Teddy & Pearl Looking for The Oyster ( Part Four)

Teddy fretted.
What was taking her so long?
He’d phoned Kate to see if Pearl had been in contact, which he knew was very probable and Kate listened without reprimand to his cooking confession.

Kate parked outside Hamper’s Mall, she arrived early being road blessed by green lights most of the way.
Pearl said nothing, her body slumped over in the passenger seat.
Teddy stopped pacing, his cell phone vibrated in his jean’s pocket, a call was coming through.
“Hi it’s Kate.”
“Pearl?”
“Not here yet but I’m early ….and you have a big apology to deliver Mr!” scolded Kate.
Teddy knew his apology would be forthcoming and his first words would be " I’m so so sorry Pearl."

Where was she?
Why had Pearl not arrived yet?
He paced.
He had become more proficient at pacing since Pearl had slipped out his front door earlier in the evening.

The brown sedan pulled into a driveway and the driver pressed the remote control for the garage doors to open.
Pearl roused a little from the drugs that had been injected into her and in her confused state she grappled at the door handle.
“No you don’t missy” said the woman.
Strong male hands gathered Pearl up and carried her inside and issued instructions for the woman to ditch the car.

Pearl focused slowly on a face in front of her. She knew that face, she’d been to his place for dinner.
“I’m so so sorry Pearl” said Teddy.
The kitchen was ready for his other kind of cooking spree that he partook in but he’d wait for his sister to come back once the car was sorted.
He didn’t like dining alone.

© K S Hardy 2012

Teddy & Pearl Looking for The Oyster ( Part Four) by 


There was no oyster after all.

Part One

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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Comments

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Don’t like Teddy one bit :)
    Some wonderful lines Ms Tempest, bravo.

  • Thanks Maree for reading this story, haven’t written in this genre for a while so it felt good to get the rust out of me ink. :O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    magnific !!!

  • Hi there
    Thank you so much!

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    I’m so so sorry Pearl???? Oh boy….

  • Yeh Pearl….she’s a not so Pearly ….maybe… ;O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    maginificent write! intriguing to the end

  • Hi there
    Thank you sooooo much, haven’t written in this genre for the longest time so it was good to get the rust out of my ink :O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 2 years ago

    Hell’s bells are ringing… creepsville! My skin is crawling and the milk has curdled. Magnifient and thrilling to the end, KS. xoxo

  • Hi ya
    Thanks for dropping in and letting Pearl and Teddy do their cooking lesson with you. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerover 2 years ago

    LOL…this is delicious….

  • It was delicious to write it as well! :O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 2 years ago

    Exciting and thrilling KS, not liking our Teddy and really worried Pearl is in deep! Don’t leave us here! ;)

  • Hi Tony
    Thanks for reading this story, haven’t written in this genre for a while so it felt good to get the rust out of me ink. :O) No plans to add to the menu just yet but the words say never say never …..so maybe there could be some dessert later ;O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Christopher  Raggatt
    Christopher R...over 2 years ago

    nice one k.

  • Hi there
    So very very nice to see you. Thanks for having a bite with me. ;o) x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonover 2 years ago

    Evil is on the menu tonight! Eeeeep!

  • Indeed…..Thanks for reading this story, haven’t written in this genre for a while so it felt good to get the rust out of me ink. :O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    WTH? No no no! You can’t go there! I am so in hopes you are having us on at this point. Wow, your the queen of curve balls Karen. What next? I am seriously jonesing here!! xx

  • Hi Donna
    Thanks for reading this story, haven’t written in this genre for a while so it felt good to get the rust out of me ink. I had to look up jonesing….never heard that one before, thanks for adding to my vocab and appreciate you dining with me too. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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