Wednesday, February 8, 2012

When Alec Met Quinn...

Thank you for all the great feedback from Quinn on the Couch! I really appreciate all your kind words.

And we're off to the races for the Dialogue Introduction portion of the I'm Hearing Voices blogfest. I decided to go back in time to when Quinn first met Alec. This takes place about ten years before the start of Rosetta and a lot happened in that time, so the Quinn you see here should be a little different from the Quinn who was on the couch on Monday (or, you know, the Quinn who actually shows up in Rosetta).

Without further ado: When Alec Met Quinn...

“Hi. I’m Alec.”

“Ah! Shit... uh, I mean crap… I mean, uh, sorry. Hi.”

“Are you… alright?”

“Yeah. Sorry. I, um, drop things a lot.”

“Well, that’s okay. I like to pick things up.”

“Hah! That was either the worst pickup line ever, or—”

“Actually, it was just a crappy comeback. I was… I’m not really… that good at meeting people.”

“Oh. Sorry.”

“No, it’s no problem.”

“So… Alec?”

“Yeah. Alec Hannigan. I’m… new, I guess.”

“A bitten wolf?”

“Yeah. Geoffrey just brought me here.”

“How long ago were you bitten?”

“Three weeks ago. Geoffrey found me right after and took me to a safe house until I… stopped trying to eat him.”

“Oh. Well, that’s… good.”

“So, uh, who’re you?”

“Right. Sorry. I’m Quinn. Dunlap. I was born a werewolf. Lived here my whole life.”

“All… seventeen years?”

“Hah! Good try. I’m fifteen. And I don’t look any older, so don’t bother lying to me.”

“You do! I thought you were at least my age.”

“No, you didn’t.”

“I did! Why would I lie about that?”

“Because you’re trying to impress me.”

“Why would I do that?”

“I don’t know! Because you’re a 17-year-old boy, and that’s what boys do.”

“Maybe I’m not like other boys.”

“Yeah, right. Maybe you’re just like other boys. But I’ll give you a chance to make it up to me.”

“Oh, yeah?”

“Sure. I need someone to help me put these spiders in Carson’s bed anyway.”


  1. Ha! This was fun to read. It kept me interested, and I definitely got a sense of the mischievousness.

  2. DV--I LOVE that Quinn has already figured out that teenage books will always try and impress the girl. LOL! Great job :)

  3. Quinn is so straight forward. I love that Alec was trying to impress her. And that bit at the end about spiders! Great!

  4. cute! I can feel the chemistry already oozing from this scene.

    And I'm a sucker for awkward and clumsy guys :)

  5. Oh, great zinger at the end. That told me so much about Quinn.
    New follower!

  6. Ok, Alec and Quinn meeting was adorable.

    -“Yeah. Sorry. I, um, drop things a lot.”
    “Well, that’s okay. I like to pick things up.” - - So cute!

    And poor Carson! ^_^

  7. Very cute scene! A lot of fun to read!

  8. Eewww ... spiders. Hate them. HATE them! And just to get back at me, one bit my ankle the other day.

    Even so, I like this :)