April 27

Finding Happiness In Misery – the Aftermath

Girls: 
<Sangria hits the driveway almost at a run>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks over when Sang comes out, puts his phone away and heads after her> Sang!
Girls: 
<Sangria stops, turns and looks at him>
Boys: 
<Ethan walks up to her, grabs her without saying anything and pulls her into a hug>
Girls: 
<Sangria bursts into tears and hugs him tightly>
Boys: 
<Ethan holds her, quietly> There is *no* fucking way I’m letting you go.
Girls: 
<Sangria buries her face in his chest, and squeezes him tighter, tries to tell him what happened, but can’t get the words out yet>


Boys: 
<Ethan kisses her temple, leans his head against hers and lets her cry it out>
Girls: 
<Once her crying jag is done she sniffs and looks up at him tells him what happened> And they were all wrapped around each other and her towel had slipped almost off…
Boys: 
<Ethan looks down at her> You’re coming home with me.
Girls: 
<Sang looks up at him> You’re not giving me a choice are you?
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> Nope. And you’re going to get in a pair of my pajama bottoms and I’m going to make us hot chocolate. And we’re going to sit around bitching about how much relationships suck and what an asshole Loch is and what a bitch Siobhan is and I’m going to tell you what was going on out *here* while everyone else was inside and if we have to, I’ll even dig out my black nail polish, because it’s the only color I have, and we’ll do our fucking nails. Just don’t ask me to do your hair for you because it’s already perfect.
Girls: 
<Sang almost smiles, softly> Thank you.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> You’d do the same for me.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I would.. but I have to ask you something first. The thing about the window… did I really say there wasn’t one?
Boys: 
<Ethan rolls his eyes> Brennan has a big mouth. <looks at her> But.. yeah. In the car. I said I guess I missed that window and you said “I wouldn’t let you.”.
Boys: 
<Ethan thinks> Actually, I think you said “No. I wouldn’t let you.”
Girls: 
<Sang shakes her head> It was Tristan.. Miss the opportunity.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Either way… if you wouldn’t let me miss it.. it wasn’t there to miss.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> Ethan.. I meant I wouldn’t let you miss one that was there. Not that there wasn’t one there to miss.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Um.. aren’t they kind of the same thing?
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> Uh uh. Not in my thinking.
Boys: 
<Ethan tilts his head slightly, looking at her, half smiles>
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him>
Boys: 
<Ethan kisses her forehead> With all the bullshit going on with you right now.. the thing about the window is what you’re thinking about first?
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> I didn’t want you to be hurt because I’d said something like that.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> As much as *you’re* hurting now, you’re *still* worried about how I feel?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Of course I am..
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> I’m tellin’ ya. Batman and Robin.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles at him> Sometimes I think we’re more like Forrest and Bubba.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Oh, shit. <smiles> So.. one of us is functionally retarded and the other one’s a cripple? <nods> I can go for that.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> I meant because we kind of take care of each other like they did.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> You think Major Schlong has a crime fighting partner? <tilts his head thoughtfully> Wait. Does Major Schlong fight crime?
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Minor vagina.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Babe… <smiles> I’m thinking “Minor” is selling yourself short.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> Not that I’d *know* or anything…
Girls: 
<Sangria blinks> I have to color my hair.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Oh, my god. I know what hair you’re talking about.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles teasingly> I would like to volunteer to help with that.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Yeah.. that hair there. <smiles> *That* I have done.
Boys: 
<Ethan sighs> Damn.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> I tried it once.. and never again. Shit *burns*.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> I don’t doubt it. As much as I’d love to have an excuse to be down there, there’s no way I’d let you trust me anywhere near your most valuable treasure with anything.. foreign.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> You want to hear ironic?
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> I *love* irony.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks up at him> Right now.. you and my colorist are the *only* ones I’d let near me.
Boys: 
<Ethan arches a brow> Reeeeally?
Girls: 
<Sang nods>
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> Speaking of me and my close proximity to your most valuable treasure.. <looks at her> I am *really* sorry if I crossed the line with that dare.
Girls: 
<Sang looks at him> Don’t apologize for that. Please. That wasn’t any worse than anything else that had gone on.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> Everything else that went on didn’t turn your eyes that really nice shade of “fuck me now”. Which I am *not* apologizing for, by the way.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Oh.. and what shade is Fuck me Now?
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Several shades darker than your usual color.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Still.. we had our clothes on and there was no skin to skin contact.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> And I think that says something.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> It says a lot actually.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> What does it say to you?
Girls: 
<Sangria softly> That maybe it wasn’t any worse…but it was..because I really was turned on by it. And that’s because it was you.
Boys: 
<Ethan holds his breath for a second, lets it out> I really thought that was safer than kissing you, yanno? We fuck around like that *all* the time and… I have *no* idea what came over me but it was crazy. But it was kind of fucking amazing, too. I’ve never felt that… I don’t know… I can’t even describe it. And it was totally because it was you.
Girls: 
<Sangria watches him> Connected… <looks at him> It was totally amazing and I actually kind of didn’t care that there were other people there I got so lost in the feelings and sensations.. and <drops her voice> I think if it had gone on too much longer… let’s just say I was *really* close.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles when she says “connected”> Yeah. That was totally it. But not just that.. kind of.. powerful, too. Like.. I could take on anything and not even blink. <arches a brow> Really close?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods>
Boys: 
<Ethan blinks, quietly> Wow. I am *god*.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Yes you are.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> And *that’s* what I felt like. And what I feel like every time I make you laugh.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> You make me laugh more than anyone else Ethan.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Let’s see how much I can make you laugh tonight, then.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> Why’d it have to be *her* again?
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Are you sure it was? I mean… did you actually *see* them messing around?
Girls: 
<Sangria softly> I saw them with their arms around each other and She was wearing nothing but a towel and he had only his jeans on.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her pointedly> Which makes them the two most dressed people back there right now.
Girls: 
<Sang quietly> If they’d been any closer he’d’ve had to be inside her.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> All right, well.. maybe because I was all but inside you and Van has spent most of the night out *here* with his tongue down Lia’s throat.
Girls: 
<Sangria blinks> Van and Lia? Seriously?
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Seriously. Hand to god. And if *they* can do it.. anyone can do it.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> I mean if it can happen to them it can happen to anyone. You know?
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Hell.. remember when I stopped Saige from streaking the block? That was me covering their asses.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I do.. <looks at him, quietly> We’re still done.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods, kisses her forehead> The only reason I didn’t ask Loch during Truth or Dare what *really* happened with him and Saige before was because I didn’t want to be the asshole that brought it up again. But I *so* wanted to, you know? Just to give you an answer you could believe.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> But if you still want to know, or need to, *now* I can ask him at band practice and he’ll probably tell me the truth.
Girls: 
<Sang looks at him, smiles> I appreciate that. <shakes her head> It doesn’t matter not anymore. Between what Tristan said and this.. <softly> It just doesn’t matter.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her curiously> What did Tristan say?
Girls: 
<Sangria looks back toward the house> Just brought a bunch of things to my attention. Things about Loch.. about you.
Boys: 
<Ethan watches her for a second> Things you don’t want to talk about right now?
Girls: 
<Sangria shrugs halfheartedly> He just said basically that Loch’s a selfish attention whore and you aren’t. You went out of your way to not show me how wrecked you were over Siobhan and when I asked if he could who he’d pick he said you without naming names.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, shakes his head> Because Tristan doesn’t want to tell you what to do but he totally wants to tell you what to do, you know?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I know. The thing is he’s right. And it’s the small things.. When Loch and I were arguing… he said if he knew then what he knew now he would have finished with Saige. <looks at him> So I’m guessing I have my answer.
Boys: 
<Ethan blinks> Wow. He said that? Most guys would’ve said “if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have don’t it at all”. At least, I like to think most guys would.
Girls: 
<Sang nods> Yeah.. but that tells me how pissed he was, too.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Look.. Saige is hot, can be sweet and I’d totally get with her because I tend to be girl stupid like that, but she doesn’t have shit on *you*. <looks at her> And Loch.. I *still* don’t understand how he could have *you* and even give her the time of day.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> You’re biased, baby.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Actually.. and I’m not denying that.. I’m also one of the more intelligent guys we know. I can do simple math and simple math says when you have a Sang and a Saige makes a play for you, you keep walking past her right on back to Sang.
Girls: 
<Sang smiles> All that and brains too.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Damn right. <looks at her> Seriously, though, Sang. Look at the two of you. She gets all moody and dark and shit and gets stuck in it. When she’s in one of her moods it’s like a dark cloud follows her around.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> She does..scary dark.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> And you.. *you* walk into a room and the fucking sun goes “Oh, shit.. I’m late. I’m supposed to meet Sang.” <sighs> “Fuck it. She already lit up the room. I can go back to bed.”
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> Stop.. it does not.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> You’re right. The sun doesn’t even bother coming out in Solitude because it can’t even compete with you.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Oh.. and I’m kind of imagining the sun in this scenario as the sun from the Raisin Bran commercials.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head, still smiling> Except it’s also busy competing with you. <laughs> Ohmygod. I used to think that’s what the sun was.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> He’s wearing sunglasses because he’s blinded by the glare of your awesomeness.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles>Thank you, Ethan.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs, still smiling> What? It’s true.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> I will, however, refrain, from singing “You are my sunshine”.

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