April 27

So I’d Know Yesterday Was Over – Small Turnout for the Bar, Date Night

Boys: 
<meanwhile.. Brennan walks back into the Rock and heads over to the table where Loch, Bree, Saige and Samuel are sitting>
Girls: 
<And Renee>

Boys: 
<Brennan walks over and sits back down, takes a long drink of the now warm beer he left sitting there, draining it, sets the glass down, looks at the others> So.. I’m an asshole.
Girls: 
<Renee looks at him> No you aren’t. You’re right.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> Oh, I know I’m right. That doesn’t make me less of an asshole. <looks at the others> I jumped *Lia’s* shit.
Girls: 
<Renee looks at him> Brennan..You’re not an asshole. Not when you’re telling the truth. Why’d you jump Lia’s shit.

Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head> Because Lia jumped into the middle of it going on and on about *Sang* and poor her it was so awful for her, too. <looks at Ren> And it pissed me off because we already *know* how awful it must be for her. We’ve been hearing about it and going on about it since she caught Loch and Saige.
Girls: 
<Renee nods> Okay.. still doesn’t make you the asshole.
Boys: 
<Samuel takes a drag of his cigarette, listening>
Boys: 
<David walks up to the table, looks at Loch and Saige> *Damn*.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> You got somethin’ to say?
Boys: 
<David shrugs> I just said it. Damn. <sits down and pours himself a beer> Me and Taryn *were* gonna stay home and just be lazy tonight, but you all had to fuck *that* up.


Girls: 
<Taryn walks in and has a seat next to David, looks at Saige and Loch, tilts her head, smiles, sits next to David> Wow.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn> I know, right?
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> *You* got somethin’ to say?
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Loch, smiles> I have a lot to say.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Let’s hear it, then.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> You guys look happy, and that’s a good thing because both of you haven’t been. Not *really* for a while. Saige got close when she was with David.. but still.. and I’m just glad to see you *both* happy.
Boys: 
<David smiles at Loch and Saige> What she said.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles, looks at Saige> Huh.
Girls: 
<Saige blinks>
Boys: 
<Loch laughs>
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> Come on. Van? I think *everyone* knew it was a phase. Or would’ve if they’d actually thought about it.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles at Samuel> I don’t think she expected *that*.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Bree> She’s speechless. The first time I’ve ever seen her that way.
Boys: 
<Samuel pulls out his phone and snaps a picture of Saige, to Bree> Because it’ll never happen again.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at David> I didn’t. <shrugs> I knew there was a problem when I didn’t lose my shit because he fucked Siobhan… and again when we were in the middle of fucking and he answered his phone.. and again when he pulled out and *left* to go get Lia.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles at Samuel> And it’s over.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> *You* didn’t actually *think* about it. <looks at her> Think about it now. Where you were at with all the sex shit and wantin’ to go to sex parties and clubs and in walks Van. Your personal fuckin’ tour guide.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Bree> This is gonna be her Caller ID icon.
Girls: 
<Bree laughs> Wishful thinking?
Boys: 
<Samuel laughs> Nostalgia. Because I *know* I’m gonna be wishin’ for *that* moment back.
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> It was more than that. <smiles> but It doesn’t matter now. <looks at Loch> I have what I want. <Quietly growls> And I’ll kill anyone that fucks with it.
Girls: 
<Bree blinks and looks at Samuel> Wow.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Saige> Right back atcha, baby.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> I’m not sayin’ there wasn’t. I’m sayin’ that had a *lot* to do with it.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Bree, smiles> Feisty.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David> Damn.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> It might have..
Boys: 
<David smiles at Taryn> You sound like that sometimes. When we’re alone.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> I feel the same way about you though.. so I get it.
Boys: 
<Loch bites Saige’s neck, looks at David and Taryn> So, Brennan went off on Sang and Lia.
Boys: 
<David looks at Brennan> Well.. that makes up for the time you went off on Taryn, anyway.
Girls: 
<Aubrey walks over and has a seat> What the hell is goin’ on.. my cell phone is blowin’ up?
Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head, pours himself another beer> It’s the stress. Van has laughing fits when it gets to be too much. Ethan gets all despondent, fatalistic and “who gives a fuck” and I just randomly lose my shit on the nicest girls in a twenty foot radius.

Girls: 
<Aubrey smiles> Oh.. that. <shakes her head> Anyone throw anything at you?
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Aubrey, smiles> Not this time, no.
Girls: 
<Aubrey smiles> Then you’re golden.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles again> I told Sang, basically, to quit wallowing in self pity and think about what *she* did wrong and I told Lia she should’ve kept her mouth shut when she jumped into to defend her.
Boys: 
<Akhiro walks up> Oh, yeah. That’s totally *all* you said. <sits down next to Ren, kisses her> Hey.
Girls: 
<Aubrey shakes her head> That’s it? Babe… <smiles at him> First of all Sang isn’t gonna stay pissed at you. And Lia’ll get over it. <Smiles at Akhiro>
Girls: 
<Ren kisses him back> Hey baby.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Akhiro, sighs> Give me a break, Akhiro. I don’t actually *remember* all of it.
Girls: 
<Renee smiles> You missed Saige’s moment of utter silence.
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles at Ren, to Brennan> Oh, that’s okay. I have most of it right here. <pulls out his phone and forward’s the texts he sent Ren to everyone else at the table, looks at Ren, arches a brow> What the fuck did you just say?
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Akhiro> True shit. I even got a picture of it.
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at Samuel> Send that shit to me.
Girls: 
<Renee smiles> Total and complete silence.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles, shakes his head, forwards it to Akhiro, Akhiro looks at it, smiles> Oh.. I’m totally making that her caller ID icon.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Ren> Jesus you all act like I never shut up. <smiles at Loch>
Boys: 
<the boys look at Saige like they *really* want to say something but are trying to resist>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Saige> Generally, only when there’s a cock in your mouth.
Boys: 
<the boys crack up because it’s exactly what they were all thinking>
Girls: 
<Saige laughs> Yes.. but I *Still* shut up.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> Not always. <smiles at her> They don’t call it a “hum job” for nothin’.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Yeah.. but those are the ones you like *most*.
Boys: 
<Loch leans in, smiles again> Yes, I do, baby. <kisses her>
Girls: 
<Saige kisses him back grinding her hips against him>
Boys: 
<Akhiro shakes his head> So.. apparently, on top of fucking Siobhan.. Van also told Lia sometime this morning or so that he’s falling in love with her.
Girls: 
<Aubrey blinks> Van. Really? Wow.
Boys: 
<the boys look at Akhiro, David> Okay.. wait. I’m still workin’ on the part where you and Saige said Van fucked *Siobhan*.
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> Yeah. Van. Is anyone really *that* surprised, though?
Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head> I’m betting *Van* was surprised. <look at Akhiro> When the realization hit him, I mean.
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> But she’s his best friend’s *wife*.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> Which is probably why he was surprised. <looks at Taryn> But she’s staying with Van and Ethan and Seth’s signing the divorce papers. Because *he’s* fucking Siobhan.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Brennan> Okay.. so let me get this straight and make sure I’m not as confused as I think I am. Saige is with Loch who was with Sang who’s now with Ethan who was with Siobhan who fucked Van and is fucking Seth who’s married to Lia who is staying at Van’s and who Van’s in love with and who was with Saige?
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at Taryn> Yes.
Girls: 
<Aubrey looks at Taryn and blinks>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David, shakes her head> Damn… talk about a twisted tree.
Boys: 
<Loch breaks the kiss, smiles and growls softly at Saige, gripping her hips and holding her close, to Taryn> That’s just about half of it.
Boys: 
<David nods to Taryn>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Loch> Half?
Boys: 
<Brennan takes a sip of his beer, nods> There’s the part where Loch and Saige, apparently, were fucking a lot more and a lot longer than just when Sang caught them.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn waiting for the lecture>
Girls: 
<Taryn blinks and looks at David> Wow.
Boys: 
<David smiles at Taryn> And somehow, I just can’t find it in me to be fuckin’ surprised.
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head>Seriously.
Girls: 
<Renee shakes her head> Sangria never could figure it out.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Ren> “Could”?
Girls: 
<Renee nods> She kept trying to put the story together and just couldn’t understand why he didn’t just walk out.
Boys: 
<Brennan furrows his brow> I’m confused.
Girls: 
<Renee shakes her head> It doesn’t matter now. Not really.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods>
Girls: 
<Renee looks at Akhiro>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Saige> How long?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> A while.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Does it matter?
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> I was … no.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Good. And, personally, I think Brennan’s right. We’ve all spent too long worrying about how Sang feels. I hurt her and I did my damnedest to make it up to her. But I’m not living for her anymore. I’m done tryin’ to “fix” shit. She’s got Ethan and I’m sure she’ll be much fuckin’ happier now, so I’d like to move on with *my* life and focus on how *I* feel. And if that makes me a selfish prick, too fuckin’ bad.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at the others> And as far as Saige goes.. she may be Sang’s friend, but she’s not the one who was in a relationship with her. *I* was. The responsibility begins and ends at my door.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Loch> No one said anything about that.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Yet.
Boys: 
<Akhiro shakes his head> No. <looks at Loch> No one’s said anything and no one’s going to. Like you said.. Sang *is* happier now and if she isn’t.. she doesn’t have a reason anymore. And Ethan’s not going to let her dwell on it.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> And you’re happier and Saige is happier.
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> And I’m sure Van’s happier, too. So.. everyone’s just a big fucking pile of warm and fuzzies.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles at Akhiro> *That*.. was *awesome*.
Girls: 
<Renee laughs> Okay.. well Everyone but you.
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles at Ren> Oh, I’m fine. I’m just daring anyone *not* to be a big fucking pile of warm and fuzzy. Because, honestly, this week has been fucked up. <looks at the others> Spread the word.. if anyone else is planning on swapping partners, Sunday night at midnight is the deadline. After that.. we beat them back into submission.
Boys: 
<David smiles> I’m keepin’ mine.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Me too.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Try to get me to swap.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, looks at Bree, smiles> I think she’ll do.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> You think? I know he will.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> If I even *thought* about trading mine, she’d kick my ass.
Girls: 
<Renee smiles> I’m keeping mine. Warm fuzzies and all.
Girls: 
<Aubrey nods> Damn straight.
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles at Ren> In the meantime.. <looks at the others> Van, Lia, Ethan and Sang.. if they listened to me.. turned off their phones and won’t be answering the door.
Boys: 
<Loch nods, looks at the others> And check this out.. if *anyone* is thinkin’ about grabbin’ a copy of Siobhan’s porno… *don’t*. Asses *will* be kicked. Me and Saige got a copy and it was *brutal*. And before anyone asks, *no*, it’s not available for viewing. We got rid of it.
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at Loch, arches a brow> Okay, that *must* be bad if the two of you got rid of it.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> I’d prefer never to speak of it again please.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> It was, man. It was like walking into an alley on a rape in progress. It was bad. <nods to Saige, looks at Akhiro> And there ya go. Subject closed.
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> All right.
Girls: 
<Bree looks at Samuel> Wow.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods to Bree> No shit.
Boys: 
<David just shakes his head>
Girls: 
<Taryn softly> Shit.
Boys: 
<Brennan takes a sip of his beer> So this is what the aftermath of an apocalypse feels like.
Girls: 
<Aubrey mutters> This is worse I’m thinkin’.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> Yeah, but.. fuck me. Did anyone else notice that the couples that have changed are.. pretty much exactly what we predicted? <looks at them> But I don’t remember anyone putting Loch and Saige together.
Boys: 
<Loch sits back in his chair, pulling Saige close, kicks one foot out under the table>
Girls: 
<Saige leans against Loch and gets comfortable seemingly to fit perfectly, smiles> Because no one thought to.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> Or they just didn’t want to say it out loud.
Boys: 
<Akhiro shakes his head> I didn’t think to. But it makes perfect sense *now*.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> There is that. Because they didn’t want to upset Sang. No one had a problem putting Sang and Ethan together.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Because Sang and Ethan didn’t caught fuckin’ around.
Girls: 
<Renee nods> I didn’t either. Because the two of you barely had two words for each other.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods to Ren> Same.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Ren> I didn’t say it because I didn’t want to piss off *Loch*.
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at them> Everyone thought you and Van were a perfect fit. And it’s not til *now* that we’re realizing we were wrong.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> Loch stopped bein’ pissed off at Saige when Loch realized she wasn’t really the one he was pissed off at. <looks at Saige> Don’t ever let me refer to myself like that again.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch> No problem.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Though, I might’ve been pissed off at Saige for other reasons, too.
Girls: 
<Saige kisses his neck nipping it here and there> Because I was with other guys.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles, moving a hand to the back of her neck> Exactly.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Loch> other than the “intervention” you didn’t really have much to say to her or about her.. <looks at Saige> Or you either.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> I don’t even think it was that, so much at the whole situation. <looks at Taryn> That should’ve been your first clue. Since when does one of us *not* have somethin’ to say about someone?
Boys: 
<Brennan blinks, looks at Taryn> The intervention. Holy shit.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Brennan> What about it?
Boys: 
<Akhiro arches a brow> Holy shit is right. <looks at Taryn> You remember his “impassioned” speech to her? About letting go of the dead ex boyfriend?
Boys: 
<David smiles slowly> Fuck me. And how much “we” all loved her and wanted her back and shit?
Girls: 
<Taryn nods and blinks> Oh my god.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige, shrugs> I lost my shit momentarily.
Boys: 
<David laughs> And she actually *listened* to him.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> It’s cool.. you were allowed. <shrugs> It wasn’t easy for me to watch you and Sang either. *Knowing* it was me you wanted.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> She did.
Boys: 
<Loch nods to Saige> Yeah, it wasn’t doin’ much for me either.
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> So, now I gotta ask.. how much of that was about Justin and how much of that was really about Loch?
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch> All of it.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> Wait… <looks at them> These two don’t say fuck all to each other *ever*. And the first time they do, it’s him tellin’ her shit about everyone lovin’ her and wantin’ her back and shit.. and *no* one suspected a fuckin’ thing?
Girls: 
<Saige quietly> I couldn’t out him to Sang though. I didn’t think he wanted to be.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Bree> And she *listened* to *him* when she never listens to anyone, for the most part.. and not a single clue was picked up that day?
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> And when she apologized it was to Loch.. and she told *him* she wanted to make it right.
Girls: 
<Bree shakes her head> Wow.. you guys.. <smiles>
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Taryn> Y’all are a little slow on the uptake sometimes, arencha?
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> *I* didn’t even pick up on that shit and Loch’s my best friend.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Samuel, drolly> Apparently.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Taryn>
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> Well, apparently, I am, too, because I didn’t realize you were talkin’ about us either.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles back at Samuel>
Girls: 
<Saige looks at him> I came up with the only thing I could so I didn’t throw you under the bus. Justin and the baby were the biggest thing I had.
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> Okay.. so the baby actually *was* Justin’s? We’re not gonna hear later that it was Loch’s?
Boys: 
<Loch nods to Saige, kisses her shoulder>
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Yes. The baby was Justin’s. And no I wasn’t fucking Loch while he and I were together. In fact, I never …<frowns>until this afternoon…fucked around on anyone.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> Today doesn’t count. You knew you were breakin’ up with him and he fucked around first.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch, smiles>
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> And no, you don’t have to worry about me fuckin’ around. Who the hell would I fuck around *with* when I got you?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I never thought you would baby.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Good girl.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I am gonna keep up my morning trainings though. <looks at Samuel> Because I’m gonna be ready when your ex shows her face.
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles> Well.. that explains the ropes that were tied around Loch’s headboard for a while there. And the time he asked to borrow my handcuffs.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Saige> Bring your boy with you. He’d probably enjoy watchin’.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Plan on it.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Samuel> Only reason I’ll get up that early is because you have breakfast burritos. You try the ones from the diner, like I told you?
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Ayup. <smiles at Bree> Can’t keep the damn things outta her mouth. I’m startin’ to get jealous.

Girls: 
<Saige smiles at Loch> *I’ll* get you up that early. <looks at Akhiro, smiles> What.. you didn’t think he was usin’ them on *Sang* did you?
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles at Saige> *No*, I didn’t. That’s why I was confused.
Girls: 
<Saige grins>
Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head> Wow.
Boys: 
<David smiles at Brennan> You never thought about it before but you can’t unthink it now, can you?
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> No. <smiles> And I can totally see it, too.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Brennan> What?
Girls: 
<Bree smiles at Samuel> Aww I didn’t know you were jealous.. I’ll take care of that tonight.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Saige, smiles> Loch and handcuffs. He’s kind of the perfect balance between David and Van, isn’t he?
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Bree> I’m gonna hold you to that.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles at Brennan and looks at Loch> He’s perfect.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Saige> That mean when we go upstairs, you’re gonna make me a sandwich without givin’ me a hard time about it?
Boys: 
<David cracks up>
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> You gonna eat a sandwich I make?
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Baby, I’ll eat anything you make. I’m not picky about food. You love me enough to make it, I’ll love you enough to eat it. And I won’t bitch about it either.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> Aaaaaw. Compromise.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> You haven’t had *her* sandwiches.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Any man that’ll go down on a woman has *no* place bitchin’ about her cooking.
Boys: 
<David cracks up again>
Boys: 
<David grins at Taryn> Unless you’re sayin’ pussy tastes better than her sandwiches.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Loch, in all seriousness> Peanut butter and Miracle Whip. Because we were out of Fluff and she said it looked the same.
Boys: 
<the boys crack up>
Girls: 
<Aubrey laughs> No.. my favorite was the peanut butter and pickles.
Girls: 
<Taryn groans> Right those.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles at David> you might be on to something there. <blinks> Shit.. I can’t believe I just said that.
Boys: 
<David laughs>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles broady> Dude.. pussy tastes better than *everything*. Especially Saige’s.
Girls: 
<Aubrey looks at Brennan, kisses him> And on that note.. I’ve gotta get back.
Girls: 
<Taryn shudders> Oh.. Loch.. eeeeeew.
Boys: 
<Brennan kisses Aubrey, laughs> You guys just ran off Aubrey. I *never* thought I’d see that.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs at Taryn’s response>
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Bree, whispers> He’s never been with you.
Girls: 
<Bree looks at Taryn> Is this where we start debating the flavor of their jizz. <smiles at Samuel> No and he’s not gonna be either.
Girls: 
<Taryn blinks> Oh.. Bree. Eeew.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Bree> *This* is why we keep you around.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> Nice to know I’m good for somethin’.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Loch> That and because she swallows.
Girls: 
<Bree shakes her head, smiling>
Boys: 
<Akhiro laughs> Okay, okay. Christ. New subject. Damn.
Boys: 
<Samuel kisses Bree like no one’s there>
Girls: 
<Bree falls into it kissing him back>
Girls: 
<Renee smiles at Akhiro>
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles at Ren> Did you eat dinner?
Girls: 
<Renee shakes her head> Not yet. I was closing up and Loch and Saige came in and I got behind.
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> Let’s go get dinner. And not the fucking diner. *Edible* food.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Akhiro> The diner’s edible. You just have to know what to get.
Girls: 
<Renee nods> Yes please.
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at Saige> Sshh. I want to take her to a *real* restaurant. It’s been a while.
Girls: 
<Saige Laughs> All right.
Girls: 
<Renee smiles> You have some place in mind?
Boys: 
<Akhiro looks at Ren, smiles> Yes, I do. Foti’s.
Girls: 
<Renee smiles brightly> Yes. I haven’t been there in ages.
Boys: 
<Akhiro smiles again, nods> Let’s go.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at David, mouths “Foti’s?”>
Boys: 
<David nods rubs his fingers together indicating that it’s very expensive>
Boys: 
<Samuel nods>
Girls: 
<Renee nods> Okay. Do we need to change first?
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> You’ll probably want to since you came straight here from work.
Girls: 
<Renee nods> All right.. I can run over to the store and change.
Boys: 
<Akhiro nods> All right. <gets up and waits for her, looks at the others> We’ll see you all tomorrow.
Girls: 
<Renee stands, smiles> We’ll see you later on.
Boys: 
<everyone says goodbye, Akhiro takes Ren’s hand and heads out>
Boys: 
<the boys watch them go, Brennan smiles> Foti’s. Wow. It really *has* been a while since they’ve gone somewhere like that.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles and looks at David> Okay *what’s* the occasion?
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles> I have no idea. Either he’s s tired of the same old crap we call good or..
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Or.. he’s giving her her birthday present early.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David, arches her brow>
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> Which present? The ring or the house?
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Brennan> What?
Boys: 
<David laughs> Baby.. I really *don’t* know. <looks at Brennan> He doesn’t have the house yet and that one he’ll wait til she goes to him and tells him she just can’t take livin’ like she’s broke anymore.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Saige> The house. He’s buying her house.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> *Or*.. he just wants to take her out. They haven’t gone out just the two of them since they got together.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Oh that’s awesome. <looks at Loch> There is that.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Saige> And *we’ve* *never* been out just the two of us.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> No we haven’t.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles again, rubs her back> So where do you wanna go, baby?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> How about *not* Foti’s.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> I’m good with that. Have you *seen* that menu?
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> That menu is awful. Even *Van* couldn’t find anything on it and you leave there and go straight to a fast food place because you’re still hungry.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> That is *not* real food.
Girls: 
<Saige nods, Bree laughs> Oh my god.. you all should have *seen* the place we went to on girls night.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Bree> Knowin’ Ren, you probably ended up someplace where the food looked more like a painting.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> A very small painting.
Girls: 
<Bree nods> Seriously and the *portions* were *tiny*. <looks at Brennan> A postage stamp.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> I was full when we left though. <Saige laughs> Because you eat nothin’ but rabbit food. and that was actual meat.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles at Loch> Los Primos?
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles, starts to say something when Loch cuts him off, looks at Saige> Now, see.. I was thinkin’ the Piedmont.
Boys: 
<Loch shrugs> Or maybe the Cattle Company. I didn’t think you’d want Mexican again when we just had it.
Boys: 
<Loch furrows his brow> Or.. *tried* to have it.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Hell..I’ll even do the dinner theater thing at the Hazel River Inn if you want.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I’ll tell you what, baby, you pick the place.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> No. Not this time. <looks at her> You showed up with Mexican because you know I like it. You get to pick it this time. Anywhere you want, but two conditions.. somewhere we won’t leave hungry and *I* get to pay for it.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Three.. somewhere our friends won’t follow us.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> All right then the Cattle Company.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> All right. <looks at the others> *That’s* what *we’re* doing. You guys have fun with whatever *you’re* doing.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige > You ready to go, baby?

Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch and stands> I am.
Boys: 
<Loch gets up, puts his arm around her, smiles at the others> We’ll see you losers later.
Girls: 
<Saige waves over her shoulder at them, then tucks her hand in Loch’s back pocket>
Boys: 
<Loch heads out with Saige>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David> Well..guess he told us. <grins>
Boys: 
<the boys watch them go, David smiles at Taryn> No shit.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at them> Wow. *Loch* just compromised on *food*.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Yeah he did.
Girls: 
<Bree looks at David> That’s a big thing?
Boys: 
<David smiles at Brennan> Fuck that. Loch just took a girl out on a *date*. <looks at Bree> It’s an unusual thing.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Seriously. He could’ve just dragged her back upstairs.
Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head> No. They’ve been sneaking around too long. They get to be a *real* couple now.
Boys: 
<David looks at Bree> And yeah.. it’s also big. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen him do that before.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Me either.. I don’t think he and Sang ever went anywhere the rest of us weren’t except to bed.
Boys: 
<David nods to Taryn> I don’t think so either.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn> Well.. Leesburg, but that was to stop.. <laughs> Oh, my god. <smiles> That was to talk me and Saige out of our “engagement”.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> And Loch would *not* compromise his position on that one. I think he and Sang even got into a fight over it because she decided it was okay and he was *still* pissed at how stupid he said we were bein’.
Girls: 
<Taryn blinks> Oh my god.. holy shit. My god.. it all fits now though.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> And when you got engaged to Taryn, he was all about it.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Even her coming out to Mat.. Mat.. Hell town.
Boys: 
<David nods to Brennan> Shit. He was our biggest supporter. He did that thing with the show. <looks at Taryn> Matoaka? He did have a problem with that or didn’t, because I don’t remember.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David> He didn’t.. I don’t think. Like he was gettin’ her out there to keep an eye on her or something.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> We look back on it *now* and it’s almost fuckin’ obvious.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at them> They are *slick*.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Too slick.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles listening>
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> Sounds to me like they’re perfect for each other.
Boys: 
<David shakes his head> I don’t know about perfect, but.. <smiles> divas in love?

Girls: 
<Taryn laughs> Seriously.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> I wonder if they even realize they are?
Boys: 
<David looks at Bree, smiles> In love?
Girls: 
<Bree nods>
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> Because they totally know they’re divas.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> I can see where Loch could get confused, but he’s not confused *now*.
Girls: 
<Bree looks at Samuel> I’ve spent most of every time I saw him and Sang together wondering how *that* happened.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Bree> No shit. You and me, both.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> She’s so … *Scene* and he’s so .. not.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at them> What if Loch *wasn’t* with Sang because she dumped him? What if it actually *was* guilt? And don’t laugh me out of the room.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Brennan> That explains a lot.
Boys: 
<Brennan takes a sip of his beer> I mean, he *said*.. I fucked up, tried to fix it.. I’m done living for *her*.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods to Taryn> And, I don’t know, it makes sense.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> It totally does.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Taryn> Especially when you take into account how much everyone loves Sang and how you just *don’t* hurt *her*, yanno? Like.. if he’d fucked around on Aubrey or, hell, Saige. Or *anyone* else.. it wouldn’t have been half as epic to everyone.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Yeah.. but it also explains him bending over backwards.. going against *everything* hell he even dialed back on the chauvinistic comments.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods>
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at the others> I’ll tell you how Sang and Loch got together. It’s not *that* much of a mystery.
Boys: 
<David smiles at Samuel> Enlighten us.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles, takes a sip of his drink> He’s a diva. Which equals attention whore. What girl in this town gets more attention than *Sang*? Who’s the most popular? Add him bein’ the lead singer of “The Band”.. it’s just natural they’d end up together.
Boys: 
<Samuel shrugs> When Divas aren’t gravitatin’ towards each other.. they’re gravitatin’ towards the biggest spotlight.

Girls: 
<Bree looks at Samuel> You know what I think’s interesting?
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> And no one’s a bigger spotlight than Sang.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Bree, smiles> That I said “Diva” and actually know somethin’ about ’em? Because that’s scarin’ *me* actually.
Girls: 
<Bree laughs> Well yeah.. that too.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> What do you think is interesting?
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> I think that Sang’s hooking up with *Ethan* after that show is interesting.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at her curiously> Why?
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Bree, also curious>
Girls: 
<Bree shrugs> Because I think he seriously threatened Loch’s spotlight.
Boys: 
<Samuel shakes his head> Explain that to me. You think Sang was blinded by Loch’s spotlight?
Boys: 
<David smiles> Lead singer. They always get the most pussy.
Boys: 
<Brennan nods> And what girl doesn’t get all star struck when the lead singer of the band singles her out?
Girls: 
<Bree nods> I do. I mean I like Loch…a lot. But he doesn’t exactly shit rainbows and kittens…you know. And Sang all but vomits sunshine.
Boys: 
<Brennan takes a sip of his beer> I’m not saying Sang was only into Loch *because* of the spotlight.. just that maybe she just got caught up in the fantasy, you know?
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles at Bree’s descriptions> Yeah, I noticed that, too.
Girls: 
<Bree nods> Exactly.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Bree> And I don’t think Sang saw that Ethan had the same.. “star quality”?.. as Loch *because* they were so close for so long. She didn’t have the groupie distance and perspective.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> Now she’s got the best of both worlds.
Girls: 
<Bree nods> Yes she does.. and sunshine and kittens too. <grins>
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Ethan is a very positive guy.
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs at Bree’s comment, smiles> What I’m saying is.. bad boy rock star on stage that *all* the girls want on.. nice, caring, attentive, all around nice guy off stage.
Boys: 
<David nods> And even when he’s on stage, he only notices Sang in the audience.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> And he’s willing to drag her up there.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles at Taryn> Willing, nothing. More like demanding about it.
Girls: 
<Bree nods> Seriously.
Boys: 
<Brennan shrugs> But that’s because everything good is twice as good with someone you love. And yes, that was cheesy as fuck, but it’s true. And Ethan totally sees shit that way.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> I mean.. Ethan can’t *not* share things that make him happy, yanno?
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Bree> No matter what time of the morning or night it is.
Girls: 
<the girls nod, Bree smiles> He was having a blast on stage.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> Yeah, he was.
Boys: 
<David finishes his beer> I think it’s time to close this log. <looks at the others> Say goodnight.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Night all.
Girls: 
<Bree smiles> Night.
Boys: 
<fade to black as everyone continues to sit around drinking having the same conversations they’ve already had in previous logs>

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