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"Oh, good morning, Simon."
Simon looked up from the bowl of cereal he was fixing himself and grinned. "Good morning, yourself. Just fixing some breakfast before we head to town—no other food here and I'm half starved."
"Good luck with that," said Holly, regarding the pile of bran flakes that sat inside the bowl. "There's no milk left."
"There's no more milk. Ran out of it last night and I didn't have time to make it to the grocery store."
"But I already poured my cereal!" said Simon with distress.
"That's unfortunate," replied Holly. She then watched with perplexity as her temporary flat-mate set the bowl on the counter, walked over to his cot and collapsed into the sheets. "Simon, what are you doing?" she asked.
Simon threw an arm over his face, covering his eyes with the crook of his elbow. "All that trouble for nothing," he moaned. "What is this? What is my life?!"
"This is a cruel world." The young man rolled onto his stomach, dragging the covers with him until he was practically swaddled in the spare linens. "This is the end—pray death comes quickly," he mumbled into the pillow.
"You are by far the most melodramatic ass I have ever met," Holly informed him.
Simon was unperturbed by her observation. "Pray to the gods to intermit the plague / That needs must light on this ingratitude!" he cried out ardently.
"Stop reciting Shakespearian drivel, it's a bowl of cereal!"
"I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth," replied Simon, "forgone all custom of exercises / and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory!"
"If you quote Hamlet one more time, I will stab you through a curtain, Simon."
"The first was actually said by Marullus—Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II to be exact."
  • Listening to: Perpetuum Mobile
  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice
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Evahoodie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
haha... lovely!
EmmonArts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
rainbow-chopstick Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I love how whenever anybody's distressed in this story, they just roll themselves up into burritos with their bedclothes. xD This particular instance was quite amusing.
MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Writer
Every day.
Maryx3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so I -really- love them.
FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Ah, melodrama. Ever so hilarious. +Shakespeare= amazing.
MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
hehe <3 Shakespearean awesomeness + Simon = MOST AWESOME HILARIOUS MELODRAMA
fight4watsright Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
omg halariouse
RoselynJade Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are really cute together!
Love your writing. :)
Kallik6 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahaha LOVE IT! The chemistry between these two is great :P
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