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I played around with the speech recognition thingy on Word tonight!  Fun!  And I got 750 words done.  :)

Let's see... do I have a teaser in that measely amount of writing...?

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She had left within minutes of ending the phone call with Leyden. Every fiber of her being was urging her to race out of the newsroom to follow the lead that had dropped into her lap – but there was Jason to consider: 
 
Lois cleared her throat, trying to seem braver than she was feeling right now. “Um… excuse me…?”
 
Richard stood beside his desk, looking through the photos that Jimmy had brought him. Was it just blind luck that he had come down from the roof just when she needed him? He looked up at her with haggard eyes. “Yes?” he asked in an almost too polite voice. 
 
“I just got off the phone with a contact in the story that C–” Lois stopped, and tried again. “I – I want to chase a lead.” She really hated to do this to Richard after everything that he’d gone through today, but there was really no choice… “Do you mind picking up Jason today…?” she asked with a note of pleading in her voice.
 
Jimmy stood off to the right, looking for all the world as if he wanted to blend into the bookcases beside him. He couldn’t meet either of their eyes, trying to avoid being drawn into their personal drama. 
 
Richard glanced at the clock with barely concealed irritation. Then he closed eyes tightly, and took a heavy breath. “Sure,” he said tonelessly.
 
“Thank you, Richard,” she breathed gratefully. “And I would have asked C— but he’s still… on his errand…”
 
Richard’s eyes blazed then, full of I-told-you-so’s. “Go chase that lead.” 

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Hope the muse enjoys using the microphone tomorrow!

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bistyboo1974
Nov. 4th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh! Good teaser, Barb! Glad I peeked at my f-list before finally crashing tonight!

Good luck writing more tomorrow. :-)
htbthomas
Nov. 4th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you had fun at the band competition. I am sitting here trying to write - so far so good.
sean_montgomery
Nov. 4th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Ooh! A teaser! Lots of tension! Lots of goodness! Lot's of fun! Yay!

(really tired - I'm warning you)

I got 550 words written tonight. How I managed to do that and chat with Bisty at the same time is a wonder of the world. I hadn't intended on writing tonight...

Great teaser, Barb! Hope the muse gives you more tomorrow! *crosses fingers*
htbthomas
Nov. 4th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
I think Bisty is actually good for the muse. I got A LOT done last weekend while chatting with her. :)
therealmarajade
Nov. 4th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I feel so sorry for Richard...but there is no way out of this mess they are into without anyone of them getting hurt...and Richard is a good guy, his good heart will win out in the end, and he will heal. I hope.
htbthomas
Nov. 4th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Certainly true. And he's a good father, no matter how he's feeling now. Hope there's more for you all soon!
mithah
Nov. 5th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
Ouch! That was painful to read.
htbthomas
Nov. 5th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was painful. But she is determined NOT to take Jason along this time - she's decided that following up on lead is best done on her own or with Clark (who is occupied right now). She doesn't want a repeat of the yacht incident!

So dropping Jason with Richard is the only, albeit painful, choice.
dreamers_dh
Nov. 5th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
Poor Richard. I can imagine to see him (I've seen yesterday X-Men 3 and there he looks sooooo hurt, I think in your story he looks the same...)
Thanks to Lois who is so kind to him.

Thanks to you for the teaser!

*hugs*
htbthomas
Nov. 5th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks to Lois who is so kind to him.

Is that a touch of sarcasm, there? lol. She really doesn't want to hurt him, but she is following her heart and her gut.
kalalanekent
Nov. 5th, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
You are so evil, Barbara! Now I know why I never let myself come over and read these! Gah!

Remind me to start doing this to you guys! *LOL*

*LOL* BTW, added more to the ummm... 'scene'. Interruptions have begun. May start the 'Tylenol PM' scene tomorrow. Too later by the time Anissa got back. *Big Grin*
htbthomas
Nov. 5th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Evil, you say? EEEEEEVIL?

This has been provided as a public service to the spoiler-craving, DV-addicted crowd. All feelings of hair-pulling are completely intentional, but no responsibility will be held by the creator.
kalalanekent
Nov. 6th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
*ROTFLMAO*
elliania
Nov. 5th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! What a tease!! ;p So great!!!
htbthomas
Nov. 5th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed!
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