A Love Story in Fifty Sentences
© Scribbler, February/May 2006.
#42 – Clouds
The first time he meets her, Knuckles thinks she's a beast with her head completely in the clouds – later he berates himself for not realising she's seen more of life than he has, the evidence as plain as her arm and legs.
#11 – Name
She actually giggles after introductions, when he incredulously repeats her name, and says, "Yeah, it ain't exactly an original handle for a gal like me, is it?"
#32 – Confusion
She balances coyness and exuberance as if with a spirit gage, and Knuckles, unused to the ways of females who are not Princess Sally – practical, serious, kind but rarely playful – has absolutely no idea how to act around her.
#01 – Comfort
"Don't worry about it, you'll get used to everyone in no time," Sally comforts as he walks dazedly beside her towards her work hut – she has two huts, of course, to keep her commander role and her real self separate – but Knuckle