April 27

Dancing Slowly in an Empty Room – Planning the Future

Girls: 
<Silver smiles> All right. <looks at Rad> I need a shower anyway. <smiles> I’ll meet you back there?
Boys: 
<Rad nods> I’ll be there in a bit.
Girls: 
<Silver takes off after Samuel> You okay?
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> I’m fine.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> All right. Talk to me.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Silver> What about?
Girls: 
<Silver arches her brow> The sudden change in demeanor.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> What? She annoyed me.


Girls: 
<Silver nods> Okay. Why’d she annoy you? Women don’t usually annoy you.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks ahead> Yeah, well, she’s not exactly a woman, is she?
Girls: 
<Silver laughs> No she’s a wood nymph.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> I’m not even sure what that is.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> But I’m thinkin’ more like a Siren.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> I’m not either babe. But I’m thinkin’ you’re right.

Boys: 
<Samuel nods, takes a drag, looks ahead again>
Girls: 
<Silver looks over at him> You know…she’s not gonna just go away, and you’ve pretty much done everything you can to make sure she doesn’t leave you alone. So maybe it’s time to fight fire with fire.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> What do you mean?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> give her back some of what she does to you.
Girls: 
<Silver shrugs> Invade her personal space when you’re training. Watch her blatantly…stuff like that.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> I gotta live with this girl, darlin’. And more than that, I gotta live with Taryn. Last thing I need is *both* of ’em… <looks at her> She doesn’t do that shit to me.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> The hell she doesn’t. She fuckin’ jumped on your back.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> That was different. I was fuckin’ with her. She doesn’t usually get in my face or watch me or anything like that.
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> She’s just hard to be around sometimes.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> Hell, I’m not pissed off at her, Sil. I just wanna fuck her and be done with it.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> You think that’s gonna make you be done with it? <shakes her head> Samuel, I’ve seen her watch you several times tonight alone.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head, looks ahead> Yeah, I think that’d make me done with it. That’s the whole fuckin’ problem right there. <takes another drag> I told her about Bree. All of it.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> The more she’s around, the more shit I find myself tellin’ her about.
Boys: 
<Samuel takes another drag> Shit that’s none of her goddamn business.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head> Samuel.. you fuck her you’re only gonna want her *more*.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Then I guess I’ve got a bit of a problem, then, don’t I?
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> Do you know why you tell her stuff you don’t need to.
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> To fill the silence.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head> Was it? Was the silence so unbearable that you had to fill it?
Boys: 
<Samuel stops walking, turns to her> You really wanna know, Sil? You *really* wanna know why I run my mouth to her about shit she doesn’t need to know?
Girls: 
<Silver stops walking and looks at him> Sure.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her, hesitates> Because if I’m not thinkin’ about what I’m sayin’, I’m not gonna be thinkin’ about what I’m doin’.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him confused> Explain that.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head, steps closer, leans in and whispers> It keeps me from tryin’ to kiss her.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> All right.. so tell me why you have that need?
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head, starts walking again> Fuck if I know.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him and starts walking too> Okay.. here’s somethin’ anyone else you’d be doing it and not caring.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> She fuckin’ cried on me last night *twice* and it didn’t even piss me off. <looks at her> Well, apparently, she’s not anyone else. And I’m thinkin’ location might have somethin’ to do with it, too.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> It might. It also might not matter where you are. <smiles> on the upside…you get to beat the hell outta her tomorrow morning.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> There’s that.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> How’d *you* do it? How’d you spend all that time hangin’ out with us and Conrad and keep your shit together? Because you obviously weren’t over him.
Girls: 
<Silver shrugs> I didn’t.. I did a lot of bitching inside. All those times you thought I wasn’t paying attention or was just being quiet?
Boys: 
<Samuel nods>
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Yeah.. *those* were the times I was losing my shit. <looks at him> And sometimes…it was enough *just* to be there. <smiles> And then there were times when I’d piss him off on purpose…
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Been there, done that.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> You’ve got her attention.. now you just have to keep it.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks ahead> Maybe havin’ her attention isn’t such a good thing.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head, quietly> Babe.. let me ask you something really personal.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, takes a drag> You can ask, darlin’.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> Could you walk away from her?
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> I’m plannin’ on it. Don’t see where I have much of choice, actually. Right now, I’m just buyin’ time, darlin’.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head> So come home with us.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> I can’t right now. And not because of her.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head> Babe.. you aren’t comin’ home.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> Why do you say that?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> You’re puttin’ down roots here. You bought a *horse*.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> I can bring a horse home with me. <stops and turns to her> Sil, I got sixty grand sittin’ in the spare closet right now. And that’s not includin’ what Genja and I settled on for the shit in Taryn’s basement.
Girls: 
<Silver blinks> Shit Samuel. Still.. You’re attached to Taryn and David.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> And I’m figurin’ they’re gonna be married sooner rather than later. You *really* see me stayin’ in a place like this, Sil? A place this fuckin’.. quiet. It’s a little early for me to be lookin’ at retirement options.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> I can see you here. There’s enough business to keep you goin’ and <smiles> If I buy the Spot.. I’m gonna need someone I can trust in there.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> You really thinkin’ about buyin’ that place and leavin’ Bree and Heather here?
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Heather more temporarily. Yeah.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, looks toward the barn> That money I got.. I was thinkin’ it could be seed money.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> Seed money for what?
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> That horse I got. Spirit. He’s got a *nice* fuckin’ pedigree, Sil. Worth twice what I paid easy. Good foundation stallion. And Vanners go for twenty grand a head.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> You’re wantin’ to start your own ranch?
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> It’s an idea I was playin’ with. But property’s expensive and a foundation Vanner is, too. I’ve got close to a hundred and ninety all told, but that’s not gonna buy a place *here*. I’ve gotta at least double that. And that doesn’t even include the stock.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> But it’d buy enough property back home.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> So why *not* talk to Taryn and David about it. She’s already got the name Samuel.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her curiously> What name?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> The Mount Olympus name.. her Ranch.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> Because I’m not lookin’ to buy into somethin’ someone else already has goin’ on. <looks at her> But..
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> Yeah?
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> You got enough to cover the G Spot?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> Actually I was goin’ to have to do some creative financing.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her, smiles> Think I’m creative enough?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> I think you are.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, starts walking again> So.. between the two of us, maybe we got enough to cover the place and keep the banks out of it. Because I’m thinkin’ I could double my money that way.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> And I’m more than happy to be a silent partner and let you run the place. Maybe just cover security.

Girls: 
<Silver smiles> You could. <looks over at him, nods> I can get it up and running and Heather and Bree can teach the new hires.. because those girls there <shakes her head>
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Preachin’ to the choir, darlin’. And then I’m here to handle whatever needs handlin’ that only an owner can cover and you don’t have to kill yourself gettin’ here.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> I’ve already talked to the owner and he wants to sell.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> And you’ve got your creative financin’ covered.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> So, how much is he wantin’?
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> Because with the state that place is in, I can’t imagine he’s askin’ for the sky or anything.
Girls: 
<Silver shakes her head> No.. he’s askin’ 80grand for the club and the Liquor License will be no more than 3 I was figuring with Taxes, title and insurance about 90.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> So, 45 each. <looks at her> That barely dents what I’ve got set aside. And as for a ranch.. I could start with the plot of land. Build a barn like Taryn’s. The barn itself, if I had the same guys build it, I can get done for about 100 grand max. The land’ll cost the most. Stud my boy out for a while, til I can get myself a foundation mare….
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> In the meantime, the club starts pickin’ up and that money starts comin’ in…
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> I heard Taryn and Saige talkin’ about the next ranch over. there’s some land between them that up for sale…cheap. Tar was talkin’ to Saige about buying the strip of land.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> You could do that then drop a double wide on it for now..keep Spirit barned here until you get going once you’ve built on it… The land’ll go for three times what you bought it for easy.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> I saw one place.. had somethin’ like 33 acres for about 250 grand. And that was the cheap end. But I’m not sure what part of the county that was in.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Silver> But shit.. at that price.. I could probably make the difference from the club in just a couple of months.
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> And that one already had a farmhouse on it.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him nods> Taryn was sayin’ this is about 60 acres. Give or take.. and the owner wants it off his hands like now.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Guess I better talk to Taryn.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Yeah.. might not be a bad Idea. Especially since she seems to know him.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her> Shit, Sil. Taryn’s ranch is only 42 acres.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Yeah.. and maybe this guy is willing to sell in parcels.
Girls: 
Silver smiles> Like half to you half to her.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> That’s somethin’ that could work. With all the buildin’ they’re talkin’ about doing… And considerin’ I’ve only got the one horse right now, how many fuckin’ acres do I actually need?
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> Two or three.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> Yeah, but I need room to grow the herd, too.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> So 10 or 12?
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> About that, yeah. <looks at her>
Boys: 
<Samuel thinks> That’ll leave Taryn with somethin’ like 90 acres if she buys the rest. Maybe down the road, I could buy some of it off her and expand.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> And I’ll bet you money She’d be willin’ to let you stud with one of her Morgans until you get your mare.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, looks at her> And at some point, maybe you can buy me outta the strip club, hand the Fall back over to Ava and move *your* ass up here, get a house and run *your* club.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> Maybe.. but babe.. what would *I* do up here? <grins besides drag Rad with me.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> Run your club. Help me with my ranch. Maybe help Taryn with hers. And you know Rad would fit right in.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> He fits anywhere.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Yeah, he does. <smiles> It’s one of the things I like about him.
Girls: 
<Silver laughs again> So do we turn ourselves around and tell *them* what we’re doin’?
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles more broadly> Ayup.
Girls: 
<Silver grins> Then let’s do this.. Big Daddy.
Boys: 
<Samuel laughs> Darlin’.. she said that shit to me and that wasn’t me bein’ irritated with *her*. <turns around and starts walking back>
Girls: 
<Silver nods> I know.. <follows him> You were irritated at his reaction.
Boys: 
<Samuel takes another drag> If by “his” you mean my dick, then you’d be right.

 



Girls: 
<Silver smiles> That’s exactly what I meant.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles, shakes his head>
Girls: 
<Silver looks over at him> You better now?
Boys: 
<Samuel looks over at her> Yeah, I’m better. But that girl is trouble, Sil. I knew it the second I laid eyes on her.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at him> Maybe.. but you still like her.
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> I got a thing for trouble.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> You always have.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles, nods, walks up to the others with her>

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Posted April 27, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude