April 27

Love Can Endure – Setting Things Straight

Girls: 
<sangria softly So either she’s laying in wait or she’s not been here yet or she’s been and gone.
Boys: 
<Ethan takes a breath, nods> Guess I’ll go check the bedroom.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Okay..
Boys: 
<Ethan heads into his bedroom>
Girls: 
<Sangria goes with him>
Boys: 
<Ethan opens his bedroom door, looks inside>
Girls: 
<Sangria Squeezes his hand>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks around the room, takes a breath, squeezes her hand back before letting it go, walks in and goes to the nightstand, picks up the note and reads it, looks over at Sang> She changed the sheets.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> To remove herself from the room.. to make it easier?
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs, walks over to her and hands her the note> Is that what girls do?
Girls: 
<Sangria takes the note, reads it> Some do. Some do what I did and just say fuck it. Some would have still been here waiting on you.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> You had a good reason to say “fuck it”, though. Not.. that Siobhan wouldn’t, just.. yours was just much better.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head> I don’t think she’s saying fuck it. I think she’s giving you space and time.. letting you know to call her when you can. Saying that she’s not angry leaves the ball in your court. I guess when you’re ready to be friends again or whatever.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Okay. <looks around the room> Guess it’s a good thing I have a translator.

Girls: 
<Sang looks over at him, smiles> It’s what I do.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks back at her, smiles> Still. I’m lucky I’ve got you to do it for me.
Boys: 
<Ethan takes a deep breath> And I’m lucky it wasn’t Aubrey.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> Yes, yes you are. <looks at him> All right.. I’m not leaving you here alone.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Sang… <smiles> You can’t babysit me all night. And Van and Saige are probably in his room banging the headboard against his sound proofed walls.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Maybe. Okay.. if you’re sure. And for the record I’m not babysitting.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, still smiling> I’m sure. And yes, you are.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head adamantly> No, I’m not. I’m spending time with a friend I’ve missed.
Boys: 
<Ethan arches a brow> Who just broke up with his girlfriend and might go cutting himself in his downward emo spiral that was set in motion with coloring his hair.

Girls: 
<Sangria arches her brow> I never once though you might go cutting.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, steps closer, touches her face as he leans in and kisses the other cheek, pulls back and looks her in the eye, quietly> Thank you.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks up at him, leans into his kiss> For what? <smiles>
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, quietly> Just for being you.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles, softly> I love you, Eth. And It hurts me when you are hurting.
Boys: 
<Ethan presses his forehead against hers, drops his hand, taking her hands in his, still quietly> I love you, too, Sang. And I’d rather it be me than you.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him, quietly> Let me take some of it for you. Please? I’ve been there.. I know what it feels like. <squeezes his hands tightly>
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head> I don’t even know how to do that.
Girls: 
<Sangria quietly> You talk to me, tell me what you’re feeling what you need, how I can make it better. Then you let me do those things.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> That probably *would* take all night.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him, smiles> Okay. Look if you really want me to leave you alone I will. I understand that too. But if you’re just kicking me out because of Loch.. let me worry about that. He knows where I am.. he knows that you and Siobhan broke up.
Boys: 
<Ethan takes a breath, quietly> Look.. if you want to stay *that* badly, who am I to make you leave?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> All right.. You go change put on something comfortable like your pajamas.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> All right.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> I’ll make coffee and find a movie?
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Just.. make sure it doesn’t come out of Van’s collection.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> I wouldn’t do that.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> *Intentionally*. <smiles> His are the ones with really obscure handwritten labels.
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs> All right. I’ll find a comedy. Something we’ve seen that you can talk over.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> Sounds like a plan.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> So go. <Playfully> Or do you want me to help you change?
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Babe… *that* could be dangerous.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> Okay.. we don’t want dangerous.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Well.. *you* don’t. And I’m pretty sure Loch doesn’t.
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs>And you know how hot I am for red heads.
Boys: 
<Ethan rolls his eyes> Yeah. *Now*.
Girls: 
<Sangria laughs again> Would it have mattered then?
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, smiles> Maybe.
Girls: 
<Sangria shakes her head still smiling, lays her hand on his chest, and gives him a small push> Go. I’ll be here.
Boys: 
<Ethan laughs> Um… Sang? <smiles, points to the dresser> My pajamas are in there. <points toward the bedroom door> The coffee’s that way.
Girls: 
<Sangria blinks> Oh.. right. <turns and heads out to the kitchen, sends Loch a text telling him what’s going on, while she gets the coffee brewing>
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, shakes his head, goes over to his dresser and changes into his pajama bottoms, walks over to the bed, picks up his guitar, sits in the middle of it and plays quietly, looks over at the key on the nightstand, shakes his head, looks back at his guitar, sings softly>
I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph, I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

Girls: 
<Sangria hears the guitar, walks to the other side of the door and listens quietly as tears fill her eyes>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks over at her, smiles>
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

You’re gone away

Girls: 
<Sangria walks over and sits next to him, wipes her eyes, softly> She’s an idiot.
Boys: 
<Ethan shrugs, looks back at his guitar, quietly> Sometime people just don’t gel.

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

Girls: 
<Sangria nods> I know..
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her, starts over>
I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph, I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him, her eyes move between his and his fingers as he plays>
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles>
The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

Girls: 
<Sangria blinks, and a tear falls on her cheek, quietly> You should sing that.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks back at the guitar, watching his fingers as he plays through the bridge> I should… so *not*. <looks at her> Why?
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles and watches his hands> Because you sound really good and The emotion.. you can feel it.
Boys: 
<Ethan shakes his head, looks back at the guitar> I don’t know.
Boys: 
<Ethan keeps playing the bridge> If I was going to write a song right now, this is totally the song I’d write.
Girls: 
<Sangria looks at him> Because that song.. says so much. Not just about you and her but.. <shakes her head>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> But what?
Girls: 
<Sangria shrugs> How I feel about you.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> I was thinking it said so much about how I feel about *you*.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles>
Boys: 
<Ethan looks back at the guitar> If I *did* do it.. and I’m not saying I will, because it is pretty… I don’t know. I guess.. intimate? <shrugs> I’d play it this way. Not the way Loch and Bree do it.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> I like it better this way.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles> Yeah. I do, too. Bree’s got an amazing voice and it’s a great song when they do it together, just… it seems more personal this way.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> It’s more moving.
Boys: 
<Ethan nods> And music’s all about moving people.
Boys: 
<Ethan looks at her> So.. what are we watching?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> It is. <quietly> And you moved me. <smiles> Action adventure.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, gets up and puts his guitar back> Let’s go do that then.
Girls: 
<Sangria nods and Stands, heads out of the room, back to the kitchen and pours coffee> Snacks?
Boys: 
<Ethan follows her> You want me to make some popcorn?
Girls: 
<Sangria nods> Sure.. only because I burn the hell out of it and yours is *really* good.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, goes to the cabinet and pulls out the popcorn, looks over at her> Sang?
Girls: 
<Sangria looks over her shoulder at him> Yeah?
Boys: 
<Ethan sets the popcorn on the counter> You really are my best friend.
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles> You’re mine too.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, goes about making the popcorn>

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