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Freaky Friday Fiction - Compromises

Lynn pulled David into another room. "That's it. I'm going to kill him here and now. I don't care how important he is to the other people in that room."

"As much as I agree, you can't."

"You wanna bet? I've kill many men in my line of work. You know that."

David took her hands. "I know, honey. I'm not doubting your skill. You're very talented and when you came out to me about your real profession, what did I tell you?" He squeezed her hands when she turned her head, "Lynn?"

"You said you'd never interfere with my job unless it was important."

"Right."

"But what's wrong with doing this job now? He needs killing!"

"One, you're doing it as a favor - a big favor - to me and two, this is neither the time or place."

"Why not? If that pompous asshole opens his mouth or teases the dogs one more time I'm going to scream."

He took a breath. "I understand but this is my parents' home. I want you to impress my parents but not with your ability to slaughter people. That's not something you spill on a first meeting. Besides, I told them you were an artist. It wouldn't look good for you to whip out a gun and shoot my brother in the face."

"I could finger paint in his blood and call it art. Besides, the pistol I have should give a nice splatter pattern on the wall."

"Which one did you bring?"

"The Sig 226 and the Smith and Wesson revolver."

"Nice."

"Yeah. I know." She grinned at him. "So, one between the eyes and no more annoying brother."

"No! Honey, I don't need Mom traumatized."

"So, I have to put up with him and his crap?"

"Just until tomorrow. Then you'll get to see where he lives and after we all leave... then."

"David!" Brenda called as she came into the kitchen. "Oh, there you two are. I'm not interrupting anything, am I?" She gave them her patented Mom look.

"No. No." David said.

"No." Lynn repeated. "We were just discussing plans for tomorrow when we go see Jason's place and... afterwards."

"It should be fabulous." David's mom said. "I'm glad you two are coming with us. I had my doubts. I know Jason's got some issues and David and Jason haven't gotten along for a while but he's really gotten better. You'll see. Oh! I'm so pleased that you're finally burying the hatchet." She came over and gave David a kiss on the cheek before smiling at Lynn. "It must be your patient nature. Oh, it will be such a good time tomorrow."

"I can't wait." Lynn said with a sincere smile. "It will be a night to remember."

Brenda smiled and nodded before returning to the living room.

Lynn sighed, looking after her love's mother. "OK. You're right. I don't want to traumatize your mom. She really is sweet. I'll wait until tomorrow to kill him."

"I told you so." David said. "Whenever he says something stupid, just smile and think of tomorrow."

"The things I do for you."

"I love you, too, sweetie."

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guruwench
Nov. 23rd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Aww, this is sweet. :)
jkahane
Nov. 23rd, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Love the story, Jenn, and thought it was very film noir in its way, witn the snappy dialogue, the seemingly normal husband and wife, and so forth.

Are you a noir fan at all?
spross
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Nothing says Thanks Giving like a woman of calibre... ;)

Seriously, I love the way seemingly normal events inspire you to create the tales.
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