Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
The_Old_Man would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

That Dinner Would Stink

By The_Old_Man

Fantasy / Romance

Diamonds and Gold

Emma had a hangover to end all hangovers. Her head felt like it was about to explode and was being crushed at the same time. Her muscles felt like they were made of wood. She felt like she could drink 5 gallons of water. And to top it all off she wanted to puke her guts out, she assumed she had some left if the pain was anything to go by, but felt too weak to move, even if her legs were working.

'How much did I drink last night?' No sooner had she thought it then the memories came back from last night in full force. Her hitting Regina, Graham helping her, him dying, and her being her usual smart self and drinking at Granny's until she couldn't think straight, or walk straight for that matter. 'I can see the head line of the Mirror now. "Sheriff dies and Deputy drunk, what has happened to Storybrooke's law enforcement, hell, Regina is probably singing zippity-do-dah, zippity-a, I can fire Emma now, what a wonderful day.' The thought of Regina singing only made her want the puke more. 'I'm a glutton for punishment today, why can't I just sleep in my nice warm bed and not have to think. Just curl up under the silk sheets...SILK SHEETS, my bed doesn't have that, oh dear lord, I crashed at a random house, and with my luck, I will have to arrest myself for being a public menace, disturbing the peace, and breaking and entering. Three-strikes, I'm out, Regina must be thinking Christmas came very early this year.'

Emma was about to try and move out of bed to see if she could make a run for it when the door of the room opened, distracting her and making her fall on the floor, which made her close her eyes from the pain. When she opened them, she really wished that she hadn't. In front of her were two pairs of black socks, and the bottom of a black, wooden cane. 'I'm at Gold's, if there is a God up there and he has any mercy at all, kill me now, Hell can't be much worse than this.' She prayed to anyone who would listen. Sadly no one did, or it was just so funny that any divine being listening was unable to help her because they were laughing so hard.

"Well good morning Emma." She heard him say in that annoying way that meant he was smiling like the Joker. "I take it the hangover is in full swing, I'm pretty sure Granny will have no problem paying rent for the next three mouths considering how much you drank last night, even Leroy wasn't able to keep up." And then ever so gently, something Emma was both surprised and glad for, Gold picked her up off the floor. She would have protested, but her dignity was shot to heck in a hand-basket already, so why fight it if you have nothing left to lose. "I don't think you'll be able to eat anything, but I brought you a large glass of water." He said handing it to her. "You were in the most horrible state last night, I'm amazed you could even sign your name last night, and the judge was to I think."

When Gold said that, Emma coughed up some of the water she was drinking. 'Judge, why was she signing something for a Judge...' Her thought didn't get any farther along than that when she saw her hand. Now the hangover wasn't so bad, Hell was fast becoming a really nice vacation spot. Even whatever form of torment Regina would have concocted if all her worries were true and she had broken into Gold's house would have been better than the alternative that was fast becoming the only logical explanation. Everything was numb when she saw the sparkly stones on top of a gold ring on her finger.

"So." Gold said with a great deal of glee when he saw that Emma saw the ring. "Is there anything I can get for you, Mrs. Gold?"

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Katharine Southworth: I think this is an important love story. The author tackles the highs and lows of a romantic relationship and I truly empathized with both characters. As one descends into depression the other must find ways to cope with watching their loved one suffer. This is a heartbreaking struggle that I hav...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

JenniferParks: This story is very progressive. I like the main characters so far ( i am on chapter 5) and i am hoping to read more chapters. The writing, style, plot and everything is so far so good, i can really understand and read the story very well.The story really sticks to its themes and its target audi...

Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...

Alexis Dredd Zarcal: Overall, it's a rather thrilling piece, merging superstition, psychology, slice of life, and the usual Japanese risque fare. All the elements have rhyme and reason in being placed together.The respective background stories of the characters involved so far also give a sense of flair and thrill.I'...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

salma elsamy: it's really awesome , and I really like the whole idea of the story . I also love how simple the vocabularies because English is my second language and the simplicity of the story is great for me . And I will definitely buy it if it's published.

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

star_powered: Off Pitch is a fun and sexy lesbian romance filled with incredible humour (one of the few stories that has ever made me laugh out loud), heart-wrenching drama, and lots of fluff. The story respects and normalizes the wlw experience and doesn't resort to victimizing the main characters for plot de...

More Recommendations

brettylee: The narrative is slick yet punchy. Life, Family and Friends I believe is the core message so it’s easy to relate to. It’s surprisingly action packed. The author does a good job at keeping you guessing. Just when you think all is right, whack, the unexpected happens. The dialogue is energetic and ...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

sarahsweet898123: I loved the story ... its was fascinating. ... cant put it down.... the way it was written....was so beautiful. .. the details. .. especially the characters. ..I loved them so much ... Garrick and mairi... every time there was some kind of attraction. ... just cant help it .... no words to express