Two worlds collide…

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

This week’s topic: Write a dialogue between two of your favorite YA characters

Two worlds collide in my imagination even though they may have more in common than what they think: Sean from the Scorpio Races meets Anna & Etienne from Anna and The French Kiss.

Or where a boy from the Island ends up in Paris…

I know it has to be a dream. Puck always sleeps right next to me but as I extend my arm, I realize she is gone and I hear whispers above my head.

“Do you think he is awake?” A girl’s voice fills my ears. I open my eyes slowly and I am taken aback. Nothing seems familiar. My soul needs to venture where the salty air can steady my breath so that I know I am alive.

“Hello mate, are you alright?” Another unfamiliar voice, this one coming from a man with a strange accent…Maybe they took me to the mainland, maybe Puck is around somewhere, waiting for me to wake up.

“Where is she?” I finally manage to ask.

“Who are you talking about? I remember when I first arrived, I cried a lot but you’ll get used to it. I mean it’s not all that bad. You’re in Paris after all…and if you like movies, you’re in the right place. Etienne and I are will go see one tonight. You’re more than welcome to join”

My eyes widen as I slowly process what she is telling me. I try my best not to stare at the blonde streak inside her brown hair. I notice the way she says the boy’s name. A caress to him.  The way he looks at her tells me all I need to know.

“It cannot be.” I do not say another word. They cannot know that my heart is longing for the one I know will share my life. She and I do not question our future; we found each other and ourselves at the same time.

I block out the noise and as darkness surrounds me, I simply wish to be back where I belong.

The End

Do you sometimes wonder what a character from one novel would say to a character from another novel?

What did you think about Sean’s encounter with Anna and Etienne?

Looking forward to your comments 🙂

26 Comments

  1. icyhighs says:

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned but I wanted to say it is an idea I’ve always loved. Put your favourite characters from different movies/sitcoms/books in a room and let them at it!

  2. Robin Moran says:

    I’d like to read these books to meet these characters you love. Nice job on the first person. Getting someone else’s character right with voice and personality is harder than you’d think. I like the difference in voice – you did well there. Sean seems quite formal and poetic compared to Anna who sounds like everyday you and me. Where’s Sean from in his book?

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Robin…getting the different atmospheres right through the voices was my goal with this little fun scene so I am super glad it worked…the island is more or less imaginary…

  3. Eve says:

    This weeks challenge is a hard on and I am still trying to work mine out. It’s so hard, I love so many characters and them interacting with other characters…too many possibilities.

    Oh I love Sean from The Scorpio Races but I have not read the other story as of yet or heard of it but now I am intrigued. I must add it to my long and ever growing list of books to read.

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Eve 😀 this week’s RTW was indeed a challenge but I have to say I had fun with it…
      I really loved Anna and the French Kiss it is fun it is real and it is beautiful 😀

  4. katyupperman says:

    “She and I do not question our future; we found each other and ourselves at the same time.”

    That’s lovely! I’m so glad you chose these two to interact. They’re two of my YA faves. 🙂

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