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Flowers for Ollie
Co-Writer ShadowBobcat10*
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  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
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Flowers for Ollie
A - A - A
Closet of Solitude
Nov 14, 2017
5 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!sPIo9hnvbWWNQrlZgL3Zposted on PENANA

My slice of pound cake remained stubbornly uneaten on the kitchen table as I told my mother I need to do homework at the library.  I hopped on my bicycle and headed to my old house.  Well, specifically, my underground bunker under the shed of my old house.  It was way too expansive to rebuild under the lawn of my new awesome house. copyright protection28PENANAt5x9qvYmNw

I rode up the tallest hill in my town and stopped at the house on the very top.  Stashing my bike in the bushes, I hopped the fence into the backyard.  The shed was locked, of course, but I had learned the new combination after painstaking spying. copyright protection28PENANASgmBFwS214

Inside, the new owners had filled the little wooden shed with all kinds of garbage, but it was for the best, as they obscured a high-voltage sign that we'd left when we moved out.  I lifted the sign and tapped "guardian" in Morse code on the wall.  The floor retracted behind me and revealed a set of wooden steps.  I walked down to level negative one and closed the entire contraption, covering the stairs and locking the shed with one button. copyright protection28PENANAYXRPpcPFYS

The first level was the only level that existed before I lived here.  The previous owner had fitted it with blue carpet, painted the walls blue, and mounted a now broken TV on the wall.  I'd never bothered to change any of it.  If anyone discovered it, they'd think it was a normal basement built by an over paranoid person. copyright protection28PENANAFrYcBoHzKv

No one else was here, so I crossed the room and unlocked the closet.  Inside sat a set of concrete stairs that I had added.  They led to a medium-sized underground warehouse that my writer had constructed for me to hide in if a dangerous breach were to hunt me down.  We'd known this day was inevitable, but if she hadn't been so crazy in her world bending, it wouldn't have come so soon. copyright protection28PENANA6CLterZ6t0

I descended the concrete stairs to solitude.  It was really all right.  I didn't need people, right?  Shadow would be enough company until we apprehended the breach.  I wondered whom she brought for backup.  Probably Kaity.  She's a badass.  But it would be problematic to remove someone from such an established universe and plop them into this mess.  Whatever! copyright protection28PENANAasY1hne63d

I swung open the door and on the other side, I saw poor Nathan duct taped to a carbon fiber chair glued to the concrete floor with PVC epoxy.  I know that because I was the one who used excess epoxy to glue that very chair to the acoustic center of the warehouse.  For some reason, however, the entire warehouse was empty otherwise. copyright protection28PENANAZIFXUgmCP6

But more importantly, there was only one reason why Nathan would be here in my bunker with my writer.  After his strange behavior before Soulless and his absence today at school, I felt like an idiot for not seeing it sooner.  Not to mention the whole flashlight incident copyright protection28PENANA8WJUqXlp4P

"Oh, zut!  Nathan, you're the breach?"  I asked in awe.  "Shadow, I really should have seen that coming." copyright protection28PENANAqehogzMvGP

My dear writer in the form of buff me turned and smiled.  "It's okay, sweetie.  I was being very vague for your safety." copyright protection28PENANAIFxoDsE05u

Nathan definitely seemed more annoyed than I had ever seen him before.  A large bruise covered the left side of his face.  Shadow probably tortured him.  Based on his record, he was most likely dangerous. copyright protection28PENANA7dqR8QPtgT

"Which one of you did I enlighten?" he suddenly asked.  My writer and I laughed together. copyright protection28PENANAiG8A5paRUQ

"Nice pun, Nathan," I said.  He had a thing for puns that was almost cute. copyright protection28PENANAGDwd1aFFaK

"Of course, Claire's the one with soul-sight," my writer explained.  "The scars are for effect.  Do you prefer a different look?" copyright protection28PENANA9hYA96rYzH

My writer shapeshifted to a short teenage boy with brown hair and dark glasses.  I recognized the form.  "Danny?  Why him?" copyright protection28PENANARSoZttoDkj

"What are you doing?"  Nathan demanded.  "You're not Daniel!  I will not succumb to your heinous schemes!" copyright protection28PENANAu0W0eYbUEm

My writer smiled.  "I'm God.  I can do whatever I want to."  She returned to looking like me. copyright protection28PENANAFNEDoNKPLk

I smirked at Nathan.  "She's so awesome that way." copyright protection28PENANAxCcWCGp1jK

"You're awesome, too, dear," my writer said. copyright protection28PENANAkNLhOZfZUU

Nathan groaned.  "Get a room." copyright protection28PENANAmzH0d6NXWy

I took a step back, staring in shock.  "Excuse you?" copyright protection28PENANAhubuqNaPPu

"Should I shut him up?" my writer asked. copyright protection28PENANAz9hkr6kH5e

"Yes," I said.  "Make it painful."  My writer probably lived a sheltered life, but I didn't shy from violence. copyright protection28PENANABrNjs1pfYm

"I love your ideas, Claire," my writer said. copyright protection28PENANAOgQZLgNV5C

Nathan struggled in his duct tape bonds.  "Wait, what did I do?  There's no need to be rude!" copyright protection28PENANAqFMH0dNkUT

My writer pulled a baseball bat out of a spacetime rift and smacked it over Nathan's face.  He blacked out almost instantly. copyright protection28PENANAzvlnONoe3n

"You know that wasn't necessary, right?  I could have just made him sleep, and it would have been way more painless," my writer said. copyright protection28PENANAARDqRoGEkM

I shrugged.  "He knows everything, doesn't he?" copyright protection28PENANAgKr2ssfgMa

"As far as I can tell, yes.  So how was school?" copyright protection28PENANAamFwJtk7In

I shrugged.  "I actually have homework today." copyright protection28PENANAuif8I6woKR

"The reset will take care of that for you." copyright protection28PENANAb1CD455klS

"I actually want to learn, you know." copyright protection28PENANAuwe92XDn4l

My writer crossed the gap between us and enveloped me in a hug.  She was the only person who hugged me other than my immediate family.  "You're the most special person in your world.  As long as I'm around–" copyright protection28PENANAKzD0Hm6eLR

"What if you leave?" copyright protection28PENANA6WSIzWOEh9

Shadow stepped back.  "I wouldn't leave without making sure you're ready for the world beyond." copyright protection28PENANAxLGLUJJy6O

"Okay."  I stared past my writer at Nathan.  "What about him?" 32Please respect copyright.PENANAr3d8PmLleW
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"I'll deal with him.  In the meantime, I have something planned for you." copyright protection28PENANAPpBI8bFWPW

"What?"  I frowned.  "But the breach–" 32Please respect copyright.PENANAXU1qYEL7c3
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"Has been contained, as you can see.  Go and enjoy some quality time with your friends.  I'll even invite sweet Ollie.  It'll be fun!" copyright protection28PENANAG5t3Dk8xis

She took my hand and suddenly I was on the Dyson Sphere with Jack, Robert, Cole, Gabe, and Oliver.  32Please respect copyright.PENANAzqbrf1rfxo
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