

"That's what you think. It's not true. Those people I made the pictures of, they are bad people."

"I hardly think the sexual proclivities of the town counsellors-"

"It's not sex. It's bribes and drugs and murder."

A young man stopped and looked at them with interest.

"I never did like that book," Fairy said loudly and he looked away again. She dropped her voice to a whisper. "You can't go around saying things like that without proof."

"I can get proof but you must help. You must change sides. Come tonight to Councillor Redgrave's house. We will get the proof together."

Fairy took a sip of her tea. It was cold. "I'll come, but when we find out that you're wrong then you can give up all this painting on walls."

"Midnight then." Another whisk of air and Lizard Girl was gone. Fairy sighed. Young people always got things out of proportion. Tonight, Fairy would show her how wrong she was and then they could all go back to a quiet life without gratuitous graffiti.

A chair scraped just behind her. She turned to see who had been sitting so close to them unobserved but saw only the back of a figure disappearing around the corner.

11 comments:

Bevie said...

I like this. You have several things going on. There's a lot of intrigue. And then you finish with an eavedropper. Cool!

writtenwyrdd said...

"It's not sex. It's bribes and drugs and murder."

Well, that got my interest! Lookign forward to the next installment.

JaneyV said...

It's been said already but - oooh intriguing! I like the build up. Is Lizard Girl on the up and up? Or is she just trying to create more chaos? And who is the mysterious stranger.

In-tree-ging!

Whirlochre said...

Fairy sighed. Young people always got things out of proportion.Apart from running around in costumes, of course.

Like everyone else, I'm super intrigued.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks for all your kind comments everyone.

It's really odd writing a serial and knowing I can't go back and change the earlier parts if I want to.

Bevie said...

"It's really odd writing a serial and knowing I can't go back and change the earlier parts if I want to."

My feelings exactly. It's like jumping out of the airplane and then remembering to double-check that you packed the chute correctly.

writtenwyrdd said...

I find the process of writing a serial interesting in that I just say, okay, what happens in this bit? And I don't have to have the rest of the story figured out, yet. In fact, in my last installment I just figured otu what the plot line re the Phantom Poet is actually about, lol. I knew what Boetha wanted, but not what I wanted to happen.

blogless troll said...

I'm joining the intrigued chorus. I knew Lizard Girl was on the right side.

Lisa said...

well now - this was a twist!

stacy said...

Can't wait to read more!

Totally agree about the serial writing. It's odd, but I love the challenge.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, stacy. I should really work on the next installment now but I'm not quite sure how it goes.

Thanks everyone else for your comments too!