A Composition Class Project

The following novel is written in installments by the thirteen members of the Bevier C-4 Composition Class. The story is arranged as a novel, so pay no attention to the dates of posting, but follow the tale to its close. As of January 21, we are starting the third of five scenarios for our thirteen characters. You may email or leave comments if you like, and we will be happy to respond if you wish. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Briley -- Scenario V

Briley looked up at the early morning sky. The sun was just rising on New York City’s tall skyscrapers. She felt a little sorrowful, but she also felt happy. She knew she said that she hated Adam and would never take him back, but she couldn’t help but miss him. She kept saying to herself that he was a terrible man, and that he deserved Briley’s ex best friend. Then when he arrived in New York to surprise her, she melted. No one had ever made her feel the way she did.
She had such a great connection. Not only physical, but there were always sparks when they spoke. Such a cliché but it was the most amazing thing ever. They could always spend hours on end talking about anything and everything. And the conversation never got old. And when he touched her hand or brushed her shoulder or smiled at her, she melted like butter. It was hopeless. She was a fool in love. And she knew she had to take him back.

At noon, Haley was in the living room as Briley prepared for her lunch date with Adam. Haley didn’t know it, but Briley was meeting Adam to discuss her going back home. Haley just figured that Briley was going there to end it all. But Briley didn’t know.
Haley hated Adam with a passion, because of what he did to Briley.
Briley smiled awkwardly at Haley as she twirled around in her dress that she was wearing. Haley put a thumbs up and said something intelligible and then swallowed the ice cream that she was devouring, but not gaining a pound. She repeated herself, “Way to make him want you before you shoot him down. I taught you well.”
Briley felt a pang of guilt, “Yeah…uh… Hales, I need to tell you something…”
Just then the door buzzed. Haley said, “Yeah?”
A male voice that I found so seductive all those years came over the intercom, “Its Adam. Is Briley ready?”
Haley glared at the buzzer, “Yeah, she will be right down.”

Adam put his hand on the small of Briley’s back as they walked back to Haley’s apartment. It was four o’clock in the evening now, and she bit her lip in anxiety as she contemplated telling Haley her verdict. They got into the apartment building and made the slow march to hell as she thought about what she would say.
Haley was sitting on the couch reading the latest Vampire Kisses novel when they walked in. Haley looked up with a smile, but that smile faded quickly as she saw Adam standing behind Briley. “Oh. It’s you. Briley, why is he in my apartment. I thought you were getting rid of him.”
Adam gave Briley a shocked look. Briley bit her lip in frustration, “Uh… Haley, I know I told you I was meeting Adam to finalize things… You just assumed that I was ending our relationship. But no, I am actually here to tell you that I am moving back to Kansas. Tonight.”
Haley looked hurt. But then her expression softened, “I am going to miss you so much, Briles.”
Briley let a tear fall, “And I will miss you!”
The two embraced as they cried. Briley would miss Haley, but she was going home.

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