April 27

Love Can Endure – Setting Things Straight

Boys: 
<Brennan smiles, grabs Aubrey as Ethan grabs Sang’s hand and pulls her out the door, closing it firmly behind them, heads down the hall> Wow. Twilight Zone much?
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> Wow.. that was creepy as fuck.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> No shit. I think that killed a good bit of my buzz too.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Sudden, impending terror has that affect.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> We can run by the Ranch and see if David has something.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> Only if you want to. <laughs> If we do, we might come across Samuel and Bree fucking.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Bonus.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, smiles> I wouldn’t mind seeing Bree fucking.
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> So we’ll call David and head that way.. then we’ll go hunt Ren. <looks at him> I am worried about her.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> And I’m thinking *because* I don’t have a girlfriend and I might regret doing Renee in the morning, that seeing Bree fucking probably *isn’t* as good an idea as it seems.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Which is why you weren’t going to. <shrugs> I promised Brennan.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, nods> Then let’s just skip David’s or Taryn’ll have us there all night.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> All right.. we’ll just head for Ren’s <blinks> I bet Loch has some.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, smiles again> Are you *trying* to get me fucked up?
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> No.. I just thought you wanted the buzz.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> You’re probably safer if I don’t have one.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> I’m safer… <smiles> babe. Okay. <unlocks her car doors>
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, gets in the car>
Girls: 
<Sangria walks around and gets in heads to Ren’s house> If she’s got her phone off I’m going to lose it.
Boys: 
<Ethan reaches over and turns on the radio> You know she does. <rolls down his window, crosses his arms on the door and rests his chin on them, watching the scenery as they drive> Because *my* phone didn’t blow up.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Probably.. and everyone else is busy fucking or fighting or sleeping.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> It *is* practically the middle of the night. <looks up at the sky> The bad shit always seems to happen at night when no one’s around.
Girls: 
<Sangria reaches over and takes his hand> I’m around.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks over at her, smiles, squeezes her hand> It’s kind of cool, though. That vast, black emptiness. When we’re walking around in the middle of the night and the town’s asleep it’s like we’ve got the entire world to ourselves.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> It is.. <looks at him> When I was little.. like very little I used to crawl under my bed and pretend I was the only one in the world.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> I only used to crawl under my bed to get away from the monsters. I was kind of backwards. I didn’t think anything was *under* the bed. I always thought they were outside the door in the shadows in the hallway or maybe even the shadows in my room.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> I also thought my blanket was some kind of impervious shield.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> I hid in Tristan’s bed for that.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods, looks back out the window> Yeah. I guess the monsters never really go away. They just take other shapes.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> They do and they get bigger and more ugly and <looks back at the road> Big brothers can’t slay them all.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Seriously.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks over at her> So.. other than the obvious.. bills, poverty, crime.. what do your monsters look like?
Girls: 
<Sangria softly> Saige.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> Still?
Girls: 
<Sangria shrugs> Promise never to speak of this again?
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Of course.
Girls: 
<Sangria softly> To anyone.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, with the utmost seriousness and sincerity> I promise.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks over at him> I still see that image in my dreams sometimes.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> I’m not surprised by that, Sang. <looks at her> It’s fucking traumatic. For most normal people anyway.
Girls: 
<Sangria shrugs> It’s like every time I think it’s gone I have that dream. <shakes her head> I haven’t told anyone that. It’s like something doesn’t *want* me to forget.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Babe.. there’s no time limit to when you *do* forget something like that. It’s different for everyone. <shakes his head, looks back out the window> And *I’ve* tried to understand how the hell that happened, but I can’t.
Girls: 
<Sang looks at him> How he ended up with her?
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> Well, *yeah*.
Girls: 
<Sang looks back at the road and shrugs> He explained it to me.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Yeah? What’d he say? Because I’d *love* to hear that one. <looks at her> If you want to tell me, I mean.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> He said something about how it all happened really fast… and she was balls out and I don’t know… it made sense when he said it…
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> It must’ve for you to have taken him back. <looks back out the window>
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> He said she was on him before he realized what she was about and then I walked in and lost my shit and He pushed her off him. <sighs> It sounds kinda… like an excuse now. Huh?
Boys: 
<Ethan shake his head> Not.. necessarily. I mean.. shit like that *does* happen, but… I don’t know. I wasn’t there so I can’t really make a call like that.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> I *would* like to think that somewhere between a girl being “on me” and getting my cock out of my pants and before she actually made it to her knees, *I’d* be mentally agile enough to figure that shit out.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> But we’re not exactly known for our quick thinking when our cocks get involved, either, so.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Which is something he said too.. and we’re talking about Loch.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Yeah. <looks back out the window> It *is* Loch.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> What about yours?
Boys: 
<Ethan watches the scenery> My monster?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Yeah.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> Promise not to laugh? Because I’m going to sound even more like a girl than I have so far tonight.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I promise.. and for the record.. I’d never laugh at anything you tell me.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods, looks down at the road> Loneliness.
Boys: 
<Ethan half smiles> Well.. that and Alzheimer’s.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> That doesn’t make you sound like a girl at all. It makes you sound normal.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> It makes me sound like a girl because guys aren’t supposed to admit to shit like that.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head and looks back at the road> Pfft. That’s bullshit. Because if more guys were as.. open as you are there wouldn’t be half the problems we have.
Boys: 
<Ethan sits back in his seat, looks at her> The thing is.. I *like* relationships. Being in them, having a girlfriend.. all of it. Even when it goes to shit, I’d rather have it go to shit than to never have it, yanno?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I do. <looks at him> So why’d you break up? I mean *really*.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs> And I like *talking* to my girlfriend as opposed to just fucking her all the time. <looks at her> I don’t see a relationship is a guarantee that I’m getting laid every night, I see it as.. sharing my life with someone. <looks at her> What *really* set me down that path was two things… one.. I realized she didn’t get me. And *that* sucks to realize. And two.. the get naked and body paint thing.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> Me and Siobhan got together and started fucking and suddenly talking was some kind of mythological creature.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> We weren’t *friends* anymore. We actually felt closer *before* we got together than we did when we *were* together.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks out the window> And I’d rather have that close friendship back than a distant love affair.
Boys: 
<Ethan sighs> It wasn’t a case of taking our relationship to the next level so much as just fucking gutting it.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I can understand that. And she didn’t get you. I think part of that is because she didn’t take the time. And she’s gonna be angry and hurt and probably avoid you and places you might be.. which means she’s going to be isolated. But that might be good for her too.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> And I don’t understand how she doesn’t get me when we were so close before. <looks at her> And she didn’t take the time, because the only *time* we really invested was in the bedroom.
Girls: 
<Sang nods> Okay.. but can she really be blamed for all of that? I get that she’s a bitch on wheels and I’m not saying she’s right because she’s totally not.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> I’m not blaming her for any of it. <looks back out the window> I never said it was her fault. I’m just telling you why we broke up. But I *did* try and get her to talk to me more. And earlier you were telling me not to blame myself for it. I don’t care about pointing fingers. All I really care about is whether or not I did the right thing.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> You totally did do the right thing. Listen, the only thing I was for you is happiness. and you weren’t happy with her.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> That doesn’t make it suck less, though. And it *does* suck. And just because I did the breaking up, doesn’t mean I don’t feel it, too.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I know.. Believe me I know.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Yeah. I guess you do. Probably better than anyone.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> The thing I hate most though, is that I hurt her.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I know.. and at some point she’ll be able to hear that. And understand and maybe you guys can even be friends again. Once she thinks about it and gets past being angry and hurt..
Boys: 
<Ethan nods>
Girls: 
<Sangria looks back at the road as she pulls into Rens driveway>

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