Chapter 25: DOGGED OBSESSION

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: All Star Story Writers

Reads: 121
Comments: 2

 

Hugh shrugged and went up to his room. He was feeling good, they had enjoyed a great day together and he could definitely sense that Eemay was trying to put Scott behind her and move on. He knew, that to win her over, he needed to be patient and supportive.

He could still feel the sand, gritty in his hair, and as he took off his trainers, more of it spilled out onto the floor. For a moment, he allowed himself to bask in the mental images of Eemay, frolicking in the waves, and lying by his side, relaxed and happy, soaking up the sun

Feeling hot and sticky, he stepped into the shower, letting the fierce cooling jets sting his body. He dressed and wandered over to the window, humming cheerfully to himself.

Eemay had taken the path from the courtyard that leads down to the meadow beyond. He watched her throwing a ball for the dogs, before settling down in the grass to savour the late afternoon sunshine, with both dogs jumping and barking around her.

The familiar knot tightened in the pit of his stomach, as he witnessed the obvious bond she shared with them. How she playfully tickled and tenderly stroked them, as they lay down beside her.

He could feel tension building inside him until every muscle in his body was rigid. The fact that Scott had become one of Eemay's much loved and pampered pets now filled him with bitterness and jealousy, and a desperate feeling of panic overwhelmed him.

He was still seething with resentment when he went down for dinner with Eemay and her parents that evening. The King and Queen had welcomed him warmly, but he just could not get Scott out of his mind, so much so, he could think of nothing else. Even in his transformed state, he found Scott’s continued presence at the palace absolutely unbearable, and knew he would never be able to relax completely, until he had disposed of him for good.

He stood up from the table, slumping heavily into an old armchair, which gave way under the added pressure and swallowed him up like a Venus Fly Trap!

Deep in thought and completely oblivious, he just sat there engulfed in the manky depths of the moth eaten fabric, with just his head and feet visible, staring distractedly into space.


Submitted: October 11, 2018

© Copyright 2021 Sue Harris. All rights reserved.

Chapters

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

Comments

Keke Serene

wow, the jealousy of this guy is unrivaled! Nevermind the pain Scott's gone through turning into a dog!

Mon, October 15th, 2018 7:57pm

Author
Reply

He thinks of no-one but himself, and is steadily becoming ever more unhinged! Thanks for reading, again!

Mon, October 15th, 2018 1:40pm

KathrynAcacia

You know, I think Hugh would be jealous even if one of the dogs wasn't Scott, he's such a control freak... I think the chair's got the right idea, collapsing from under him!

Tue, October 16th, 2018 8:03pm

Author
Reply

Ha, you could be right there! €

Tue, October 16th, 2018 1:12pm

Facebook Comments

Boosted Content from Premium Members

Short Story / Humor

Book / Fantasy

Book / Religion and Spirituality

Short Story / Commercial Fiction

Other Content by Sue Harris

Book / Fantasy

Book / Fantasy

Book / Fantasy