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So without further dribble here's my entry...(Of course its a rough draft, but don't be afraid I take crits very well)
One question I impose on you: I put two names for my MC which one should I use? Layna or Layne? Let me know in the comments below....
Layna removed the green ribbon draped over her front door. The sleek material slid easily through her fingers as she walked inside her apartment. Bewildered by how the ribbon found its way to her, she slinked down on the couch to examine it. Whoever left the ribbon, didn't provide a note on it, perhaps a joke from one of her friends?
Suddenly, the ribbon curled around Layna's wrist. Surprised she thrust her arm forward. The material snaked up to her shoulder tickling like fingertips tracing a pattern on her flesh. She had no time to react.
"Layne! We need to go. What's taking so long?" Ashton asked. He walked right in the front door.
Layne looked up at her boyfriend and stashed her arm behind her back. "Sorry, I was distracted. But I'll grab the box right now." She moved around the couch and picked up the gift wrapped in gold, unsure if she should tell him about the ribbon.
"What's wrong? Did I walk in on something?" His dark eyes searched the small room and settled on her arm.
The ribbon tightened, heat swelled against her flesh and then dissipated.
"Nothings wrong. I just saw a note on the door from the landlord and was reading it real quick. I didn't meant to take so long."
Ashton took two long strides and lightly grabbed her arm. He pulled it forward. To Layna's astonishment the ribbon had vanished.
"See it's fine." Layne shifted the box in her other arm and headed for the door.
"Well then where's the note?"
"I left it by the couch, come on or we'll be late." Layna gingerly tugged him toward the door. She didn't understand why she kept the ribbon from him, but some sixth sense told her he shouldn't know.
Ashton paused briefly, then relented to Layna's pull. He walked out ahead of her and she took the opportunity to glance quickly at her arm. Nothing.
She looked on the floor as she turned to walk out, but the ribbon wasn't there. Her arm tingled and her eyes flashed down. Four green words appeared.
"Shh its a secret..." Then it vanished.