J.D. sits at her desk with a fresh cup of steaming coffee. She takes a sip while pondering the next scene. Ema enters the room and sits on the bed. She crossed her legs Indian-style and folds her hands in her lap.
Ema: Hey, J.D.
J.D.: Oh, hello Ema. Thanks for coming.
Ema: No problem. What's up?
J.D.: Well, as you know, I've re-opened Dark Heirloom and am working on it again. So I just wanted to touch base with you, since you're the main character.
Ema: Sure. What do you want to talk about?
J.D.: For starters, could you explain your new name to the audience?
Ema: Oh, yeah. *She faces the readers* This is Jenna speaking. J.D. changed my name to Ema. She said our names where too similar and that she's sick of everyone complaining about all the J names, so she caved and changed my name. I'm still trying to get used to it.
J.D.: Yeah, me too. So, Ema, how are you?
Ema: *shrugs* Fine.
J.D.: No complaints? Comments? Anything?
Ema glances around the room: Not really. Everything's pretty much the same.
Ema giggles: You were looking for ideas, weren't you?
Ema: The book's already written. I can't help you revise.
J.D. pouts: I know. Can you at least tell me what you think of the changes? *She waves a hand at the computer screen.*
Ema looks over J.D.'s shoulder: It looks good to me. Honestly, J.D., I'm not the writer. I can only react to what you throw at me.
J.D. grumbles: Alright. Can you at least tell me what you think about the changes I made to your character? You know, besides the name?
Ema thinks: You mean making me a History Major? Well I think it's awesome that you gave me a collage education, but it doesn't really help my situation, does it?
J.D. laughs: No, but it does make the scenes a little more fun later.
Ema rolls her eyes: You mean when I find out history is a big hoax? Yes, thanks for making my let-down an even bigger deal.
J.D. grins: You're welcome. I guess you can go if you want, but can you send Jesu in next?
Ema scrunches her face: You two spend a lot of time together. I know he's giving you ideas and I'm sure I won't like what they are.
J.D.: Hey, Jesu's on your side.
Ema scoffs: So he says. I'm not always sure. You know how loyal he is to his brother.
J.D.: Would you rather I get ideas from Jalmari? *wiggles eye brows*
Ema frowns: No.
J.D.: I didn't think so. :-)
Ema rolls her eyes: One vampire muse, coming right up.
J.D. rubs her hands together then starts typing.