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07 December 2004 @ 03:37 pm
Deadly Games, chapter 5  

Okay, so I haven't really had too much to say recently.  Still don't really.  School is school.  But on the bright side, I just finished the portfolio for English which I'm going to go turn in after I do this really quick.  And then maybe I'll actually write something.  ^_^  So here it is, folks.  Chapter five.


Randy held back the grin that was threatening to cross his face. He had a feeling that if Will saw him grinning about the situation, he'd get a punch in the face. Or, maybe not something that extreme...but with Will, you could never tell. He glanced over at Will and his lips twitched as he noticed the scowl on his face. He hadn't seen Will like this over a woman in a long time.

As if he heard his thoughts, Will looked up and his scowl deepened as he saw the look on Randy's face. He knew that look. Randy was going to start grinning at any moment.

"What are you looking at?" he growled. His tone warned Randy not to grin.

Randy grinned, deciding to throw caution to the wind. "Oh, I'm looking at you. You've got a thing for her?"

Will straightened abruptly. "A thing? I don't have a 'thing' for her." he said. Randy nodded.

"Sure. Whatever you say."

"I'll admit that I thought she was attractive at first and I still do. But I don't have a 'thing' for her." Will told him.

"Right. Of course. Because you act like this over a woman everyday." Randy smirked at Will, his expression clearly stating that the opposite was true. Will bent back over the plans for the upper level of the house.

"Shut up, Randy."


Lila paced back and forth in the empty dining room. The architect! She was lusting after the architect. Her lips quirked a bit as she thought of what Morgan might say about this and then she frowned, shaking her head. No, there was nothing amusing about this.

She came to an abrupt stop as her phone rang, sounding louder than it was in the silent room. She answered it quickly.

"Yeah?" she said.

"Well, hello to you too." Morgan drawled. Lila sighed.


"Lila." she replied, a bit of laughter in her voice.

"Please tell me you called to brighten my day." Lila groaned. Morgan made a sympathetic sound.

"That bad of a day, darling?"

Lila nodded. Then realizing that Morgan couldn't see her, she rolled her eyes. "Yeah, that bad."

On the other end of the line, Morgan frowned. "What happened? Did you meet the client and not get along with them?" she asked.

"No, Natalie and I get along fine."

"Ah." Realization dawned. "So, it's the architect."

"You're damn right it's the architect." Lila began pacing again. "Morgan, do you want to know what my first thought was when I saw him?"


"That he was the most gorgeous man that I'd ever seen. And then I found out he was the architect. Which just dooms this entire thing."

"He's gorgeous?" Morgan's voice was curious. She perked up a little. "Do tell."

Lila frowned. "Why do you want to know?" she replied before she could stop herself. When Morgan answered, Lila could practically hear the smile in her voice.

"Oh. So that's the way it is."

"What do you mean, that's the way it is? That's the way it what is?" Lila demanded. Morgan laughed.

"You want to jump him, as in taking the suggestion that I gave Amanda earlier. And since this is you, it also translates into you like him."

Once again forgetting that Morgan couldn't see her, Lila shook her head frantically. "I do not!" Morgan laughed again.

"Oh yes you do, darling." she said. Lila's frown turned into a scowl.

"No. No, I don't."

"Hm...what was it that Shakespeare once wrote? Methinks the lady doth protest too much." Morgan teased.

Lila's scowl deepened. "Shut up, Morgan."

"Okay, okay, I'm sorry. How about I make it up to you?" she asked.

"How?" Lila asked.

"I'll get Amanda from your office and take her over there. And I'll bring you some lunch from the pub." Morgan replied. Lila sighed.

"Have I ever told you that I love you?" she said.

"Darling, how could you not?" Morgan laughed.


"So, why are you the one taking me to the Anderson house?" Amanda asked. Morgan sighed and shook her head.

"To check out this architect who has Lila so wound up." she replied. Amanda nodded.

"I see. And the reason for that is..." Amanda trailed off.

"To see if he's good enough for her." When Amanda turned and gave Morgan a disbelieving look, she shrugged. "And to see why he's got her so wound up." she added.

"And your excuse was bringing lunch?"

"Yes." Morgan glanced over at Amanda. "Why?"

"Lila had lunch with Max earlier."

At this bit of information, Morgan smiled. "Oh she did, did she? Then this architect must be even better looking than I thought if she forgot a little detail like that." She laughed. "Good. She could use a good man to challenge her."


Randy and Will kept on working when the door opened and two women breezed in. They were completely focused on debating angles and trying to decide on the best one. Each of them were frowning as they figured in measurements.

It was the laughter that drew Randy's attention first. A rich, infectuous laughter that drew the eye. And when he looked up, he couldn't help but stare. He clapped a hand on Will's shoulder.

"She has to be the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen." he breathed. Will turned to look at Randy, a small frown on his face.

"Who?" he asked. Randy nodded his head in the direction he was looking.

"The redhead standing with Natalie, Lila, and the other blonde." he said. Will followed the direction of his gaze and looked at the woman in question.

While she was beautiful, she wasn't the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Of course, his taste seemed to be leaning more towards brunettes lately. Will frowned at that thought, dismissing it. He shook his head in denial. Then he turned to Randy and grinned.

"Well...it looks like someone has it bad." he teased. "Love at first sight, Randy?"

Randy shook himself out of the daze he was in and scowled at Will. "What are you talking about?" Will grinned at him.

"Well, turnabout is fair play, after all." Will replied. Randy shook his head and, with one last glance at the redhead, turned back to the figures.

"Shut up, Will." he muttered.


Morgan grinned as she walked around the empty kitchen, examining the woodwork. She turned and gave Lila a sly grin. "Well, we know he works well with his hands." she said. Lila scowled at her.

"Shut up." Deciding that a change of subject was in order, Lila turned to Amanda and gave her a smile much like the one that Morgan had given her only seconds before. "I talked to Max today."

"So?" Amanda asked, fighting to keep her tone casual.

"And I asked him if he had a girlfriend yet."

Morgan laughed as Amanda spun towards Lila, a blush spreading across her cheeks and her eyes wide. "Oh, Lila. You didn't. Please tell me you didn't." When Lila only continued to smile, Amanda covered her face with her hands.

"Well I can, but wouldn't you rather I tell you the truth?" Lila replied. Amanda groaned and then slowly she lowered her hands a bit, her eyes slightly less round and much more curious.

"What did he say?" she asked meekly. Lila's smile grew.

"Single and looking." Her voice was triumphant, as was the look that she exchanged with Morgan. Amanda sucked in a breath before letting it out in a rush. Then she grinned.

"Really?" she asked.

"Really." was all Lila said in reply. Morgan's grin was full of just a little bit of mischief as she looked at the two of them.

"Let the mission begin." she said.


Morgan nodded her head as she studied Amanda, who had just walked out of the bedroom. "I like it." she said. Lila shook her head as she looked at Amanda.

"No. Needs to be more subtle." she replied. Morgan tilted her head.

"You think so?" she asked. Lila nodded.

"This is Max we're talking about. He notices the really subtle stuff." Morgan considered this before nodding her consent that Lila was right.

"Next outfit."


Amanda walked out of the bedroom and turned in a slow circle. "Well?" she asked. "What do you think?"

Lila and Morgan studied Amanda in the outfit. She wore a black halter top and cream colored slacks with black high heeled sandals. She completed the outfit with silver jewelery and leaving her hair down, so that her back wasn't as exposed as it would be if she had worn it in her usual ponytail.

As one they turned and looked at each other, silently communicating. Then they turned back to Amanda and smiled, nodding their approval.

"That's the one." Lila told her.

"Max Bradford won't know what hit him." Morgan added, her voice firm and her eyes dancing.

Feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
Soundtrack: Some Eminem song that I can hear from headphones near me
¤ Leira ¤ Storm-Destiny ¤: Dracomidnight_divine on December 7th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
The more and more I read of this, I love Morgan. Lol

"Darling, how could you not?"

Love it! I can't wait for more of this and you're going to be happy to know...

I've turned "In The Shadows" into one part of the "Chronicles Of Angelus". :-D Be shocked. Be awed. You and Tina have sold me into writing more.

Nicoleblue_icy_rose on December 9th, 2004 11:26 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Now the question is...will there be more to your Harry Potter story as well? (Which, by the way, I totally tried to review...fanfiction.net completely crapped out on me though).

So, yes, I am happy. ^_^
jaded_angltears on December 10th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Aha! Another one hooked onto the stories that are Nikki's ^_^

I heart Morgan! I want Randy under my tree for Christmas. LOL. Anyways, awesome chapter yet again and as for Mar's little 'chornicles' YEY!!!