Tuesday Teaser Time! Caged Chapter 17!

It's hard to believe we are coming up on chapter 17 of this story already, but we are!  It's been a crazy busy week already, so it's not going to be a long chapter, but it will hopefully still be on time! 

If I ever met Renee Swan, I was probably going to kill her.  At the very least, I was going to dress her up as a light heavyweight and toss her in the cage.  Of course, as much as I wanted to have a quick and easy target to blame all this shit on, I knew there were other culprits as well.

“Those fuckers at the res,” I said.  “The Blacks.  They just reminded you of that shit all the time, didn’t they?”

“They’re the ones who were willing to-”

“Bullshit!” I yelled.  She jumped a little in my arms, and I held her closer.  “That shit Jacob was spewing at you wasn’t anything you should feel grateful for!”

“No one else would,” she whispered.  “How else am I supposed to feel?”

“Like those fuckers did you wrong,” I replied instantly.  “They could have told you none of that shit was your fault, like they should have done in the first place.  But no – they let it all fester to make sure you stuck around.  Fuckers.”

“Your parents threw you out, too,” she said.  “From what little you have told me, anyway.  At least Billy let me stay.”

“Totally different,” I said.

“You going to tell me how so?”

I hesitated.  I didn’t want to go into any of this shit with her.  I didn’t want her to know about it, think about it, or ask me about it.  If she did, I’d have to remember everything, too.

“You aren’t are you?” she said as she sat up a little to look at me.  “You don’t ever plan on telling me anything about yourself, do you?”

“I’ve told you some shit.”

“You told me about a time period that lasted less than twelve months,” she spat back.

“You don’t want to hear it,” I muttered.  “None of it matters now anyway.”

“There you go,” she said as she rolled off my chest and sat up a little against the pillows to look at me.  “Letting me know what’s best for me.  You realize that’s the main reason I left La Push, right?”


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Tuesday Teaser! Caged Chapter 16

I do believe it is that time again!  And since I have a teaser to post, I figured you just might want to read it.

What happens when you take Crazy Alice shopping?  Anything!

Check cashing wasn’t too big of a deal, but taking Crazy Alice through the grocery store was sort of like taking a bunch of those little gnat-bugs and trying to get them to organize a synchronized swimming team.  She was all over the fucking place, with no rhyme or reason to whatever direction she might head next.  I didn’t know what she really liked to eat, but we picked out a variety of stuff that fit within the amount I figured would be left over from the checks after rent and bills and shit was all covered.

It was a pretty decent stack of food – Bella was awesome at taking a small amount of money and ending up with a fucking banquet.

There were about five hundred and twenty seven people trying to check out through two available lanes.  There were also at least fifty seven workers on break and hanging outside.  Well, all right, there were nine people in line and two on break, but it still pissed me off.

I sighed dramatically and eyed the various gossip mags.  They all seemed pretty focused on some Hollywood couple and whether or not they were secretly banging each other.  The various flavors of gum right above the magazine racks were far more interesting.  After about forty days and nights, we were next in line.  That was when Crazy Alice stood up on her toes to look over the counter for a moment, and then took off running.

“What the fuck!” I growled. 

The woman in front of me turned around and glared.  I eyed her right back. 

“My dick’s a little lower if you want to check that out, too.”

“My word!” she exclaimed as she kept glaring.

“If your word includes let me drop on my knees and take your cock down my throat, then we might have something to discuss.  Otherwise, turn the fuck around and mind your own damn business!”

Bella smacked me on the back.

“What did I do?” I asked as I turned around.  “The bitch is being rude!”

“Go get Alice!” Bella said.  “She ran over by the fruit.”


Check out the Caged update Friday to find out just what Crazy Alice will do next!


Tuesday Teaser! Caged Chapter 15!

You can thank @lolypop82 for the gorgeous manip!  I wrote this scene just to make the pic work for Caged, though staring at that picture long enough to come up with something to write was definitely worth the effort!  I've been up since about 4:00am working on this chapter, so I figured it was probably about time for a tease. 

“How long has this officially been a relationship?”

“Um…almost a week.”

Tanya laughed.

“Maybe you should give it a little more time,” she suggested.  “Had she even been kissed before?”

I didn’t really want to think about it.

“She’s got this asshole ex,” I told her.  “They did some stuff, but I don’t think she was into it.”

“Uh huh.”

“I think there’s shit about him she hasn’t told me,” I said.  “It pisses me off.”

Tanya glared at me.

“What?” I asked.

“Pot, meet kettle,” she said.  “Kettle – pot.”

“Nice.”  I tossed the cigarette butt off towards the parked cars and leaned up against the white stucco wall outside the gym.

“What, you expect her to open up when you don’t?”  Tanya shook her head at me.

“It’s not the same,” I said.

“How do you know?”

Well, that logic was a little hard to argue with, but I tried.

“She doesn’t want to know about that shit,” I said.  “Besides that, I don't want to go over it with her.  It doesn’t matter.”

“Maybe she feels the same way,” Tanya suggested.

“So what do I do?” I asked.  “I mean…sometimes it’s like I scare her away or something.”

“Are you being an ass at the time?” she asked.

“I don’t think so,” I replied.  I thought about the other night in the hotel.  “Well…maybe.  But just…you know, teasing.”

“Seriously, Edward?” Tanya said with a half smile.  “I’ve seen you sweet talk college girls and MILFs into notches on your bedpost.  You really don’t know what to say?”

“That’s not the same,” I scoffed.

“Why not?”

“Because, that shit was just…you know…talk.  Just saying what they want to hear.”

“And why do you do that?”

“Chicks like it,” I shrugged.  “I said it because it would get me laid.”

“Well, Bella’s a chick, isn’t she?”

“Yeah.”  I rolled my eyes.

“So don’t you think she might like that kind of talk, too?”

I scowled at her.

“None of that was real,” I told her.

“So maybe with Bella it should be.”

In so, so many ways, Cageward is just a teenage boy.

Friday is just around the corner!


News Flash: Caged Time Change!

A little news about Caged Chapter 14 posting schedule:

I just checked the calendar and saw a 2 on it. Then I checked again, and saw another 2!  When I put them together, I realized I have to work at 4am tomorrow. So...Caged will post 2 hours early tonight so I can go to bed, turn around and get back up again.

So...right now... 12 hours, 36 minutes to Caged Chapter 14!


Tuesday Teaser! Caged Chapter 14

Happy not Monday any more!  And if it's the day after Monday, it must be time for a Tuesday Teaser!  Here is an amusing little bit from Chapter 14 for all the Dune fans out there.

“I want to go a little further,” she said.  “It’s not far – just up the hill over here a bit.”

“Bella…it’s dark!” I protested as she hauled me through a bunch of pines, over a fallen log, and across some squishy swampy stuff I didn’t want to know about.

Following her deeper into the forest, my eyes adjusted to the lack of light enough to at least see larger bits of fallen trees and rocks before I actually fell over them.  Bella didn’t seem to have any trouble at all, even though we didn’t appear to be following any kind of path or anything.  I made sure I kept a good grip on her fingers because I knew I’d be lost otherwise.  Everything around us looked exactly the same.

Where were the fucking street signs? 

Tree signs. 

Worm sign.


Bella paused abruptly, and I ran right into her back.

“What?” I whisper-cried.  “What is it?  Is it a bear?”

Bella giggled.

“No, it’s a meadow,” she said.

“A what?”

She took a few more steps forward, and the trees around us sunk back into the deeper forest as we emerged into a small clearing filled with tall grasses and the remnants of flowering weeds.  The mood lit up the whole area, and there were all kinds of soft looking moss and plants all over the ground.  The whole place was totally surrounded by trees, and the scene looked like an ambush waiting to happen.

Did bears hunt in packs?

I shuddered.

“Come on, Bella,” I said.  “Let’s go back.”

“In a minute,” she replied.  Her voice was soft and calm, but didn’t make me feel any better.  She walked forward a little before pausing and turning her head in a wide arc to take in the view.

I glanced around and wondered what all else was out here besides bears.  Lions and tigers were pretty unlikely, but I wondered if there were other big cats.  Maybe cougars or mountain lions or something.

Or were those all the same thing?

There might have been other animals around as well, like wolves or coyotes.  Weren’t there certain birds of prey that could be dangerous?  For all I knew, there could even be pumas. 

What the fuck was a puma, anyway?

Edward might be just a bit of a city-boy. :)

If you hadn't noticed, Caged is up on Twlighted now as well.    That's the site where I got my Twilight FF start, so give it some love. :)   Link: Caged on Twlighted

The pooch is recovering nicely - thanks to all who have asked!


Poor Pooch

Well, as it turns out, the dog did blow out his other knee.  He just recovered from surgery on the left back knee, now he'll have to have the right knee done, too.  The poor thing looks miserable as he tries to hobble around, and he'll have to spend weeks and weeks in a crate again as he recovers.  Still, because he's a dog, his spirits are good.  I guess we could all take a lesson in that, huh?

Well, it might also because I gave him a big bone to gnaw on so he would stay still and stop trying to go up and down the stairs.



Tuesday Teaser! Caged Chapter 13!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope yours has been less eventful than mine has been.  I have just a few minutes to post this before taking the dog to the vet to find out if he blew out his other knee, so without further ado...

I moved around the plastic chair, newspapers, and various other crap on the floor and sat down next to Bella with my back leaning against the edge of the couch.  My ass hit the floor with a bit of a twinge, and I was really glad to be off of the damn motorcycle for a while.  I stretched my legs out and flexed my ankles until my backside loosened up a little.

“Did you and Brady have a nice talk?” Bella asked.  There was a little table next to the couch that must have been intended as a nightstand, because there were two good sized drawers in it.   Bella was taking stuff out of the bag and putting it in the drawers.  “You were out there a long time with him.”

“What the fuck are you doing?” I asked, ignoring her question.  I pointed my finger back and forth between the bag and the nightstand drawer.

“Putting things away,” she said with a shrug.

“You’ve been in the apartment for a month, and you’ve kept most of your shit in your suitcase,” I told her.  “But here you put everything away.  You did that in the hotel, too.”

She wouldn’t meet my eyes, and just shrugged again, which pissed me off.

“You go on about how I won’t say anything,” I grumbled.  “Maybe it’s time for you to talk.”

“What is that supposed to mean?” she asked.  She looked at me out of the corner of her eye, but didn’t stop taking things out of the Gorgon’s Gunnysack and placing them in the drawer.

“You don’t think that’s a little incongruous?”

“I think you using the word incongruous is incongruous.”

“Nice.”  I reached up and scratched at the back of my head.  “How about me using the word double standard?”

“That’s two words.”

“Well, at least my math sucks, huh?  Does that fit better with your impression of me?”


Ah these two - just trying to figure it all out, huh?

See you on Friday!