April 26

I Have Died Every Day Waiting for You – David Tells Off Sang, Loch Makes Her Cry

Boys: 
<David walks into the kitchen, looks at Sang and Loch> Two things. One.. what happened to meetin’ at the apartment and two.. why did you bring everything in here?
Boys: 
<Loch looks at David> What?
Boys: 
<David arches a brow> What? What the fuck do you mean “what”?
Girls: 
<Sang shrugs> I dunno..
Girls: 
<Taryn and Lia walk in behind David talking about the horses>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> We saved you guys a trip. You said you were moving up here, so, we moved you up here.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> We just assumed you meant here.
Boys: 
<David looks at Sang, starts to say something, shakes his head, looks at Loch> Come on, then.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> I’m on it as soon as I’m done with this. <holds up his beer>
Girls: 
<Taryn tilts her head listening, quietly> David? Can I talk to you outside for a minute?
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, nods, looks back at Loch> Don’t get comfortable. <takes Taryn’s hand and walks out of the kitchen and far enough away from it so they can’t be overheard>
Boys: 
<Loch watches them leave, smiles at Sang>
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles>
Girls: 
<Taryn turns to David> I don’t want you to live in the apartment.
Boys: 
<David looks at her, warily> Explain that.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks up at him> I can’t stand the thought of you in the barn. Especially when you’re going to spend so little time there anyway.
Boys: 
<David arches a brow> I’m gonna be spendin’ a good bit of time in there.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Yeah..but your time off.. I want you.. I want.. <looks at him> Leave your stuff…
Boys: 
<David relaxes slightly, quietly> What are you sayin’ to me, Tary?
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at him> I want you to move in with me.
Boys: 
<David gives her a long look, pulls her into his arms, rests his head against hers, quietly> I might be able to pull that off.


Girls: 
<Taryn lets out the breath she was holding, wraps her arms around him> You think? <smiles> We can even turn the basement into a man cave if you want.
Boys: 
<David smiles, looks at her> I’m thinkin’. We can probably leave the basement, though. I’m not big on caves.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Okay.. <grins> We can do whatever you want to do to make it more like home for you.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> Tar.. it already is.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> You haven’t seen the bedroom.
Boys: 
<David smiles> What’s wrong with the bedroom?
Girls: 
<Taryn shrugs> It’s kind of girly.
Boys: 
<David arches a brow> Huh. Well, since I’m gonna be spendin’ a lot of time in and around the barn…
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at him>
Boys: 
<David smiles> Guess that’ll do as my man cave.
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs> We can also redo the bedroom. <smiles> It’s time.
Boys: 
<David smiles again> It looks like it did in high school, doesn’t it?
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Yeah.. it does.. minus most of the stuffed animals.
Boys: 
<David nods> Nothin’ a little spray paint and neon bar signs won’t cure.
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs> I’m surprised you could even get it up in that room it’s so girlie. <looks at him> Do you remember that fair we went to and you won me that *giant* bear.
Boys: 
<David looks at her> Please. For you, I can get it up anywhere. <smiles> What about it?
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> That’s the one I still have. <looks at him> We’ll have to test that theory.
Boys: 
<David smiles again> We can test it all you want for as long as you want, baby girl.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> We will. <squeezes him tightly>
Boys: 
<David hugs her back, smiles> You sure you don’t want any neon bar signs? I got one from that strip club out by the highway that closed down. It says “the G-Spot” and I was thinkin’ we could slam it right up there over the bed.
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs> *That* you can put in the barn for Apollo.
Boys: 
<David laughs> Ah, come on, Tary. <grins> It’s pink.
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs harder> And *that* cinches it. No.
Boys: 
<David smiles> Actually.. I gave it to Loch a couple of years ago for his birthday. He had it up in his living room before he moved in with Sang.
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs> I wonder where it is now.
Boys: 
<David smiles again, shrugs> In the bottom of a trash heap somewhere, probably.
Girls: 
<Taryn grins> I’m surprised he didn’t give it to Tommy for the camper.
Boys: 
<David laughs> Shit. Uncle Bill would’ve snagged it for *his* basement.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> So ask him where it is..
Boys: 
<David nods> I will. And if he’s still got it, I’m sure Aunt Jamie’ll be *thrilled* if he gives it to Uncle Bill.
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> Oh.. I’m sure. <smiles>
Boys: 
<David looks at her, smiles>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks up at him> So should we go tell them that you’re stayin’?
Boys: 
<David nods> Guess we should.
Boys: 
<David lets her go, puts and arm around her and heads back into the kitchen>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Sang when he hears Taryn laughing in the hallway> She does that a lot more now.
Girls: 
<Taryn grins like a fool>
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Yeah she does.

Boys: 
<Loch looks over when they walk in>
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch> I don’t think I’ve heard her laugh like that in years.
Boys: 
<Loch nods to Saige> No shit.
Boys: 
<David looks at Loch> Forget it. We’re leavin’ it here.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at them, still smiling>
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn, smiles> Tar… that’s great.

Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Good. Because I wasn’t plannin’ on movin’ it again. By the way.. where *is* your porn collection. We looked for it but we couldn’t find it.
Boys: 
<David gives Loch a look like “really?”> I don’t have one. <smiles> I haven’t needed one since high school.
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> Hey.. Van doesn’t need one either, but he’s got one.
Boys: 
<Van looks at Brennan> Yeah. *My* porn. Which.. <frowns> Doesn’t sound as good out loud.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles> Amateurs.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Seriously..
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Hey! I *made* my own porn last night.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks over at Ethan> No way!
Boys: 
<Van looks at Ethan, smiles> That *definitely* makes you an amateur. I make *my* own porn *every* night.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles at Van, flips him off> Yeah and if you’d given me a fucking application.. <looks at Taryn, smiles again> I totally did.
Boys: 
<David looks at Loch> You still got that G-Spot sign? I’m tryin’ to talk Tary into lettin’ me put it over the bed.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David> I don’t know whether to be shocked or in awe.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn and smiles> I can’t believe you let him call you Tary.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles> Neither? Homemade porn.. from what I’ve heard.. is never as good as professional porn. Particularly considering the actors aren’t usually as attractive.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Sang> Where *is* that sign?
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Storage.
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> What’s wrong with me callin’ her Tary?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Nothin’.. The last time I called her that..she knocked me on my ass. We were about fifteen.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles> Huh.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles and shrugs> She was condescending when she said it.. It was like “what are you stupid”.
Boys: 
<David arches a brow> Well, shit. In that case, she deserved it.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Like David was at the loft when you were arguing over what he’d done to Saige and he called you “little girl”?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> I never said I didn’t… <shrugs> But I only did it after she called me herb.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Something like that yes.
Boys: 
<David looks at Loch> She is a little girl. A strong wind could blow her away.
Girls: 
<Saige laughs> She could kick your ass.
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige, smiles> And some men might be uncomfortable with that. I’m just not one of ’em.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David, laughs>
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Then you’re perfect for her.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles again when she laughs> And here I was, thinkin’ she was the one that was perfect.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles and shakes her head> I’m not perfect. But I’m perfect for you.
Boys: 
<Loch arches a brow> No wonder he’s not drinkin’. <looks at Sang> What kind of shit would he be babblin’ if he were.
Boys: 
<David smiles> Didn’t I just say that?
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> Fuck if I know.. but that made my teeth hurt.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David, grins> Somethin’ like that.
Boys: 
<David looks at Sang> Are you kiddin’ me? Have you heard some of the shit you and Loch say to each other?
Girls: 
<Lia walks over to Seth, stands by him listening to the group>
Girls: 
Sangria looks at David> Nothin’ like that.
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> No shit. <smiles at Sang> Haven’t you noticed how every time you guys get all soft and start the kissing shit we just kind of change the subject? It’s nothin’ like that because it’s *way* worse.
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Lia, smiles, takes her hand>
Girls: 
<Lia squeezes his hand, smiling>
Boys: 
<Seth pulls Lia over in front of him, wraps his arms around her and watches the group>
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at Brennan> uh uh. That was totally… toothache sweet.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles at Sang> What’s the bet, babe? Because now I’m obligated to start pointing out all yours and Loch’s little “moments” that make the rest of us uncomfortable or just plain nauseas.

Girls: 
<Sangria looks at Brennan> The bet.. <smiles wickedly> I’ll wash your car.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> You’re on.
Boys: 
<David looks at Sang> He’s not gonna lose, Sang. At least twice today you and Loch have had those “moments”. The one they’re talkin’ about, apparently, that I missed and the one me and Taryn saw at the diner.
Boys: 
<Loch sighs, looks at Sang> You’re gonna kick my ass for this, but.. yeah. They’re right. Every time we start gettin’… warm and fuzzy.. I kiss you to shut you up.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at Loch, blinks> Wow… okay. <looks at Brennan> Guess I’m washing your car.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> Baby.. <looks at her> You know I’m not good at that shit. And we get in those talks and one of us says somethin’ sweet, then the other one has to say somethin’ sweet, too and sometimes, I’m lookin’ at sayin’ somethin’ that’s gonna make *my* teeth ache or kissing you, so.. I kiss you.

Girls: 
<Sangria nods> It’s okay.. I get it. It’s cool.
Boys: 
<Loch nods, takes a sip of his beer>
Boys: 
<David whispers to Taryn> I wouldn’t wanna be Loch right now.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> I wouldn’t want to be either of them.
Girls: 
<Sangria takes sip of her tea>
Boys: 
<Van looks at Saige, smiles> Help David unpack?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Yes. Definitely.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Van and Saige> Yeah. Ethan and I are all over that, too.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Definitely.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn> You gonna make him sleep in that purple and green bedroom with all the flowers?
Girls: 
<Lia looks at Seth> We should go look at those houses.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles at Lia> Yeah, we should.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Sang, quietly> It doesn’t mean I don’t mean the shit I *do* say. <walks over to David, pulling out his wallet, opens it, pulls out the picture of David and Taryn, hands it to him> This was on the floor next to your bed, man. I didn’t think you wanted to lose it.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I didn’t think you didn’t…. <takes another sip of the tea>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at the picture> Oh my god.. you still have that?
Boys: 
<David takes the picture, looks at it, nods to Taryn, smiles> Guess you found the condoms, too. <pulls out his wallet, puts the picture in it, looks at Loch> *Those* you can keep.
Boys: 
<David looks over at Sang, putting his wallet back> What Loch means is.. the sweet shit makes him uncomfortable but he says it because you like it. When it gets too much, he kisses you because he doesn’t know what else to say.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at David, nods> It’s cool.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at David, blinks, looks at Sang> Yes! *That* is *totally* what I meant.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at Loch> It’s fine. I’m fine. It’s not a big thing. Really.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at her pointedly> Yeah? Then why’s *this* room about to clear out?
Boys: 
<Seth smiles, takes Lia’s hand and heads out> We’re going to look at houses. Let us know how it turns out.
Girls: 
<Sangria shrugs> Because they think I’m gonna lose my shit.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at Sang, smiles> Actually.. *that* we’d stick around for. It’s you *not* losing your shit that’s got everyone worried.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at Ethan> What the hell does that even mean?
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> It means we’re used to you losing your shit. And you’re scary when you’re *too* calm. <looks at her> and don’t smile or laugh or anything. And you haven’t smiled since he said that.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> And you normally smile a lot.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Sang> Which is how I know it’s *not* cool and you’re more pissed than usual.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> You guys are nuts. You’re freaked out because I’m too calm. <looks at Brennan then Ethan> Seriously?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Yeah… seriously. That’s How I knew you were gonna knock me on my ass.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Van> I’ve been knocked on my ass a lot.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods to Saige, to Sang> Yeah, see?
Boys: 
<Van smiles at Saige> I guess so.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head and shrugs> Sorry. I’ll try to keep up the bounce.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> So.. we’re clearing the room so when you *do* go ultra violent, we don’t get caught in the crossfire. <loosk at Sang, looks at Ethan> Yeah, I’m out. <heads out of the room>
Girls: 
<Saige smiles, and whispers to Van> Loch is *so* fucked.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods, looks at David> So, you wanted to unpack now, right?
Boys: 
<Van looks at Saige, smiles> Oh, I know. Come on. <grabs Saige’s hand and heads out after Brennan>
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at them> For fuck’s sake I’m fine. I’m not gonna blow.
Boys: 
<David nods to Ethan> Might as well.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at Sang, smiles> Okay. And if you don’t, then we’ll be wrong. If you do, though.. we’ll be safe.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks over at Loch> I’m *fine*. Really.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Sang>
Girls: 
<Sangria sighs>
Boys: 
<David looks at Sang> *Everyone* knows when a woman says “I’m fine” she’s anything but. Hell, they even have internet memes about it.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at David> I’m not an internet meme.
Boys: 
<David nods> Didn’t say *you* were. Just sayin’.. *this* is why men lie to women.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> oh, shit. I’m out. <heads out after Saige and Van>
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at David, arches her brow> Oh really?
Boys: 
<David looks back at Sang> *Really*.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> Bull shit. Men lie to cover their asses.
Girls: 
<Taryn watches David>
Boys: 
<David nods> Yeah, Sang. That’s exactly what we’re doin’. <looks at her> Let me explain somethin’ to you, since you know so fuckin’ much about men. You all *want* us to say all the sweet shit.. share our feelings and all that. Loch does it with you because he feels like it’s somethin’ he has to do to keep you happy and to prove he loves you. I say somethin’ nice to Taryn and *you* start on how it’s makin’ your teeth ache. That’s shit I’m supposed to catch from the men in the room. Not the women. And I didn’t say that shit because I felt I had to. I don’t feel like I have to *prove* shit to her, because she won’t let me. I say it.. I said it.. because I *wanted* to. Because it’s somethin’ I’m thinkin’ and I *want* her to know it. I tell her how I feel because I need to, not because *she* needs me too.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at David, blinks>
Boys: 
<David looks at her> And *all* said was I think she’s perfect. and it’s the *truth*. I do. For me, in general, there’s no difference to me.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> I’m sorry.. I shouldn’t have said anything.
Boys: 
<David nods> That’s somethin’ else you should know about men. We treat our women different when our friends are around, not because we feel different, but because our friends’ll give us shit about our man cards and bein’ whipped. If I don’t say that kinda shit to her around you anymore, it’s not gonna be because I stopped sayin’ it. It’s just gonna be because I stopped sayin’ it aorund you.
Boys: 
<David shrugs> Then you can deal with Taryn.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I understand.
Boys: 
<David nods, looks at Taryn> I’m thinkin’ now might be a good time to figure out what to do with those boxes.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> All right.
Girls: 
<Sangria’s jaw muscles work, as she blinks, leans on the counter>
Boys: 
<David takes Taryn’s hand, heads out fo the room with her>

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Posted April 26, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude