Riley C. (rileyc) wrote in write_up100,
Riley C.

Challenge #1: Free-for-all

Just a tiny moment I hope happened at the end of the S2 episode, "Victims," the one guest starring Eric Roberts, where Elliot had the HIV scare. And coming in at 144 words.

Slumped in a corner of the couch, staring at the television but his thoughts a million miles away, Elliot gave a start as Kathy sat beside him, scooting close and resting her head on his shoulder. He sighed and reached his arm around her, holding her closer. “What if--”

“Shh.” She reached for his bandaged hand, pressed a kiss to it, then to his lips. “You’re going to be all right, Ell.”

Smile lopsided, he nodded, wanting to believe. He did, deep down; that first kick of fear was just hard to shake. “Gonna be a long month.”

“We’ll get through it.” She kissed his chin, hugged him hard. “Now come to bed,” she said, standing up and holding out her hand.

He looked at her a long moment, let out a lot of worries on a deep breath, and reached for her hand.
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