Duct Tape and a Part-Time Job!

Summary: Artemis and Holly are dating but no one knows yet. Arty is looking for employment and the twins are plotting mischeif.

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Reading Mode

Artemis Fowl the 2nd carefully leaned back in a plush office chair, reading Sun Tzu’s Art of War. He was supposed to be finding a respectable part-time job, but, somehow, Chinese war strategy seemed to take precedence over that. Strange huh?

“Arty?” ,called Holly as she cracked the door an inch, “Can I come in?”

“Yes, Holly.” Replied Artemis. 

She opened the door, a steaming mug of cocoa in her hand. As she set it down next to Artemis, (on a coaster, of course) she asked him about his progress.

“How’s it going Artemis? How’s the job?”

 Artemis slowly lowered the book, and, in true genius form replied “Uhhhh…. Lunch break?”

  “Check the clock smart one.”

 Artemis slowly rotated his head towards the computer monitor. 9:47 A.M. As poor Arty tried to think of an explanation, he received a short reprieve in the form of two pre-teen fireballs streaking through the doors both enveloped in the battle cry,” HOLLY AND ARTEMIS SIMPLETOONS!” Myles darted at Holly, while Beckett tackled Artemis. Literally.

 Once Beckett was on top of him, Artemis finally realised what was coiled around Beckett’s hand. An extra large roll of duct tape.

 “Beckett, drop it. Now!” Yelled Artemis.

 ” Artemis talks too much!” screamed Beckett, who proceeded to tape Arty’s mouth shut. About a minute later, both Artemis and Holy were trussed up like turkeys, both silently screaming expletives. Beckett and Myles walked to a corner nearby and discussed in a little two-man huddle what they were going to blackmail them with.  They broke the huddle and steadily trotted over to the pair, grinning ear to ear the whole time.

“Okay guys,” Said Myles, “We’ll let you go….. If you snog each other for a whole minute!”

Artemis and Holly both rolled their eyes, which the twins must’ve taken for a yes. They proceeded to rip off the duct tape, clearing any facial hair Artemis may have grown for the next half decade. The twins turned Artemis and Holly so that they were facing each-other.  Artemis looked into Holly’s eyes and saw her expression. It clearly read, ‘Ewwwwwww, Artemis, NO WAY!’

“You can’t be serious boys.” Said Artemis calmly,” We won’t do it!”

Beckett simply stared at Artemis with a hopeful expression, while Myles looked as though a big scene was coming up in a bad film.

“Come on Artemis,” Chanted Beckett,”You know you want to!” Beckett drew out the to for a few counts, making it sound so….. In control…..

Artemis looked back over at Holly, he tried to send her a message with his eyes.

No way out,” thought Artemis “Let’s just do it so they’ll let us go.”

Holly slowly nodded her head. Artemis scooted over to her and pressed his lips to hers.

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7 responses to “Duct Tape and a Part-Time Job!.” Join in!

  1. Aww. Cute. Short. After every quote, there’s an ‘enter’. Or whatever their formal name is. *rolls eyes*
    Well, anyways, yeah! Welcome to the site! Falcon, at your service. Not in the mood to type my usual rant, so here you go: read the rules, comment often, update often. *sigh* Not the best intro, but it’ll do. But yeah, welcome!

  2. Hahahahahaha.
    How very THEM. I love the twins.
    Yeah, I agree with Falcon. THE ENTER BUTTON IS YOUR FRIEND.
    I like the ‘facial hair’ line.
    Veddy good, veddy good. Now off to mah grapefruit!

  3. Hermione Fowl March 8th, 2012 at 11:15 pm 3

    That was vair vair good. The twins were perfectly IC (in character). I think Artemis and Holly would fight more abput the kiss. Other than the enter button thing, there were no problems.
    Welcome!! I refuse to say my name, because you can see it. I am probably one of the oldest here, but I havent been on much recently, so you should feel very loved that you got a comment from me. 🙂

  4. A wild WE has appeared!


    Yo, man, ‘sup? I’ll show you the ropes.

    No, I’m sorry. That’s not really my style. *sticks out virtual hand* Hey, I’m WE. Editor, Grammar-Nazi, obsessor, avid appreciator of music and the arts, amateur at all music and the arts, writer, reader, wannabe proofreader, video game player, all-out nerd, full-out band geek, partial fangirl, and that guy with no life. XD.

    Welcome to the site. It’s loads of fun. /We’re/ loads of fun… as long as you don’t get on my bad side.
    No, I’m kidding. I don’t really have a bad side. (I’m kinda bipolar.)

    Seriously, though, if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask me. It’s mah unpaid job to answer them ^^


    In titles, the first and last words are always capitalized. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions over four letters long, interjections, and verbs (including helping verbs) are capitalized. The pronoun ‘I’ is capitalized.


    When someone is speaking/addressing someone else and they say their name to confirm who their message is being delivered to, that person’s name — the receiver’s name – IS SURROUNDED BY COMMAS. It just is. I’m not quite sure why; it probably has to do with some complicated grammar rule or other about indirect or direct subjects or – blah! *throws hands up in air* I don’t know. Just follow it.

    “Hello, Bob!”

    “Say, Bob, do you think you can help me out with something later?”

    “Bob, is that you?”


    The first word in a quotation is capitalized. All quotations must end in some sort of punctuation. This includes commas, periods, question marks, and exclamation points. If the quotation is a full sentence and you do not want to add a tag to the end, end with a period. Ex:

    “Hello, Bob.”

    If you want to add a tag, end the quotation with a comma. The tag is not capitalized unless it is a name.

    “Hello, George,” Bob replied.
    “It’s nice outside,” he said.

    Question marks and exclamation points work the same way.

    “Look at that!” the boy shouted.
    “Where are you?” he asked.

    If you want another sentence after the quotation has ended, but the sentence is not a tag, end the quotation with a period and start the sentence like you normally would (with a capital, of course).

    “It’s so pretty.” He grinned and stared up at the sky.

    A tag before a quotation is capitalized. The first word in that quotation will be capitalized.

    Bob said, “Don’t do that.”

    When handling tags that interrupt quotations, the quotation ends with a comma and the tag does, too. The next word in the quotation is NOT capitalized.

    “Wait,” he said, “what’s that?”

    As you can see, it could also be rephrased as:

    “Wait, what’s that?” he said.


    Start a new paragraph every time the subject changes, or, really, do so whenever you see fit. Otherwise, it gets cluttered and confusing. It looks worse and it’s harder to read.


    Title: Fine. Just capitalize it.

    Plot: fine

    Plot holes: Pre-teens? What’s with Beckett’s improper
    grammar, then?

    Creativity: Not too bad, but the whole thing was really crack-ish. I’m guessing that was what you were going for.

    Theme: N/A

    Symbolism: N/A

    Flow/fluency: Seems rushed.

    Awkwardness/wording: No awkward wording. Nice.

    Transitions: Again, it seems rushed.

    Passage of time: See above

    Characterization/character development: N/A

    Spelling: no mistakes found

    Grammar: no mistakes found

    Punctuation: okay

    Spacing: I’m sure you know this by now, but the enter
    button doesn’t bite ^^

    Capitalization: several mistakes

    You can feel honored ^^ That’s thorough analysis right there.

    The wild WE has fainted!

  5. Okay… *takes deep breath* it looks like you’ve fixed your mistakes. and…and… waaaahhh! it was so good! and my story is horrible! *runs around in circles for a half hour crying about how awful my story is before my best friend stops me*
    Dawn:shut up.
    Dawn:before i kill you. now go say something nice to the kid or i will sic cthulhu on you.
    Me:fine…anyways, i really liked it! it was funny! much better than mine! *escapes out back before dawn kills me or sics squid gods on me*

  6. Artemis_Fowl_the_Second March 12th, 2012 at 1:04 am 6

    It’s very good, i noticed a few people saying welcome, so i am obliged to do so as well.
    Welcome,come in sit down, make yourself comfortable, hopefully you’ll be staying around for a while, we do enjoy having the collection of talented authors we have and always welcome another, would you like a hot beverage?
    just kidding… about the hot beverage, not the rest… unless you would like to come to my home for a beverage… but please don’t that would just be awkard for the both of us.
    anyways, it was very good, i didn’t see any mistakes, and the plot was very good, a small bit around the place, but other than that perfect.
    hope you stick around our little community for a while, and add to the archives.

  7. Wassup, n00b? It was good, but the term ‘pre-teen’ is usually reserved for 9-12 year-olds.

    I just realizided I sound rude. And that I horribly misspelled that word. I’M SO SORRY, WORLD! … But yeah, it was good. Lates!

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