May 16

Hard Day’s Night – Dinner With Lucien Part 2

Boys:
<meanwhile, back at the table>
Girls:
<Jenna walks back in and sits back at her place> Damien will be in in a few minutes.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Jenna, smiles> Is he feeling better now?
Girls:
<Jenna smiles winningly at Lucien> Of course he is.. I know how to tame the savage beast.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Jenna> I promise not to antagonize him anymore.
Boys:
<Lucien smiles again, nods to Jenna> Yes, you do. <looks at Ro> Damn. But I guess even I have to see the wisdom in that decision.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles at Roland> I would appreciate that. While I’m used to cold meals..I would prefer to not have to eat too many more in the near future.
Boys:
<Ro nods> I’ve been properly chastised. <smiles> And I *am* sorry.
Boys:
<Lucien bursts out laughing> Damn, Ro. You almost sound like you mean it.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles> You’re forgiven. <looks at Lucien and smiles>
Boys:
<Ro goes back to eating, blatantly ignoring Lucien>
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Jenna, smiles> I love it when he ignores me.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles> He did mean it.
Boys:
<Lucien nods, whispers> Probably.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles> So what are we doing after dinner?
Boys:
<Lucien smiles> What would you like to do?
Girls:
<Jenna looks at him> What is there to do, besides go back to the hotel?
Boys:
<Lucien smiles wickedly> Are you propositioning me?
Girls:
<Jenna arches her brow> You can’t be *that* out of practice Lucien.
Boys:
<Lucien laughs> Dammit, woman, you’re supposed to play along.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles wickedly>
Boys:
<Lucien smiles> You asked me what there was to do *besides* go back to the hotel. You didn’t ask me what there was to do that was *better* than going back to the hotel. In which case, I would have to say nothing.
Girls:
<Jenna laughs> Point taken.
Boys:
<Ethan listens to them, leans over and whispers to Bree and Samuel> So.. are the people we’ve met like.. the average person in your town or are they the ones that, like, stand out?
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Ethan, smiles> I don’t know. They seem pretty average to me.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles> Wow. Awesome.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> They’re the average.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles at Ethan and whispers> Digging them?
Boys:
<Ethan looks at Sang, smiles> Is it wrong that I do?
Girls:
<Sang shakes her head> Not at all.
Boys:
<Ethan whispers> You?
Girls:
<Sangria nods> Totally.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles, whispers> I almost feel like I’m cheating.
Girls:
<Sangria laughs> Me too. <smiles> But I felt like that with Aiden too.
Boys:
<Ethan nods> Yeah. I felt that way with Heather and the other girls, too.
Boys:
<Ethan whispers> Especially when I got caught with Kendra on my lap.
Girls:
<Sangria nods> I don’t doubt it. That was kind of… brutal.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles> It was also kind of dickish of me.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> Shh.. I wasn’t going to say that.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles again, nods>
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Lucien> You guys are welcome to come to the Ranch and ride or just hang out. When the guys and Bree practice..it’s usually behind closed doors.

 

Boys:
<Lucien smiles at Taryn> Thank you. We just might take you up on that. <looks at Jenna> Sounds like you’re taking a vacation.
Girls:
<Jenna shakes her head and looks at Lucien> I can’t remember the last time I did. <smiles> Maybe I should. I don’t have any appointments that can’t be rescheduled.
Boys:
<Lucien nods> And neither do I.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles brighter> So..*we’re* taking a vacation?
Boys:
<Lucien smiles> Yes, we are. And it’s about damn time, too.
Girls:
<Jenna laughs> Yes it is. <looks at Samuel and Aiden> You guys hear that right.. You are not allowed to get shot this week.


Boys:
<Samuel looks over at Genja> A whole fuckin’ week with Lucien. You believe that shit?
Boys:
<Aiden smiles at Jenna> I don’t see that bein’ a problem.
Boys:
<Genja smiles> Not just Lucien, but Damien, too.
Boys:
<Loch smiles at Jenna> Babe.. only way they’re gettin’ shot in Solitude is if they get shot by one of your people.
Girls:
<Jenna laughs> Good. <pulls out her phone and turns it off> When we’re done I’ll call… <blinks> Eden. See if she’ll reschedule my appointments for me.
Girls:
<Jenna looks at Loch, nods> I know. <looks at Aiden, Samuel and Ava and Bree> No shooting.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Jenna> How about we have Ciara or someone less inclined to be passive aggressive do it?
Boys:
<Samuel smiles at Jenna> I’m not promisin’ shit.
Girls:
<Jenna looks at Lucien, nods> All right. <shakes her head> You don’t want Eden to know what’s up?
Boys:
<Ro discreetly texts Em that they’re going to be staying longer than previously planned and that he’ll call her after dinner>
Boys:
<Lucien shakes his head> She’s going to be pissed off enough that we didn’t tell her where we were going. And she’s just as capable of making a plane reservation as anyone else.
Boys:
<Damien comes back in and sits back down> Peyton and Mikhail are going to keep Eden busy for us.
Boys:
<Genja looks at Damien> I, for one, will be forever grateful if they manage to keep her where she is.
Boys:
<Damien smiles at Genja> Yeah, I bet you will.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles, looks at Damien smiles> All right then. <looks back at Lucien>
Girls:
<Kendra smiles wickedly at Genja> I can handle Eden.
Boys:
<Lucien smiles at Jenna> Mikhail and Peyton. *I* should’ve thought of that.
Boys:
<Genja smiles at Kendra> Can anyone handle Eden?
Girls:
<Kendra smiles> Aiden and Samuel had no trouble with her.
Boys:
<Conrad nods to Genja> And you seemed to do just fine there for a while.
Boys:
<Genja nods>That was then.
Boys:
<Ro looks at them> I think we all can agree that, our ability to handle Eden notwithstanding, it’s not really a vacation if we find ourselves having to do that.
Girls:
<Silver looks at Genja> I think you all should give the girl some credit. Since she went through The guys’ training camp…she’s been better.
Boys:
<Genja looks at Silver> I’m sure she has.
Girls:
<Ava and Bree nod in agreement with Ro.
Girls:
<Silver nods> And since she’s gotten out of that mausoleum she lived in.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Silver> I don’t think “giving her enough credit” is the issue here. We seem to give her plenty. It’s what we give her credit *for* that seems to be the issue.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Silver> And we give her credit for her ability to singlehandedly dismantle entire empires should she so desire.
Girls:
<Silver smiles at Ro> Seems to me you’d want her on your side then.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Eden’s on her own side. *Everyone* knows that.
Boys:
<Ro nods> And if we were engaged in some kind of empiric battle right now, I’d buy her plane ticket myself.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Lucien starts buyin’ up the town and you might.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Taryn> Which could be sooner rather than later, so I’m trying to enjoy as much pre-empiric battling as much as possible. Though, worse case, I guess if Eden shows up, it would only be a matter of time before she found herself gagged and over someone’s knee and that alone could be rather entertaining.
Boys:
<Damien shakes his head> I think the point is, if Eden shows up here it won’t be for anything good.
Girls:
<The Falls girls nod in agreement>
Girls:
<Silver smiles> I don’t see her showing up…unless she hears about the eye candy.
Boys:
<Genja nods to Damien, looks at Silver> In which case, we’re not wrong in our individual assessments of the potential situation.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Silver> The eye candy?
Boys:
<David laughs> All the “eye candy” up here is taken. She’d have nothin’ ahead of her but disappointment.
Boys:
<Loch laughs> Shit. Van could handle her. <looks at Saige> And Seth.
Boys:
<Loch smiles> Maybe even Brennan, too.
Girls:
<Silver nods> Totally. You haven’t met the rest of them. <smiles at David> Doesn’t mean she wouldn’t …<Sang interrupts blurting> Akhiro.
Boys:
<Ethan looks at Loch> And Akhiro? But then that leaves the rest of us.
Girls:
<Sangria nods> Probably Tristan too.
Boys:
<Loch smiles at Ethan> And by “the rest of us” you mean you.
Boys:
<Ethan laughs> Yeah, all right. *I* probably couldn’t handle her.
Girls:
<Saige smiles> And you have Sang on your side.
Boys:
<Samuel smirks> Shit. I think most of y’all could handle her.
Boys:
<Aiden looks at Samuel, smiles> Damn. Talk about givin’ credit.
Boys:
<Samuel shrugs> They got Saige. They can handle her….
Girls:
<Saige looks at Samuel> The only one “handlin'” me is Loch.
Boys:
<Aiden nods to Samuel> And they gotta use pack tactics like we do with Eden. Yeah, all right. I can see it.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles at Saige> Yeah. *Now*.
Girls:
<Saige laughs>
Boys:
<Ethan smiles> We *barely* handled Saige. And that was mostly David, Loch and Van.
Girls:
<Sang nods> True.
Girls:
<Bree shakes her head> She’s not so bad… when she’s not being all snooty and overbearing.
Girls:
<Ava smiles at Damien> And she did break you out.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Ava> Yeah, she did. I haven’t forgotten that.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> I didn’t think you had. <Ava shrugs> I just think she’s a little girl that got spoiled and is now trying to find her way..in a place where no one forgets anything.
Boys:
<Damien nods> Yeah, I know. And me and my brothers and Edward have had our asses reamed plenty over the years for letting her get away with the shit we do and not reining her in sooner.
Boys:
<Genja looks at Damien> That’s because it’s human nature to want to take credit for our accomplishments but none of the blame for our failures.
Boys:
<Damien nods> And there are plenty of people around who want to make sure you do take the blame if for no other reason than to make sure it doesn’t fall on them.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Damien> I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault. Her parents maybe..
Boys:
<Conrad shakes his head> I like Eden, most of the time, but… the fact is we *all* live in a place where no one forgets anything.
Boys:
<Genja nods to Aiden> The problem is there comes a point in our lives.. usually when we become adults.. that we stop blaming our parents or those responsible for raising us and we take responsibility. We live in a place where no one forgets anything, but between Eden and Edward, they habitually do things that are even more unforgettable than average *knowingly* and *willingly*.
Boys:
<Genja looks at Ava> And then wonder why no one will forget it.
Girls:
<Ava nods> And you’re right. <looks at Genja> But I do think she has been trying to be a better person.
Boys:
<Genja nods> And eventually, *that’s* what we’ll remember. The problem is she has a lifetime of “unforgettable” behaviors to overcome. So, it’s going to take a while.
Girls:
<Bree nods> She does.
Boys:
<Damien nods, looks at Ava> Seriously, Ava. You can’t spend your entire life being all the you you can be and then change overnight and expect everyone else to just suddenly see that and only that. So.. <looks at Silver> you’ll forgive us for being human and “not giving her enough credit” before we actually have reason to believe this isn’t just another one of her acts or she won’t suddenly relapse the first time someone seriously pisses her off.
Boys:
<Genja nods to Damien> That would be the true test, though, wouldn’t it?
Girls:
<Jenna smiles> Well she’s going to get that chance sooner rather than later.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Jenna> What do you mean?
Girls:
<Saige smiles> Send her to live on the ranch for a while. Taryn’ll straighten her out.
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Saige> The ranch that’s next door to me and Bree?
Boys:
<Samuel smiles> Damn. And here I thought we were friends.
Girls:
<Jenna looks at Lucien, smiles> Just the fact that we’re all here and *she’s* not. <looks at Damien>
Girls:
<Saige looks at Samuel> What.. she’ll be so busy she won’t have *time* to bug you.
Boys:
<Damien smiles, nods> And not just us, but Samuel, Genja and Aiden, too. Hell, we bring Morose down, it’ll *really* piss her off.
Girls:
<Jenna nods> Yeah it will.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Damien> *That’ll* get her on a plane here.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Ava> Yeah, it would.
Boys:
<Conrad shakes his head>
Boys:
<Conrad looks at the others> Basically, what you’re saying, albeit jokingly, is take away all her toys and watch the tantrum that ensues.
Boys:
<Damien smiles at Conrad> Well, if we were talking about that, we’d be talking about bringing Edward and Cameron down too.
Boys:
<Lucien smiles> If we were talking about that, we’d be talking about bringing Edward down *first*.
Girls:
<Jenna nods, Bree looks at Damien> And Christopher.
Boys:
<Damien nods to Bree> Totally.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Christopher likes Eden. He’d be more inclined to stay up there and keep her company *because* everyone else was down here.
Boys:
<Conrad looks at Ro> Christopher likes damn near *everyone*.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> The thing is.. Eden likes Christopher too. And I’ve never seen anyone mellow her out the way he does.
Boys:
<Damien smiles at Ro> Only until she started making passes at him. *Then* he’d be down here so fast, it’s ridiculous.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Damien and Conrad, looks at Ava > I think he has that affect on most people. When he’s not having one of his anxiety attacks, he’s probably the most mellow person we know.

Girls:
<Ava nods to Ro> He is. And he’s nice to her. Even when she fucks up. He tells her she did but he’s not all in your face about it. Which she responds to incredibly well.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> Yeah, Ro, but.. you guys didn’t see him kick Jace’s ass.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Ava>
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Aiden, smiles> *That’s* when that boy got my respect. Jace looked like he’d been worked over by a truck.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Ava> That’s because when he tells her, he’s not all parental about it, he doesn’t act like she just did the most heinous thing in the world *and* he tells her *why* it was wrong. Instead of “that was fucked up” it’s more like “why’d you do that?”, you know? And he doesn’t judge. And he won’t unless she proves to be outright evil like Deelia did that time. <nods to Samuel and Aiden> Jace had that coming. Christopher is usually pretty passive, but what Jace was doing… violence was the *only* thing that would’ve gotten through to him.
Boys:
<Aiden nods> Seriously. <looks at the others> If *Christopher* kicks your ass, not only should you be humiliated that you got your ass handed to you by the most passive guy in the Falls, but you should *also* be humiliated that you were enough of a raging douche that *he* was pissed off enough to do it. It takes a lot to come back from bein’ that kind of a dick to *Christopher*. No one in the Falls who knows him will respect your ass until you make that shit right again.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> And if he *does* kick your ass.. there’s *no* way you’re provin’ you weren’t wrong and in a seriously big way. I mean, you have to do some fucked up shit like hit a girl or somethin’ to get *him* there. And if you *did* hit your girl, not only will he walk away with your pride, but your fuckin’ girl, too.
Girls:
<Ava nods> Exactly. <Bree, Silver and Kendra nod their agreement too, Bree> Christopher is..<Silver smiles> Sweet.
Boys:
<Ro smiles, nods> Much to his chagrin.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Yeah ..<looks at Ro> Remember that dinner Em did for you? He could barely look at me.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Oh, I remember that. Didn’t he have to get high before that or something?
Girls:
<Ava nods> Yeah he did. <grins> Of course you fuckin’ Em in the kitchen didn’t leave him high for long.
Boys:
<Ro laughs>
Boys:
<Aiden arches a brow> Go, Ro.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Ro> In the *kitchen*, Ro? *You*? You never get to say another word to me about my escapades again.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Lucien> Oh, yes I do.
Boys:
<Ro shrugs> At least I proposed to her later.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Lucien> Oh come on Lucien.. Emily was wearing this harem outfit that would have had *Viktor* pantin’ after her.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Ava> Please. When has Viktor *not* panted after her regardless of what she was wearing?
Girls:
<Ava sighs> Okay.. bad example. *Samuel*.. yes. Samuel pantin’ after her.
Girls:
<Bree looks at Samuel and arches her brow>
Boys:
<Samuel arches a brow> Yeah, don’t think so. I haven’t “panted” after a girl since I was 12.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> I don’t know. There was a while there I was pretty hot for her.
Boys:
<Conrad looks at Aiden> Her or her cooking?
Girls:
<Silver smiles> Both.
Boys:
<Aiden laughs> Well, she’s pretty good at that, too.
Girls:
<Ava looks at the others> Emily is my sister and she’s the head chef at our local fancy restaurant. Lucien owns it and Em worked a pretty fancy deal with him.
Boys:
<Lucien nods> Only because she makes the best French Onion Soup on the East Coast.
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Saige> Em is the “good” sister.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Yeah.. but that was a deal that even Genja would have been proud of. <looks at Samuel> My ass, good…pfft.
Boys:
<Aiden smirks> Not so good she didn’t get hot and heavy with Samuel at the drive in though.
Boys:
<Ro arches a brow, laughs> Oh, I can’t wait to have *that* conversation with her.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Just make sure she knows *I* didn’t tell you.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Ava> Oh, I will.
Girls:
<Silver smiles> I heard she got pretty hot with Damien at the dungeon one night too.
Boys:
<Damien smiles at Silver> She has her.. moments. Remember when she was hot for Sorrow?
Girls:
<Silver nods> Yeah.. I do.. but he was all about Jenna..or was it Ava at that point…or Bree.. <shakes her head> I can’t remember. <smiles>
Boys:
<Damien laughs> Um.. Jenna, Ava, Jenna again, then Bree. Or it was Jenna, Jenna, Ava, then Bree.
Girls:
<Bree looks at Damien> You left out Silver.
Boys:
<Lucien smiles> Give him a break. He’s got good taste in women. With the exception of that one psychopath.
Boys:
<Damien laughs> Right.. Silver, then Bree.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Lucien> Yes, but that one psychopath was a *huge* error in judgment.
Boys:
<Lucien laughs> I think it’s the same error Damien made. Though for Damien it only lasted what? The space of an orgasm?
Boys:
<Damien smiles, shakes his head> About the same as *most* of my infatuations. There’ve been a few, though, that took a little longer than that.
Girls:
<Silver looks at Damien> Everyone’s entitled to a *few* mistakes.
Boys:
<Damien smiles at Silver> Thank you.
Boys:
<Conrad grins> The hotter the mistake, the more you’re entitled to it.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> She only says that because she was as big a slut as you are.
Girls:
<Silver looks at Ava and nods> Which makes me allowed to say it.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Ava, smiles> What’s wrong with that?
Boys:
<Lucien smirks> Please. There’s a little slut in every woman.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Damien, smiles> Not a thing.
Boys:
<Ethan leans over and kisses Sang before she can respond to Lucien’s statement>
Girls:
<Jenna looks at Lucien> Oh Really?
Boys:
<Lucien looks at Jenna, smiles> I have yet to find the woman that proves me wrong. And *I* can say that because I’m pretty slutty, myself.
Boys:
<Ro smirks> You’re only the second greatest slut at this table. Only Dominic and Alexei could make you seem pious.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Ro> I better be the first.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Damien> Oh, don’t worry. Your title is perfectly safe. As long as Edward doesn’t show up.
Girls:
<Ava laughs and looks at Aiden>
Boys:
<Aiden smiles at Ava>
Boys:
<Ro lights a post dinner cigarette> I mean, even Constantine has *some* regard.. okay, a great deal of regard… for the women he conquers.
Girls:
<Silver smiles> Constantine doesn’t fuck for the sake of fucking.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Silver> Constantine loves women. <smiles> He just has a habit of loving them en masse.
Girls:
<Silver nods to Ro> As long as he’s not fucking Eden.. you mean.
Boys:
<Genja smirks> Oh, give me a break. He’s ridiculous. <looks at Taryn> Every woman he sleeps with *knows* she’s not the only one, yet *somehow* the little bastard makes them all feel like they are. He could seduce the fucking Queen of England and when it was over as he was leaving she’d thank him for it.
Girls:
<Jenna leans over and whispers to Damien> How’d it go?
Boys:
<Damien laughs> With the next woman sitting in the car at the curb waiting to pick him up.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> I can see it. <looks over at Genja> He’s got that.. way about him.
Boys:
<Damien looks at Jenna, smiles, whispers> Shay’ll be here in a few hours with a package that’s extremely important and I only trust her to deliver. <whispers what’s inside the package>
Boys:
<Genja nods> Which is a wonderful thing. When you don’t have to live with him.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles brightly> Oh that’s great.
Boys:
<Conrad smiles at Taryn> Yeah, but.. being his wingman is a guaranteed…. um…
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> As his wingman, you *will* get laid and she *will* be smokin’ hot.
Boys:
<Genja smiles at Aiden> As if you’ve had a problem in that area.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles, looks at Conrad> Yeah? We’re you his wingman? <Then at Aiden> either of you?
Boys:
<Aiden nods to Genja> I did get Ava. <looks at Taryn> Yeah, sure. In high school and before we figured out how to pick up our own women.
Boys:
<Conrad smiles> Which does *not* involve using any of Constantine’s techniques because *we* just end up lookin’ stupid.
Girls:
<Taryn laughs> Oh.. so you don’t fake the accent.
Boys:
<Conrad laughs> He doesn’t *technically* fake it. I mean it’s a true accent. He just hasn’t actually *had* it since high school.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> Yeah, but chicks dig the accent. Look at Alexei with his.
Boys:
<Conrad nods, looks at Taryn> Alexei is like.. Constantine’s Italian cousin or something.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Genja and shrugs> I only figured it was fake because neither you or Katiana has one. Well she did but only when she was flirting with David.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles, shakes his head> Guess she figures if it works for her brother…
Boys:
<Genja nods> I wasn’t raised over there. They were. They had the accent when they came to live with me.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Aiden and blinks> Brother? <Shakes her head> Okay they seemed much closer than that.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> Um.. well.. it’s complicated.
Boys:
<Genja smiles at Taryn> Brother in the sense that they were raised by the same clan.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Genja, smiles> Oh.. I get it.
Boys:
<Genja smiles, nods, looks at Kendra>
Girls:
<Kendra whispers> Nice save.
Boys:
<Genja nods, whispers> I was just thinking “dodged that bullet”.
Girls:
<Kendra nods> Yeah and with incredible finesse too.
Boys:
<Genja smiles, whispers> I have my moments. I’m surprised Aiden didn’t catch himself.
Girls:
<Kendra nods and whispers> But he seems totally comfortable here. I don’t think I’ve seen him talk this much at home *ever.
Boys:
<Genja nods, whispers> Which might be why he didn’t catch himself.
Boys:
<Genja smiles, whispers> It’s ironic that Aiden seems to feel *more* comfortable here than at home, and Samuel seems to feel the opposite.
Girls:
<Kendra whispers> True. <smiles> And I think what amazes me even more is…Sang.
Boys:
<Genja looks at her like “No shit”> What the hell is that, anyway?
Girls:
<Kendra nods> It is very ironic. Maybe, because Aiden knows he’s going home and Samuel knows he isn’t?
Girls:
<Kendra shakes her head> I have no clue…but I think it’s funny as hell.
Boys:
<Genja nods, whispers> I will say if Aiden decides, suddenly, that he and Ava are staying here, he and I are going to be having a talk. Losing one of them to this place is bad enough. If Aiden stayed, who the hell would Conrad and I hang out with?
Girls:
<Kendra smiles> And Conrad and Silver were talking about moving here at some point in the future. <shakes her head> You’re gonna have to start hanging with Lucien.
Boys:
<Genja smirks> Fuck that.
Boys:
<Genja whispers> I’d sooner hang out with Ro.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> Which seems to mean Lucien as well anymore.
Boys:
<Genja nods, whispers> True. In that case, Dominic would probably be much better company.
Girls:
<Kendra nods still whispering> Which also brings in Anya and Alexei. Which would be interesting..
Boys:
<Genja smiles, nods> Yes, it would.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> I haven’t seen them in a while.. have you?
Boys:
<Genja shakes his head, quietly> Not recently, no. They seem to be.. I can’t believe I’m saying this.. keeping a low profile.
Girls:
<Kendra nods> Think they’re hiding from Silver?
Boys:
<Genja looks at her, whispers> There might be something to that. I actually wish they’d walk in right about now.
Girls:
<Kendra nods> Seriously.. I’d love to see Sangria get a load of Alexei.. and Saige get a load of Anya.
Boys:
<Genja nods> If only I could control the flow of time.
Boys:
<Genja, quietly> Though, I’m not even sure they’d lower themselves to even stepping foot into such a small town.
Girls:
<Kendra nods> There is that. But you never know.. they might find it…quaint.
Boys:
<Genja smiles> Well.. it is.
Girls:
<Kendra smiles> Yes it is.
Boys:
<Genja smiles> I could make a phone call.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> And tell them what…<blinks> You have a job for Anya?
Boys:
<Genja smiles, whispers> Please. They’re troublemakers. All they need to know is who’s here and they’d be all over the opportunity.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> Do it…<whispers> at the very least it’ll liven things up.
Girls:
<Jenna looks at Lucien, whispers> So the ranch or the hotel, baby.
Boys:
<Genja smiles> I’ll be right back. <looks at the others as he stands> If you’ll excuse me. I have to check in with my cousins.
Boys:
<Lucien smiles at Jenna> The hotel.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Don’t forget to tell Kat about your new foal.
Boys:
<Genja smiles at Taryn>It will be the first thing I tell her. <leaves the room>
Girls:
<Jenna smiles> Do you have something planned for us to do at the hotel?
Boys:
<Lucien smiles wickedly> Make as much noise as humanly possible?
Girls:
<Jenna smiles playfully> You brought Mikhail?
Boys:
<Lucien smiles shakes his head> Not that kind of noise.
Girls:
<Jenna smiles wickedly, leans over and whispers in a huskily breathy tone> You were speaking of the carnal kind? <tells him what she’s going to do to him to make him make *those* noises>
Boys:
<Lucien smiles, listening, whispers at the appropriate places> That’ll work. That always works. That one happens to be my favorite.
Girls:
<Jenna lays her hand very high on his thigh, looks him in the eye> I *know*.
Boys:
<Lucien looks at her, growls softly> I hope you’re planning on sleeping in.
Boys:
<Genja comes back in, smiling, resumes his seat next to Kendra>
Girls:
<Jenna quietly> Well..I *am* on vacation.
Girls:
<Kendra looks at Genja>
Boys:
<Genja leans over whispers> They’re already here.
Girls:
<Kendra blinks> How the hell…
Boys:
<Genja whispers> Lucien’s secretary made the flight arrangements.
Boys:
<Genja smiles, still whispering> Basically, Dominic said Lucien’s crazy if he thinks he’s going jetsetting up and down the coast and leaving *them* in the Falls. They were just stepping off the plane when I called.
Boys:
<Genja shrugs> Give them about ten minutes.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> That’s perfect.
Boys:
<Genja nods, whispers> And we probably should’ve expected it.
Girls:
<Kendra sighs> Yes we should have.
Boys:
<Genja smiles, whispers> True Diva’s never miss the opportunity to make an entrance.
Girls:
<Kendra laughs> Well that’s true.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles, whispers to Bree> Guess it don’t matter that you can never go home again when home follows you wherever you go.
Girls:
<Bree leans over and kisses Samuel> I was just thinkin’ that. <smiles, softly> And we’ll be draggin’ ’em back for the wedding too.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles, kisses her back, nods>
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn> You ever get the feelin’ we should get out more?
Girls:
<Taryn looks at David> Probably.
Boys:
<David smiles> Kinda makes you wonder what the hell else we’re missin’ out there.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> It does.. but some of what I’ve heard makes me glad that we haven’t seen it.. you know?
Boys:
<David nods> True.
Boys:
<David looks around the table, whispers> I bet Loch and Saige don’t feel that way, though. I gotta wonder how much of it Van and Seth have seen. Siobhan.
Girls:
<Taryn nods> True. <smiles> We’ll vacation someplace exotic.
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn, smiles> I wasn’t complainin’.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at him, smiles> I know baby.
Boys:
<David nods, takes a sip of his drink>
Boys:
<Conrad whispers to Silver> Any one of us could get dropped in the Warzone in Boston and be okay, yanno? But the world outside this town would chew these people up and spit them out.
Girls:
<Silver nods> Oh I know.. <Shakes her head> It’s really kind of sad.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> It is. I almost feel bad for them. But at the same time, I kind of envy them, too.
Girls:
<Silver smiles, very softly> Yeah.. I’m not sure I ever had that…innocence?
Boys:
<Conrad nods, quietly> None of them will ever pace an emergency room while their best friend bleeds out from bullet wounds. They’ll never have to decide whether to kill someone before that person comes back and kills them.
Boys:
<Conrad whispers> Hell, they’ll never have to worry about someone else destroying their marriage because they don’t like who they married.
Girls:
<Silver nods and looks at him> I know…<softly> none of these girls will ever have to survive on the streets or strip to survive. <nods again, still softly> I makes me wonder if moving here would be bad for them. You know?
Boys:
<Conrad looks at her> If us moving here would be bad for them?
Girls:
<Silver nods> Yeah.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> I was thinking about something like that, too. I mean… you see the affects just from Samuel moving here. But at the same time, I think… now that everything has a chance to settle down, this is a really good place for him and Bree. I mean.. we can show them a little of what’s out there, but not so much it really changes them. And Bree and Samuel at least can finally find some fuckin’ peace. Remember when Aiden died and almost didn’t come back to us? It’s because he was looking for peace.
Boys:
<Conrad shakes his head> He was just tired of fighting. There’s no fight here.
Girls:
<Silver nods> I remember.. And you’re right.. there is no fight. <looks at him> What are you thinking?
Boys:
<Conrad looks at her> Just.. I think getting a broader perspective is good for them. Yanno? They *should* have it. But I don’t think we’re a threat to their innocence or their way of life.
Boys:
<Conrad shakes his head> But out of our friends, I’ve always been one of the lucky ones, too.
Girls:
<Silver smiles> I hope we aren’t. <looks at him> This is a place I’d want to raise kids.. you know. I do.
Boys:
<Conrad nods, looks at her> And if the worst I ever have to go through is losing you and my mom.. I’ll take it. Because there is so much worse out there. And I’ll be grateful, and I am, every single day.
Boys:
<Conrad shakes his head> I’ve been through enough to know to hold on to what you’ve got because shit’s fleeting, but not so much that it’s changed who I am.
Girls:
<Silver looks at him> And you learned it young enough that it matters. <smiles, softly> You won’t lose me again.
Boys:
<Conrad looks at her, smiles, whispers> And this is a place where you can finally put all the bad shit behind you.
Girls:
<Silver nods> It is. I really think it is.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> So.. there’s your answer.
Girls:
<Silver smiles, quietly>I love you.
Boys:
<Conrad smiles> I love you, too.
Boys:
<and in walks.. tall boy, black hair that’s brushed haphazardly over eyes that can only be described as turquoise to purposely give a slightly unkempt appearance, the looks of a male model, he wears a white turtleneck sweater under a black and white sweater vest which is much more suave than it sounds and over that is a waist cut suit jacket, well fitting plaid pants of such a dark tone you can barely tell they’re plaid, a thick belt buckle adorns a wide leather belt, his heavy boots thud as he walks, beside him is another tall man, also looks like he could be a model with shoulder length shaggy teal and white streaked hair, black eyebrows and blue-green eyes, they both have sharp, high cheekbones and are accompanied by a woman>
Boys:
<oh.. the second boy wears a tunic like black shirt decorated in gold fluer de lys that hangs over his waist, black jeans and heavy boots>

Girls:
<the woman with them wears a maroon wraparound dress that accentuates the endowments of a model thin body, her hair is stylishly unkempt yet obviously styled, green eyes can be clearly seen under the coffee brown fringe of bangs, ringed by thick lashes that accentuate the darker green ring around her iris, she walks confidently in heels that exactly match her dress, and make her almost as tall as both men she’s with, the diamond in her nose catches the light when she turns her head to speak, softly to one of the boys> *This* is very…quaint.

Related Images:


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

Posted May 16, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude