The Man Out of Time Meets The Girl From Everywhere

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Jenny laughed. “You guys are all the same.”

“Trust me love,” Gates replied, sporting the infamous grin that had made knickers drop from here to the Medusa Cascade, “you’ve never met anyone like me.”

“Trust me,” Jenny said with a smirk, “Bet I have.”

Gates gave her the once-over. She was baseline human, maybe 22 years old. Short black hair that looked like she cut it herself. By her accent and clothes (leather jacket, skirt, tights, oddly accessorized with a pair of aviator goggles and a white silk scarf) Gates guessed she was from the 21st century. By the scuff marks on her motorcycle boots, Gates figured her for a traveler. And judging by her attitude, Jenny had seen and done a lot for her twenty-plus years.

“So, you done checking me out or what?” Jenny asked impatiently.

In centuries past, Jenny might have been called a “firecracker”.

Firecrackers were fun. They could also explode when you least expected.

“Almost,” he said. “Give us a little turn so I can see what the rest of you looks like, yeah?”

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars

    Again: cheating, rerun, Ficlets, self-indulgent, Gates, Jenny Everywhere.

  2. Avatar Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars

    The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

  3. Avatar cthulhuburger

    The “Trust me,” “Trust me” part of the conversation didn’t work for me, as one weird adventurer meets another, weirder adventurer and they have a weirdness contest.

    I like the description of Jenny, though, and I love that Gates thinks of her as a “firecracker.”

  4. Avatar neil kant

    I’m interested by the flow of the conversation and the characters, would love to have the hint of more desire/risk in each of these characters. Otherwise it’s just a chat… a fun flirty chat, though.

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