Saturday, 20 December 2008

Chapter 16

As the door slammed behind her, Sophia heard John shout something so fast she had no idea what he said and looked around to see what the problem was.
"Well that was fucking smart!" Jon shouted at her. It took Sophia a little time to realise they were locked in, the door could only be opened from the outside unless you had a key, which judging by Jon's reaction, Sophia was pretty sure he didn't.
"How the hell was I supposed to know it would lock?" Sophia shouted back. "How were you planning on getting out?"
Jon looked at her, "Well I was careful enough to leave it open a little when I came in. Then you announced yourself with a scud, bang, wallop and now we're fucking stuck!"
"Well if you hadn't stomped off like a two year old earlier then I wouldn't have had to come after you!" Sophia shouted back.
"Oh, so it's my fault you locked us in here then?" Jon asked sarcastically.
"I was coming here to apologise to you but I don't think I'll bother now", Sophia said moving closer to Jon.
"Suits me, an apology will hardly open the door for us!" Jon replied. Before he knew it he had moved towards Sophia and planted his lips on hers. To his shock, he found that her lips welcomed his and they shared an intense kiss.

The silence in the room was deafening. It was as though the realisation of what had just happened had left them both in shock. Why, when all they ever did was argue, were they so attracted to each other? Sophia eventually worked up the courage to look at Jon, who she was sure was wondering the same thing as her. She watched him for a short time trying to think of something to say to break the silence. Eventually she burst out laughing.
"I'm glad someones happy", Jon said in a half serious tone before bursting into laughter himself. "You should have seen your face when I shouted not to let the door close, it was priceless", Jon told her.
"Oh, that's what you said? I thought you had made up your own language! I didn't know what you said but it sure as hell sounded funny and what the hell was that scud, bang, wallop rant all about? Been catching up on your comic books Jonny-boy?" Sophia laughed while Jon tried to convince her that she had made it up and insisted he couldn't remember saying any of it.

They spent the next 20 minutes laughing at each other before Sophia turned the conversation serious again. "You probably already know, but I was acting the way I was earlier because of the whole my sister and your best friend thing. We've got to work together and it's clear where both our loyalties lie so how about we make it a deal never to mention their break up and we start again? I'm Sophia Tallarico, nice to meet you", Sophia said, putting her hand out in hope that Jon would accept. Jon's hand reached hers in lightening speed and he took her by surprise by choosing to kiss her hand rather than shake it, "It's a pleasure to meet you, Sophia". It was exactly what Jon was wanting, to be able to talk to her without thoughts of Richie and Victoria hanging over them. They then set about trying to get out of the room but to no avail and instead took turns banging on the giant door. Jon was sure no-one would hear them from the other side but he didn't let Sophia know, he was finding it entertaining watching her beat up a door. They were going to have to wait it out until someone came looking for them.

Sophia had finally given up on banging on the door, instead she rummaged around the room to see what she could find. After bringing out a box of junk and searching through it she found an old radio and turned it on to hear Def Leppards Love and Hate Collide playing, "Oh great, one station and it had to be depress us FM", she said rolling her eyes. "Why were you in here in the first place?" She asked Jon.
"I was given an old film and a guy told me I'd find an ancient projector to play it on in here", he pointed out the projector he had been looking for.
"Who's idea was it to build a room with only one way out and no handle to use it? It's like they little axes you get on buses and stuff, you know that say "break glass to use" and you just think well that's just pointless, the reason I wanted the axe in the first place was to break glass and escape say a fire or something, then the information on the axe tells you to break that glass before you get to break the real glass and then you give up and run through the glass cos the axe is fucking pointless!" Sophia stopped her rant when she noticed Jon seemed to be lost with what she was saying, instead they both burst out laughing again. "Sorry, I like to rant! But really this room is like having the only fire exit at the top of a 100 storey building!"
"That was all you were trying to say with that other nonsense?" Jon laughed harder. It was at that moment that Sophia realised she liked Jon enough to want to see him again out of work. "You know that offer of dinner? I think I'll take you up on it", she said. They had arranged all the details of when and where while they awaited rescue which eventually arrived 3 hours later in the form of a security guard looking for missing staff.


allina_90 said...

Ouuuh, Jon and Sophia locked in one small room - I immediately had some X-rated thoughts :p

But it's great that they understand well now :)

Anonymous said...

Love the story when will there be more?!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reading everyone! Sorry I haven't added more in a while been really busy. More will be up very soon!

Sedona Sunrise

Anonymous said...

Nice to see that they're finally cutting each other some slack. Locked in a room with JBJ; is that a bad thing, lol.