Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Reply to Daily Prompt exercise...

See the entry below for exercise directions. Here is what I came up with:

“I can’t believe you chose this—this hovel to hide in.” Becky hissed, trying not to breathe through her nose. The air was toxic, poison for sure and she just knew there were spiders crawling around in the barely lit space, waiting to pounce on her.
“I’m not the one that mouthed off to that guy and got him to chasing us.” Tim looked around, the muscles in his neck and shoulders moving smoothly under his skin as he tried to move in the cramped space.
“Okay, I’ll admit it, I should’ve been quiet and let you handle it but…an outhouse, Tim? An outhouse? You couldn’t have pushed me into a mud puddle or something? That would’ve been preferable to this.” Becky jerked her foot back when Tim stepped on it and she decided to give up and perched awkwardly on the edge of the ‘toilet’.
“It’s not an outhouse, it’s a port-a-potty, there’s a difference.” Tim insisted quietly as he leaned against the wall and hitched his thumbs in the pockets of his jeans.
Becky tried not to notice his long legs and how close he was. The air felt frightfully warm and close. She reached for an old magazine that had a thick strip of peeling red tape holding the binding together and used it to swat at a mosquito that was buzzing around her ear, annoying her more than Tim’s smug look.
“What? Why are you looking at me that way?”
“I knew you were gonna screw this thing up. I knew you wouldn’t be able to keep quiet and let me handle this. That’s why I called Deek for backup. He’ll be here any minute to rescue us.”
Becky frowned and wanted to punch Tim but he was right, she had blown it. Those goons outside hunting for them wouldn’t have gotten their dander up if she’d just kept her trap shut.
But there was no more time for thinking of that; Becky jumped to her feet at the sound of gunfire outside. With her standing, the space seemed too small again and she was painfully aware of her thighs pressed against Tim’s. When would this assignment be over so she could go on vacation and put some distance between herself and this infuriating, big headed, smart mouthed, know it all…incredibly sexy man?