Promptly Penned – August 15, 2018

Prompt: “I saved your life!” “You pushed me off a building!”

This one was a lot of fun to write. I hope you enjoy it!


Ignoring the commotion, Kate frantically dug through the debris that was her closet. She could hear Kylo crying. Dammit. This cat was going to be the death of her. Literally. Just as she grabbed the shaking little fur ball, Kate found herself being thrown over a very muscular shoulder.

“Hey…” Her words trailed off as she got the most amazing view. Even hanging upside down, Kate could see that this was one of the finest rear ends that she’d ever laid eyes on.

“Wow.” The word was almost a sigh.

“Jesus, woman! What is wrong with you?” The owner of said fine ass…ets clearly found fault. He didn’t even know her.

“I’ll have you know that Kylo gets anxiety on a normal day. And with anxiety comes the hair loss. Hair loss means so much vacuuming for me. Plus, I hate to see him so upset.”

“What on earth are you talking about?”

Kylo chose that moment to sink his claws into the back of her kidnapper.

“Ffffuuuu….dge?”

“Is that supposed to be a question?”

“Not really. I didn’t think it was entirely appropriate to speak in such a way in front of a lady. I’m assuming that Kylo is the cat?”

“Of course Kylo is the cat. And what do you mean by not appropriate? Do I look like some delicate flower that needs your protection? Are you serious right now?”

Kate could almost feel him roll his eyes.

“And don’t you dare roll your eyes at me, Mister!”

Kate was just now starting to realize that they were headed up.

“Where are you taking me?”

“Oh, now you want to panic? You weren’t worried when the fire alarms went off and you could SEE the smoke, but NOW you’re worried?”

“Let’s just go back to the elevator, and we-”

He cut her off abruptly, “The elevator is out of service. The building is on fire. Do you know what that means? It means that we have to go up, and pray that they are able to reach us.”

“Wait. What?”

They reached the door to the rooftop, and that is when Kate well and truly began to panic.

“How the hell do we get off of the rooftop? Seriously? What is happening? Just let us go back inside. We’ll even take the stairs.”

“Woman. The smoke already followed us up this far. The building likely isn’t safe. You need to follow me.”

He set Kate on her feet, grabbing her hand while he looked over the ledge of the rooftop.

“Nope. No. No way. Uh uh.” Kate barely got the words out before her body was in flight. She squeezed her eyes closed and hugged Kylo to her chest. Her breath whooshed out when she landed on…was it a bouncy house? Ugh, she bounced slightly as another body landed near her. Opening her eyes, Kate found herself face to rear end with the mysterious stranger that had carried her up to the rooftop.

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YOU PUSHED ME! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

He covered his ears, replying “I saved your life!”

“YOU PUSHED ME OFF A BUILDING!”

“You’re welcome. Look at the building now.”

Kate turned her head and all she saw was smoke and raging flames. All on the very rooftop that she fell from. Feeling a little sheepish, she tucked her face into Kylo’s side and very quietly murmured a thank you.

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