I’ll Be Right Back

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Gaston’s rarely romanced his wife. Evangeline begged for more loving each night. Gaston always said, “I’ll be right back,” before visiting his mistress for hours.

Evangeline began visiting the android, LVR-223 at Chateau de Sable. Its software made it the finest lover in the world. So while Evangeline waited outside for her turn to “relieve tensions,” a jealous Gaston charged into LVR-223’s bedroom to smash it. Moments later, the very combat-capable android heaved Gaston out the window.

As he lay bleeding on the stones before Evangeline, Gaston begged for her assistance.

Evangeline winked before entering the bedroom, saying, “I’ll be right back.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here for the original prompt and a raft of other stories for the week: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/29-january-2016/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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26 Responses to I’ll Be Right Back

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Doesn’t sound like Gaston has much right to be jealous! Love a sweet “get what you gave” revenge story.

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  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Gaston found out he’s no match against an android! Serves him right! I guess Evangeline showed him she could play the same game as he does.

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  3. d3athlily says:

    Perfect! Gaston got exactly he deserved!

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  4. Margaret says:

    This is great. Very clever turn around for Evangeline. I love the pace in this and the rhythm of the language. ‘..waiting for her turn to relieve tensions …’!! Very good.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. She just couldn’t resist throwing his words back at him (I couldn’t resist either). Glad the pacing worked for you. Thanks so much. I appreciate that. 🙂


  5. Dear Eric,

    No sympathy for Gaston here. I love the last line. Poetic justice.



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  6. lillian says:

    okay…..takes affairs into the world of androids. Good ole Gaston got his just desserts….just sayin’

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  7. Love it 🙂 What goes around comes around!

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  8. Nice. She couldn’t have planned it better. Great line.

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  9. Martin Flux says:

    This made me laugh … but also think: are we all gonna be replaced like this at some point?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Doubt it. With no emotional connection, it’s impossible for an android to be a truly great “lover.” Men, even with all our flaws, will still be better lovers of women. 😉 Glad you you laughed. Thanks kindly! 🙂

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  10. gahlearner says:

    Hah, this was fun. And about the androids–who says that they don’t have feelings? Will have. Might have. 🙂 Just wait until they write love poems…

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  11. It could be the villagers will gather together and storm the villa a la Dracula. “This unholy beast must go,” they’ll yell as they lift their torches into the air. You’ve taken this story from the turn-of-the-century into sci-fi, Eric. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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  12. Funny stuff! Well worked in so few words. Great imagination too 🙂

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