Sex and the Single Character

I can’t think of a way to put this delicately, so I won’t even try. Richard and K had another close call tonight, one of those moments where sex was inevitable until the world came crashing in on them. It isn’t the first time it’s happened in the book, but this is the first time when they were mutually agreeable. It would have actually happened this time, if only.

While it’s kind of fun to torture them like this – it’s not time to let up on the sexual tension yet – I find myself wishing that I could write a sex scene between them, making it as wonderful as each of them thinks it would be. I almost owe it to them because they’ve been through so much.

Dream on.

There’s a moment in the book The Princess Bride where Goldman digresses from Wesley and Buttercup when they are reunited and talks about how the “original author” did not put one in to give the characters their privacy. Then he goes on to say that he went ahead and wrote a reunion scene of his own, but the publisher shot it down. So it all had to play out like it did in the “original.”

I see Richard and K’s relationship like this. When it is consummated, it’ll be done without an audience. Besides, by that point every reader will have in their mind the ideal scenario for them. As for my scenario for them, well, it doesn’t serve to move the plot ahead – and forward motion of plot is what we’re all about here at The Word Foundry.

Today’s Scorecard
Chapter Seventeen
559 Pages (+5)
123,544 Words (+1143)

NP – iTSP (Tatsuro Yamashita, “Queen of Hype Blues”)


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