Ty tilts his head, curiously laying down his fork. He pokes me. "Ally, you okay?" His big, four year old eyes stare at me. It almost hurts to lie to him.
I shake my head, smiling a little. "No, I'm fine." Turning to Aaron and deciding to make small talk, I give him a big, fake grin. "So, how's college?"
Aaron looks surprised at my sudden interest, but nods enthusiastically. "Oh, awesome; my classes are great." He pauses for a second, glancing up at everyone else. "I have a surprise."
Mom looks interested." Yes?" she asks, leaning in.
"Cate's coming over tomorrow! Isn't that awesome? You can finally meet her!" His grin is almost as bright as the sun. I suddenly have the urge to advocate natural gas, for all the green capabilities of my own inventions.
"Totally awesome," I mutter. "I'm like, psyched." To my embarrassment, my words are filled to the brim with sarcasm.
Aaron frowns a little, giving me a weird look. "Ally, can I talk to you after dinner?"
Mom raises an eyebrow, clearly intrigued. I shoot her a look that says Stay out of this before turning to Aaron. "Why?"
It's Aaron's turn to avoid gazes. "You'll see..."- Of Metal Rainbows
I narrow my eyes to slits, ignoring the sparks that painfully hit my skin as I weld the parts together.
"Aren't you ever going to take a break?" Gavin raises an eyebrow, picking up the tray again. "Or are you just that eager to leave?"
His words rattle me like a hurricane against a skyscraper. "No... of course not."
"I can tell you hate it back there." Gavin's hand reaches for my own.
I yank it away, picking up a screwdriver to cover my actions. "I don't belong here- you know that," I say, avoiding his eyes.
"But you do." Gavin sighs. "Ally, you don't understand... you have no idea how much this place has changed you."
I close my eyes. "I do." It's a lie. As usual. - Of Metal Rainbows
I lean against Gavin, watching as the glass casket is lowered. My heart aches as I notice the soft smile etched on her face. I am tempted to believe the funeral home did that, but something in me knows that's a Grace Amos smile. Pure, happy and finally at peace. - Of Metal Rainbows
...Yes, those are all from the same novel. A mixture of random scenes I jotted down and in-order stuff. For those of you who have been here for a while, you'll remember I dropped this novel for development reasons. It's fine now, with a (mostly) new main character and a more developed plot.
Have a great weekend!