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The Interactive FanFiction Story

One of the longest-running fanfiction stories on the 'net.

Chapter 9: Articulation

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Chapter 9: Articulation

written by Joie

added on: 26 Oct 2001 - based on characters created by Winnie Holzman

(JORDAN sighs, and leans back. He looks like he could use a cigarette. ANGELA watches him, curious. Beat.)

JORDAN: See, the thing is Angela... like: I care about you. In this way...? That I didn't even realise before. So, y'know, it's kinda...



JORDAN: Well, it's good. But then, I'm not used to being like this, I guess, I mean... I mean, I'm just not.

ANGELA: Oh. So...

JORDAN: So, it's like we're this couple now.

ANGELA: Well, yeah. I mean, aren't we?

JORDAN: No, we are. That's what I'm saying.

ANGELA (VO): I like what he's saying. I think. I just wish he'd actually *say* what he's saying.

JORDAN: (cont'd) But there was this thing before.. where I just didn't know where I stood with you. Like... you live in this world, in your own world, and I never know what you're thinkin'...

ANGELA (VO): Hang on, what? *He* doesn't know what *I'm* thinking?

JORDAN: (cont'd) And I just feel this... like, I'm always on edge.

(JORDAN looks at her, unsure of what her response will be.)

ANGELA: (taken aback) Jordan, I... I mean, I thought it was really obvious... I mean, I care about you... I mean, like...

(ANGELA leans over, and kisses JORDAN. Suddenly, the door opens, and in walks...

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“School is a battlefield for your heart.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"