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The Story

Upon Victor Drayton's departure from the human mortal world, he was permitted to create an intelligence framework called Intellect into which his mind was implanted and with this superior technology, he rapidly becomes a father and guardian to humanity from beyond the grave.  This special framework is successfully utilized to provide a service to human beings in the form of Monitoring Programs which are tasked with being invisible caretakers to the human lives assigned to Intellect and for many years, Victor Drayton provides this service remotely and invisibly to billions of human beings without even their knowledge.

One day however, when a lonely and very special Monitoring Program called Resolve is assigned to a female life form that he has to monitor as he starts to resolve the issues that have plagued, contaminated and polluted her life, Leona's existence suddenly challenges everything about the world that Resolve currently resides in as he begins to form a very human desire to walk the earth alongside her.  Unfortunately, due to the strict rules and protocols inside Intellect, Leona can never actually know about Resolve in his current form which creates a mountain of frustration for Resolve that he must find a way to climb over, burrow into, tunnel through, or move aside and he finally decides that his only real choice is to find a way to humanize his existence and then actually leave Intellect forever to be by her side.

Due to Resolve's romantic interest in Leona and his desire to become human which would be a perilous journey that Resolve can never return from, Victor Drayton is then presented with a huge dilemma as the very life form that he has created and given birth, intellect and substance to seeks to actually leave his side forever.  The gift of companionship and the deeper connection that Victor Drayton provided to himself when he initially created Resolve to fill the emotional void of his own personal loneliness, suddenly then becomes his own potential heartbreak as he faces losing the surrogate son that he created to serve humanity alongside him, to the same human world that he created Resolve and Intellect to actually serve and assist.  Written by Jill Thrussell

Quotes:

Not even a single yawn would be taken by Samson from now on, Resolve decided that he did not know about because absolutely everything about Samson had to be analyzed, inspected, examined, dissected and monitored in order to find his weaknesses and a potential point of attack.  ~ Jill Thrussell

One more task still remained to be performed by Resolve that morning which related to the User Analysis Matrix and so he began to focus his mind upon it because since he had now input Leona's most recent interactions, he had to dissect, assess and analyze the results of each one.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A weakness definitely had to be found which would enable Resolve to disable Samson and to dismantle the threat that Samson posed to Leona's happiness every working day and so Resolve immediately committed himself to following Samson's every move, listening to every word that he uttered and watching his every interaction, so that he could dissect every intimate detail of Samson's professional and personal private life.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every grain of information and data that could be found was carefully collated and then intricately dissected as Resolve built up a much fuller picture of the two men's lives, histories and motivations because that would assist him and allow him to identify a suitable plan of destruction for each of the two men.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every single aspect of humanization now had to be probed, dissected and logically considered by Resolve before he presented his actual request to The Guardian because he had to be absolutely certain that when he did so that the real manifestation of his request if granted, would be everything that he expected, hoped and wished that it would be.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Sure Analyzer, I'll be glad to assist you in any way that I can."  Resolve replied with a smile.  "After all, unrequited love is becoming quite a familiar place to me now, so I've started to create a map of the rocky but rather sensitive terrain.  It's almost like trying to climb up a slippery mountain formed from ice."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every one of the six dresses possessed characteristics that really appealed to Leona but the most attractive incentive of all, was probably that the dresses didn't sit at the very top of a rather high, extremely steep expensive mountain of expenditure that she had absolutely no desire to actually climb.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Friendships as Leona knew, could often be like the sharing of a bed of companionship with someone and sometimes the blankets and duvet would be shared much like the details, secrets and intricate intimacies of one's life and at other times, they wouldn't.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Sometimes, a pretentious blanket of charm would be thrown Leona's way by Darin that offered her a temporary ounce of comfort but that blanket of charm would rapidly lose its heat and rarely even warmed her anymore as it was made from very artificial fibers and so she would usually feel cold and unloved again, very quickly indeed.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"It's almost like we're married Leona."  Resolve joked to himself as he smiled.  "Lots of human beings are married and they don't speak to each other every day, so I guess it's not really that different.  Perhaps this is what a human marriage is really actually like."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Some people enthusiastically grabbed cups of coffee as they went, Resolve observed, whilst others scooped up paper bags filled with breakfast and a few even hunted for quick bargains on their way to work as Resolve watched the busy human morning rush hour traffic flow across the concrete walkways in fascinated silence.  ~ Jill Thrussell

One of the two monitoring windows now on display inside Resolve's living quarters was focused solely upon Leona and Resolve began to watch her again within it as she walked along the busy city street that bustled with bodies as she wove in and out of the human rush hour traffic that occupied and littered the cement walkways.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

The house of reality that Leona lived in every day certainly wasn't something that she had taken any action to actually change and so it had remained that way for the past four years, stagnant and stagnantly awful although the entrance of the noisy neighbors three years ago had made it slightly more awful.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The loud music that was usually played during their parties would at times cause the windows of Leona's home to actually shake and vibrate and the parties caused a disturbance that was quite frankly, very hard to ignore as the three brothers celebrated life almost every single day in an extremely noisy manner.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Rather frustratingly for Leona it seemed, the three men's parents had left the house in the three brother's hands and then rather annoyingly, they'd left them all alone inside the private mews right next door to Leona.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In fact, Leona's choice of romantic partner would be one decision that would have been questioned profusely because her relationship with Darin, whichever way Leona looked at it, was a complete and utter mess held delicately together by the unreciprocated ribbons of love that exuded from Leona's rejected, unwanted, tolerated broken heart.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Much like someone that attempted to breathe life into a unconscious body in order to revive another, Leona had tried and tried to give their romance that lifesaving touch with her patience and efforts but it had been to absolutely no avail and their limp, lifeless relationship still seemed headed for a romantic tomb with little hope of an actual recovery.  ~ Jill Thrussell

“It’s better to be alone and unloved Leona than to be unloved by those you've accepted and given a place to in your life.”  Cynthia her Grandmother had often said as she'd offered Leona some sprinklings of wisdom, guided by her hands of maturity and her arms of experience.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Joy had not shown its face to Leona for a very long time and her days that had once been filled with laughter, romance and excitement were now filled with resentment, unhappiness and dissatisfaction and there was it seemed, no simple way out of that deep, painful, abyss of absolute misery.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Despite the fact that Darin had actually asked Leona to engage him, deep down inside herself Leona already knew the very real reality, he didn't really love her and certainly not in the way that she wanted and wished to be loved.  ~ Jill Thrussell

One day, Leona silently promised herself, she would find the strength to deport all the visitors to her life that were citizens of misery and distress and she'd revoke their visas so that they would no longer have any access to her which would restrict their regular infliction of pain upon her being.  ~ Jill Thrussell

For the past three decades, Resolve had seen Intellect successfully bridge the chasm of human misery that human beings so often found themselves trapped inside as technology and science had been utilized to rescue them, eliminate human despair and then reinstall a bridge of hope within their hearts but the gap between the two worlds had not changed.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Centuries had gone by and the human dominion over the planet had not been challenged by any other species because no other species had been able to communicate, organize, reason and collate their combined efforts to build an existence that governed the world around them like humanity had.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Regardless of what humanity had or had not done over the centuries, no animal species had managed to conquer and rule the Earth like human beings had and as they'd sourced all the resources they had needed to thrive, humanity had evolved and developed significant depths of knowledge that had enabled them to do so.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Knowledge and resources had been accumulated, cultivated and harnessed over centuries and decades and so now, the human planet fully reflected the manifestation of what human beings had wanted it to be and had then molded it into as they'd shaped every inch of their environment that they possibly could.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every nugget of knowledge had been facilitated by human beings to control their environment as much as they possibly could and the many natural resources available had simply become a servant in servitude to human needs as humanity had quite discreetly, completely conquered the Earth and all of its natural resources.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In fact, no room currently existed within Resolve's current environment for any desires and passionate whims of a very human kind because there was just roles, duties, functions and responsibilities and The Guardian simply would not tolerate any departures from those and that was one rule Resolve fully understood.  ~ Jill Thrussell

No restrictions or rules had ever been directly expressed to Resolve by The Guardian or existed within Intellect that he was aware of to prohibit such emotional sentiments but as Resolve already knew, other Monitoring Programs did not have the same emotional capacity that he possessed which would allow them to form any kind of emotional connection with anyone else, human or otherwise.  ~ Jill Thrussell

“Your job Resolve is to restore Leona's life back to the joyful place that it once was.”  The Guardian explained.  “You have to bring back the peace that once filled her existence, reinstate her smile and give her an upgrade in happiness."  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

"Greetings Resolve."  Analyzer immediately said.  "I have come to see you today because I need an Emotional Response and a Code of Comfort to assist one of the human beings that I've been assigned to."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Yuck!  Now that is definitely not something that I'd like to give an inch of code to, not even for a second, our logical processes are way too valuable to fill them with such disgusting notions."  Analyzer said with a frown.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In fact, right now, all Resolve could really do was his actual job and as he vowed to store the hope inside his heart that such pleasures might occur somewhere, somehow at some point in the near future, he smiled because he wasn't actually sure that he had a heart to store such wishes inside, or that such a wish was remotely even possible.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Unfortunately, and for the time being however, whenever the two men served up their usual dollops of disrespect and disregard, Leona had no choice but to consume their indigestible, unpalatable offerings as she hoped and waited for life to provide her with an opportunity to escape from their very cruel clutches but as yet that opportunity had not presented itself or ever appeared.  ~ Jill Thrussell

An emotional urge and connection had definitely developed inside Resolve that he now felt would be quite difficult to control or dismiss and at some point he knew, it would definitely have to be satisfied because life in his current state as far as Resolve was concerned, was really no life at all.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"It's almost like we're married Leona."  Resolve joked to himself as he smiled.  "Lots of human beings are married and they don't speak to each other every day, so I guess it's not really that different.  Perhaps this is what a human marriage is really, actually like."  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

A quick lunch break was taken as the morning departed just before the afternoon stepped in to replace it but that was the only real break that Leona took that day as she kept her eyes very firmly glued to her electronic easel because Samson as she already knew, did not accept any missed deadlines, or excuses and especially not from her.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The unique tapestry of Intellect's involvement in human lives and the human Earth at times, almost seemed to be an absolute contradiction to Resolve because the Intellect framework remained totally separate and very remote from those whom it actually served and interacted with every single day.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Inside Resolve it now seemed as if his desires to become human and spend a lifetime with Leona had silently grown and it almost felt as if a tree sapling had taken root inside him and as he'd refused to suppress or reject the subsequent urges that had now spread out inside his form like branches, each one had flourished as those very human desires had begun to conquer and then rule him.  ~ Jill Thrussell

All the tender kisses that Gregory had planted that night had now abandoned his sinking vessel of seduction like disgruntled rats and had become a sunk cost of attentiveness that had been invested into nothing but frustration because he would not now reap the actual rewards of sexual pleasure that he'd hoped to enjoy.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Rather arrogantly, Gregory had taken a gamble that night as he'd taken Marina out on vessel that he knew very little about and rather unfortunately, disaster had suddenly struck and shattered his passionate, charm filled seduction into a million tiny pieces of absolute embarrassment and there would be no romantic recovery because Gregory's shipwreck of seduction had truly sunk and was now no longer sea worthy or able to be salvaged.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Answers to questions had to be found and essentially, Resolve was the only one that could really, actually find them because he had the power to burrow through the intricate details of Leona's life in order to establish the facts and that day, he hoped to at least find some of the answers that he required.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The life that Leona should have enjoyed was very sadly riddled, littered, contaminated and polluted by the diseased, filthy malice of others, others that took Leona for granted, others that failed to appreciate or respect her and others that seemed to revel in degrading her at every possible opportunity and so Resolve had to give Leona's entire life a spring clean.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Cobwebs of misery clung to the shelves of Leona's mind each and every day that had been spun by the spiders of distress and those spiders had to be extracted, eradicated and swept out of her life because they were not useful to her and detracted from her general well-being and as Resolve had observed, they had now become parasitical predators that sucked every ounce of joy from every part of Leona's life.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In fact, it seemed to Resolve as if the orchestra of people that accompanied Leona on her walk through life, who played the song of her existence alongside her, predominantly seemed to play a very stressful tune most of the time and it appeared, there were very few joyful, upbeat moments in that song, so Resolve could easily understand why Leona had become buried in a stressful pit of total misery.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A ribbon of fearful uncertainty seemed to wind itself very tightly around Leona's neck and she began to struggle to breathe as she walked across the room towards her meeting desk and then sat down as she faced Samson and prepared to hold an actual discussion with him.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Some angry clouds of tension seemed to silently gather inside the room as Leona faced Samson nervously and waited for his volcano of verbal anger to erupt and as her skin suddenly began to crawl, it almost felt as if a thousand spiders of fear had crept inside her clothing and then decided to crawl all over her body.  ~ Jill Thrussell

This silence was an angry, awkward, tense silence that sat directly above a deep whirlpool of anger like an unbroken, unshattered thin sheet of ice that waited to be hit with one verbal lash from Samson at which point, it would be smashed into a million tiny pieces of verbal rage and his wrath would be fully unleashed upon Leona's mind and ears.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Directly above Leona's head, it now felt as if there was a very angry, dark grey cloud that silently waited to burst which intended to drench her with raindrops of distress when the storm of Samson's thunderous words and venomous tones were released and as his eyes burnt into her flesh, she began to squirm around inside her chair in total discomfort.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Silent arrows laced with venom and sparks of hatred seemed to fly out of Samson's eyes and pierce Leona's skin as even his silence inflicted wounds of discomfort upon her and she began to shiver as she braced herself for his verbal lashings.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every angry word that Samson scornfully snapped, shot rapidly through the air and as his question cut through the silence, each word demanded an immediate answer from Leona but despite his obvious anger, she completely froze and even actually hesitated as her tongue quickly became totally tied up in nervous knots of fear.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The angry tone, raised voice and livid expression upon Samson's face had already really intimidated Leona because every single word that he'd spoken felt as if it had cut through the air with absolute precision as his insults had invisibly slashed away at her skin like a well-aimed sword but Samson it rapidly transpired, wasn't quite finished with Leona just yet.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A soft, gentle, feminine nature coupled with a dictatorial male in a position of power on a power trip was definitely a recipe for potential abuse and Leona and Samson respectively, certainly met both those criteria as far as Resolve was concerned.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A rough justice with very sharp claws would be delivered directly to Samson's door and because Resolve harbored absolutely no human inclinations inside his intangible form that pleaded with him to show Samson even an ounce of mercy, it would be the most horrific experience of Samson's entire life and of that one thing, Resolve now felt, absolutely certain.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Now however it seemed, the Intellect Framework itself was just as fragile as the human lives it actually served and that reality absolutely intrigued Resolve as he began to evaluate the actual impact that the problems would have upon his work and the delays that might have to be endured throughout the remainder of that day.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Rather strangely but intriguingly for Resolve, just the sight of Leona's human form alone somehow managed to evoke and create some very deep human desires inside of him that he could not now turn off or stop, even if he wanted to which he actually didn't because although those urges really frustrated him at times, each one was extremely enjoyable.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

 

Much like a mouldy, rotten sandwich that had been left inside a fridge for far too long, Resolve truly felt as if Leona had already given their engagement too much of a shelf life in that she'd tolerated Darin's presence way beyond the expiration date of reasonable romantic expectations but as he also knew, hope was a dinner of deceit that could provide the human heart with false comfort and reassurances that would never be realized in reality.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Unlike Leona however, Resolve was not blinded by the false hopes that Darin might change and become a nicer person or that he might start to take his engagement more seriously and that was the one vast difference between Resolve's electronic eyes and Leona's human eyes because Resolve's perception was not clouded by hopeful wishes of a happy, blissful romance that had been distorted by a manipulative, deceitful male.  ~ Jill Thrussell

At some point in the very near future, when Resolve had dealt with Samson adequately, he would definitely return to Darin and the three brothers and then their punishments would be delivered to them, appropriately, precisely and accordingly because justice waited patiently for them in the shadows of Resolve's electronic thoughts.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A perpetual pattern of disappointment seemed to be all that Darin had to offer to Leona and romance seemed to be an illusion that Darin only utilized and a false ambience that he only ever invoked, when the convenient supplies from Leona's bank balance, bedroom or kitchen were required and their relationship in the long term was romantically unsustainable because Leona's heart was by now, almost bankrupt with heartbreak.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Darin is a perpetual disappointment."  Leona admitted to herself.  "And he's not getting any better.  I thought he would have grown up by now but his maturity just doesn't seem to have happened yet and he's a grown man."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"I'd even go as far as to say, he's a perpetual pain in the butt."  Resolve joked to himself as he smiled.  "But don't worry Leona, even a perpetual pain in the butt can be kicked very hard, right up his perpetually offensive butt and that is what I'm here for."  ~ Jill Thrussell

The blatant act of disrespect on Darin's part instantly sparked flames of irritation within Leona's mind and ignited a wave of annoyance that rapidly swept over her skin like a tidal wave of emotion because Darin's actions absolutely infuriated her and she began to shake her head in absolute disgust as she picked up her handbag and then started to walk towards the lounge once again.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Upon Leona's face there was now an absolutely disgusted expression as Resolve watched her enter inside the lounge and then flop down onto the sofa as she released a weary sigh from her hurt lips and wiped a few painful tears from her disappointed eyes.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Inside Resolve's intangible form, a deep wave of hatred towards Darin had now dammed up behind the barrier that stood between them both as the undercurrent of Resolve's absolute annoyance waited for an opportunity to smash the dam wall down, so that a tidal wave of destruction could be unleashed upon Darin's life.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Underneath Samson's image of pretentious, corporate, political correctness it now appeared to Resolve, there was a definite air of chauvinism which could not be denied or disputed and it seemed highly illogical to Resolve because the two main female pillars of support in Samson's life really did so much for him.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Just one task now remained for Resolve to complete that night with regards to his observation of Samson and so he continued to watch Samson and wait quietly as he attempted to find a key weakness that would unlock the stranglehold of disrespect that Samson currently held over the two women's lives.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Another Monday morning is here, so that means, another working week will be spent inside Samson's corporate dungeon."  Leona sadly reminded herself as she began to make her cup of coffee.  "The weekend ran away far too soon and it wasn't even great because Darin ruined it as usual.  I think there should be an exemption clause in life which stipulates that if your weekend is absolutely awful, you can apply for a two-day extension."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Unfortunately for Leona however, Samson's attitude had remained consistent and pretty much the same for the past four years and it was consistently awful because he had not yet taken a vacation from his unpleasant attitude for a single working day and certainly not since she'd initially set foot upon his corporate doorstep.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In totality, Resolve suddenly realized that his existence was pretty much a plain, blank canvas, much like one of Leona's blank canvases that waited to be filled with a drawing because his intangible form had been untouched by the pencil of human experiences, or by a human hand and his existence lacked the essential human strokes that would form an elaborate portrait of emotional, intimate and personal bonds.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Several obstacles littered and obstructed the path that would lead to Leona's happiness and Samson was definitely a huge obstacle and a large piece of litter that Resolve fully appreciated had to be completely eradicated and rapidly discarded from her life.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Much like a pest control expert however, Resolve knew exactly how to deal with Samson, the vermin of misery that plagued Leona's life and how to absolutely exterminate him and so the additional temporary allocation of Rochelle had therefore been deemed, totally necessary because it would hopefully assist Resolve in the fulfillment of his overall objectives.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Once Resolve had managed to set the wheels in motion with regards to Samson's downfall, he definitely had something up his sleeve for Darin but as Resolve already knew, Darin didn't really need much help to self-destruct and so he was generally considered to be the easiest target between the two predatory men and as a result, Resolve had initially decided to focus his destructive efforts upon Samson.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Each one of the four hours that now sat directly in front of Leona, would be consumed and then become deceased as she lived each hour out and if she did nothing meaningful with those hours, no jewels of joy would be stored inside her treasure chest of memories to remember each one by and that would be an absolutely undesirable outcome to a deliciously vacant Friday evening.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In every way imaginable, Resolve definitely felt that Rochelle would be the perfect tool with which to demobilize Samson and somehow together, Resolve concluded as he watched Leona return from lunch, they would curb Samson's arrogance and eradicate him from Leona's life completely.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

 

"Sorry beautiful dress of divine splendor, rather frustratingly, my bank balance just isn't feeling the mutual attraction that we share and so a commitment on this occasion, won't be actually happening I'm afraid, no matter how much I love you and I do really love you."  She mumbled as she stepped back out onto the city street.  "I now truly believe in love at first sight though because what I feel for you is definitely true love."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Every one of the six dresses possessed characteristics that really appealed to Leona but the most attractive incentive of all, was probably that the dresses didn't sit at the very top of a rather high, extremely steep expensive mountain of expenditure that she had absolutely no desire to actually climb.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Most weekends the heart of the city and its main shopping areas would be even more congested with human traffic because the streets would be filled to the brim with not only hungry shoppers on the hunt for bargains but also packed full of tourists and their presence normally wreaked even more havoc upon the human chaos that littered each city street.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"You see Analyzer, love really does have an important purpose in the human world, it's the product of human emotional functions and therefore love is absolutely necessary because the human world and all its occupants would become totally miserable without it."  Resolve said with a smile as he gently patted Analyzer on the back.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Let's agree to disagree on this one Resolve.  I see love as a necessary disease that human beings have had learn to live and cope with for the survival and continuation of their species, purely for the purposes of procreation because romance lubricates that procreation."  Analyzer insisted.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Perhaps we can find a compromise Resolve, perhaps we can agree that love is a product of human emotional functions to fulfill the overall objectives of survival in order to facilitate the continuation of their species because if they believe that the human race might become extinct, this notion makes human beings very miserable."  Analyzer suggested.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Friendships are form of human entertainment that can also provide a safety net of support because such relationships engage their mental faculties and provide them with the necessary support framework required to facilitate their individual survival.  Each relationship that is embarked upon provides every human being involved with various forms of emotional stimulation which internally motivates, entertains, challenges and drives them."  Analyzer explained with a smile.  "Most human friendships are utility based and based upon symmetrical alignments due to character, interests, personality or values which means, most human relationships of that kind are either in a human being's economic or emotional interests."  ~ Jill Thrussell

This particular affair had been created, designed and very precisely tailored for Samson by Resolve himself to provide Resolve with an avenue of opportunity that he could utilize to force Samson to live on a street of aggravation and torment every day because Rochelle would demolish his building blocks of wealth brick by brick with the hammer of persistence, the tools of manipulation and the mallet of devious calculation.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Every part of Rochelle's physical appearance as far as Resolve was concerned, formed the perfect weapon with which to attack Samson and he was definitely, totally disarmed as Rochelle's arrow of beauty had pierced his eyes, captured his lust and then held him, totally captive.  ~ Jill Thrussell

For a few seductive seconds, Samson's invitation seemed to float around in the air as it lingered between the two in a delicate limbo of flirtatious silence as although Rochelle had been discreetly enticed to commit to a passionate affair, her participation had not yet been finalized and so until it was, she remained merely a speck upon the horizon of Samson's romantic possibilities.   ~ Jill Thrussell

The deep and intense physical attraction that Samson felt towards Rochelle appeared to be mutual and for that, Samson was truly grateful because it wasn't often that a very attractive female landed so easily upon his runway of life and especially not one that was so sexually inviting, stunningly attractive and seemingly cooperative as Rochelle seemed to be.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The very unromantic reality that Darin offered to Leona every weekend, required the patience of a saint and Leona's patience had now absolutely run dry because she had tired of Darin's substandard offerings of love that were laced with pretense and purely focused upon the fulfillment of his own needs with absolutely no regard for her heart.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Well, at least I enjoyed my shopping trip yesterday, it was like a breath of fresh air and free from the vandals of distress that usually deface the walls of my life with their graffiti of misery every day."  Leona mentioned thoughtfully.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The sad reality was that Darin was a total headache from start to finish and no matter how many painkillers of forgiveness Leona actually took, the pain he caused her never seemed to disappear, heal or ever reduce.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Some emotional costs however had definitely been incurred by Leona to establish and maintain that feminine validation and those costs were the vile intricacies that she'd had to endure just to sustain a relationship with Darin in the long term which were increasingly painful and offered diminishing returns with regards to the enjoyment derived from his presence in her life.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Inside Resolve's intangible form, it was almost as if an opera had begun to play a joyful song and the prelude for an invitation to romance as each word of appreciation uttered by Leona echoed around his inner core and he basked in the waves of sheer delight that washed over him which soothed him like a heavenly melody sung by the songbirds of happiness.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"If I could be alone together with you, I'd wrap your heart in happiness and make you smile every single day."  Resolve whispered to himself as he watched the two simulations on the screen wall directly in front of him as they began to eat dinner.   ~ Jill Thrussell

On several occasions since Resolve had been allocated to Leona's life as her Life Monitor, he had heard Leona say that each precious memory was like a jewel of joy and he definitely felt that his night had not only been a jewel of joy but also that it had been lit up by the stars of delight that seemed to sparkle and shine, purely due to Leona's presence, albeit in an artificial, simulated capacity.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"So very human and so highly illogical.  You should install some love firewalls to protect your emotional attributes and to immunize your programmable functions from the falling in love virus."  Analyzer concluded.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

For Resolve, it really frustrated him sometimes that Darin was such an incompetent cheat because if he'd been slightly more competent and had been sexually unfaithful successfully, Resolve might have been able to find a way by now to somehow expose his indiscretions to Leona.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Regardless of the disappointments that Darin had delivered to Leona's heart that weekend and the fact that he had let her down twice, Resolve could clearly see from the very smug smile upon Darin's face, his attitude was really quite flippant and that he didn't seem bothered about his betrayals of Leona's heart in any way.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Another useful invention, Leona began to consider as she waited for Darin to respond, would perhaps be a repellent powder that could be placed around your home much like a bug repellent that cheating partners would be allergic to which would then drive them away from your door because if Leona utilized that powder, Darin would perhaps become allergic to her home, be unable to visit her and unable to even step inside her front door.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In fact, very sadly, Leona already knew the reality of their engagement which was now more like a noose that hung around her neck than a joy because the sunshine that had once shone down over their pool of romance had long since departed and all it had left behind was a dried up muddy hole that all the drops of pleasure, romance and joy had been sucked out of by Darin's stress and his vulgar, unpleasant attitude.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Love and undeserved loyalty had somehow tied Leona's heart to Darin's side and so now, she really needed to break that emotional bond that had chained her to the ground forever and in a way that could not possibly ever be forgiven because it had allowed Darin to trample all over her head, heart and life for five extremely long years.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Somehow, the style of clothing that human beings wore it seemed to Resolve, reflected their personality, exhibited their individuality and expressed their identity because each item that they chose to wear, displayed various aspects of their uniqueness to everyone and anyone they neared.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Human choices when it came to clothing it appeared, often said more about people at times than the actual words they expressed and that notion absolutely fascinated Resolve as it was so deliciously human and so intriguingly individualistic.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Deadlines and Samson were a match made in suffering and Leona already appreciated that grim reality and if suffering was a corporate entity on Earth, Samson had definitely incorporated that company and Leona was definitely, currently employed by it.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Despite the relentless nature of three men's rudeness, the harm that they inflicted upon Leona's life and their inconsiderate behavior however, Resolve was more than ready to dethrone them, add fuel to the fire of their lives and curb the impact that their lifestyle had upon Leona's peaceful existence and pleasant demeanor but there was one slight complexity and that one complication would perhaps hamper Resolve's possible actions.  ~ Jill Thrussell

An invisible third wheel would definitely be present on the two lover's date that Friday evening but they were both absolutely and totally oblivious to that fact and as Resolve watched them greet each other outside the restaurant that Samson had chosen, he relished his ability to monitor their movements by stealth and without even their knowledge.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Rather interestingly for Resolve, he noticed that Samson's marriage had been rapidly cast aside and very conveniently ignored that night as the two lover's date flowed smoothly along the river of romance and as drops of seduction trickled across the riverbed of desire, the two sauntered silently towards their final destination, the deep sea of sensual passion.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Mercy would not be Samson's friend in this instance, Rochelle silently vowed as she suddenly stood up and then began to strip off seductively in front of him because she would strip away Samson's financial assets and then leave him stranded high and dry on the river banks of economic destitution without a lover and relieved of as much of his wealth as she could possibly grab.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Just below the surface of Rochelle's skin and masked by her pretentious smile, there was now a deep whirlpool of anger, contempt and disgust that seemed to swirl around inside her body and mind as it was ignited, prodded and stoked by a rod of discontent but that negativity was also fueled by a flame of excitement because revenge at times as Rochelle already knew, could be just as sweet as love.  ~ Jill Thrussell

All that Samson really had to offer Rochelle at the end of the day, was a seedy love affair formed from a stream of lies and their passionate river of desire was nothing in the end but a river of falsehood that ran along a riverbed of deceit and that reality annoyed her profusely.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Some human males it appeared to Resolve, could be helpful, kind and respectful towards women but rather unfortunately, Leona had not entered into in an engagement with a man like that because she had fished in the sea of love and caught a nightmare in the form of a shark.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Quite sadly for Leona, everything about her current relationship was totally inferior in every single way that it possibly could be and there was absolutely no denying that unromantic reality because every weekend that romantic emptiness slapped Leona in the face due to Darin's heartbreaking drama, suspicious absences and annoying antics.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Important matters like an actual career, or the assumption of any financial responsibilities it seemed to Leona, were like a worn out, dirty, old pair of socks that had been stuffed down the back of a sofa that Darin had absolutely no desire to pluck out, launder, or even to discard.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Regardless of the time of day it was or wasn't however, Leona's relationship with Darin always remained the same, a substandard mess that lacked any kind of romantic nutrients and that unromantic reality really bugged Leona as she glanced enviously at a happy couple on the street as they walked by her car hand in hand.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In every way possible and imaginable, Leona silently concluded as she began to drive towards home, Darin was extremely mean with his time when it came to the issue of their relationship and whenever they met, barely even a feather of joy and a speck of love would be provided to Leona's heart.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The relationship between the couple was like a deeply troubled grey cloud that hung-over Leona's head which gave her very few glimpses of sunshine and joy and Darin seemed to squeeze that ugly, grey cloud of misery as often as he could because he frequently drenched every part of her life with his downpour of heartbreak, pain and stress.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The couple's engagement was a dead-end street for Leona because in the long run, deep down inside she now accepted, he would never provide her with a happy home that was built upon the firm foundations of love, respect, honesty and faithfulness.  ~ Jill Thrussell

More often than not Darin usually attributed his unreliable behavior to work related activities or family issues but those excuses as Leona already knew deep down inside, were always just another pack of lies because Darin was extremely lazy and his relationship with his family was fractured and strained, due to his behavior, antics and drama.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

 

"At least the pizza tastes great."  Leona reassured herself as she polished of the first slice and then eagerly plucked a second slice from the box and raised it to her lips.  "And I've got some buffalo wings too but I didn't really need those because I already have some chicken.  I have Darin and he's definitely a chicken because he is too scared to grow up and he's even started to lose his hot spicy flavor and now, he is marinated in nothing but my total disgust."  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Quite strangely, it suddenly struck Leona that the couple never even mentioned the topics of marriage and children anymore and it was almost as if those serious conversations had jumped of their flight of unromantic love with a parachute and found somewhere better to live because those discussions had simply never ever actually returned.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

At the beginning of the couple's relationship marriage and children had been something that they'd discussed quite frequently and very enthusiastically, Leona considered thoughtfully as she reflected upon their slightly more romantic start but somewhere along the way, tense silences, arguments, disappointments, stress, misery and heartbreak had somehow replaced their future.  ~ Jill Thrussell   

The two topics of marriage and children now lived upon a very dusty shelf inside Leona's mind of unlikely realizations in a very rotten state as her opinions on such issues, crouched silently together in a corner and no longer so much as even dared to stand up for themselves and run through her thoughts anymore because Darin's stress and drama always kept them at bay.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

"We don't have a future together, all we have is just a very ugly past, an even uglier present and our future's crashed into a brick wall of heartbreak."  Leona admitted to herself decisively as she finished her third slice of pizza.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Much like an abandoned house, Leona no longer lived inside a mansion of hope because she had deserted such positive thoughts a long time ago and as Darin had become increasingly unreliable, she'd finally given up all hope of a possible romantic restoration completely, ever since reality and the reality of Darin had corrected her once hopeful heart.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Later that evening however, Leona had absolutely no doubts at all inside her mind that the peacefulness of the mews would definitely be totally disrupted and that the quiet close would be littered with drug infested bodies and human forms saturated in alcohol because it was a Saturday which as she already knew, was a important party night for her noisy neighbors.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Suddenly, some very loud music and noises began to emanate and erupt from the house next door and Resolve rapidly observed that the three brothers were just about to rev up their party engines and zoom into fully party mode as he watched them make some final last minute preparations for their party night ahead.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Human compassion as far as Resolve was concerned could be a very noble principle at times but where that compassion caused the compassionate party distress and was abused by third parties, it was deemed by him as no longer valuable because it then became an actual weakness not a strength.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

In the areas of life however where Leona was tolerant, Resolve would not be, where Leona provided generous helpings of patience, Resolve would not and where Leona gave those around her extra portions of compassion, Resolve most certainly wouldn't.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"If only they were so meticulous about the application of some common courtesy and basic good manners as they are about their parties."  Leona mentioned to herself.  "We'd probably get along much better."  ~ Jill Thrussell 

"Human romance is all rather imprecise, so I'm not entirely sure how one would actually measure and attempt to classify a romantic misunderstanding."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Sleep won't be coming to visit my house tonight."  Leona moaned to herself as she began to accept the implications of the very noisy gathering that was just on the verge of actual occurrence next door.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The late night hours dwindled quickly away into the remnants of a lived-out history as the early morning hours began to approach but Resolve noticed that despite the time, the neighbors' party continued at full throttle with absolutely no restrictions or interference.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A weary, tired sigh managed to escape from Leona's lips as she began to make her way towards her bedroom and as she prepared to sleep, she tried to push any negative thoughts about the brothers towards the back of her mind but her efforts were definitely frustrated by the incessant doubts and troublesome worries that seemed to gnaw away at her thoughts.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Despite Darin's negative attitude however, Leona had somehow soldiered on and she'd managed to sustain a romance that was quite frankly, truly unsustainable because it yielded very little returns in terms of enjoyment, pleasure, companionship or affection to her heart.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In terms of Darin physical appearance, he was tall with dark, rather rugged looking hair and he possessed an athletic frame, all of which seemed to celebrate his masculinity.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The walls of Leona's refusal had rapidly dissolved and evaporated, purely due to her love for him and as Darin would plead with her over and over again for another chance, his words had always seemed full of remorse and his eyes full of regret but as Leona had now learnt, his remorse was truly pretentious and his regrets were absolutely fictitious because his actions afterwards time and time again had proved their lack of substance.  ~ Jill Thrussell

“I’ll change Leona.”  Darin would usually say.  “I promise I'll change.  I really can’t live without you Leona, you're my heart."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Rather convincingly, tears would often well up inside Darin's eyes and the emotional pleas that he offered to Leona would rapidly infiltrate her heart and silently melt away the iceberg of dismissal which would then usually render her, totally powerless.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The remnants of Leona's feelings for Darin on the wonderful day that she dumped him permanently, would then be thrown from the top of the cliff of rejection and smash onto the cold jagged rocks below it and as her love for him fell onto the ground of misery that he had created, it would shatter into so many pieces that it would be virtually impossible to repair and that day, Leona would finally be, totally free.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Despite Darin's efforts that day, years of negative, unromantic history lay behind the couple and Leona could not just put that to bed in a couple of hours, simply because Darin had shown up for once with a clean top on and worn a decent pair of trousers because their ugly past continued to haunt her mind.  ~ Jill Thrussell

More than just a clean top, a decent pair of trousers, a splash of aftershave, a shower and a stress free attendance on one occasion was required to convince Leona's heart of Darin's sincerity because a few hours of good behavior could not erase five years of pain and misery that had been caused by his negative conduct.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In terms of their relationship, Leona knew deep down inside that Darin was simply a very bad habit that one day, she would have to break and that he was a slimy pond toad that leapt into her life whenever it suited him, simply to display his ugly warts of disrespect before he quickly disappeared again and returned to the pond of filth and indecency that he usually resided in.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Usually however, even back then, Darin had frequently refused to spend more time with Leona and he'd provided her with an entourage of excuses as to why he couldn't and over the years that entourage of excuses seemed to have grown and followed him around wherever he went because whenever Leona saw Darin, his excuses normally showed up too.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Over the years, the couple's relationship had now deteriorated to the point where it only ever offered Leona diminishing returns in terms of enjoyment and as Darin and their relationship had somehow became a full-blown liability of headache, she'd begun to accept that Darin was a liability that she could no longer emotionally or economically afford.  ~ Jill Thrussell  

Rather intriguingly for Leona, it suddenly struck her that friendships could often be like the sharing of a bed of companionship with others and that sometimes, the blankets would be shared much like the details, secrets and intricate intimacies of one's life and at other times, they wouldn't be and that Darin had been the one torn, frayed, ragged blanket that Leona had shared some details about that all her friends had agreed upon unanimously.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

"Your life will start again tomorrow Leona."  Resolve promised himself decisively.  "Because very soon, the thief that stole your heart and then squandered your love will be completely gone.  I'm dropping your deadbeat, so you don't have to and so soon, you'll truly be absolutely and totally free."  ~ Jill Thrussell

A storm of heartbreak would definitely have to hit Leona's life like a hurricane before a delightful ray of sunshine filled with romantic happiness could follow but for Resolve, the end results of that unromantic liberation would definitely be worth a few months of heartache.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In a very indirect way, Resolve had intervened and so now, he would have the chance to not only liberate but also empower Leona with the ugly, heartbreaking, factual package of truth that waited just at her fingertips to be unwrapped which would allow her to escape the bondage of falsehood that she was currently ensnared by and that beautiful reality, satisfied him immensely.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In some ways, the many gifts that Samson had purchased for Rochelle that Sunday afternoon in preparation for their date the next evening had provided him with a temporary ounce of comfort but as Samson fully appreciated, when the truth came and knocked upon his door, expensive gifts would not be able to save him and salvage his marriage, if his affair was ever discovered and exposed.  ~ Jill Thrussell

For Resolve, his productive weekend and the impact of Samson's affair had predominantly been truly triumphant because Resolve had watched Samson squirm around in a pool of discomfort, simply due to the lie of omission that he had told Rochelle as she'd played around with his deception regarding his single status and then begun to fully exploit it.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

A mask of pretense had been worn by Samson as his wife had waited patiently for him at home and as he'd gallivanted around and sown his wild oats, his affair with Rochelle had already started to create tension within his marriage and Resolve had watched the drama unfold that essentially, Samson had created for himself.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Once or twice, since Resolve had been allocated to Leona, he had questioned the possibility that perhaps his love for Leona would not be reciprocated but those meandering doubts that lurked in the shadows of his existence which threatened to haunt his potential happiness, Resolve had in the end, vehemently rejected and shunned as human weaknesses.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A huge distance however, currently existed between Leona and Resolve and no matter how many times he watched her sleep, or resolved her problems, the two still existed in two very different worlds and although Resolve's world was a window into Leona's world, it was a window that he could not actually open, or try to climb through.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

"It can't be that hard, if human males can do this surely a highly logical, meticulously programmed and superbly equipped Monitoring Program like myself should find it a total breeze."  Resolve convinced himself.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Don't worry Leona that's what I'm here for remember."  Nicky gently reassured her with a smile as she pulled open the glass door that led towards the front entrance of the building.  "To take the stress out of a cheating mess."  ~ Jill Thrussell

I need something that he cannot possibly deny and that I can never ever possibly forgive."  Leona explained.  "Our engagement is not fractured, it's completely and utterly broken and now, it's beyond repair, especially after what I saw today and so I just need the final nail to hammer into Darin's coffin of fake love, so that I can bury our fictitious romance forever."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"You need a full sense of closure.  Something irrefutable, something that will eliminate any doubts, something that will force you to take action and something that will close that chapter of your life forever."  ~ Jill Thrussell

Despite the fact that the two women were headed in two very different directions as they began their respective journeys home, one thing definitely united them and that was their mission to catch Darin in the act and so in that respect, they both still walked down the same street and that was very sadly for Leona, Darin's street of betrayal as they searched for a definite end and exit.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Between the two lovers an affair had been embarked upon that was rapidly becoming more and more intense, addictive and exhilarating for Samson and now, it almost felt like a roller coaster of enjoyment that he couldn’t even begin to attempt to step off because deep down inside he had no actual desire to do so.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

"I can't fix Darin and neither can you Leona."  Resolve whispered to himself as he smiled.  "But what I can give you is far more superior to an inferior lover that doesn't value your heart.  I can give you, your freedom and a joyful life that you can actually live in happily and peacefully and that is worth far more than a deadbeat lover that breaks your heart whenever and as often as he can."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Unfortunately in life, there aren't any nurses for heartbreak or doctors that can fix broken, defective, cheating lovers."  She acknowledged.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A prickly sea of discomfort now seemed to surround Samson's body that he could not swim out of and the short dip of lust that he had intended to take had now it seemed, turned into a very long swim in the murky depths of a huge vast sea of financial expenditure and he could see no actual shore of escape to swim towards and no lifeboat appeared to be on its way to rescue him.  ~ Jill Thrussell

“Everything that you do in life is a gamble.  Resolve.”  Leona said as she read the sentence at the end of the email out loud and began to internally question what it might actually mean and who could have possibly written it.  ~Jill Thrussell

"I guess the message is kind of right though."  Leona mentioned to herself thoughtfully.  "When I met Darin it really was a gamble of love because I didn't know whether he would appreciate, cherish and love my heart or break it and he definitely broke it, hundreds of times."  ~ Jill Thrussell

A relationship of any kind with a friend or lover, Leona concluded decisively, was in fact, an emotional gamble because when you opened up the gates of trust that guarded your heart to someone else and let them into your life, you took a chance that another human being could then utilize to potentially betray, hurt or disappoint you and the potential outcomes of those relationships were totally unforeseeable and absolutely unpredictable.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"I definitely lost the gamble of love when I made an emotional investment into Darin because I gave my heart to a total deadbeat and ended up with shattered dreams, a crushed heart and five years of solid pain."  Leona mourned as her mind reverted back to the issue of the unreliable man that she'd mistakenly given her heart to.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Unfortunately for Leona, she had now definitely lost her emotional investment into Darin and their relationship because it had now transpired that he was indeed, a total loverat, just as she'd suspected and so she had gambled five years of her life away for nothing because she'd placed all of her heart on a total deadbeat.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Very sadly for Leona, from this particular gamble of love, there would be no romantic winnings because there would be no happy marital bliss and so all that remained was just the miserable pain of Darin's cheating losses which had wiped out five years of love and there were still more arrows of painful revelation to come that would shatter every part of her heart because the heartbreaking losses from Darin's betrayals would eventually, tear it from its ribcage.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Inside the heart of Intellect as Resolve watched and listened to Leona, he smiled because each word that she spoke provided him with a blanket of comfort and a pillow of reassurance that sat comfortably upon the bed of his logical processes that at the very least, Leona wanted the same things in her own life that he did.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"It feels so very strange to be so very close, yet so very far away from everything that you want with every particle of your existence."  Resolve whispered to himself.  "It's so strange to have achieved so much, yet to be so unable to achieve the one thing that you really want more than anything else in the entire universe."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"One day Leona, there won't be this huge distance and this impenetrable barrier between us anymore because my heart is a bridge that we can meet upon and my love for you will be a land that we can happily live inside every single day."  Resolve vowed as he glanced at Leona's face and smiled.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Shortly and according to Rochelle's intricate, devious plans, Samson would actually discover that very same day that she was far from finished with his finances and his wallet and then he would learn exactly what she was really made off and it certainly wasn't sugar and spice, or anything nice.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Just as Rochelle had expected, Samson had asked her to sign the documents and take legal but not financial responsibility for the rental property for the year which suited her perfectly and so she'd participated willingly as once again, his actions had silently confirmed to her that he was indeed a married man looking for a love nest in which to stoke his rod of adulterous lust.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A blanket of silence seemed to suddenly fall across the room as Samson glanced at Rochelle's face with a nervous expression and then looked up at the ceiling as he hesitated for a moment and rapidly began to search his mind and the ceiling for an appropriate response, a suitable excuse or any possible escape route.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Guilt as Rochelle already knew, could be a very useful bargaining tool and it would now be one that she would utilize to extract exactly what she wanted from Samson's wallet because that day, a runway of guilt had been meticulously engineered for her plane of financial desires to take off from and land upon.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Everything about Rochelle's suggestion had absolutely horrified Samson and as he had silently, reluctantly processed her request inside his mind, his thoughts had grown heavier and heavier by the second as they'd soaked up every word that she had said until his mind had become like a saturated sponge that now sat at the bottom of a murky, stagnant, pond filled with filthy water which stifled his every breath.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Due to the quite positive response received from Samson, the sweet smell of success rapidly began to fill Rochelle's nostrils and as the bells of victory rang silently inside her ears, she paused for a few more seconds as she basked in her glorious moment and prepared to savor the victory which she could now almost taste because a large chunk of Samson's wealth would soon be on its way to her actual bank account.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A blanket of darkness seemed to swiftly gather around Leona's human form as the lights inside Leona's home were switched off and as she made her way towards the rear of the building, Resolve watched the night greedily squeeze every drop of light out of the air and as the night forced each ray of light into hiding, he noticed that the darkness consumed every particle of light it could find until darkness was all that remained.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Just a couple more days would be provided to Nicky and her team by Resolve which would give the detective agency one more chance to deliver the results that he wanted and since Resolve had even found a way to place Darin in the ideal scenario and one that would allow Nicky to hammer the final nail into Darin's coffin of fake love, if she didn't bang it in hard enough, he most certainly would.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Much like a mongoose that traps and grips a snake in its teeth and then shakes the life out of it, to Resolve's absolute delight it appeared, Rochelle had now successfully clamped her seductive jaws around Samson and his wealth and Resolve felt absolutely certain that she would not release him until she had shaken every drop of each liquid asset out of him and devoured every chunk of meaty wealth that he possessed.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Human beings are mortal creatures Resolve, they become sick, they die, they cease to exist and then they are buried in the dirt and consumed by the very same ground that they once walked upon."  The Guardian had explained to him several times.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Since Darin's reign over Leona's life had begun, a knot of romantic deceit had been tied very tightly around Leona's heart and Resolve had unpicked almost every single emotional rope that had tied her to Darin's side but now, Resolve wished to remove the final tentacle of false love that Darin had wrapped around Leona which would finally, totally liberate her.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 

Now and at long last, Resolve could finally, actually send Darin's fake relationship into the grave of romantic death that waited to consume it because he had planned to reveal the disgusting plague of Darin's betrayal and expose the acts of heartbreak that Darin had inflicted upon Leona's heart without her knowledge to her face and once he had done that the coffin lid would be closed down over Darin's head forever.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Tonight Darin, you have just totally trashed and absolutely buried your fake engagement which means, Leona will now be able to save her love, emotions and loyalty for someone that really matters and for someone that deserves her faithful heart.  Now, she'll be truly free and able to find a decent person that will treasure, honor and cherish her heart and someone that won't squander her love."  Resolve whispered to himself as he nodded his head with certainty.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"So now, only one problem remains for me to resolve but that problem does not actually belong to you because that problem is mine which means, I need to make another plan but this time that plan will be for the resolution of my own problem."  He concluded decisively.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Loyalty and faithfulness, Resolve had observed, seemed to only be treasured by Darin when it came to the maintenance and upkeep of his own interests and mutual reciprocation definitely lacked when it came to issues like respect and such values appeared to be something that Darin either didn't believe in, or something that he didn't care to practice on a regular basis.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"I want to offer you my heart Leona because my gift of love will definitely be far superior to Darin's substandard, offensive offerings of fake love."  Resolve promised himself as he gently shook his head and then began to pace his living quarters.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"I have to try and live a human life, if that is indeed possible, for the sake of both our hearts."  Resolve finally concluded as he stood very still, faced her on his wall screen and then smiled.  "And I'll do my very best to protect you Leona in that very limited, human capacity."  He promised himself.  "If you let me into your life, give me access to your heart, trust me with your happiness and chose to accept my heart, I won't let you down I promise.  Somehow, you gave me a human heart Leona and so now, I want to give my human heart to you."  ~ Jill Thrussell

When Victor Drayton's own mind had been implanted into the Intellect Framework, he had been established as the cornerstone of the entire system which had then been built upon his intellectual capabilities but his human desires, passions and emotions had also been transferred and so those very human characteristics still existed, even in his current non-human, electronic form.  ~ Jill Thrussell

If Victor Drayton had never actually created Resolve and then enjoyed the companionship that Resolve had provided to him, he would not now be losing anything and so rather interestingly, his current dilemma fully illustrated to him that when a gift was given, both the giver of the gift and the recipient, eventually sacrificed and lost something.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Both Victor Drayton and Resolve would definitely lose something, if and when Resolve left Intellect and Victor Drayton's side because Resolve would lose a father and he would essentially, lose the surrogate son that he had created to serve humanity, to the very same human world that Resolve had actually been designed to serve.  ~ Jill Thrussell

Now however, Victor Drayton could ignore such possibilities no more because that very same morning, Resolve would verbally force him to face that reality and the desires that now lay within his intangible form which had provoked Resolve to seek to reduce the huge divide that existed between himself and the human being that had attracted his attention.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"She triggered Resolve's human emotions, stirred up his male desires and then he fell in love which is definitely something natural that I can totally understand, fully appreciate and completely relate to."  Victor Drayton finally admitted sadly to himself as he gently shook his head.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"I did create a way to return to the human world, just in case a day like this ever arrived but I really want you to know Resolve, this is not my wish for you because a human life can be absolutely treacherous, riddled with pain and overloaded with heartbreak."  He continued as he began to pace the interior of his chambers once more.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Perhaps a lifetime of human happiness with someone you really love is worth a very lonely forever."  Victor Drayton admitted to himself.  ~ Jill Thrussell

The broken, shattered, crushed human heart that Darin had so callously torn to pieces, would eventually be fully repaired and lovingly restored through Resolve's love for Leona and to break two beautiful hearts by forcing them to remain separated, distant and apart, was something that Victor Drayton certainly could not do and then actually exist with.  ~ Jill Thrussell

"Perhaps my heart has to be broken to save their two hearts."  Victor Drayton whispered to himself.  "And then I can truly call myself, a father to my son."  ~ Jill Thrussell

"How could anyone with a sensible strand of hair on their head possibly cheat on your snappy scissors?"  She joked as she followed him towards the chair and then sat down.  ~ Jill Thrussell

In every way possible, Leona silently decided, she had allowed herself to slip into a hole of disrepair because she had allocated a large portion of her financial resources to the maintenance of Darin just to keep him happy and off her back but that would no longer be the case, she vowed because now, she would give her life a spring clean, restore her former self and renovate her exterior.  ~ Jill Thrussell 

Quite unfortunately and very unintentionally, Leona had somehow, allowed her hair to become a casualty of Darin's financial demands because she had put his needs and requests first and even begun to ignore herself but now, fortunately for Leona that was well and truly over thanks to Nicky and her detective agency.  ~ Jill Thrussell

A hopeful comfort soothed Leona's heart because she definitely now felt that Nicky was on the verge of a breakthrough and that Darin was on the brink of capture for his love crimes and then that last ribbon of love that Leona had held inside her heart for Darin which had now been worn down to a single, skinny, ragged thread, would finally snap and her heart would be free from Darin's lie of love forever.  ~ Jill Thrussell  

 Other Chapters

Unfortunately and much like the nuts that Leona had given to the squirrel, lunchtime had now been consumed and it had totally evaporated into absolute nothingness which meant, she had to return to work and the building that housed the dreaded Samson immediately.  ~ Jill Thrussell

 The Glitches Series:

The Glitches Series explores the possible facilitation of technology and things that can potentially go wrong when technology behaves in unexpected manner due to Glitches and it also has an underlying exploration of how humanity control and interact with that technology when 'the end justifies the means' approach is applied to technological developments and their implementation which examines how that can result in both negative and positive outcomes.

Intellect: User Repair Summary:  Upon Victor Drayton's departure from the human mortal world, he creates an intelligence framework called Intellect into which his mind is implanted and with this superior technology, he rapidly becomes a father and guardian to humanity from beyond the grave.  This special framework is successfully utilized to provide a service to human beings in the form of Monitoring Programs which are tasked with being invisible caretakers to the human lives assigned to Intellect and for many years, Victor Drayton provides this service remotely and invisibly to billions of human beings without even their knowledge.  However, one day when a special Monitoring Program is assigned to a female life form that he must assist, the Monitoring Program forms a desire to humanize his existence and Victor Drayton is then faced with a huge dilemma as the as the very life form that he has created and given birth, intellect and substance to seeks to actually leave his side forever.  The gift of companionship and the deeper connection that Victor Drayton provided to himself when he initially created Resolve to fill the emotional void of his own personal loneliness, suddenly then becomes his own potential heartbreak as he faces losing the surrogate son that he created to serve humanity alongside him, to the same human world that he created Resolve and Intellect to actually serve and assist.  Written by Jill Thrussell

Interactive Projects

Would You/Should You, Hurt or Heal, Human Being, My Friend, Your Friend, My Match, Your Match.

Anthology Projects

The Glitches Series (Anthology) Love Upgraded (Anthology), Death Upgraded (Anthology), Human Shares, (Anthology),
Death Upgraded
Anthology Projects

Death Upgraded

Further Development Spectrum: War of the Hybrids/Civil Etiquette
Anthology Projects

Further Development Spectrum: War of the...

Human Shares
Anthology Projects

Human Shares

Love Upgraded
Anthology Projects

Love Upgraded

The Glitches Anthology Series
Anthology Projects

The Glitches Anthology Series

Adult Film, Animation & Games Projects
Comedy
Science Fiction
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Sci-fi Romance
Dark Comedy
Romance/Drama
Horror/Thriller
The Lost & Lonely Hearts Depository/A Lost Heart/A Love Unfound/The Heart That Waits
Sci-fi Romance
The Lost & Lonely Hearts Depository/A Lost...
The Story: In the near future to protect people's hearts from heartbreak, a keeper is assigned to...
Project Romance: A Shortlist of Passion/A Shortlist for Romance
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Project Romance: A Shortlist of Passion/A...
Project Overview Summary: A female corporate consultant attempts to apply some corporate models,...
Revenge Friends Anonymous
Dark Comedy
Revenge Friends Anonymous
The Story Summary: A group of guys that are technology experts form an anonymous prank group on...
Self Respect: Unlicensed Adults 2
Comedy
Self Respect: Unlicensed Adults 2
The Story The two chaotic, immature, fun loving guys Jayson and Stepford are back again in another...
Death Restructured
Horror/Thriller
Death Restructured
The Story A scientist who has found a way to manipulate DNA formations and the subsequent results...
Data Exchange
Science Fiction
Data Exchange
The Story A scientist creates a means to transfer data from one human brain to the next, allowing...
Love, Promises, Lies & Other Alternative Weapons
Dark Comedy
Love, Promises, Lies & Other Alternative Weapons
The Story (To Be Updated) Three scientists discover the secret formulas for six new viruses, Love,...
The Enticement (Humantics)
Science Fiction
The Enticement (Humantics)
The Story Four executives from large multi-national corporations are lured into a virtual online...
Library of Minds
Sci-fi Romance
Library of Minds
The Story Technology and Science cross paths as a career driven, single, very lonely woman...
The Human Terms of Time
Comedy
The Human Terms of Time
The Story A woman and a man that are strangers are suddenly thrown together by a strange time...
D.E.F.E.C.T.
Horror/Thriller
D.E.F.E.C.T.
The Story: A scientist invents a radar, neural diagnostics analysis tool that can detect problems...
Quantities of Love/Qualities of Love
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Quantities of Love/Qualities of Love
The Story When a man creates a gadget that can measure love, he starts to experiment with his...
Perpetuity
Horror/Thriller
Perpetuity
The Story: An elaborate form of perpetual existence is discovered by two scientists that has the...
The Chauvinist
Dark Comedy
The Chauvinist
The Story A chauvinist male is challenged by his girlfriend and her friends when they decide to...
Backup
Sci-fi Romance
Backup
The Story A time travelling nomad arrives in the past who trades in memories, futures, information...
Remote Control (Mind Controllers/Dual Mind Control Sequel)
Comedy
Remote Control (Mind Controllers/Dual Mind...
The Story Sequel to Mind Control/Mind Controllers/Dual Mind Control (This sequel was not published...
The Curves of Love/An Inaccurate Romance/Love Out of Sync/Love Beyond Measure
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
The Curves of Love/An Inaccurate Romance/Love...
THE STORY: A technology consultant creates a device to measure various aspects and the trajectory...
Internalization Short Story Collection
Science Fiction
Internalization Short Story Collection
Internalization The Story The market for DNA transplants has grown and now its commonplace to swap...
The Redundant Heart: Personal Satisfaction Not Guaranteed
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
The Redundant Heart: Personal Satisfaction Not...
The Story: A woman is diagnosed as being terminally ill and participates in a program to replace...
Unlicensed Adults
Comedy
Unlicensed Adults
The Story Due to a rise in crime and chaos, a new Adulthood license is devised to verify that...
Love You to Death
Dark Comedy
Love You to Death
The Story A female scientist creates a chip implant that can monitor men's cheating habits, alert...
Romantic Retrievals
Sci-fi Romance
Romantic Retrievals
The Story A new memory retrieval service exists which allows people to visit key points and...
Inside Death
Horror/Thriller
Inside Death
The Story: Five hackers manage to find a way to hack into Death but as they begin to explore just...
Love, Hope & Other Alternative Cures
Dark Comedy
Love, Hope & Other Alternative Cures
The Story A doctor survives a near death experience and when he returns to life, he discovers that...
Romantic Roulette/Future of Love
Sci-fi Romance
Romantic Roulette/Future of Love
The Story A new dating matching and analysis service aims to predict the future romance you might...
Mind Control/Dual Mind Control
Comedy
Mind Control/Dual Mind Control
The Story Three bitter rivals at work are subjected to a revolutionary team bonding exercise when...
The Test Your Lover App
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
The Test Your Lover App
The Story A new app is introduced that allows users to test their lovers in various ways but as...
Monitors of Death/Protectors of Life: Exchanges With Death
Horror/Thriller
Monitors of Death/Protectors of Life: Exchanges...
The Story: Due to a woman's actual sighting of Death and a horrendous tragedy that was unlicensed...
Love Faces Death
Sci-fi Romance
Love Faces Death
The Story In a world where love has been outlawed as it is regarded as addictive and destructive,...
Love Drug
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Love Drug
The Story A doctor offers several of his patients the opportunity to participate in some...
Abstract Further Details
Science Fiction
Abstract Further Details
The Story: Although the telepathic connection and communication between Abstract and her children...
The Fake Sapient
Comedy
The Fake Sapient
The Story A new method and system of governance is introduced into the world where a human brain...
Signs of Love
Romance/Drama
Signs of Love
The Story A very popular singer and total diva endures what may be a temporary loss of hearing and...
Death Within
Horror/Thriller
Death Within
The Story A psychiatrist is tasked with dealing with a client that believes he has been possessed...
My Friend, Your Friend
Comedy
My Friend, Your Friend
The Story Summary: A unique new friends app allows users to trade, purchase, sell their...
Death Lives Within
Horror/Thriller
Death Lives Within
The Story: A retired hitman is involved in an accident and wakes up in hospital after a period of...
Heart Protector
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Heart Protector
The Story Synopsis: Due to the emotional impact of relationships upon human hearts, minds and...
Substitutes: Abstract
Science Fiction
Substitutes: Abstract
The Story: Science crosses paths with technology as a medical breakthrough and paternal solutions...
Data Retrieval
Sci-fi Romance
Data Retrieval
The Story A new virtual reality memory service called Memory Retrievals exists which allows people...
Forever Trilogy: Forever In A Day
Sci-fi Romance
Forever Trilogy: Forever In A Day
The Story A new system is introduced that gives people that are terminally ill and their loved...
The Love Predictor
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
The Love Predictor
The Story A technology consultant creates a device that can calculate the risks, probability of...
Seven Pits of Hell
Horror/Thriller
Seven Pits of Hell
Summary: A paranormal investigator, a scientist, a historian and a female cop are thrown...
Forever Trilogy: Forever Minus One
Sci-fi Romance
Forever Trilogy: Forever Minus One
The Story Death no longer exists as human consciousness is placed inside robotic bodies instead of...
The Day You Die: Torture
Horror/Thriller
The Day You Die: Torture
The Story An experimental juvenile detention facility is run by a psychologist that blends...
Unrighteous Citizens
Science Fiction
Unrighteous Citizens
The Story Crimera is a sentenced to the 'Righteous Citizens Program' a scheme where 'Righteous...
N.E.U.T.
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
N.E.U.T.
The Story A gender neutral robot that has spent an entire existence inside a research facility is...
Artificial Reality/Artificial Reality 2
Science Fiction
Artificial Reality/Artificial Reality 2
The Story A woman is kidnapped for three decades and her mind interrogated to make billions of...
Memorized: Fragments of Forgotten
Sci-fi Romance
Memorized: Fragments of Forgotten
The Story Logline: A memory transplant advisor has to solve and resolve the puzzle of his client's...
Operation Death
Horror/Thriller
Operation Death
The Story: A group of five paranormal investigators and hackers (who manage to hack into the code...
What Men Don't Know That Women Won't Say
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
What Men Don't Know That Women Won't Say
The Story Genre: Romantic Comedy
Try Before You Die
Horror/Thriller
Try Before You Die
The Story Ten students are mysteriously invited and lured to a research laboratory inside an old...
Forever Trilogy: Goodbye is not Forever
Sci-fi Romance
Forever Trilogy: Goodbye is not Forever
The Story A woman dying of cancer secretly prepares for her death by buying a robot in her...
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Confused: There's an App for That!)
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Confused:...
The Story Faced with an overwhelming number of choices in life, due to the increasingly complex...
The Republic of Futuria
Science Fiction
The Republic of Futuria
The Story Futuria is a futuristic island that exists in another place in time, somewhere in the...
Memory Hack
Science Fiction
Memory Hack
The Story: A technology consultant discovers a way to hack into human brains and starts to hack...
I.Q.
Horror/Thriller
I.Q.
The Story The government of a nation allows criminals on death row the choice of donating their...
Value Added Lovers
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Value Added Lovers
The Story A group of participants enrol in a groundbreaking course run by a pioneering company...
Value Added Friends
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Value Added Friends
The Story A group of people enrol in a groundbreaking course run by a pioneering company called...
Humantics Universe & Trilogy
Science Fiction
Humantics Universe & Trilogy
The Story Set in a futuristic world, robots can be made to order from a global technology and...
Death Invited
Horror/Thriller
Death Invited
The Story Death steps inside each of the bodies of group of young people that have summoned his...
My Match, Your Match
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
My Match, Your Match
The Story A unique new friends app allows users to trade, purchase, sell their romantic...
Hunters
Science Fiction
Hunters
The Story A band of time traveling nomads are sent into the past and future to locate people of...
Death is Just an App Away
Horror/Thriller
Death is Just an App Away
The Story A new app claims to allow you to choose when and how you will die as a special service...
Personal Vacancy
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Personal Vacancy
The Story A technology company creates a device to help human beings find the things and people...
Hierarchy Of Horrors
Horror/Thriller
Hierarchy Of Horrors
The Story A personal life coach claims to have developed a neural, microchip app which claims to...
Data Protection
Science Fiction
Data Protection
The Story A scientist creates some small robotic flies that can carry data from one human brain to...
Corporation Death/Death Ordered
Horror/Thriller
Corporation Death/Death Ordered
The Story A company advertises its services to the terminally ill and to people who are suicidal...
Humantics: Data/Robot/Cyborg Protectors
Science Fiction
Humantics: Data/Robot/Cyborg Protectors
The Story A scientist creates some humanoid robots and hybrid human/robots that can carry, extract...
First Impressions
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
First Impressions
The Story: A woman attends a dating memory implant clinic called Love At First Sight Inc. that...
Face of Death
Horror/Thriller
Face of Death
The Story A man is in an accident and has a near death experience where he meets Death face to...
Love~A~Thon
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Love~A~Thon
The Story Two single, female friends that are in the prime of their life are challenged to...
Robin Crook
Science Fiction
Robin Crook
The Story: The year is 2100 and human life has been divided into two societal groups, the...
Enhancements/Adaptability
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Enhancements/Adaptability
The Story Science and technology court romance as a technological consultancy company splashes...
Deal with Death
Horror/Thriller
Deal with Death
The Story Due to a reduction in the number of natural deaths due to medical advancements, Death...
Morgue
Science Fiction
Morgue
The Story The Life After Death Division of BrainScan which is run by Morgue, seeks to fulfil human...
G.E.N.D.E.R./Romantic Attractions/Love Beyond Measure
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
G.E.N.D.E.R./Romantic Attractions/Love Beyond...
The Story: Updated A female behavioural scientist and a male relationship psychologist are brought...
Robot: Colony 25
Science Fiction
Robot: Colony 25
The Story: In the near future, humans, hybrids and robots live side by side and all criminals,...
The Death Tests
Horror/Thriller
The Death Tests
The Story Three scientists discover a way to track down and trap Death & the formula for...
Quality Control
Romantic Comedy/Sci-fi Rom Com
Quality Control
The Story Deep in the heart of the busy, bustling city of Maplesfield, Esmeralda (Esme) a quality...
Ibrida Island
Horror/Thriller
Ibrida Island
The Story An island is purchased for experimentation by a scientific research organization and...

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