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Discussion in 'Creative Writing & Arts' started by Alias Elle, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    Disclaimer;

    Yes, I wrote this story although I own nothing, the idea is mine, please don't take it without asking. Thank you.

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    Darkness. Just darkness.

    The last thing she could remember before the electricity went out was their fight, then everything went dark.

    "Sydney, what the hell are you talking about?"

    "I'm talking about... you know what, never mind."

    "Don't I even deserve to know what I did to piss you off?"

    "You didn't do anything. You never do anything. It's always me. I am always the bad guy, Vaughn. Or haven't you figured that out yet?"

    "Is this about Alice?"

    "Damn it, Vaughn, what do you think?"

    Silence.

    "I don't know what to think anymore, Sydney. You're mixing your signals, and I am just at the point where I don't want to keep trying to figure you out."

    "Well then stop trying! No one ever asked you to!"

    "It's part of my job-"

    "Don't give me that BS because you know that's just an excuse! Vaughn, I truly think things would have turned out differently if..."

    "If what Sydney, if what?"

    "If everything! If Danny hadn't died, if I hadn't joined the CIA, if my cover hadn't been compromised, and if I hadn't fallen in love with you-"

    "What?"

    "Oh my god. I didn't just say that, I didn't just say that."

    "Yes you did, and I think you meant it."

    "I was just caught up in the moment, I didn't mean it. Oh god, what was I thinking?"

    "You know what Sydney? Screw protocol. Tell me you meant what you just said or you didn't mean it and I'll be replaced as your handler. Because quite honestly, I don't think either of us could work under this- intense pressure without knowing the truth."

    Pause.

    "What truth?"

    "How we feel about each other, damn it! Admit it, Sydney. There is definitely something more here than just the run of the mill average handler-asset relationship. And I know you know it."

    "This is just- Vaughn, we can't have feelings for each other- they're forbidden by the CIA and by the fact you have a girlfriend who believes you're going to propose to her any day now!"

    "Excuse me? Where in the world did you get that idea?"

    "She... god, she told me, alright? I told her if she ever wanted to talk, I'd be there, so she called me one night all distraught because you had apparently given off the appearance you wear getting ready to propose. And she didn't know what to say."

    "Are you sure?"

    "She was sure because she said you've been saving your money and have been really secretive lately."

    Rustle... he pulled a box out of his pocket.

    "This is why I've been secretive lately. This wasn't for Alice. It was for you, for Valentine's Day."

    "Vaughn... I'm sorry, but I can't accept that. You're with Alice, and according to her, I'm her friend. I could never do that to her."

    "You know I figured you might say that. That's why I broke up with Alice yesterday. When did she call you?"

    "Three days ago. I guess that makes sense."

    "So do you want to tell me why you were so angry?"

    "I'm sorry, Vaughn. Right now, explanations are out of the question. I'm sorry."


    Vaughn. Where was he? They were separated in the dark and she needed to know if he was alright. Somehow, her hand found the velvet box he had pulled out of his pocket not fifteen minutes before. It was sitting on top of the table their paperwork was still on, so she knew she was in the main cage.

    "Vaughn? Answer me, Vaughn."

    "Sydney? I'm over here."

    "I'm in the main cage. Left or right?"

    "Facing the table, go to your left."

    "Alright, how far?"

    "About twenty yards. Just keep walking towards the sound of my voice."

    She walked on until she saw his outline on the floor and stooping closer, she saw part of the concrete ceiling had fallen down onto his left arm.

    "Oh my god, Vaughn! How did this happen?"

    "Earthquake, explosion... your guess is as good as mine. Are you alright?"

    "Vaughn, please, don't be sweet right now. We need to get you out of here."

    "Lights would help."

    "I guess so. I'll be back as soon as I can."
    *********************
    This was only supposed to be a one parter, but like all my stories, it mutated. Should I keep going?

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  2. wildwildrae

    wildwildrae Rocket Ranger

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    hey this is good! definitely keep going...i see potential! ^_^
     
  3. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    I know, it's kinda silly, but I thought I might be able to carry it off.

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  4. Azhria Lilu

    Azhria Lilu Rocket Ranger

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    Very good (y) :)
     
  5. Yes Elle keep on going... I wanna know what happens :D
    --Mandy :angelic:
     
  6. sydbristow

    sydbristow Rocket Ranger

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    :D This is really good. You should keep going. :D
     
  7. megadiver14

    megadiver14 Scout

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    yah you should continue!
     
  8. SpyGurl001

    SpyGurl001 Rocket Ranger

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    Please Keep Going!!!! Its really good but the italics made it hard to follow, just trying to help! but its good so write more I'll be looking for it
     
  9. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    Sorry about the italics. Maybe I'll find a different format to use next time. I'll probably post more tomorrow if my mother doesn't decide to be evil and take the computer away again. I'll see how it goes.

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  10. btvaughn

    btvaughn Rocket Ranger

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    Another Alias Elle fic...I'm so excited!!! Please add more to the story...I like it so far. :D
     
  11. pennstatechic

    pennstatechic Rocket Ranger

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    It's just getting very good, keep it going, I am looking forward to reading it! Please keep going, it's a really good story! Post more soon!
     
  12. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    ************************
    She walked for what seemed like forever, cold hands running along the walls trying to find the breaker box. She finally found it, but not knowing which switch was which made it harder. Her hands finally hit a cold, long object. Luckily, she guessed correctly that that was the switch that turned on the power.

    "Vaughn! Power's on!" she yelled into the depths of the warehouse, waiting for an answer. "Vaughn! Answer me, please!"

    After waiting a minute for his answer, she made her way back through the warehouse to where she guessed she had left him not ten minutes before. He was out cold.

    "No, Vaughn, stay with me, come on, you can't leave me alone on this one!" She gently shook him, then moved to his left side to try to lift the concrete block. There was only one thing going through her mind during this process, the last things she said to him before the power went out.

    *******
    "I'm sorry, Vaughn. Right now, explanations are out of the question. I'm sorry."

    "Alright, Sydney. If that's the way you want it, fine."

    "I don't have a choice, Vaughn. We don't have a choice."

    "Thank you for stating the obvious."

    "Look, just walk away from me. After our dinner in France, I've come to the conclusion a relationship between us would just be too dangerous. Can't you just let me be?"

    "No Sydney, I can't. Because you know we're good together. We're great, in fact. And maybe, just maybe, a relationship between us might make it even better. Didn't you even think about it that way?"

    "Of course I did. What about the CIA? We couldn't hide it forever. They would find out eventually."

    "Like I said before, screw protocol, and for all I care, screw the CIA."

    "Yes, Vaughn, screw the CIA, then all the good we've done gets undone. Is that what you want?"

    Pause.

    "No, I guess not."

    "Tomorrow I'm going to ask for a new handler. Being in the same room with you is just too hard. Goodbye. I hope we never see each other again."
    *******

    Tears welled up in her eyes as she struggled with the concrete block and her emotions. Once again, his life was in jeopardy because of her. A fresh wave of self-hatred came over her as she finally succeeded with freeing Vaughn's arm of its captor. She dragged him towards the main cage, pulling her cell phone out as she went.

    "S***! No service!" she thought to herself. Then another idea came upon her. There was an old phone in the main cage of the building. That might still be in order.

    Dial Tone

    "Thank god! Alright, um, the CIA's number, um... never mind. I'll call my dad," she thought, recalling one of the only numbers she knew.

    "Dad? It's Sydney."

    "Sydney, what do you want? It's three in the morning."

    "Come over to the warehouse. Something happened and Vaughn needs to get to a hospital."

    "Vaughn's there with you? What happened to him?"

    "He's lost a lot of blood and he fell unconscious about, oh, twenty minutes ago."

    "Alright, I'll be there as soon as I can."

    "Thanks."

    She turned back to the lifeless lump that is Vaughn and starts doing something she never, ever does. She prays.

    "God, I know I don't do this often, but I feel this is one
    of those times. This man means so much to me and
    I don't think I could keep going if you took him from me.
    Please, I can't lose him now. I-"

    She stopped and thought about what she was going to say. He had been right all along. She loved him. Her thoughts were suddenly broken as her father jogged in.

    "Sydney, are you alright?"

    "Yeah dad, we just need to get Vaughn out of here and to a hospital."

    "Alright, let's go." He carried Vaughn out to his car and laid him in the backseat. Sydney crawled in the front and they sped their way to a special CIA hospital. After Vaughn was taken into ICU, Sydney sat in the waiting room. She felt something long and hard in her pocket and when she took it out she realized it was the box Vaughn had given her. Fresh tears sprang to life. She gingerly opened the box and what she saw inside surprised her.

    It was a silver link bracelet with a little rose at the end made out of rubies and diamonds. And there was a note inside;

    S-

    I thought you might like to have this. You deserve it. You deserve a lot more, like your freedom from this life, but I just can't give that to you quite yet. Someday, it will happen though.

    Love,
    V


    "Miss Bristow?"

    "Yes?" Sydney looked up at the nurse standing in front of her through her tears.

    "The doctor would like to speak with you." The nurse led Sydney to a small hospital room where Vaughn was laying on a stiff white bed.

    "Ah Miss Bristow. We were able to stop the blood flow, however, he fell into a slight coma due to the loss of blood. Now, he could wake up any day now. We fully expect him to. But there might be complications from the coma."

    "Like what?" Sydney hadn't been able to take her eyes off Vaughn while the doctor spoke.

    "Amnesia, severe migraines, possibly paralysis. We won't know until he wakes up."

    "Thank you, doctor."

    Why was it Vaughn's life was always endangered when he was with her?
    *****************************
    I know, it isn't very realistic, but hey, I'm trying. And just to clear something up, she called her dad because in my world they both walked to the warehouse.

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  13. SpyGurl001

    SpyGurl001 Rocket Ranger

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    Wow, u proven yourself once again I love all your fics!! but 1 thing I might be slow but I didn't caught on to that last part
    Write More!!
     
  14. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    Yeah, um... yeah, if you think about it logically, if they had both driven to the warehouse, then she would've just been able to drive. yeah... i'm in a daze... sorry...

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  15. Alias Elle

    Alias Elle Rocket Ranger

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    Oh, great, now I've lost like five chaps. here. Right now, I'm just loving the server, aren't you guys?

    ~Me :angel2:
     
  16. SiriCerasi

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    grr I think I could just kill that server or whatever lost the data!!! :stupidcomputer:
     
  17. kleverkitten

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    You're not the only one!! :mad: I had almost 50 posts, and now I'm back to... well at least I didn't lose any stories...
     
  18. wildwildrae

    wildwildrae Rocket Ranger

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    yeah, I know, I lost a bunch of my fic too...sigh.... :mad:

    Rachel
     
  19. wildwildrae

    wildwildrae Rocket Ranger

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    Yeah, I was up to 160+...and now, it's been cut in half... :( I miss my... I think it was 'New Agent' (or something) status... I don't like training. ;)

    Rachel
     
  20. SpyGurl001

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    Ok I lost my 2 fics and I was up to 200 posts and Agent ranking! :-P oh well I hope the fics get back
     

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