STORIES FINALS – LET’S WRITE STORY TOGETHER PART 2
I asked you about writing continuation to story. The idea is to write a story together. We choose the best continuation and later we will decide what to do with it.
I received 22 of your stories. I randomly divided them (RAND() in Excel) into 2 groups of 11 stories each. We chose three the best story from each group. Now we will choose the best one from 8 stories. We vote using poll on the bottom of this page. You can vote till February 13 12:00 pm (UTC/GMT).
authors: Raff, Katarina Vidic
Mary is a single woman, about 30. She lives with her cat Thomas in her parents house. Her father died when she was 7. Her mother passed away a year ago. Mary’s mother always bear a grudge against her mother (Mary’s grandmother), that she couldn’t lived how she wanted to. She wanted to protect her daughter (Mary) from the same miserable life, but she couldn’t make it.
After mothers death the only reason what kept her alive is her cat Thomas that she loved dearly. But today is extremely painful day. She couldn’t bear the emptiness of her life in this cheerful time of year. She is tired waiting the day when death finally come for her so she decided to embrace the death herself. Climbing to the rooftop she noticed many people who possessed shining smile. “Ah, yeah”, she remembered,” Today is New Year”, but it doesn’t mean anything to her because she didn’t feel hope not even fear from jumping. She closed her eyes and she was ready to free herself from this cruel world but one word change everything “Stop”. She opened eyes and saw handsome man with messy black hair and green eyes like Thomas.
Sitting there, with a carefree attitude while smoking his cigarette.
“can’t a person have a moment for himself? Just when I am about to rest for a bit ” the man sigh irately and raise up on his two feet and light out the cigarette butt he just throw with his shoes.
“oi, woman what are you trying to do?” his presence surprise Mary that she almost slip off from the balcony.
But a hard powerful force swiftly grab her hand and pull her over, “damn it, I almost had a heart attack!” he angrily told her without realizing that he had her embrace in his sturdy chest.
Without another word, Mary tears fall from her cheek.
“w-what!? Hey hold on now. Why are you suddenly crying!?” he asked panicky but Mary herself didn’t knew why she was crying.
After a few moments, she finally stops crying while the messy hair man watches her swiping her tears with the handkerchief he gave her.
“t-thank you” Mary weakly thank him and now that she got a clear look at him, Mary was once again awe at his deep emerald green eyes.
“what are you doing here, lady?” his voice seems softer from before but he still have that stir look on his face “aren’t people like you suppose to be with their love one or something during this kind of day?”.
“I don’t have anyone” Mary softly replies “what?” he asked but once again he couldn’t hear her “if you want to say something speak up, I can’t hear anything with that kind of reply”
Irritated by his words something snap inside Mary “I said I don’t have anyone! Why is everyone else happy while I am at home alone with no one but my cat! T-that why I thought that I should just go and jump off this building but some idiot just stop me!” she angrily answer while gasping for air.
“whoa you got a serious problem lady. Just killing yourself for that kind of reason” he gave a weak reply that somehow piss her off.
Who the hell does he think he is!? Mary thought furiously.
Not only did he halt her from killing herself, now he making her angry.
That’s it! I am going to kill myself somewhere else, she told herself and quickly raise up and walks away before the same force that stop her from falling grab her “where do you think you are going?” the man asked suspiciously without letting her go.
“Stop.” She opened her eyes to see a handsome man with messy black hair, and green eyes like Thomas. She looked at the man from head to toe with curiosity.
Who is this man? What is he doing here? Why does he remind me of someone I know?
These thoughts swirled in her mind like a whirlwind; taking her focus away from the step of death she was about to take.
“Exactly what do you think you’re doing?”
The man asked with a glint in his jade hued eyes.
“None of your business.”
Mary replied harshly– it’s not like this was the man’s business; she wanted to get this over with quickly, but now she had been rudely interrupted. Even if the man’s interruption was saving her life.
“I’m terribly sorry to bother you, and whatever it is that you’re doing, but I need you.”
The man replied nonchalantly.
“… Um I’m sorry, but I’m kind of in the middle of something, you should come back tomorrow.”
Mary said this fully aware that she would presumably not be here tomorrow if all went according to her plan.
“But you didn’t feed me.”
“You left before dinner, but never left any food in my bowl, and you know how hungry I get.”
What the hell who is this weirdo
“No offense, but I don’t know you. So please leave me alone.”
“……. it’s me.”
“Thomas? Your cat.”
Before Mary was able to contemplate the sanity of this man a large thud interrupted their conversation. She jolted due to the noise, and before she knew it she found herself slipping. Her eyes widened and all she could think about was how she had forgotten to feed her cat Thomas. She realized in the few seconds before her inevitable fall that if she didn’t feed Thomas, no one would, and he would most likely die of starvation. The one thing that had kept her alive until now would die due to her own selfish desires.
She shouted as she began to fall over the side of the building. She closed her eyes. Wasn’t this the end she wanted? Isn’t this how it should be? After all nothing could fill the emptiness that resided within her. Wouldn’t this cure it? Tears left her eyes as she had begun to realize that she wouldn’t be able to look at those green eyes anymore.
She whispered delicately. The word was so quiet that the wind carried it away once it had left her lips. Soon all she felt was darkness, and she remembered no more.
“Mary? Mary?? MARY?”
Mary jolted awake.
“Huh, what? What happened? Where am I?”
Mary had remembered the events that had occurred, but shouldn’t she be dead? She sat up quickly, but all she saw in front of her was her cat Thomas. The cat looked at her with a glint in it’s jade hued eyes. It almost seemed like he was smiling….
He approached her quietly and clutched her to his breast. She was astonished and said, “Excuse me,sir. Will you leave me alone? I’m doing what I want to do.” “No. I won’t let you go. Your mother’s effort will be nothing.” he said and hold her tightly. She was confused that she couldn’t believe to hear about her mother from the stranger. However,somehow she felt nostalgic warmth in his arms. The feeling was like in a warm hug from her mother. There was a sudden flow of tears from her eyes. She wept over her sorrow. Then he cheered her up,”Be strong,and you’ll be able to open up your delightful life.This is your mother’s wish,right?” His phrace sank into her heart. “Yes…Thank you.” she answered. “Sir,could you tell me your name…”, when she asked his name, she felt suddenly dizzy, and fainted…
Time passed a little, she woke up with better feeling. “Ah…”,she thought that was a dream. Then Thomas patted on her cheek. “Come on,Thomas”,when she was going to cuddle Thomas,she found a gold ring with a beautiful green (the same as the man’s eyes.) stone on her left little finger. “What’s this?”
Though the strange man ,who’s appearance resembled her dear cat, Thomas, she couldn’t help it but feel torn in two. The more she gazed into his green coloured eyes the more she was lost, and confused. Than she suddenly lost her balance. About to fall to her death than all of a sudden time stops. Mary is confused. The man than asks her ” do you want to live? If so grab my hand, and become my puppet…”. Mary hesitates but soon realizes she does not want to die. She wants to live! She than reaches for the large, seemingly slender hand in front of her and grasps it tightly. The man who looks like Thomas than pulls her up. With a lock of her hair in his hand he says…….
She didn’t know what to say to the man, who resembled her cat. Mary’s eyes gave away the bewilderment and she was lost for words. Thousands of thoughts came into her mind and she couldn’t think properly. After a few seconds she regained herself and wanted to say something. Her voice trembled with fear. “Who are you?”, she said, while she was looking straight into his emerald green eyes. The handsome man stepped lightly a bit forward and opened his mouth: “Don’t even think about jumping!” “You didn’t answer my damn question!”, Mary replied loudly with a hinch of anger. “It’s me Thomas!”, he told Mary. She couldn’t believe it and was angry about the false statement. Mary jumped quickly and closed her eyes. Suddenly, she felt a strong grip on her arm. She opened her eyes and she was seeing Thomas, who had wrapped his body closely around Mary’s one. Mary looked down to earth and saw a black hole, that was coming near….
Mary’s eyes widened in surprise. Soon enough, though, she recovered from the shock. He couldn’t be Thomas. That was impossible. Besides, miracles don’t happen. She knew that all too well.
“Mary, don’t do this.” He said. His voice was soft and low, almost like Thomas’ purrs. “I need you.”
Yet Mary refused to belive that he was really her cat. It couldn’t be. Miracles don’t happen to her. “Who are you?” She asked. Her voiced trembled, but she didn’t knew why. She wasn’t afraid, not anymore anyway. Even if this strange-but-familiar man were to harm her, it wouldn’t matter. She was going to end it. She will end it. So why the hesitation, why the slight tremble in her voice?
Was she delirious, was she seeing things. That man resembled Thomas but that couldn’t be possible because afterall Thomas is just a cat. “I know what you are about to do and it is not worth it, please come down from there,” said the man with the black hair and green eyes. That is exactly what she needed at that moment. Someone to hold her back from doing something she would ultimately regret. She eventually climbed down from the rooftop. Her mind and her heart were so heavy that she fainted.
She woke up just to find out it was all a dream. Thomas her cat snuggled close to her, and she told him all about the dream. But the next thing that happened gave her a shock. A stranger opens the front door of her house. He was a tall man with green eyes and black hair. He looked odly familiar. Just like the guy from her dream. “Your mother Mary sent me here just before she died…”
“Oi”, he repeated again. Mary couldn’t believe what she saw, she looked directly into the eyes which she had already seen a hundred times. She opend her mouth to say something, but nothing came out. “What do you think your doing?”, he clicked his tongue and wrinkeld his eyebrowes, like he used to do it everytime something wasn’t like he wished for. She squint her eyes “No way!”, she told to herself and slowly snitched on him again. “Do you lost your voice or what?”, after this sentence Mary opend her eyes immediatly. “I…you!”, she stutters. “So it’s still there!”, he smirked, it was also the same attitude Mary was familiar with. “Thomas?”, she was more asking that than knowing it would be him.
“You used to call me so!”, he answered anerved and saw how she suprised about the response. Mary turned completely his way, she wanted to step down from the pedestal, but her feet slipped and she knew for sure, it was over. Before finding out if Thomas appeared as a human beeing right in front of her eyes, or if this was just a bad joke. “What the heck are you doing?”, his voice rised, she felt a hand arround her wrist and suddenly she was pulled back. His black hair right infront of her eyes, the same smell of the shampoo she was using to wash his fur. This couldn’t be ture.
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