As we come back from the commercial break to our talk show, What’s Up with Jayden Weaver, the male character, Jason Tanner, is seated beside the female character, Boston Komen, (both of them are from the young adult techno-thriller novel, DiSemblance). Jayden Weaver, our hostess, sits across from them.
Stiff and tense, Boston stares at Jayden, while Jason smiles at the audience oblivious to her pain.
Looking directly at Jason, Jayden says, “Do you know why I asked you on this program?”
“To discuss my debut in the upcoming novel, Boston’s Quest.”
Jayden addresses the audience like a close confidant. “He has no idea. Does he?”
A roar of applause answers her.
“Stop,” Boston says.
“Jason, we asked you here to discuss your recent break up with Boston,” Jayden blares out as the audience roars with approval.
“What relationship?” Jason has the calm demeanor of a public defense attorney standing in front of a judge.
Jayden is undeterred. “You put your life on the line for her!”
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