Anyway, here's the next chapter! 1410 words long! Whoo!
Paul is not a happy camper...
Wish me luck! I'm off!
Yay! I finally got around to updating!
Sorry it took me a little while. The past week has been a little crazy, with school, my babysitting job, and now band practice, so I've barely had any time to think, let alone write!
But, here it is! I decided to work on it tonight when the plot for this chapter sort of just came to me, like all my chapters for all of my stories seem to do again. I didn't have to think too hard on the subject, but I finally got it down on paper!
Anyway, this chapter is another "showdown" chapter between Amy and her parents, Paul and Tessa. I knew I wanted them to have a little one-on-one chitchat about Amy's decision, and I also knew I wanted them to find out about Marc and Amy's engagment before too much longer. I knew exactly how I wanted them to act, so that wasn't hard, but I had to end it at yet another one of my infamous semi-awkward cliffies in order to keep everything together and not go too far. :)
"I'm two for two, man!" I can't believe I've updated two things in one day! Must mean it's spring :D Okay, so this chapter is mostly Wilbur and his whole ordeal. Thought it appropriate to give them resolve at the hospital so we can shift to a new dilemma which I only briefly set up at the end of the chapter. So, hope that's okay.
Poor Marc is only mentioned in this chapter, but I know he has a lot left to face so I thought he deserved a break :P I couldn't resist recycling a few of the themes from Doris Returns x) You'll see...
Anyways, I also tried to delve a little deeper into pre-Marc in the hospital Amy the same way I tried to delve into the lighthearted fun side of Marc in Chapter 10. I don't know why, but behind that very serious facade, I think there's a bit of a dork hiding in Amy. I don't mean a loser of a dork. But this very carefree, spirited woman who has many skills and interests. And being single only until recently (though we've never really delved into her past romance life-though I've always imagined it pretty dull minus maybe a few blind dates or group dates or something like that while she was trying to forget Marc...) I could totally imagine her sitting at home curled up on the couch watching her favorite movie or watching a television show and then gabbing about it in the breakroom with her fellow gal pal employees. After all, anyone who works in photography for a newspaper would most definitely have to stay current :P But I was adament to show she is not addicted by any means to a television show because although I think she would enjoy entertainment as the next person, I think she would also be the person who could be equally as satisfied simply reading a book or doing a crossword. I guess Amy is very versatile and when alone, will do whatever sounds best to her in the moment whether it's watching a movie or going for a hike in the woods (if there are any woods left in the future! ;P). And that's why I can see her and Marc living a very adventurous and active lifestyle and possibly traveling the world and things like that.
Okay, enough with the pshycoanalysis of Amy...yeesh. I just want to say that I was working very hard to come up with a type of close for this chapter besides Amy boringly eating. And I couldn't think of anything...so...I kinda took your cliffy. I'm sorry!! I know you probably imagined it as them standing in the doorway of Marc's hospital room and so did I...but I'm soooo sorry. I'll hide if I must...
Okay, so that was my fastest response time ever to a previous chapter I think! But this chapter came quite easily to me. And honestly, it could probably be considered more like Chapter 9 part 2 more than 10 but oh well since both feed directly off one another.
Not much to say. I had to give Cornelius a great moment since I totally felt the strength of his character last time around. But of course, had to go back to Marc and Amy for awhile since this story is still mainly about them. I also kinda threw in the concept that we talked about that one time with Marc and Amy and kids. You'll see...
Guess that's all there is. At least, that's all I can think of. So on to the chapter...
Alright, so first off, the title is by no means permanent. :P It's just a working title for now until we decide for sure what we want our title to be.
Anyway, so here's chapter seven of the webstory! I decided to add a little...drama here by having Amy's parents enter the picture here. I decided to make it to where her parents find out about Marc. I know I wanted Amy to have a close relationship with her parents, since she was adopted when she was very young, but I also wanted it to be where Amy and her parents (particularly her father) don't exactly see eye to eye on the whole situation, as it really should be.
I also just had to add Wilbur to this chapter. I miss the little guy! And Carl, too, of course. Wherever Wilbur goes, Carl is sure to follow (in some way or another)!
Oh, and I figured that Amy would be the kind of person (being a photographer) that would like to go out and do things, so I sort of just decided out of the random blue to give her Max to jog with. ;P
OK, Cali, you get to decide the next part of Amy's personality. Promise! Amy's really your character (since you created her). Marc's mine...that's strange, huh?