LJS emerged from Jojo’s office shell-shocked and blinking in the sunlight and the intense glare of a photographer’s flash bulb.Â “Paparazzi” he thought – really, that was all he needed.Â “Over here LJS” called a woman he had seen somewhere before.Â Could it be, was it really Bobble?Â Before he could be sure, she melted into the crowd. “Wait” he called after her, pushing his way angrily through the group of paparazzi who had fallen to the ground to try to get a good shot of his manly jaw for the following day’s tabloids; LJS in police custody was a good story..
He caught up with the woman and grabbed her roughly by the elbow.Â “What are you doing here” he said harshly “you were supposed to be in Italy..”Â Bobble shrugged her graceful shoulders. Jack grimaced “Doing HJB’s dirty work, I suppose”. “How dare you?” exclaimed Bobble and gave him a ringing smack on his manly jaw.Â LJS smiled reluctantly, she could certainly pack a punch. Perhaps she had severed her connection with HJB although he seemed to remember that she had done the photoshoot for HJB’s recent spread in Vanity Fair but then those Hello pictures had had No Mobile’s fingerprints all over it.. He didn’t bring it up.Â “What brings you to Cork?” he asked.Â “What’s it to you?” she said.Â “Ah come and have a drink in the Long Valley and we’ll discuss” he said grinning at her.
In her Swiss fastness, HJB smiled grimly. You had to hand it to the Swiss, their satellite technology was outstanding and she could follow every move Bobble and LJS made.Â She picked up the phone to Waffle and said “LJS has taken the bait”.Â Meanwhile back in the Valley, LJS was saying to Bobble “I have just thought of an excellent pun…” HJB sighed and closed the satellite link, she could always get an oral briefing from Bobble later.
*Author’s note – and still no puns people.
on 05 October 2004 at 21:29
I give good punch. But sadly no puns.
on 05 October 2004 at 22:05
that’s not fair. Why does bobble get to hit him?
on 05 October 2004 at 22:10
Comment Modified) Want to swap your fluffy mound of pillows for my camera bag HJB? I need a rest.
on 05 October 2004 at 22:38
It would be more accurate to say no *decent* pun (no pun intended).
I have come late to this party.
Marvellous stuff. It really is getting harder to pretend I’m typing reports while staring at the screen chortling to myself.
Can’t wait to see what happens next.
on 06 October 2004 at 12:44
On the punning front, how about something along the lines of:
‘Bobble’s views on LJS were, for the most part, unprintable. Her politest opinion was that he was a flash git – too glossy for his own good.’
on 06 October 2004 at 12:45
Heather, if you want to hit him, away you go. Lay off with the pun thing. Somebody give me a pun and I will use it. Sniff. Norah, welcome, welcome, and 2 sweeties to boot. Cool.
on 06 October 2004 at 12:54
To be fair Pog as separate entities they have their merits but as a combo I fear any better qualities would be… I’ll leave it there.However, I feel that BW has a gift for teasing out the true nature of LJS. It would be nice to imagine the flashing aquamarine eyes and manly jaw were real though.
on 06 October 2004 at 17:35
“Carrot,” asked the rabbit of his girlfriend?
“I couldn’t possibly,” she replied.
on 06 October 2004 at 18:48
What do you call a French man in sandals?
on 07 October 2004 at 13:06
Bobble: excuse your cheek, I’ll have you know my jaw is extremely manly – much like the rest of me for that matter…
pog: Well I liked your pun anyway, even though it wasn’t exactly complimentary…I’m definitely noticing a negative vibe against LJS from the female contingent here…
waffle: good chapter, I’m intrigued now about what way the Waffle character will develop….the drama of it all.
on 07 October 2004 at 13:54
Thanks loco – tho’ I noticed too late that the pun was supposed to come from LJS.
Who does seem to be a bit flighty, to say the least ….
on 07 October 2004 at 14:03
Locotes: having not had the pleasure of seeing you in the flesh I shall take you word for it. My humble apologies.
on 07 October 2004 at 21:36
Thanks for the puns people. Am saving them up…