TITLE: Fly With Me
GENRE: Contemporary Fantasy
DIALOGUE EMOTION: Anger/Frustration
Vincent (MC) has been reading letters from a childhood friend of his roommate Conner. Scene below is after Vincent borrowed Conner's scooter, but didn't get it back before Conner returned with a girl.
You could have at least made an effort to return it in time."
"I had a lot on my mind." I emptied my pockets onto my dresser. "Your date didn't seem to mind you playing for her."
Conner stomped over and snatched the envelope from beneath my wallet. He waved it in front of my face. "What is this?"
"A letter from Alexa. What else?"
"I meant what are you doing with it? I thought she was done writing."
"You said I could read them."
He gaped. "You mean you've been reading all her letters since you moved in?"
"I never would have given you permission if I thought you'd keep reading. Drop the issue. Leave Alexa alone."
"It's not as if you had any intention to read them."
"Get over it, man. It's none of your business."
"She needs a friend. Someone who will actually *read* her words."
Conner pulled out the two pages. "'Sloop and his surrogate mother came to visit. That's why this letter is late. I felt safer with them in my backyard. But they could only stay a few days. It's not like I can afford to feed a full grown dragon.' Dragons! Buying into her delusions is psychotic. You should avoid unhealthy relationships."
I snatched the letter back. "Delusional or not, I'm not giving up on her like you did."
Conner finally raised his hands. "Your wasted life, man. I've outta here. I have a shot at a *real* relationship."