(One night at Miner Field cemetery)
Merlin: (doing his rounds of watching the graveyard from trespassers and grave robbers, moving his flashlight around, sighs, in a not too deep voice, talking to himself) I don't really need a flashlight. (Sits on a tombstone)
Blacky: (walks through the gates of the graveyard entrance, with flowers in her hands, quite upset)
Merlin: (hears footsteps from the distance, turns his head to see a figure, stands up and goes up to who ever it was,) Hey, stop!
Blacky: (stops right were she was watched Merlin rush himself to her) is there something wrong, sir?
Merlin: Yes, actually there is. You're trespassing, did you know that?
Blacky: Oh, no I didn't know that. I'm sorry. I thought I could walk in and say "hi" to my mom.
Merlin: Really? I guess I can let you see her for a few minutes.
Blacky: (with a smile on her face) really!? Thank you so much. What's your name, sir?
Merlin: I'm Merlin P. Cross. How about you?
Blacky: I'm Blacky. ^^
Merlin: (stares at her getting a good look of her, walking behind and stops as she does in front of her mother's tomb stone, thinking to himself) Damn, she looks so sexy.
Blacky: (talks to the tomb stone) Hi, mom. I got you some flowers. (She places them down by the stone) There're your favorite, red and pink roses. I'm having problems I don't think I can solve by myself. (Starts crying, hiding her eyes with her hands, falls to her knees) I miss you so much!
Merlin: (feeling bad for blacky, kneels to her level and holds her close) its okay. I'm sure she misses you too.
Blacky: (embraces his caring hug, crying) Oooohhh!!
Merlin: (lets her go, and stands up, takes a hand out towards her) Come on. You're going to dirty up your pants.
Blacky: (takes his hand and gets up still crying, hugs him) I'm so upset!
Merlin: I can see that. (Holds her some more, rubs her back slowly) It's okay.
Blacky: (calms down and stops crying, lets go of Merlin to wipe her eyes from her tears) I'm so sorry about my emotional break down.
Merlin: No, It's okay. I understand how you feel.
Blacky: Really? (Sighs) Thanks so much for being a friend. ^^
Merlin: You're welcome. Oh, Blacky would you like to go out some time with me?
Blacky: (giggles) Sorry, I have a boyfriend.
Merlin: (a bit disappointed) Oh, okay.
Blacky: Well, I better get going. (Leaves the cemetery with a smile on her face)
(The next night, in the cemetery)
Merlin: (doing his rounds around the cemetery again, sits on a tomb stone to rest his legs)
Blacky: (walks through the gate entrance, looking for Merlin) Uh…Merlin!?
Merlin: (hears his name being called, stands up and sees Blacky from the distance) I'm over here!
Blacky: (walks over to him) Hi, Merlin.
Merlin: Hey. What brings you back here?
Blacky: Well…to (blushes a bit) hang out with you. I don't really have too many friends.
Merlin: I see. Come over here there's a bench we can sit. (Leads her to the near by bench and sits down right next to her) I don't understand why you're not with your boyfriend right now?
Blacky: I don't feel like hanging out with him.
Merlin: May I ask what his name is?
Blacky: His name's Shane.
Merlin: Ah. Why don't you feel like hanging out with him?
Blacky: I don't want to talk about it.
Merlin: Okay. Blacky, I know we just met yesterday, but I want you to know you can tell me anything.
Blacky: (giggles) Aw, thanks. (After 2 hours of talking with Merlin, stands up) Well, I better get back. Thanks for listening.
Merlin: (stands up) Oh, no problem. ^^
Blacky: (leaves the cemetery with a smile on her face)
(Two weeks later, at the cemetery)
Merlin: (sitting on the ground with his back leaned against a tree sleeping) ZZZzzzz…
Blacky: (Rushing through the entrance of the graveyard, looking for Merlin) Merlin!!?
Merlin: (wakes up) Huh? (Stands up slowly, and looks around, watches Blacky rush to him) What…what's wrong? (Yawns)
Blacky: (hugs Merlin tightly to get more comfortable) I really need a hug.
Merlin: Oh. (Holds her for a few seconds) Now, what's wrong?
Blacky: Shane and I got into a big fight.
Merlin: (exhales sharply) that's not good.
Blacky: I've been thinking about your question you asked me two weeks ago…
Merlin: Which question? I asked you several.
Blacky: The one you asked me out. I'd like to go out with you…
Merlin: I can't you have a boyfriend.
Blacky: ….That I hate!
Merlin: Then why don't you break up with him?
Blacky: I can't…I'm too scared to.
Merlin: Hmm…I understand that you are, but you have to eventually. I'll take you to a café in the morning. Is that okay?
Blacky: (nods) Yeah. Thank you so much. ^^
Merlin: Anything for a damsel in distress. (Takes her hand and kisses it)
Blacky: (giggles) Oh!
Merlin: Come over here and sit down with me. (Leads her to the bench and sits down)
Blacky: (sits next to him) Merlin, is that pumpkin your real head?
Merlin: No, it's not.
Blacky: May I…
Merlin: Nope. I won't let you see my real face sorry.
Blacky: (sighs) Okay. (Lays her head on Merlin's lap and falls asleep)
Merlin: (puts his hand on her back and rubs her) ^^
(It became morning)
Blacky: (wakes up to see the sunrise, sits up next to Merlin who she saw sleeping)
Merlin? Wake up… (Pushes him a bit) Wake up, Merlin!
Merlin: (wakes up and yawns) Morning already? (Stands up off the bench) Come on get up.
Blacky: (stands up off the bench) to the café right?
Merlin: Right. (Leads her out the graveyard and into town, goes inside "le café" and sat down in a table together, grabbing the menu) So, what do you want this morning Blacky?
Blacky: (looking through the menu) I'm looking. (Thinking) hmmm….
Waitress: (comes over to there table) what would you have?
Merlin: (putting down the menu) I'd have…hash browns and coffee.
Waitress: (writes it all down, to Blacky) how about you miss?
Blacky: Umm…French toast and coffee please.
Waitress: (writes it all down) is that all?
Waitress: Okay. (Takes the menus and goes to the kitchen)
Blacky: (sees that Merlin is staring at her) Uh, is there something wrong, Merlin?
Blacky: Then why are you staring at me?
Merlin: Oh, I was wondering if you were a virgin or not.
Blacky: (Blushes, gasps in surprise) Why would you want to know that?
Merlin: (laughs) you are!? I can tell, because how you reacted to what I said. (With a smile on his face) How long have you and Shane been together?
Blacky: (blushing) 5 months.
Waitress: (comes over with there food, and places it in front of them with there drinks, then leaves)
Blacky: (irritated at Merlin, starts eating her breakfast)…
Merlin: (pulls down his scarf and starts eating his breakfast)
Blacky: (looks at Merlin and sees how graceful he eats) …oh…
Merlin: (looks to Blacky) hmm? Something wrong?
Blacky: (blushes) Uh…no. (Continues eating her breakfast)
Merlin: Okay? (Finishes his breakfast) That was good. How was yours Blacky?
Blacky: (finishes her breakfast) It was good.
Merlin: I'll go pay for this, and you stay here. (Gets up and goes to the register to pay for the breakfast, and comes back to the table) You want me to walk you home?
Blacky: You'd do that for me?
Blacky: Oh, Merlin. I'd love to be walked home. ^^
Merlin: Then, come on. (Watches her stand up off the chair, and leads her out the door) I don't really know were you live so please lead the way.
Blacky: (giggles) Okay. (Starts walking with Merlin to her house) Hey, Merlin can I ask you something?
Merlin: Of course you can.
Blacky: How old are you?
Merlin: (laughs) if I told you your eyes will pop out of your head from amazement.
Blacky: (sarcastically) Sure they will.
Merlin: Lets just say that I'm the oldest living being on earth.
Blacky: Are you pulling my leg?
Merlin: No, I'm not. I don't see any reason to lie to you.
Blacky: (thinking to herself) I wonder if he looks super old underneath that pumpkin. (They arrive at her house) This is it.
Merlin: (looks at a two story red and blue house) Hmm, interesting color match.
Blacky: Thanks. ^^
Merlin: Hey, Blacky. May I ask your age?
Blacky: Oh, I'm 29. Well, I better get inside. (Goes close to Merlin) Thank you for
breakfast. (Kisses him on the cheek and walks inside her house)
Merlin: (feeling loved, walks back to his house a few miles away) ^^
(Two more weeks later, at the cemetery)
Blacky: (walks through the entrance and rushes to Merlin) Hey, Merlin.
Merlin: (comes back to earth from daydreaming) Oh, hi Blacky. How are you feeling?
Blacky: Better than this morning. ^^
Merlin: I've been wondering about something. Why do you come over here to see me?
Blacky: Because, you're nice and a friend to me.
Merlin: (a bit disgusted) No, I'm not a friend…
Blacky: (confused) what do you mean, not a friend?
Merlin: (upset and disgusted of himself) Cause I've been keeping a secret from you…it's starting to get to me.
Blacky: (still confused) Then why don't you tell me now?
Merlin: (ignores her question) I've know you so well and you don't even know it.
Blacky: (confused) Huh?
Merlin: (goes to her closely) Listen, I don't know how you'll react when I tell you this,
but I have powers.
Blacky: (so confused) what kind of powers?
Merlin: (backs up from her) I have dark magic powers, that at times have a mind of it's
own. What I mean when I said "know you so well" is that my dark magic lets me automatically know everything about a person by touch. I can't control it, but I wish I could. I feel I should've told you this a lot sooner. So, I asked all those questions that I already knew the answers to, so I would pretend I didn't know you. I'm so sorry. (Eyes turn blue)
Blacky: (Irritated) Oh….I don't know what to say.
Merlin: Of course you don't because you're angry and hurt. (Angry at himself, eyes turn red) I can't see you so hurt like this…please leave.
Blacky: Leave? Merlin I…
Merlin: (yells at her) LEAVE!! (Lowers his voice) Just leave, so I don't hurt you any more.
Blacky: (shocked, and leaves the graveyard upset)
Merlin: (his eyes turn blue, sits on a tomb stone and covers his face with his hands)
To be continued....