The Shape of Things

100 words :: Jude Law/Ewan McGregor :: 3/31/05
Ewan’s words change everything.


“I love you.”

The words hang in the air and everything feels frozen except for the blood pounding in Jude’s ears. He nearly drops his fag, his hand’s shaking so much. The world is already rearranging itself and the shape of it is both frightening and fascinating, yet somehow altogether right.

Jude turns, mouth open to say he’s not sure what, when Ewan punches him on the shoulder and says, “April Fool.”

Ewan’s laughter is warping the world into a parody of its former shape, and Jude is left hollow. “Cunt,” he laughs, and hopes Ewan can’t hear the difference.