STORIES 1/2 – LET’S WRITE STORY TOGETHER part 3
I asked you about writing continuation to our 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 17 of your stories. I divided them into 2 groups. Now we choose two the best stories from each group. Later we will choose the best one from 4 best stories. At this stage all stories are anonymous – we choose the best one, not the best friend ;P We vote using poll on the bottom of each story groups page. You can vote till March 14 12:00 am (UTC/GMT).
authors: Raff, Katarina Vidic, Veilan
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…
Stories group 1/2
The irritation she felt by the lingering warmth of his closed fingers around her wrist was clearly shown on her face as she looked up into his. What she saw was a slightly amused nevertheless strict gaze from his eyes. Flustered she tried to free herself but failed miserably. A light chuckle came from her counterpart as Mary bumped against his chest. “Why can’t you just let go instead of playing around?! I really have better things to do.” she said with running out of patience and noticeable anger in her voice. The once light chuckle now turned into fully grown laughter. “You’re way too amusing..” the way too good looking stranger murmured. “That’s not how you speak to your savior. And what’s with this sudden change of attitude?” was all Mary heard with biting sarcasm in her so called “saviors” voice. Searching for any sign of anger in her opposite she only found his now more radiant than before emerald eyes. An distinctly inhale was audible. Not averting her gaze she saw how a little crease built up between his eyes.
“who are u? let me go!what do u know about me?! i dont have any more reasons to live in this cruel world. no one cares about me anymore since mother’s gone” said mary while crying. hearing those things make the man with green eyes even angrier. he grab her hand and pinning her to the wall…
“I have no need to explain myself to a rude stranger, let go of me!” Mary hissed while attempting to get away. However, he only tugged her closer and turned Mary to face him. Wrapping his arms around her so that she couldn’t move the man looked down into her eyes. Once he saw the pain in them, his emeralds slightly softened. “Don’t think I don’t know what you’re planning on doing, lady.” He pulled her towards the exit of the roof. “Stop!” Mary shouted, “I didn’t ask for you’re help!” The attractive man sighed and tugged the strange woman in the direction of his car. “I think you need help, lots of it, so you’re going to come with me for a bit.” Mary turned red at his words. She was unused to men, especially men that looked like THAT. She didn’t even know his name. Seemly reading her mind he answered. “The name is…..
As Mary stares the man with an emotionless face “I’ve change my mind, I’m going home” but still the man didn’t let her hand go. He throw his cigarette on the floor and step on it “Lie!” Mary was shocked by what he said that how could this man knew it. “You are not a mind reader or something, right?” Then suddenly he pull her closer to him and hug her tightly. Mary was confused of what is happening but she is not upon on it. After a few seconds she react “What are you doing?” “They say it makes people feel better”
“But I feel far from being better”. The man release her from the hug, stares at her eyes and replied “I know”. Mary didn’t know what to feel nor reply to the man. She can’t understand what she feels at the moment. But one thing is for sure, her heart beats rapidly just staring at the man in front of her.
“By the way thanks for the comfort” then she smile secretly. The man stare at her for a little while “You are beautiful when you smile”
“Why thank you. You’re not so bad yourself” she replied unable to hide the amusement from her voice.
“Let’s meet again tomorrow?” said the main as he walks away.
“Please let go my hand.”
“Why would I do that? Maybe you’ll do this thing all over again.” he said with a worried look at his face.
“Well that’s right! I’m going somewhere where it’s quiet and no sweet young looking bastard blocking my way.” she said sarcastically.
“Woah!” shocked by her words. “I’m just trying to help you out, why are you so hot tempered?” he held her hand tightly.
“Just leave me alone, will you!” she let go of her hand and climbed down the roof quickly.
“Hey! Don’t just leave me!” he shouted.
In the end, she quickly rushed to her room as Thomas gushed towards the door and purred happily at her.
With a cute worried look of her cat, she calmed and relieved herself down as she carried him towards her favorite rocking chair.
“You know what Thomas!” she talked at him while patting his fur.
“With this cloudy mind of mine, I was about to jump off the roof but surprisingly, I was stopped by a young man.”
she continued. “I was so irritated at him first because he interferred me but I also realized that I was lucky too that he saved my life.”
She soon felt guilty at she remembered being rude to his savior.
“AHHHHHHHHHHHH!” she shouted.
“MEOOOWWWWWWWW!” frightened Thomas quickly hid itself below her bed.
“Oops! Sorry Thomas!”
When her cat doesn’t want to go near her again, she went to her bathroom to wash her face. While drying out, she faced the mirror and said to herself “I will apologize when I see him again.”
Pissed, she brought her knee up and directed it to his groin. That made him let go. The guy groaned in pain and lay on the floor. Stubborn as he was, he got up and followed Mary, who descended the building. He hurried down the stairs until he saw her figure, walking with her back facing him. From behind, the girl looked weak and fragile. He wanted to hug her and tell her that everything will be alright, like how it did for him. He saw himself in her, and remembered the times he wanted to close his eyes and never open them again.
He jogged behind her and maintained a distance between them. He wanted to make sure that she won’t do something stupid and safely see her home. They were strangers but he felt something in his chest, something that ached at the sight of such a lonely girl. He wanted to do something. Something that will make her want to continue living.
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