I had something completely different in mind, but my characters had another idea. Silly me, thinking it’s the writer who decides on a story. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about it, it’s the first time I write these two as teenagers.
Not My FaultThe door swung open and a red-faced boy of about fourteen stormed into the room.
“You did it again!” he shouted at the girl his age that was sitting on the window sill, reading a book.
“Hi, Adrien,” she said, not taking her eyes off the pages.
“You just had to do it, didn’t you?”
“Do what? I did numerous things today.”
“You set Morigan on fire! Again!”
“I wouldn’t call it fire,” she turned the page. “It was more of a flicker.”
“Why do you keep doing these things, Gray? The teachers will be furious!”
“So?” she shrugged. “I’m not a student here. Besides,” she raised her head from the book, “I don’t see how it’s my fault. I told him ‘Leave the kid alone or I’ll barbecue you.’ He chose barbecue. You’d think in five years he’s been at this school he would have learned by now.”
“It’s not your fault?”
“It was his choice,” she shrugged.
He shook his head. “It’s like I’m talking to a wall.”
“I wouldn’t know. Haven’t talked to that many walls.”
Adrien sighed before turning and walking out the door.
“Bye, Adrien,” she shouted after him just as the door swung shut.
Any suggestions for a title?
EDIT: Thank you all for such great comments! Sorry I forgot to put the entry number, it's 338, thank you, Michael, for answering it for me :) For all of you that would like to read more stories with these characters, you can check out my free short story on Smashwords!
As for the title, I think I'll go with "Not my fault".