Basically, wanting to write a sound that happens, a popping sound. Putting it in italics works, but there's one problem with it: my narrator and my main character go back and forth with each other, and when my MC speaks to my narrator, I have it in italics. I don't want people to initially think it's my MC saying it to the narrator, I want people to picture the sound. Here's an example of both the back-and-forth, and the sound. Let me know what you think. Mr. Frigo wasn't born on another planet, nor was he bitten by any animals. He certainly was not an eccentric millionaire, and he rarely got the girl. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Our hero first needs to visit the mysterious address, where you've most likely already figured out was where his journey began. Dude, this is so boring. Just jump ahead to where I start kicking ass. As you wish, Mr. Frigo. And the sound: "What about you? Trying to be a hero?" The man now focused his attention on the clerk. Pop! Mr. Frigo watched in horror as the blood poured do— Wait, no. "What the hell? Is that bubble wrap?" Mr. Frigo's expression quickly went from being terrified to thoroughly confused. "Sir, that's not a real gun. I can see the orange on the tip." The clerk turned back around, unscathed, and finished stocking the cigarettes.