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Daily Writing Meme: Day Seventeen

Favorite protagonist and why!

I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing me gush about King Christopher, so I'll just say he is my favorite and if you need to know why just comment and I'll gush some more. :)

Instead I'm going to talk about a favorite from a story that was rejected, and at this point needs such a major overhaul that it's likely consigned to the "when I retire" heap. (Because I have other projects that seem for more interesting in comparison).

The story was called Blue Moon and it was a modified D/s relationship. To me it all made sense, it didn't follow the "rules" of BDSM because I'm the kind of person that is ...I don't know more of a realist in that I think in real life lines blur and sometimes people don't do things the way they're classically supposed to be done. I guess I mean sometimes in sex you do what feels right, and if it breaks some taboo or long held belief...in the end it's between you and your partner. I guess though that if it's written down for the world to see it has to fit the mold, so to speak. This story didn't fit the mold.

The character's names, because I liked both of them very much, are Bradley and Scott.

Scott is the "D" half of the relationship. He's an enigma. He encounters Bradley in the locker room (they're wrestlers :O) being victimized by a bully. Scott saves Brad and spirits him off to a hotel room where they have ....what the publisher considered non-con sex. To me it wasn't because Scott asked first, and Brad consented.

Scott is very self controlled, very contained. He doesn't open up very much. I think when the story is re-worked some day I'll have to give a lot more insight into why he is the way he is. He's smooth and sophisticated. For example, Brad ends up moving in with him and is amazed at how nice and neat Scott's apartment is. Brad says he's the kind of guy to "eat cereal on the couch in his underwear for dinner" whereas Scott fixes steak and serves wine.

There's a nice twist at the end of the story, involving the light of a blue moon, and I don't want to give that away here in case I ever do manage to rewrite the story without the D/s aspect included. I'd still like to have that same twist.

Brad, on the other hand, is a free spirit. He gets high to relieve the monotony of his life on the road. He's an extrovert and lives life to the fullest. He likes to experiment, and isn't afraid of pain. He wants more from the relationship, but has to take it at the slow pace Scott sets. In the end their viewpoints merge.

I don't know, I still think it's a beautiful story, but it might never see the light of day much less a silver puddle of blue moonlight.