#Readathon Mini Challenge: The Meetup

April 29, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Books I've Read, Currently Reading, Reading

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The challenge parameters:

Write a short story/paragraph describing a meet-up between your current read’s main character and your last read’s main character. It’s gonna be either chaos or awesomeness, right?

The last book I finished was Creation in Death by J.D. Robb. I am currently reading The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emilie Skrutskie. So the characters in question are Eve Dallas and Cas Leung. Interesting.

Eve didn’t understand what she was seeing rising from the New York city harbour. When she first got the call out for the smell of death and an apparent monster sighting, she had chalked it up to some chemi-head trying to waste her time. Now she was seeing some sort of giant reptile thing poke its face out of the water. The smell was bang on, though. It wasn’t something she had smelled since some of her worst cases. The harbour was filled with pleasure craft, as all of the shipping companies had opted to move to air travel some time ago. Was it her, or was this thing eyeing the boats almost hungrily?

“Um, you can’t park that thing here,” she called to the girl who seemed to be coaxing the monster around with some sort of light box strapped to her body. She couldn’t be much more than twenty, Eve decided. What was she doing with that thing? The girl whirled around to face her, her shortly cut black hair sticking to her face.

“Can you tell me where I am?”

“Sure, but first can you tell me what that is?” Eve stayed well back from the edge of the water and beckoned to the thing.

“He is my Reckoner, of course!” the girl answered, as if the word should mean something to Eve.

Eve flashed her badge to the girl. “I am Lieutenant Eve Dallas with the NYPSD. Why don’t we have a conversation about what exactly a Reckoner is, and what it is doing in my harbour?”

The girl looked from the monster to the cop before nodding to herself. She unstrapped the box from her body and set it on the shore before flipping a switch so it emitted a different pattern of light and sound. She walked away from the monster like turning her back on such a thing was no big deal, and approached Eve with her hand outstretched and a tentative smile on her face.

“Hi, I’m Cas.”

That was kind of fun. I wanted to take the story to all sorts of places, but I figured first meeting would be short and sweet.

Talk bookish to me!