As Seen On TV | #Wattys2018

As Seen On TV | #Wattys2018

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Ella Hayden By toptrees26 Updated Aug 02

"Are you sure you want to go through with this?" He whispered gently, between both of our feverish gasps for breath.

"With what?"

"All this." He gestured around to the bedroom, but his expression said much more-  it included the camera crew outside the door, the other contestants milling about downstairs, unaware of what we were doing, our families at home, and the millions of normal people who would soon be watching us on national television.

"Sure," I shrugged. "Why not?"

He laughed dryly.

"Yeah, why not? After all, who's watching but the entire world?"
Lyra Kennedy had a rough couple weeks. Her boyfriend just dumped her and moved halfway across the world. She lost her steady  job at an accounting firm. She had to put down her dog after it contracted a tumor. Just when it seems all her luck has run out, she lands a spot on a new reality TV show that her overeager mother pushed her to apply for. The show's concept is simple: 12 men and 12 women are flown in to a luxurious California beach mansion, Bachelor-style. There, the audience watches their daily interactions, and at the end of each week, they vote to pair up one man and one woman for a date at a place of their choosing, based on who they think has the best chemistry. After the dates, the couple with the worst chemistry is voted off the show. 

When Lyra is paired up by the audience with an amazing guy, she thinks perhaps her luck has returned for good. But as the show goes on and gets more popular, she can't help but wonder if the man the audience picked for her isn't the one she would've chosen for herself. It seems things in real life are a bit more messy than they are as seen on TV.

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Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 08, 2017
Again, I think you slipped and accidentally went into third-person again. '. . .kept that thought to myself.' Oh well, nothing major.
Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 08, 2017
I'm starting to love the disastrous results of the shipping wars that Dating Democracy might cause.
Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 08, 2017
Thanks for the dedication dear :) i love the new cover btw, I'll read through the latest chapters soon ♥
Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 05, 2017
I'm so glad you didn't go with the 'oops I spilled my tampons im so ditzy' trope.
Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 08, 2017
Sweaty I can't drink the tea after I spilled it I ain't no dog licking tea off the floor.
Tensukishi Tensukishi Aug 08, 2017
omg it's like those middle-aged sony producers about the Emoji movie, it's like, N.B.D!
                              smh cringe