Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TPT - Chapter Thirty-Two

Finally! Wow, it feels like forever since I last updated The Prettiest Thing but actually, it has only been a week. Still. I am very sorry for the delay. Chapter thirty-two is now offically posted so please read, review and let me know what you think about it. Spring break will continue into the next chapter so that is what can be expected from chapter thirty-three. Also, thank you to Lauren for the artwork of Ella below. I hope everyone likes the new chapter.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! I feel badly for Ella. I'm sure Brett doesn't just want to have sex with her and leave her, but she has every right to freak out. This story is so realistic, it's scary. I feel like it's different from your others, which are also fabulous. I just really love this story. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WRITE MORE SOON! I AM IN LOVE AND I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! THANK YOU!
--Michelle

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! I hope Brett has a good reason for having those condoms. Otherwise, he has some explaining to do!

Ella is crazy to think that Brett's feelings are unreal or fake and that all he is in it for is the sex. If I was Brett and, after all the things he has gone through to be with her, if I found out that my girlfriend thought those things about me I would be very hurt and very confused. Ella has to realize that by believing those things about Brett she is fashioning him into some shallow, self-absorbed person and that could be very damaging to their future if he finds out that's what she thinks of him.

She can't let her fears and insecurities cloud her opinion of one of her best friends. They need to TALK about her feelings as it seems to get more and more tense for her each chapter and see if they can't resolve this once and for all. I hope they do because they are a great couple, truly one of my favorites.

Thanks for updating and, as always, I am looking forward to the next installment. Should be FUN! Take care Kate!
~HMC

Anonymous said...

I love the story, and I even really like this chapter. The scene with Lyla and Andy was great, if a little sad. I just hope Lyla can get her shit together before she pushes Andy away.

I really liked how everything started with Brett and Ella, but I didn't love her reaction to the condoms. Yes, she can be freaked out about them. But no, she cannot get that upset and start to think bad things about Brett. That is just stupid. They are heading toward sex, but just because he is being precautious does not mean that he expects it, and she should know that. Brett sees how difficult Trevor and Joy have it, and he doesn't want the same thing to happen to him and Ella. And I agree with HMC that if he finds out that she trusts him so little, it is not going to be good for them. He already said that she is the one bright spot in his life, and to lose her good opinion and trust would demolish him.

Okay, sorry I just wrote a novel here. I just feel really strongly about these characters. So I guess that means a pat on the back for a job well done to you, right?

J

Amanda said...

Hey Kate, how are you? Sorry that I haven't commented in awhile but I have things to take care of. It hasn't been a good few weeks for me. But you updating made my day.

Alright, to me the Scott girls are expericening some clouded judgement within their minds it seems in this chapter. It is a hard emotion to write and seem real but you did a good job at it.

I understand how Lyla feels about being alone, it really isn't a good feeling since she is soo sociable. What she needs is to get out and see the world in her eyes.

Ella on the other hand is taking something so simple like a box of comdoms and the image of Brent the way he use to be. It happens, it's not like Brent is pushing but being prepared and Ella needs to understand that. It's pretty scary when you are looking at something you aren't 100% sure about so I think that talking to Corey about it will give her some insight on what going through Brent's mind.

But something is telling me that Monty gots something up his sleeve for the beach house, because I know he is still after Ella and how is Brent going to react.

Great job on the chapter Kate. Love the complexity and emotion, keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic chapter, I'm sad for Lyla, hope it will get better for her !!

Like 2 others comments here,I think Ella is taking things way too seriously, I mean it is normal for a boy like Brett to want to be prepared, He's taking thing with maturity, there is no big deal, doesn't mean he doesn't want to wait just that he wants to be prepared to her choice ^^ She has to trust him more !

Great chapter again XD
bulma-veggie

littlewiseone said...
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Anonymous said...

Great chapter!

Poor Lyla I feel really bad for her I think she needs to talk to someone & maybe move back home for a while? She clearly needs her family right now.

And Ella...as much as I usually love her in that chapter she just bugged me! I get that she's worried about sex but why does she automatically assume the worst from Brett?! She could have at least talked to him. Hope they sort things out in the next chapter they're so sweet together!

Can't wait for more on Trevor & Joy too! Love the art work as well! Update when you can :D

L x

littlewiseone said...

I'm totally freaking out over here because I can't go on AFF to read chapter 32 at work, (It's blocked) and after the reviews I want to read it pronto. I guess I will have to wait until this evening. Usually when you post in the morning I catch it early and e-mail it to myself. The one day I don't check early I miss it, but it is cool, I guess it gives me something to look forward too. But thanks for the update, I'm sure it was worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR STORIES!!!! okay i thought i would start with that and then get into the nitty gritty of actually reviewing. I loved this chapter, I just hope that Ella doesn't freak too much. I mean I feel as though Brett had them because he wanted to be safe, not because he was going to pressure her into anything, especially after hearing(reading) his thoughts. AMAZING STORY, all of your stories are my favorites, hehe, keep up the amazing writing, and if you are ever stuck, just relax and know we all support you, sorry if i am throwing a lot in here, i just haven't reviewed in a while. Have a god day, and i hope you had a good mothers day!!
~Cali
(holland.cali@gmail.com, if you ever need it, hehe)

littlewiseone said...

I finally got to read it, and I have to say I agree with the reviews here. Ella totally over reacted. When she was being honest with herself in the beginning of the chapter, she said she had butterflies in her stomach, she didn't know what was going to happen, it was only after the were done kissing that she realized how open and willing she was, in the heat of the moment she absolutely no control over the situation, ect. Even in the truck on the ride to Michigan during the kiss s she said she was completely;y relaxed with him. Why is she doing an 180 on him from seeing the condoms, why not confront him, Oh you think your getting lucky this week, or Who are these for, or anything, instead of judging him, best friend for years, and boyfriend. On the hills of Trevor and Joy, he may have been bring house condoms because everyone should be wary of pregnancy as well as other disease. So yes I'm disappointed, and good job to you for making me feel that. You are so brilliant in how you can draw a reaction. I always saw it is as if I know these characters.
The scenes with Lyla was heartbreaking. I know how it can be when you are already bummed out about something, and you combine that with a seasonal depression and it spirals fast. I used to live in Chicago after law school, when I was broker than broke, and unemployed. When it started getting dark at 4:00 I felt like just jumping out of the window, it just seemed like it was always cold, snowing and dark. Anyway you really made me feel her pain, and I wanted the damn rain to stop too.