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This Week's Topic
Pick two of your favorite YA characters and write a dialogue between them.
Well, you know what? I'm going to pick two of my own characters here (even though I don't think that was the purpose of the thing) because as soon as I read this the most funny, ridiculous pairing popped into my head. And that pairing is Akira, the fabulous fairy godmother from Shadows on the Moon, and Arian, the tortured, gruffly-wuffly lieutenant from the upcoming FrostFire.
(Bear in mind that I'm taking a few liberties with them here, just to allow them to exist in the same space)
Akira: Oh, hello! I didn't see you there - who are you?
Arian: (Stares, blushes, looks away) *Mutter mumble*
Akira: I beg your pardon, I didn't quite...
Arian: (Blushes harder) *MUTTER mumble growl mumble*
Akira: My apologies, perhaps there is something wrong with my hearing this morning. Could you repeat yourself for me one more time?
Arian: NEVER MIND!
Akira: (Jumps a little) Goodness me. Is there something wrong, young man? Because I can assure you that no matter how handsome you are, in this country that is not what passes for good manners. (Starts to turn away)
Arian: (Blinks) Handsome?
Akira: Oh, that got your attention? How typical. (Turns away again)
Akira: (Sighs) Yes?
Arian: *Mutter mutter mutter*
Akira: (Sighs louder) Oh, will you please just come out with it? I'm starting to get the worrying sensation that I might be going deaf, and I'm not nearly old enough for that.
Arian: I think you're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
Both: Awkward pause.
Arian: (Blushes brighter than a thousand suns)
Akira: Well, that's...that...ahem...very nice of you...ahem. But I think maybe...(Steps a little closer, leans in) *Whisper whisper whisper*
Arian: Oh? Oh! Um...well, I don't mind if you don't.
Akira: What? Really?
Arian: Well, just between you and me, there's this guy I was trying to get over, and then this girl...I'm open minded, you know? What's always mattered to me is - um - what's inside. And there's something about you...
Akira: (Stares, open-mouthed)
Arian: (Shifts uncomfortably)
Akira: All right. Come with me. You and I are going to get better acquainted. (Grabs his arm)
Arian (Allows himself to be dragged, a tiny smile on his face)
And there you are folks! That's what it looks like when an author writes fanfic for their own books - and ships a couple no one else probably ever thought of :)