A Different Relationship
Prompt: “Write a description of Frankenstein as if you were writing a love story.”
I thought this could be humorous and decided to give it a shot XD Also thanks to my great friend GLD for for sharing this prompt with me!
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I saw a shadow move by a riverbank, the setting sun reflected the rippling water. The shadow was tall and seemed to take on a male form. It hid behind a large oak tree and peeked around, shyly studying me.
I walked over, curious to find who or what was hiding. As I crept over, the figure stepped out. He was a tall creature, not quite human, but handsome looking in the sunlight. His green-ish skin took on a glowing hue from the sun, his yellow eyes studied me. A mat, of what seemed to be hair, sat up top his uniquely shaped face. He opened his mouth, to reveal a set of white, straight teeth that shone in the golden lighting.“Ooh!” I giggled as he reached his green, largely shaped hand towards me. He uttered a few noises.
“I,” I patted my chest, excitment growing inside of me. “Am Angela.” The huge beast uttered more noises, a smile grew on his face. “An-ge-la.” I pronounced slowly.
He opened his mouth and tried to repeat the word I spoke. “Aaaanaaalaaa.” He deeply moaned.
I laughed softly. “Close, An-ge-la.” I tried again.
His brow furrowed and he uttered more sounds. “Aaaanaalaa.” He repeated.
I sighed, “That’s good enough.” His hand patted my golden curls. “Do you have a name?” I asked, not quite expecting an answer.
He pounded his chest with a hand and uttered a long string of sounds. I tilted my head. “Maybe.. I’ll call you Trenton.” I looked into his yellow eyes.
He nodded excitedly in agreement. “Tttteeeenonn” He moaned.
I laughed again. “Good!” I grabbed his hand. “Come on! Let me bring you home.” I smiled.
I led Trenton through the forest back onto the road and we walked into town. He uttered multiple, guttural noises as we walked by houses. Several mothers stared in shock as I walked hand in hand with my new found friend. Children hid behind their mother’s skirts. Men tipped their hats at me, then their jaws dropped in surprise at the sight of Trenton.
I walked him past all the stares and whispers. Trenton’s hand raised and he pointed at a group of young woman gathered together. Their gossiping whispers carried through the breeze and met my ears. “A.. monster?” One gasped.
“Some alien.” Another hissed, her eyes boring into my soul.
We walked briskly by, I ignored all the onlookers. Finally, we arrived to my home. I opened the gate and walked up to the door. Trenton looked at me with his yellow eyes, another smile grew on his face as I opened the door.
“I’m home!” I called through our home.
Trenton ducked through the doorway, and stumbled into our kitchen. He stood up straight, his coal black hair touching the ceiling.
My mother walked in, “Angela where have you-” A scream erupted from her throat. The plate in her hand fell and smashed on our tiled floor. “WHAT IS THAT?” She screamed, cowering by the stove. Her hand grabbed a pan and she raised it as a shield.
″His name is Trenton.” I smiled proudly. “He’s my new suitor.”
“YOU’RE WHAT?” My mother screeched, horrified.
Trenton smiled broadly and patted my head gently. “Aaaaanaaalaaaa.” He proudly stated.
“A-Angela.” My mother’s voice quivered. “W-what is that?”
“He’s my new suitor.” I repeated, patting Trenton’s hand.
“C-can we talk, privately?” She asked.
“Of course.” I turned to Trenton and motioned with my hands while speaking loudly. “You... stay... here..”
He nodded and made a few deep, uncomprehensible noises. I left him and joined my mother in our living room. "What on earth do you think you are doing, Angela?" My mother hissed at me. Her brown eyes smoldered with confusion, anger, and fear.
"Mother, please." I smiled at her sweetly, "You said I am old enough to find a suitor, so I did."
"Angela Freanna Nadia Grasswood!" Mother stamped her foot and rose her voice, "I don't want you finding random..." She huffed under her breath for a moment. "Not that this-this- thing is human." Her brown eyes bore right into me. "I don't want you looking for suitors off the streets! I expected better from you, Angela."
"Mother," I sweetened my voice again. "Please, he is so kind, and gentle! He won't harm a fly. Besides... he's different. That is what I want in a man." I felt my cheeks warming slightly.
Mother narrowed her eyes. "There will be no such relationship, with this... creature-like-thing, under this household. We will see what your father has to say about this!" She stormed away from me and peeked into the kitchen.
I strode into the kitchen and nodded at Trenton. He smiled broadly once again when he saw me. "Aaaaanaaaallaaaa." He greeted me.
Before I said anything, my father waltzed into the kitchen. His glasses sat on his nose as he held a newspaper under his arm. "Angela, you have been-" His blue-gray eyes fell on Trenton and he froze. His voice grew low and deadly."Get behind me now, Angela."
"Oh Father!" I giggled and walked right up to Trenton. "This is Trenton, my new suitor."
Father's jaw dropped."You-your-" He spattered unable to finish his sentence.
"My suitor." I smiled happily.
"Angela Feanna Nadia Grasswood, there will be-" He started, then stopped when Trenton reached his hand to greet him. He slowly reached his hand out and shook Trenton's hand. "Well, I suppose I was wrong about you." He smiled.
"See?" I giggled again. "Trenton, is the nicest and most polite man."
"Trenton.. nice to meet you." My father greeted him.
"Tttteeeennooooonnn." Trenton moaned and patted my father's arm gently. He pointed to Father and opened his mouth, making numerous noises.
"Oh, he wants to know your name!" I translated.
"Ah! I am Frederick." He called out for Mother. "Dianna, have you met Angela's new friend?"
"Freeeerrreerrriiccckk." Trenton proudly said. Then said my mother's name. "Diiiaaaannnaaa."
My mother appeared at the doorway, her face pale. "Y-yes, Frederick?"
"I believe Angela has found her suitor, my dear." My father grabbed a glass of water and offered it to Trenton.
A dull thud sounded, we all turned around and my mother laid on the floor, passed out.
"Aaaaanaaaalaaaaa." Trenton happily stated and patted my head endearingly.
I had found just the man I was looking for; someone...different.
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