April 27

Words Are Spaces Between Us – After the Wedding, the Rock Bottom

Girls: 
<everyone’s at the Rock Bottom the group is on their way to drunk, Misanthropy plays on stage, Alcohol flows freely and Renee had food brought in for the party later, there are appetizers on the table, their tables are in front, several pushed together, Sangria dances as she does every Friday night, her moves a little smoother and more graceful, the other girls congratulate Ava and Aiden with excitement, Kendra leans over and whispers to Genja> Think you’ll ever go there again?
Boys: 
<Genja looks at Kendra, smiles> WIth the right woman, I don’t see why not.
Girls: 
<Kendra smiles> The experience didn’t sour you? <looks at him> I’m shocked.
Boys: 
<Genja shakes his head> The marriage and the woman weren’t the problem. <takes a sip of his drink, smiles> And I’m not that easily discouraged.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles at Genja> So what’re you saying the Right woman is an orphan?
Boys: 
<Genja laughs, nods> Or her family can be bought off.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles at Silver> He’s such a romantic.


Girls: 
<Kendra laughs> That’s great. <smiles> Guess you should know…I’m an orphan.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Hopeless. <smiles at Conrad>
Boys: 
<Genja smiles at Kendra> Well, there you go.
Boys: 
<Aiden smiles, looks at Ava, whispers> You know, I told Saige the first day I was here that for all we knew, I could find the love of my life here.
Girls: 
<Ava smiles, softly> I almost didn’t come.
Boys: 
<Aiden nods> But you did, so I guess I did find the love of my life here. <smiles> Or she found me.
Girls: 
<Ava whispers> And you’ll never know how glad I am that I came. <looks at him> We found each other.
Boys: 
<Aiden nods, looks at their hands>
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles at Ava> Mrs. McKenzie. It’s gonna take a while to get used to that.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles at Ava and Aiden> Yeah, but that was wickedly cool.
Girls: 
<Ava squeezes Aiden’s hand, looks at Conrad Beams> I think you’re the first one we know that’s called me that.
Girls: 
<Ava looks at Brennan> It totally was.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles again> Oh, I’m gonna keep calling you that now.
Girls: 
<Siobhan smiles> Incredibly.
Girls: 
<Aubrey grins> It’s good to know that a wedding can be pulled off in a few hours.
Boys: 
<Van looks at Ava> How happy was Sang when you walked in and said “dress me for my wedding”?
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Aubrey, arches a brow, smiles> Oh, really?
Girls: 
<Ava looks at Van and grins> Oh my god… she made this sound that *I’ve* never heard before.
Boys: 
<Van laughs> That’s great. <smiles> She’s been kind of.. focused.. on weddings for a while.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Van> “Focused”? Is that what we’re calling it now?
Boys: 
<Van looks at Brennan> That’s exactly what we’re calling it. Maybe this got some of it out of her system.
Girls: 
<Ava smiles> Oh.. she was all about it and I think what took the longest was finding the “perfect accessories”.
Girls: 
<Saige laughs> Either that or made it worse.
Boys: 
<Van laughs> “Perfect accessories”? <smiles> I didn’t know she was *that* much of a girl.
Girls: 
<Ava shakes her head> Oh.. *she* went all girlie and got all teary eyed and choked up.
Girls: 
<Aubrey laughs> Yeah.. because she knows Loch’ll never go there.
Boys: 
<Brennan looks at Aubrey> That’s kind of a fucked up thing to say.
Girls: 
<Aubrey shakes her head> I didn’t mean it like that.. I just meant.. when he does it.. he’ll toss her over his shoulder and haul her off.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> The hell he won’t. She’ll plant her feet and give him *that* look that says “you want another blow job during this lifetime?” and he’ll cave right then and there.
Boys: 
<Samuel takes a sip of his drink> That or she’ll get Taryn to pout til he can’t stand it anymore.
Boys: 
<Van laughs> Or worse. *She’ll* pout.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> you haven’t seen pouting til you’ve seen Sang do it.
Boys: 
<Brennan shakes his head> All she has to do is get that chin quiver thing going. If that doesn’t do it, nothing will.
Girls: 
<Siobhan nods and grins> And every guy within 100 miles will be proposing to her.
Boys: 
<Brennan grins> Or just Ethan.
Boys: 
<Van laughs> That was so wrong.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> Seriously. He’s right though..
Girls: 
<Siobhan arches her brow at Brennan, smiles> Guess I need to start practicing my pout?
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> Babe.. somehow I don’t think a pout works for you as well as something a little more.. <looks at Van>
Boys: 
<Van smiles> That sexy come hither look?
Boys: 
<Brennan laughs> Yeah. I just didn’t wanna be the one that said “come hither”.
Girls: 
<Siobhan sighs dramatically> damn. <smiles> You just did.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> Yeah. Just not to you and not in that context.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles> I think it would depend on the pout.
Girls: 
<Lia looks at Siobhan> Yeah.. the pout doesn’t work for me..
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Lia> That’s because you usually go with the silent treatment with a little self righteous indignation thrown in.
Boys: 
<Van smiles at Lia> Oh.. so like Saige.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Van> Wish she’d give *me* the silent treatment more often.
Boys: 
<Van smiles at Samuel> Try harder.
Girls: 
<Lia smiles> Babe.. I pouted at you *once* and you more or less told me to get over myself that shit didn’t work on you.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at between both of them, to Samuel> It can be arranged.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles> That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for *you*. It just means it doesn’t work for you with *me*.
Boys: 
<Van looks at Saige, smiles> We’re kidding.
Boys: 
<Samuel just shakes his head, looks at Taryn> I swear she’s gettin’ more sensitive every day.
Boys: 
<the boys look toward the stage when Bree starts singing Jar of Hearts>
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Really. <smiles at Saige, starts to say something stopping as Bree starts singing, the girls look over>
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Lia>
Girls: 
<Lia looks at Seth, shrugs quietly> You’re the only one I care that it works on.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles, takes her hand, quietly> She’s really good.
Boys: 
<Aiden looks at Ava> Dance with me.
Girls: 
<Ava nods and stands>
Boys: 
<Aiden gets up, takes Ava’s hand and heads to the cleared area in front of the stage, takes her in his arms and starts dancing with her>
Girls: 
<Ava moves into him her arms wrap around him>
Girls: 
I know I can’t take one more step towards you
Cause all that’s waiting is regret
And don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore?
You lost the love I loved the most
I learned to live, half-alive
And now you want me one more time

Girls: 
<Bree sings softly her voice building the emotion in the song>
And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

Girls: 
<Nikki walks in and heads to a table>
Boys: 
<the boys watch her sing, caught up in the mood of the song>
Girls: 
<Bree stands behind the microphone, her only movements are her hands which cup the mic occasionally>
I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms
I’ve learned to live, half-alive
Now you want me one more time

Girls: 
Who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?

Girls: 
<the girls listen, Taryn looks at Samuel> Wow.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Taryn, nods> I know.
Boys: 
<Samuel lights a cigarette, takes a drag, turns his attention back to the stage, quietly to Taryn> She’s got an awfully big voice for such a little girl.
Girls: 
<Bree moves the microphone, riding the anger in her voice>
Dear, it took so long
Just to feel alright
Remember how to put back
The light in my eyes
I wish I had missed
The first time that we kissed
‘Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back you don’t get to get me back

Girls: 
<Taryn looks back at the stage, Saige softly> That’s a lot of anger.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods, takes another drag of his cigarette, quietly> She only picks songs that mean somethin’ to her.
Girls: 
<Bree looks over at Samuel her blue eyes boring into his brown ones>
Who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Samuel, whispers> Guess this means something to her.
Boys: 
<Samuel watches her sing, quietly to Taryn> Guess so.
Boys: 
<Genja and Conrad look over at Samuel when Bree sings to him>
Boys: 
<Genja, because he can’t resist, quietly to Samuel> I didn’t realize you had a jar of hearts.
Girls: 
<Bree’s voice comes back down to a controlled level>
And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all


<Bree’s eyes drift closed as she almost whispers>
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

Boys: 
<Conrad, who can’t help himself now that Genja has said something, blurts> Is *that* what’s in your freezer?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> I think she’s singin about herself.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Genja and Conrad, flips them off> No, assholes, it’s under my floor boards. Isn’t that where you’re *supposed* to keep ’em.
Boys: 
<Genja laughs>
Girls: 
<Taryn grins> talk about things that go thump in the night.
Boys: 
<Loch immediately starts in with Broken, his eyes on Sang>

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: 
<Sang’s eyes move to Loch when he starts singing>
Girls: 
<Bree moves to the background>
Boys: 
<Loch and Bree sing together>

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

<Loch sings alone>


You’re gone away, you don’t feel me here anymore….

Girls: 
<Bree takes the mic off the stand and walks to the front of the stage stops near Loch>
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

Boys: 
<Loch looks over at Bree, smiles, joining her in the chorus>

‘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: 
<Bree smiles when Loch does>
Boys: 
<Aiden smiles at Ava> This is a good one for us.
Girls: 
<Ava smiles> Yeah.. it is. <looks at him> Does this mean we have a song?
Boys: 
<The band plays the bridge and Loch and Bree sing the chorus twice more, the music swelling between stanzas, Loch brings it to a close>

You’re gone away
You don’t feel me here anymore

Boys: 
<Aiden smiles> I guess we do.
Boys: 
<the band changes up the mood completely with S.E.X.>
Boys: 
<Ethan singing it again like he did at the last show>
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> From the wedding straight to the honeymoon.
Boys: 
<Genja, Brennan, Van, Conrad and Seth burst out laughing>
Girls: 
<Saige blinks and smiles>
Girls: 
<Aubrey cracks up, Renee looks at Taryn smiles>
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles at Taryn> That’s gonna be *you* in a couple of days.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Shh.. I was keepin’ it a secret.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles more broadly> Did I say “days”? I meant “soon”.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles at Conrad> I can’t wait.
Boys: 
<Van looks at Taryn> What’s he talking about?
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Taryn> You show off that ring yet?
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Samuel> I didn’t want it to over shadow Ava and Aiden’s Day.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles> I’m thinkin’ you don’t have to worry about that right now.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Van, smiles and holds out her hand>
Boys: 
<Van takes her hand, looks at the ring, smiles> Nice.
Girls: 
<Aubrey blinks> Holy shit when did that happen?
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Earlier today.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> And you didn’t text Sang and she didn’t text the world?
Girls: 
<Siobhan smiles> Congrats. When’s the big day?
Girls: 
<Taryn beams at Brennan> I didn’t want to step on Ava and Aiden’s toes.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at Siobhan> Sunday.
Boys: 
<Van and Brennan blink, Brennan> Holy shit.
Boys: 
<Van smiles> Congratulations, babe.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> Thanks. <Taryn to Brennan> Breathe… it was his idea.
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles> I’m breathing, I’m just surprised.
Girls: 
<Aubrey smiles> Both of us.
Boys: 
<Van looks at Conrad> Considering he was the biggest womanizer in town until Taryn caught him.
Boys: 
<Conrad blinks> *David*?
Boys: 
<Brennan smiles at Conrad> Oh, yeah. He was *bad*.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Yeah. He was. Even got Saige.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles> I have a whole new respect for that boy.
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head>
Girls: 
<Taryn laughs>
Girls: 
<Silver smiles> Hell, me too. <grins>
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles at Saige> What?
Girls: 
<Heather smiles> Too bad we didn’t get here sooner.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Heather, smiles> That’s just wrong, darlin’.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Conrad, smiles> Nothin’. Just thinkin’ how strange it is that David and Tar are the first of our group to get married.
Girls: 
<Heather smiles> What? He’s got a great ass.
Boys: 
<Genja smiles at Heather> You think everyone’s got a great ass.
Girls: 
<Heather smiles at Genja> That’s not true. Not everyone.
Boys: 
<Genja laughs> All right. Then just t everyone you fuck.
Girls: 
<Heather shrugs> I have discerning tastes.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles> Which doesn’t really narrow that list much.
Girls: 
<Heather looks at Conrad> *You’re* not on it. <smiles>
Girls: 
<Silver grins> For which I’m grateful.
Boys: 
<Conrad shrugs> Only because you’d have to go through Silver.
Girls: 
<Heather arches a brow at Conrad> Except you weren’t with her for a while. Who was I goin’ through then?
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles> Jace, Pope, Cameron, Mikhail, Damien, Sebastian… should I keep going?
Boys: 
<Genja looks at Heather> Between you and Silver, I’m relatively certain you’ve got every man in town covered.
Girls: 
<Silver smiles at Genja> You complaining?
Boys: 
<Genja smiles at Silver> I was stating a fact.
Girls: 
<Heather looks at Genja, smiles> I’m sure there’s a few we’ve shared too?
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles again> I’m pretty sure Anguish is on that list, too.
Boys: 
<Genja nods to Heather> I wouldn’t doubt it. More than likely, Constantine.
Girls: 
<Silver and Heather look at each other, smile>At the same time.
Boys: 
<Conrad laughs> Speaking of sluts. Constantine’s list isn’t exactly a short read either.
Girls: 
<Silver looks at Conrad> And Eden was *pissed* about that.
Boys: 
<Genja smiles> He’s worse than both of them put together.
Boys: 
<Conrad looks at Silver, smiles> Eden should’ve known better.
Girls: 
<Silver nods, smiles at Conrad> Yes she should have.
Boys: 
<Conrad looks at Genja> And yet.. Edward still has the highest body count. And if he doesn’t, he *does* have the most prime.
Girls: 
<Kendra smiles at Genja> Is there a woman in town he’s not fucked?
Boys: 
<Genja smiles at Kendra> You tell me.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles at Kendra> And some of them twice?
Girls: 
<Kendra shakes her head, smiles> Other than me.
Girls: 
<Kendra laughs, looks over at Conrad> Right.
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles more broadly> My all time favorite conquest is now and always will be Jace and Dr. T.
Boys: 
<Genja laughs> Seriously.
Girls: 
<Heather smiles> I can’t believe Eden was fucking Constantine and then married you? And I don’t mean that like it sounds.
Girls: 
<Silver nods> Oh my god.. that was great.
Boys: 
<Genja looks at Heather, smiles> She likes a challenge.
Girls: 
<Heather smiles> I guess.
Girls: 
<Heather looks at Silver> What I want to know is was there any truth to those rumors about her and Edward?
Boys: 
<Conrad looks at Heather> Why would you *want* to know that? Isn’t it bad enough there are rumors at all?
Girls: 
<Heather smiles> Because… it’s like a train wreck.. every time I see them together I wonder…
Boys: 
<Conrad smiles> And that should be enough.
Boys: 
<Samuel takes a drag of his cigarette, listening>
Boys: 
<Aiden and Ava come back to the table when the music picks up>
Girls: 
<Saige glances at Samuel, then back to Van and takes a long sip of her drink>
Boys: 
<the band takes their break and comes to the table>
Boys: 
<Loch to Bree as he grabs Saige on the way to the table> So, I guess you’re gonna be around a while.
Girls: 
<Bree nods> It’s lookin’ that way. <smiles>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Nice. <takes his seat, pulling Sang into his lap, looks at the others> So.. what’d you think?
Boys: 
<Van smiles at Loch> She’s amazing. Makes you guys actually sound good.
Boys: 
<Ethan smiles, taking his seat> Hey, now.
Girls: 
<Bree looks over at Tristan and smiles, walks over and takes an empty seat, smiles at Van> Thanks.
Boys: 
<Tristan smiles, looks at the others> I’ll be right back. <heads over to Nikki’s table>

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