Saturday, 21 November 2009

【羅德的謊言】第一章 : 池邊的意外

「媽媽,媽媽...」丹尼氣急敗壞地衝入房子,邊跑邊喊。

「媽媽,你在哪裡,快,羅德掉進池塘裡,羅德掉了進池塘裡...」隨尾的是露絲,五歲,是丹尼的小妹。

瑪嘉烈隨即從睡房裡走出來,只見一對小兄妹臉色蒼白,扯著她的手臂便走。 見他們如此慌惶,也只得隨他們再邊走邊問 : 「你們在說什麼?羅德究竟在哪裡了?!」

「他跌在池塘裡面呀,他快要被淹死了...」說着,露絲嘩啦嘩啦地要哭出來了,幾乎提不起步來跑。

瑪嘉烈聽後急起來,「小露絲別哭,快帶媽媽去看。」反拉著小兄妹來跑,越想越亂,責備起大孩子來,「怎麼會掉進池裡去了? 我不是早提醒過你們到池邊的時候要特別小心的嗎?!」

丹尼只管喘氣沒有回答,瑪嘉烈轉頭瞪了他一眼,只見他雙目驚惶,一手指向離池邊一米的地方...

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羅德躺在深切治療室的大床上,小小的身軀被各式膠管插滿一身,只能隱約從嘴巴上的呼吸器聽到他的生命力。丹尼俯在弟弟的身邊,眼睛又再紅起來。

已經是意外發生後的第五天了,丹尼每天都隨父母到醫院探望羅德,心裡好不難過,頑皮好勝的心,如掉進池裡的石塊,一下沉了下去。

他比羅德大兩歲,是三個手足的大呀哥,也是最活躍好動的一個。

那一天的意外,是一個可以避免的意外。「羅德,很對不起,是我不該讓你靠近池邊找小精靈。要是你康復了,哥哥把玩具都交給你,好不好?」

羅德不能說話,其食指則跳動了一下。

慢慢地,他的身體奇蹟地開始好起來,還可以坐起來看漫畫書,瑪嘉烈看着心安,才向羅德問起來 :「究竟當天發生了些什麼事情?丹尼告訴我,是他不小心把你推到池塘裡去的。」

羅德親了母親一下說 :「媽媽,真對不起,其實那天是我不留神,跟哥哥比賽跑的時候,一個不小心失足掉進了池塘裡去的,我不會游泳,康復後我要去學游水!」說罷向丹尼單了一下眼晴。

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「我要拆禮物...」「我去開門...」「我要飲水...」「是伯父來了...」

這天是羅德幼女的生日, 在家中開派對,孩子們都興奮得亂作一團。

「親愛的,可以去開門嗎,定是你的哥哥來了。」珍妮在廚房忙得不可開交,跟羅德結婚八年抱五,沒有一天閒著過。

池邊的意外幾乎廢了羅德的一雙腿,却沒有帶走他的生命,如今只是右腳行動不便,實在是不幸中之大幸,由於長期以拐杖助行,雙臂也鍛鍊得強壯有力。

「Yes madame,現在就去...」即一拐一拐到門邊,擠在幾個孩子中間。

丹尼自多年前離家遠行,甚少回家,這天到訪,令羅德的心情也特別好。

門打開了,孩子們又是一陣尖叫聲,前後聲聲叔叔伯伯此起彼落後才四散讓兄弟相抱,羅德認真地看了一下丹尼,眼神似乎少了一份憂傷,身體顯然比以往更黑實。

倒是丹尼先開口 :「幾年不見,想不到你已升任為五個孩子的父親。」

羅德接著也說 :「幾年不見,想不到你仍是單身寡佬。」

丹尼笑了一笑 :「這個還不敢肯定。」接着向身邊的女伴說「這是羅德,我的弟弟。」又向羅德介紹 :「這是莎拉。」

羅德望了莎拉一眼,把拐杖從右手轉過左手,伸出右手跟她禮貌地握了一下手,然後向丹尼單了一下眼晴說 :「果然,天外有天。」


本章完


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第二章 : 意外的回歸 (作者 : The Man Who Loves Everton)
第三章(不日刊出,作者 : best actor)電腦故障關係,第三章改由 maggiejoella 出
第四章 (不日刊出,作者 : 周游)
第五章 (不日刊出,作者 : 五點)
第六章 (不日刊出,作者 : Alex)
第七章 (不日刊出,作者 : Haricot)
第八章 (不日刊出,作者 : Vince)



記 : 【羅德的謊言】 是博友間接龍寫的一個二十章回短篇小說,每章字數不限,出文日期不限,鼓勵天馬行空,內容自由發揮,中或英文皆可。但以「果然,天外有天。」為每章的結尾。

參加今次「接龍寫故事」的博友包括 : The Man Who Loves Evertonbest actormaggiejoella周游五點Alex微豆 Haricot

22 comments:

The Man Who Loves Everton said...

Michelle,

Okay, i get this. There are quite a lot of loose ends here. Of course, you have the plot yourself. But I know I am going to turn it in another direction.....hoho. Let's wait and see.

Thanks.

michelle said...

No problem The Man, that's exactly the idea and the fun of this writing game, isn't it :) turning our story in all directions, haha :D

The Man Who Loves Everton said...

True.

I expect Chapter will be posted in Toffeeland before mid-Dec 09.

michelle said...

No problem The Man, 出文日期不限 ;)

The Man Who Loves Everton said...

Btw who's elder? 丹尼 or 羅德?

Appears there's a contradiction. When 羅德 was fighting for his life in the hospital, he was a younger brother; when he became a father of five, he was elder than 丹尼.

Or is it done purposely - one of the so many loose ends?

michelle said...

The Man: 丹尼 is elder, and he is the eldest of 3, and 露絲 is the youngest in the family. For me that part is clear and not a loose end.
mmh, i start worrying that i did not explain it well in the story...

if you have noticed in the last part, 羅德's children call 丹尼 their 伯父... i hope that it clears your confusion...

now i guess, perhaps, the fact that 丹尼 is still single, makes you have such a "feeling" that he is younger then 羅德 whom is a father of 5...?

In my idea, 羅德 has become a family man pretty early, while 丹尼 spent his time travelling, escaping the pass... :)

michelle said...

hey The Man: i am so sorry !!!! i have found the error now !!! indeed i have wrongly typed 哥哥 instead of 弟弟 near the end「這是羅德,我的弟弟。」... now corrected :D

best actor said...

this is getting exciting and i look forward to seeing the second installment before thinking about how to follow :)

michelle said...

best actor: yes yes it is getting interesting :D

michelle said...

to The Man: please note that i have just realised another error: it should be his "右腳行動不便" and not "左腳"... which makes the last sentence more logic... :)

周游 said...

good beginning michelle!

微豆 Haricot said...

Hmmm ... the plot thickens!!

michelle said...

周游 : yes ! the party has begun!

Haricot: hmmm...

5pointsorless said...

第六章: 真相大白

其實... 莎拉就是五點.

michelle said...

5 pointsorless: 哈哈,好呀 :D

The Man Who Loves Everton said...

Hi Michelle et al,

The first part of Chapter Two has been posted in Toffeeland.

The Man Who Loves Everton said...

And i have just finished the last part of Chapter two. So i can now confirm that Chapter Two will be split into four parts and posted in Toffeland in three days (from 8th to 10th, HK Time).

Hope you all like it. Thanks in advance.

火羽 said...

下次預我~
miss左

gwenzilla said...

好似好好玩咁,不過我就是沒有這份寫作天份啦!

Michelle, you did a really good start.

michelle said...

火羽 : 好呀,要看看還有沒有下次先 :)

gwen: thanks, but you should join next time! 大家都是玩玩而已 :)

maggiejoella said...

wah ,good wo.. 寫得好好,下下個到我,好緊張丫。

Justlittlesomething said...

下次預埋我 :)

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