I mentioned earlier that a Figment user has been sharing her daily writing prompts with us. Today, I was inspired to write a short piece based on her latest prompt:
Naturally, it had to be about Cece and Jack. 😉 Enjoy the fireworks!
I stepped inside the elevator, feeling self-conscious in front of the mirrored walls. I tried not to stare at the sole other occupant, a strange fellow in a navy trench coat and hat. He was all too familiar; if I was lucky, he wouldn’t feel the same way about me.
“Captain Jack Harkness,” he said in an oily voice, extending his hand to shake. “Who might you be?”
Yup, in his timeline, he didn’t know me yet.
I decided to ignore him. That was the best thing to do. The last thing I wanted to do was disrupt the time stream. The second-to-last, have to talk to the most annoying man in the world. Somehow, I couldn’t picture him being the posterchild for his town as a boy; what about him appealed to them? If Jack Harkness told me to move to a place, I’d go anywhere but there. And I wanted to be anywhere but this elevator.
The elevator began its slow descent down to the ground floor. Chin up, Ryder, I told myself. You’ll be at the parking garage with Bessie and the Doctor in no time.
When you’re in the vicinity of Jack Harkness, expect the unexpected. Naturally, the unexpected happened: the elevator froze. Literally.
Judging by the sound of the Norwegian-accented voices that started singing “Let it Go” as the temperature started to drop, those weren’t Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato behind the mic — or the controls. It had to be Ylvis. They’re infamous for pranking elevator passengers. At least they weren’t singing “What Does the Fox Say?”
“Well,” said Jack, eyeing his own reflection in the mirror, “I guess this means we’re stuck in here. All alone. With no one else to talk to.”
I slumped against the hand rail, groaning. Here I was, stuck in an elevator for who knows how long, accompanied by none other than–
“I don’t suppose you’ll tell me your name now, will you? Otherwise, I’ll just make one up and call you that.”
–Captain Jack Harkness.
“Is ‘Rose’ okay with you?”