Making Allies

100 words about meeting a potential ally; fearless serial
photo by David Mark 

The guy who’s been ogling her approaches.

‘You should get that looked at.’

Okay, not the line she expected.

‘Yeah, thanks. If I were worried, I’d talk to a doctor.’

She is worried, though. She came to the pool to get some exercise, but even swimming makes it hurt more.

‘You should be worried. And I am a doctor.’

‘It’s just a bruise.’

‘You’re awfully defensive about it.’

‘It’s not what you think.’

‘That’s what they all say. Let me take a look, at least. I’m Alex.’

Should he accept her conditions, knowing a doctor might come in handy.

‘Gwen.’

***

I am not making this up: I had Gwen going to the pool before the Literary Lion provided the prompt. It’s part of the Saturday Serial, but I’d like to think it works as a standalone.

Should you be interested, you’ll find all previous instalments on the Serials page.

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17 thoughts on “Making Allies

  1. Oh! Sounds promising in so many directions! It can stand alone…and certainly room for a lot of expansion. I would want to know more about Him while finding out about her condition!

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  2. I really like this serial. 🙂 Superhero stories always appeal to me and my favourites are always those who don’t actually have any superpowers – my currently favourite tv series is Arrow. 🙂 I hope Alex proves to be a good ally.

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  3. I like the quick u-turn there at the end. I was predicting a tale of abuse at home perhaps, but that line “Should he accept her conditions” changed it all and gave her such a sinister side. Lovely piece, thanks for including it in my challenge!

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