April 27

You’ve Got Your Demons – Saige Makes an Impression, Paranoia Rears Its Ugly Head, Another Stray Finds a Home

Boys: 
<David and Samuel are standing on the porch, look over, Samuel arches a brow> Who in the *fuck* is on my property *now*? <reaches for the shotgun in the corner, David blinks> Wait! <laughs> Samuel… that’s Saige.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at David> I don’t care what it is. <lifts the gun and looks down the site at her> Get it off my land.
Boys: 
<David grabs the shotgun, pulls it away from him, gives him a serious look> My girlfriend’s *twin*.
Girls: 
<Saige saunters up to the porch, smiles brightly at Samuel, purrs> You really want to put holes in *this* body, Sugar?
Boys: 
<Samuel looks over at David, looks at Saige, arches a brow> You’ve got to be kiddin’ me.
Boys: 
<David smiles> And also my ex girlfriend.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at David> You nail ’em both at the same time?
Boys: 
<David smirks> No.
Boys: 
<Samuel smirks back> Fag.

Girls: 
<Saige smiles brilliantly at Samuel> Darlin’, I’m more than enough woman for one man… <shrugs> Sometimes two.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at Saige, smiles that smile> Darlin’… you ain’t been datin’ the right men if it takes two.
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> Saige.. this my brother Samuel. <looks at Samuel>This is Saige.
Girls: 
<Saige looks Samuel over> It’s nice to meet ya.
Boys: 
<Samuel nods> Your sister’s in the kitchen. Might as well go on in and make yourself at home.
Boys: 
<David hands the gun back to Samuel, Samuel puts it back in the corner>
Girls: 
<Saige walks over to David, kisses him soundly on the cheek, looks at Samuel> She’s more at home in the kitchen.
Boys: 
<Samuel smiles, shakes his head> That’s not what I meant, but… there’s bedrooms upstairs if that’s more your speed. <looks her over> and I’m thinkin’ that’s more your speed.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles at Samuel> Oh, honey, I’d much prefer to get to know you first.
Boys: 
<Samuel looks at David> There’s one I’ve never heard before.
Boys: 
<David smiles, looks at Saige> We’re kind of in the middle of somethin’, babe.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> ‘Nuff said. <heads into the kitchen>
Boys: 
<David and Samuel watch her walk into the house, Samuel looks at David> Let’s finish this so you can tell me about you and *that*.
Boys: 
<Loch and Seth look over when Saige walks in, Loch smiles> Hey.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Fucker would’a shot me if David hadn’t been there.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> Bet you’re not used to *that*.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles at Saige> Way to make a first impression.
Girls: 
<Saige laughs, looks at Loch> I’ve looked down a few barrels.. but usually the girl on the other end is too scared to pull the trigger… I’m thinkin’ he’d have no problem with that.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> I’m thinkin’ you’d be right.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Seth> The second impression may have been better than the first.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles again> Only because you didn’t have a camera on you.
Girls: 
<Saige laughs> Babe… Camera, Gun, both’ll immortalize you.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn, smiles> There’s a story to tell the kids. “And Uncle Samuel almost shot Aunt Saige the first time he saw her”.
Boys: 
<Loch grins> If your daddy hadn’t been there to save Saige’s ass *again*…
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Really.. <shakes her head> I can see it now. <laughs> Exactly.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles, looks at Saige> You realize how much longer your life expectancy is when David’s around?

Girls: 
<Saige nods and smiles> I totally do.
Boys: 
<Seth takes a seat> Here’s a bit of trivia for you guys. Samuel’s favorite song is Southern Cross. Most notable in *my* mind being the line “but on the midnight watch I realize why twice you ran away”.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Seth, smiles> Shit. There’s not a line in that song that’s *not* notable. But with a chorus about love enduring.. I have a hard time reconciling that with big, bad out there.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Seth>
Boys: 
<Seth smiles> Because the truth you might be runnin’ from is so small, but it’s as big as the promise of a comin’ day?
Girls: 
<Taryn quietly> Maybe the big bad is so he doesn’t get hurt again.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> Wait… are we seriously sitting here trying to analyze big bad by his favorite song? It’s probably just the bits about the Southern Cross that he digs. <looks at Taryn, smiles, to Saige> Yeah.. your sister is on her wounded animal kick.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> Despite the fact that even Aunt Jamie and Uncle Bill say he’s just bad all the way around.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn rolls her eyes> Taryn wounded animals bite. As many times as you’ve been bitten we shouldn’t have to remind you of that.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> That’s what David said. More or less. And this one’s got rabies.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Or some kind of nasty STD, probably.
Boys: 
<Seth smiles at Loch> Let’s analyze this one then.. *other* favorite song.. One of These Nights by the Eagles.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at them sighs> Back off already… <looks at Saige> You missed Loch’s relationship advice to David about his brother.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Seth, arches a brow> Ooh. That’s a good one.
Boys: 
<Seth laughs> I know right? What is that? A love song or a stalker ballad?
Girls: 
<Saige grins> Both.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Good question. <looks at Saige>I just told him that he needed to stop blaming his brother for what his mother did and that his brother doesn’t have anyone left. <lowers his voice> But Christ, Saige, you should see mom.
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Saige, quietly> Seriously. Crack whores are in better condition.
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> Used and Abused?
Boys: 
<Seth nods> At the very least.
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at Saige> She looks like a cancer patient three days past when they should have died.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Jamie> Oh.. damn.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> Put it this way… when we got here, Samuel told David she was in the bar “entertaining the troops” because now that her old man’s gone she has to “earn her keep”.
Girls: 
<Saige blinks> I’ve heard about that. Women left behind are made to take the men one at a time, *if* they’re feeling generous.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Well.. apparently, she’s quite the worker bee.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> She makes you look like a nun.
Girls: 
<Saige blinks> Damn.
Boys: 
<Seth nods> No exaggeration.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn> No wonder you’re on wounded animal watch.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Jamie> She gonna make it?
Girls: 
<Jamie shakes her head> I don’t know.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head, looks at Saige> And Taryn.. god love her.. starts shit with Samuel when he and Jamie come back from draggin’ mom out of the bar.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Taryn> Wow… What the hell?
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> I don’t know.. just.. We talked.. it’s better.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Yeah. They talked. <looks at Taryn> Tell her about that one.
Girls: 
<Taryn tells Saige about their talk on the porch, Saige looks at Loch> That didn’t sound so bad.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> Yeah. But I thought it was funny that he called her out on handlin’ him like a skittish horse. <smiles> And the way she was tryin’ to draw him out which he saw right through.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> You could almost hear her tyrin’ different tactics on him lookin’ for one that worked.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Taryn’s never been real good with that.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Taryn> Yet.. she pulls it off with David every damn time.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> David’s different.
Boys: 
<Loch nods, still smiling> Yeah, he is.
Girls: 
<Taryn shrugs> It came out okay though.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige, smiles>So what was *your* first impression?
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs> Dude wanted to shoot me.. <looks at him> He’s hardened. It’s a defense mechanism.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> And it turned you right the hell on, didn’t it?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I dealt with it the only way I knew how.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> Offered to fuck him?
Girls: 
<Saige shakes her head> No baby… he offered that.. I told him I wanted to get to know him better then when I was dismissed, I sashayed my little ass in here.
Boys: 
<Loch blinks> He offered to fuck you?
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> Sorta.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> He didn’t even register your presence but he offered to fuck Saige after tryin’ to shoot her.
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Saige> What’s “sorta”?
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs and tells them what he said about the bedroom>
Boys: 
<Loch and Seth burst out laughing>
Boys: 
<Seth smiles broadly> Babe.. he wasn’t offering to fuck you. He was suggesting you’re easy.
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs> Wouldn’t be the first time someone’s suggested that.
Boys: 
<Loch just shakes his head> This is why we keep you around.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch and Seth, shrugs> Well I knew it wasn’t “cuz I’m easy to look at. <Shrugs> Besides why else would you have called me to make the ride out here.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at her> Honestly? Because David and Taryn thought you’d really like the town.
Boys: 
<Loch shrugs> *And* because they thought we might need you to help handle Big Bad.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at Loch> Oh.. I totally dig the town. <nods> There it is.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> Not necessarily by fuckin’ him stupid. Just.. in general.

Girls: 
<Saige nods> Never said I was gonna fuck him either. <shrugs>
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Nevermind.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> I really wish she could’ve been here when we first got here. Then she’d probably get it a little better.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> Probably. <looks at Saige> When we first rolled up.. a half naked bloody woman came screamin’ out of the bar.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige> Yeah. And hot on her heels, comes Samuel. And he yells after her, “where are you goin’? We just startin’ to have fun”. *That* was *our* first impression of him.
Girls: 
<Taryn blinks> Shit.. I did even realize that was Samuel that yelled that.. I was so focused on *her*.
Boys: 
<Loch nods to Taryn>
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> Damn.. <Looks at Saige>
Girls: 
<Saige blinks> Fuck.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Saige>And Jamie says he’s never been right. That his morals are skewed. But then again, look at his role models.
Girls: 
<Jamie nods>
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head> Fuck around all you want just be careful with him.
Boys: 
<David walks back into the kitchen>
Boys: 
<Loch looks over at him> So? How’d it go?
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles, Saige looks over, Jamie turns the potatoes and beans down>
Boys: 
<David shrugs> It went. <looks at Taryn> We’ll see what we see.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> So you came to an understanding?
Boys: 
<David nods> Somethin’ like that, yeah. <takes his seat again> It’s never gonna be like it was, but.. <looks at her> I figure everyone can get off my ass now.
Girls: 
<Taryn nods> All right.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at David>
Boys: 
<David leans over and kisses Taryn’s forehead>
Boys: 
<Loch lights a cigarette> So, is he comin’ to dinner or what?
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles when David kisses her>
Boys: 
<David looks at Loch, shakes his head> No. He’s headin’ to the bar. We probably won’t see him again tonight.
Girls: 
<Taryn sighs> All right.
Boys: 
<David looks at Jamie, smiles> Uncle Bill fell asleep in the recliner in front of the TV.
Girls: 
<Saige looks at David> So should I stay or go?
Boys: 
<David looks at Saige> You just got here.
Girls: 
<Jamie smiles> That doesn’t surprise me.
Girls: 
<Saige nods> I know…but if my job was to distract the “big bad” and he’s goin’ out..
Boys: 
<David smiles> Taryn made *real* food.
Girls: 
<Saige smiles> I heard. <nods> All right I’ll stay.
Boys: 
<David looks at Taryn, smiles again> Not that what you usually make isn’t real food.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> I know the rest of you don’t consider it real food.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Taryn> Actually, we don’t consider it *man* food.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks over at Loch> What men don’t eat salad?
Boys: 
<Loch looks at David>I rest my case.
Boys: 
<David smiles at Taryn> A *lot* of men don’t eat salad.
Girls: 
<Saige shrugs smiling> And some women.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles> Unless it’s on a burger.
Girls: 
<Saige grabs a beer from the counter and heads to the porch>
Girls: 
<Taryn shakes her head, smiles at David> You don’t like salad?
Boys: 
<David smiles> I like it on my burgers. And my subs.
Boys: 
<Loch laughs> And his tacos.
Girls: 
<Taryn sighs and shakes her head, looks at the stove when the timer goes off>
Boys: 
<Loch smiles at Taryn> You’ve gotta lot of work ahead of you with this one.
Girls: 
<Taryn stands and goes to the oven, pulls out the meat loaf, sits it on the drain board on a trivet, looks at Loch> I’m thinking with both..all three of you.
Boys: 
<Loch arches a brow> You’re not my woman. You don’t get to change my diet.
Girls: 
<Taryn smiles> No.. I get to change Sang’s and *she* can change yours.
Boys: 
<Loch smirks> It’ll never happen. She likes breakfast burritos too much. And various other totally not good for you things.

Girls: 
<Taryn nods> And I like sweets and chocolate.. your point.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> I’m totally telling her you said that shit. <pulls out his phone, texts Sang “Taryn says she’s gonna get you to start eating like she does”>
Girls: 
<Sangria smiles shakes her head> Never happen and you don’t have to worry about me making you eat like that.
Boys: 
<Loch smiles, texts back “that’s why I love you” and gives her the update>
Girls: 
<Sangria sends back> I love you too.. <gives him the update of what’s happening at home>
Boys: 
<Loch puts his phone away> So.. how about after dinner… we go bar hoppin’?
Boys: 
<Loch looks at the others> We’ve been in biker bars before.
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at Loch> Not here you haven’t.
Boys: 
<Loch looks over at Jamie> How bad can it be?
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at Loch, shakes her head> As bad as I’ve ever seen.
Boys: 
<Seth looks at Loch> Samuel was telling me that around here, people shoot at each other regularly.
Boys: 
<Loch arches a brow> Shit.
Girls: 
<Jamie nods> It was chaos.
Boys: 
<David looks at Jamie> Is that what’s botherin’ you?
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at David> What do you mean, Sugar?
Boys: 
<David shrugs> Just.. you been a lot quieter than usual since comin’ back.
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at him> No, I just keep thinking how close to that I was.
Boys: 
<David nods> So you’re sayin’ we shouldn’t go?
Girls: 
<Jamie nods> I’m saying that.. and if you do go.. you leave those jackets here.
Boys: 
<David gives Jamie a long look, nods> All right. <looks at Loch> We’re stayin’ in tonight.
Boys: 
<Loch nods, takes a drag off his cigarette> You think Samuel’s ever been shot?
Girls: 
<Jamie nods> Probably at least once.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Jamie> Damn. And he’s still down there. And people say *I* don’t learn.
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at Loch> Babe, if he didn’t go back they’d call him a pussy and hunt him for being that.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at Jamie, arches a brow> Seriously?
Boys: 
<Loch> *Hunt* him?
Girls: 
<Jamie nods> Seriously.
Girls: 
<Jamie quietly> Let me tell you a story.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at the others> *No* one is tellin’ Sang that before we get out of here. <looks back at Jamie>
Boys: 
<David and Seth look at Jamie>
Girls: 
<Taryn looks over>
Girls: 
<Jamie looks at them all as she speaks, her eyes taking on a faraway look> There was this guy I knew. He was in the same gang as my ex. He wasn’t a bad guy but he had a mean streak. Got shot in a bar fight and never went back. The guys in the gang took him out to a remote location and told him to run. Gave him a fifteen minute head start *before* they took off after him in the dark on their bikes.
Boys: 
<Loch shakes his head> Christ.
Girls: 
<Jamie’s voice drops to a mere whisper> It took them an hour to find him and when they did…<shakes her head> it wasn’t quick. I counted forty eight shots fired that night and the guy was still screamin’. When he stopped.. there was nothing but the other guys laughing and their bikes. <looks at David>
Boys: 
<David looks at her>
Girls: 
<Jamie keeps her eyes on David> That was the night I got beat up and left. <looks at Loch> It was also the same Gang that Samuel’s father was part of.
Boys: 
<Loch looks at her> So.. the very same gang that runs this town and is in that right now.
Girls: 
<Jamie nods> I’m sure the faces have changed..some.
Boys: 
<Loch nods> But not the dispositions.
Girls: 
<Jamie shakes her head> No.. Not at all.
Boys: 
<David looks at her> You see anyone you recognized when you were there?
Girls: 
<Jamie looks over at David> There may have been a familiar face at the bar.. I didn’t look too hard.
Boys: 
<David nods, looks at Loch> You were partly right. Samuel can’t help who his parents are. But I wasn’t pissed at him because my mother left me and Tommy. I was pissed at him because I suspected for a long time that Hank had somethin’ to do with what happened to my old man.
Boys: 
<Loch blinks> That.. changes shit a bit.
Girls: 
<Taryn looks at David, blinks>

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