April 27

In Between the Wrong and the Right – Van and Saige, The Strippers Arrive, Ethan Gets Busted

Boys: 
<meanwhile, at Saige’s place>
Boys: 
<Van and Saige walk into the cabin>
Girls: 
<Saige looks over at Van> You want anything?
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> I’m good.
Boys: 
<Van takes off his coat and hangs it up>
Girls: 
<Saige leads him over to the couch, after taking off her coat and hanging it up> Have a seat.
Boys: 
<Van walks over with her, sits down, pulling her down next to him, looks at her> So what happened?


Girls: 
<Saige looks at him curiously> What do you mean?
Boys: 
<Van smiles> You all but ran back inside, wanted to come home early and said you just needed to be with me. What happened?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Aiden said something that made me realize I’d been looking for something I already found.
Boys: 
<Van smiles again> And what’s that?
Girls: 
He said basically that a grudge fuck isn’t about revenge it’s feelin’ like you’re worth something.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> And what I was doing wasn’t grudge fucking I *was* trying to feel like I was worth something.
Boys: 
<Van nods> And now?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I realized that I felt more worth something when we were doing that scene then I did with everyone else.. and even more so when it’s just you and me.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her, smiles> So.. you think you’re ready to take this thing to the next level then?
Girls: 
<Saige nods and smiles> I’ve just been waitin’ on you.
Boys: 
<Van nods,takes her hand, lacing his fingers through hers> Well.. I’m ready. <looks at her> I made that call today, so.. I’m not going to be in front of the camera anymore.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> Are you sure you want to give that up?
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> We already had that discussion. I told you it wasn’t more important than you are. Choosing between that and you is a no brainer.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles brightly> We’re official?
Boys: 
<Van looks at her, smiles> Yeah, baby. We’re official.
Girls: 
<Saige throws herself into his arms, kisses him>
Boys: 
<Van wraps his arms around her, smiling as he kisses her back>
Girls: 
<Saige breaks the kiss and looks at him> What are you going to be doing?
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> I’m going to be directing. Remember that contingency plan I was telling you about? I’ve known for a while this wasn’t something I was going to do the rest of my life. Seth and I are going to talk about starting our own company. Maybe get him out from in front of the camera, too. I’ve been saving money for a while so I’ve got some savings in the event of whatever could go wrong going wrong.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Van.. if you wanted to start your own company… <smiles> We could buy the ranch next to ours. It’s got more property then we’d need we could sell some of it to taryn and you could build on it.
Boys: 
<Van smiles, shakes his head> Baby… I don’t think I want to start a porn movie studio on the ranch next door to you. <looks at her> I was looking into some of the warehouses out by the airport.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> All right. <smiles>
Boys: 
<Van smiles again> It’s also closer to the hotels out that way so we aren’t housing porn actors in the middle of town.
Girls: 
<Saige nods again> And the hotel bars.
Boys: 
<Van nods> Exactly. <looks at her> I’ve got this.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Okay. I’ll stay out of it.
Boys: 
<Van smiles, runs his fingers through his hair> So.. how are you and Taryn doing with everything that’s been going on?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Taryn seems to be okay she did tell me earlier that I should be careful around Samuel. I don’t have a problem with it. I mean he’s David’s brother.
Boys: 
<Van nods> Yeah. I was there when you told everyone that.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> I should probably tell you.. I uh.. Aiden and I… we hooked up.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> Seriously?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Yes.
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> Christ, Saige. He’s only been here *one* day. <looks at her> Where was Samuel?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> I know.. he was hittin’ balls.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> So.. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you hit up Samuel in Matoaka.
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> No.. Samuel and I didn’t.
Boys: 
<Van arches a brow> You didn’t hook up with Samuel who you’ve known twice as long as his best friend who you *did* hook up with?
Girls: 
<Saige sighs> We were going to later tonight.. but Aiden said what he said, and <looks down> I know.. I’m a whore.
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> She says to her boyfriend who actually *does* get paid to fuck the women he does. <looks at her> How is it you haven’t hooked up with Samuel but you did Aiden?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head>I don’t know.. We were at the batting cages and I went to help him pick up his balls. <tells him the rest of it>
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> I wasn’t asking for a detailed description of how you and Aiden got into bed. <looks at her> I’m asking why you haven’t fucked Samuel who’s balls you’ve had twice as much time and opportunity to ask if you could help with.
Girls: 
<Saige sighs> I don’t know. Samuel’s not an easy guy.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Since when do you let *that* get in the way?
Boys: 
<Van laughs> Better yet.. since when do you *not* see that as a challenge?
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs> I did see it as a challenge. Hell the first night he was here I passed out on him.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> And you didn’t wake up and immediately jump on him?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> He wasn’t there when I woke up.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> Do you even like the guy? I mean, Aiden I can see. He’s pretty… I don’t know. It’s just hard not to get caught up in him.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Hell, even Sang was all about him.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> Samuel? <nods> I do. We’ve spent some time together.. he calls it like he sees it and is aggressive, but there’s something else I can’t quite put my finger on.. like he’s gonna be teaching Achilles to walk like the Tennessee walkers. I have every intention of helping him with that.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> What’s that got to do with the rest of it?
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs> Everything’s a challenge with him. He kinds of sucks you into it before you realize it.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her curiously> I don’t understand.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Well one minute he was making me feel all guilty and shit because I haven’t spent as much time with my horse as I should and then next thing I know I’m going to be helping him train.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> And you can’t say no because he made you feel guilty about it?
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Yeah.
Girls: 
<Saige frowns> And angry because he pissed me off with riding him in the first place.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> And guilty because every god damned thing he said was true.
Boys: 
<Van laughs> Wow. <smiles> So.. what’s he like when the rest of us aren’t around?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Laid back and quiet. That lazy southern drawl comes through loud and clear.
Boys: 
<Van nods>
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> I don’t think he’s a bad guy.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> You spend more time with him than Taryn?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> I don’t think so.
Boys: 
<Van nods> I was just wondering if you knew him better than she did.
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head again> I don’t know. I might simply because I’m not clouded by David’s relationship to him. You know.

Boys: 
<Van nods> Yeah. <looks at her> And her undying optimism.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> I just thought if you did know him better and you *weren’t* biased because of David, you’d probably have a better grasp on who he is and what he’s like.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> That too. So yeah.. given all that. I might.
Boys: 
<Van nods> And you’re a better judge of men, I’m thinking. You know them better and have more experience with them. <looks at her> And I don’t mean just fucking them either, but just being around us.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles again> There is that too. What did *you* think?
Boys: 
<Van smiles> I think he’s a little bit of a cowboy. Little bit biker. And a whole lot of bad boy.
Girls: 
<Saige laughs> I think you’re right about that.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> I don’t think he’s all bad though.. I mean they were tellin’ me about the girls they hang with. All strippers and they seem to protect them.
Boys: 
<Van nods> And I think when he finds his footing, we’re *all* going to be surprised.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Probably. <looks at him> I can’t wait to see it though. What did you think of Aiden?
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Honestly? I dig Aiden. He’s bold as shit. *Obviously* doesn’t care who he offends. Aggressive and totally in your face. But he seems resilient. He can handle conflict and move past it pretty quickly. What I mean is he seems to live very much in the moment and when that moment’s gone, he has no problem grabbing the next one.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> I wouldn’t call him a nice guy.. but.. I don’t know.
Girls: 
<Saige nods and smiles> Yeah.. I kind of got that vibe from him. He seems to have a good heart. I mean his ex fucked him over and he *still* taught her how to defend herself and helped her get the guy back.
Girls: 
Then after they broke up again.. he went after the guy for what he’d been doing to her and her sister and her sister’s kid.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> That’s not a good heart. That’s love.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> It is.. but I wouldn’t say that to him. <looks at him> I think he still loves her. Every time he talks about her there’s this look that flashes in his eyes before he hardens them.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Yeah. Sounds like he does. <shrugs> Admitting it would make him seem vulnerable.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> Hell, I’m surprised he’ll admit she fucked him over.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Samuel told the story and showed me the girls’ pictures.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Yeah? She pretty?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> They’re all pretty. Gorgeous and sexy.
Boys: 
<Van nods> The prettier they are, the harder they are to let go.
Girls: 
<Saige looks over at him> You sound like you speak from experience.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her, smiles> You ever hear a guy crying in his beer over an ugly girl?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Okay.. no.
Boys: 
<Van smiles again, nods>
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him, smiles> He said he might bring some of them down for David’s show. I have a feeling we’re gonna be seeing a lot of Aiden.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> I’m strangely okay with that.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Me too. <smiles> Taryn’s gonna be turning my house back into a barn.

 

Boys: 
<Van arches a brow> So.. you’re just going to live here?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> No.. She said I could have the back pasture to build on.
Boys: 
<Van nods>Okay. But.. why? <looks at her> You spend all your time here anyway.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> If I lived here I wouldn’t want to write here. The distractions of home would be *here*.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Right. I can see that.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> I was wondering if.. well.. would you help me with it?
Boys: 
<Van smiles> What do you need me to do?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Help me design the place. <shrugs> Make it ours…not just mine.
Boys: 
<Van shakes his head> Baby.. it *is* your place.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> I know.. but someday.. It could be *ours*.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> And we can worry about that when it happens.
Girls: 
<Saige nods and looks down> I jumped too far ahead..didn’t I?
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Maybe just a little bit, yeah. Baby.. we’re *just* starting out. Give us a chance to enjoy this and we’ll get to where we’re going.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> All right. I’ll take care of it.. <smiles> Maybe I will just live here.
Boys: 
<Van looks at her> What about all the distractions?
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs> I’ll figure something out. <smiles> Maybe I’ll find another hiding place to write in.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> All right.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Living here is better than moving all my stuff someplace only to move it back here. I can rent one of those pod units to store everything and then after I’ve built.. I can move it back in.
Boys: 
<Van watches her talk, nods, moves a hand to her face and brushes his thumb over her lips>
Girls: 
<Saige catches his thumb between her lips, runs her tongue over the tip>
Boys: 
<Van raises his eyes to hers, smiles> Sorry. I got distracted.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I’m sorry.
Boys: 
<Van leans in and kisses her lightly, quietly> For what? I’m the one that wasn’t paying attention.
Girls: 
<Saige brushes her lips against his with a feather light touch> for not doing that sooner.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Maybe we should make up for lost time, then.
Girls: 
<Saige leans in and kisses him deeply and urgently>
Boys: 
<Van wraps his arms around her, kissing her without restraint, lays back on the couch, pulling her down with him>

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