Monday, December 1, 2008

Rights

"The last time you saw him he left my daughter in pieces," said a voice at the door.

Joe turned round and gave a jolt as he saw a man standing in the doorway.

"Dad, dad...don't. Please..." begged Violet, her eyes filling with tears.

The man at the door stared straight ahead, eyes tightly focussed on Joe.

"What's he doing here?" he said, not moving his gaze from Joe.

Joe turned round and faced the man. A man he had last seen on the day he left. A man he knew he'd have to face again one day.

"I was born here. I have every right to come back," Joe said, his hands making a fist to stop them from shaking.

"You have no right, no right at all," Violet's father said as he walked towards Joe, closing the pub door behind him.

6 comments:

Misssy M said...

Oh crap- I think I might have missed chapters. help- I've been too busy today! I'm your rogue element....

JES said...

Now see, this is where the experiment gets interesting. Essentially what we've just fallen into isn't a problem, necessarily, but an alternate storyline branching out from the original!

Kate Lord Brown said...

No ... not a problem at all. I think it follows on well.

If this occurs (I guess everyone is going to be around and about the same times EU/US) I'd suggest if someone else has posted in the interim just check the one that popped in ahead of yours and do a quick edit ... the segments are short, we're all telling the same story ... and I LOVE the irate father wading in ...

Misssy M said...

That should sort it..I think.

Son of Incogneato said...

Ha-ha - Brilliant save, Misssy!

Natasha said...

I can "see" the father ....I loved that Joe clenched his hands to stop them from shaking