Friday, January 09, 2009

A Teenager's Secret


Lucy led her friend Jenny through the under-used front door of Laverstone Manor and straight up the stairs to her second-floor room.

“This is an amazing house,” said Jenny. “I still think you could throw a spliffing party here.”

“Not without Dad’s permission. He hates having visitors to the house. A party would be out of the question.” Lucy sat in front of her computer and logged on. The monitor on the wall opposite her bed flickered into life, showing a series of security camera stills before the screen was filled with MTV.

“What were those cameras?” said Jenny. “Were they in your house?”

“Yes.” Lucy left the music on but switched the picture feed to the cameras. “I like to keep track of the family,” she said. “Dad and Julie will still be at the shop, but Endal will be about somewhere.” She flicked through several cameras until she spied her distant cousin. “That’s okay. He’s in his studio.” She flicked the screen back to MTV and opened her desk drawer. “Fancy a drink?”

4 comments:

martha said...

Oh, what a tearaway she's become - too smart for her own or Harold's good. Now, she's a real kick-ass heroine - may even give Jasfoup a twist or two in time. Well done!

Leatherdykeuk said...

I was terrified of Lucy becoming a Mary-Sue!

stephanie said...

No worries about Lucy being too good, I don't think. She's a proper teen with all the tricks... and not a little help from all the technology floating around the manor. Nicely done here. I do like her so.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks Steph. I'm rather partial to her :)