Summary: Skip and Chatter argue about Red.
NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!
There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.
I Said What I Meant
“He did apologize,” said Chatter.
“He also implied a lot of things he apparently didn’t mean.” said Skip. “I don’t want to have to watch everything he says to find out what he means.”
“I know,” sighed Chatter. “But he was our friend.”
“Was.” said Skip.
“I’m not giving up on him.” said Chatter, “and I though you weren’t either.”
“That was before he started playing rules lawyer,” snapped Skip. “I don’t need friends who lie to me, but it’s okay because it’s not technically a lie.”
“If we don’t watch over him, who will?” asked Chatter. “Peter Pan?”
“Hah.” snorted Skip, then he sighed tiredly. “You have a point, I guess.”
“Then come back.” said Chatter. “The least we can do is try.”