May 18

Hard Day’s Night – Here Comes the Sun

Boys: 
<Ro walks into the Rock Bottom straight from the airport with another man of the same height, same blue eyes only a little bit lighter, shaggy black hair slightly longer than shoulder length, slightly paler skin with a flourish of pale freckles across the bridge of his nose and worry lines etched into his brow, wearing a Yes band t-shirt, faded black jeans and heavy boots>

Boys:
<Loch looks over, sighs> Shit. *Another* one?
Boys:
<Christopher and Ro both stop by the door and look around like they’re surprised, Ro laughs> Wow. This place looks *just* like the cop bar dad used to go to all the time. <Christopher nods, whispers> Why am I here again?
Boys:
<Ro looks at him, whispers> To keep me sane? Because Lucien won’t let me go home til he’s good and ready? To keep me grounded? Because Em can’t get away from the café? Pick one.
Boys:
<Christopher sighs> Right.
Girls:
<Bree looks over and blinks, pushes her chair back, stands, quietly> that’s Christopher.. Ro’s twin. <smiles>
Boys:
<Van looks at them, looks at Bree> They don’t look much like twins.
Boys:
<Loch arches a brow, looks at Bree> The cooler twin?
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Yes.. and the sweet one.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Bree smile>


Boys:
<Christopher takes a deep breath, Ro looks at him, whispers> Did you take your Xanax? <Christopher shakes his head, whispers back> You didn’t mention we were gonna be all social right off the bat like this. Thanks for that, by the way.
Girls:
<Bree heads across the room, stops for a second as if she’s reconsidering then throws herself into Christopher’s arms>
Boys:
<Ro shakes his head> I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking. <Christopher nods> Got overexcited, did ya? <ro smiles> Maybe a little?
Boys:
<Christopher blinks, wraps his arms around Bree, smiles> Whoa. <looks over at Ro> Um.. this works, too.
Boys:
<Ro smiles more broadly> Yes.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> I’ve missed you. I’m glad you’re here and Wow…<looks at Ro, smiles again>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Bree, takes a deep breath> Wow. <shakes his head> That’s all I’ve got right now.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Bree> I’m sorry. I felt like I was mildly losing my mind. Especially after the thing with Dominic and Anya.
Boys:
<the boys at the table watch>
Girls:
<Bree smiles> C’mon, I won’t let them bite. Besides, They’re gonna *love* you, especially after Anya and Dom. <looks over at Ro, grins> It’s cool. <whispers to Christopher> Ava’s here.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Cool.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Bree> Yes. I kind of felt like we needed something a little less..
Boys:
<Christopher looks at him> Pretentious?
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> *Yes*. I don’t think pretentious works down here quite like it does at home.
Girls:
<Bree let’s Christopher go and steps back> Divaish.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Bree, nods> Right. <shakes his head> Okay, so… I’m… here for balance.
Boys:
<Ro nods> Exactly. Particularly to balance me.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro> Which you *totally* need, by the way. <looks at Bree> You should’ve heard him on the phone.
Girls:
<Bree grins> No one balances Ro like you do, Christopher. Oh I can imagine. I heard him when he first got here. <smiles> Okay a quick rundown..before you get over there?
Boys:
<Christopher nods> That’d probably be a good thing, yeah.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Bree> He sounded like the chipmunks on fast forward. *I* could barely understand him.

Girls:
<Bree laughs>We’ll start calling him Alvin. <smiles> Loch is the lead singer of the band, he’s the one with the black hair and the ink, and the red and black haired girl on his lap. She’s Saige.. Diva’s. *both* of them. But they’re cool. Ethan is also in the band he plays guitar.. Sangria is the scene girl on his lap..she’s Tristan’s sister..Tristan is also in the band..He’s the bassist. The girl next to him is Nikki and they’re seeing each other. Akhiro is the …asian..he plays keyboards, he’s cool as hell too but kind of quiet. Renee is his girlfriend and you’ll know her by the different colored wonky eyelashes. Seth and Van are the resident porn stars.. and Lia and Siobhan are their girls.. Lia is actually married to Seth, but she’s with Van now, and Siobhan was with Ethan. Siobhan, Seth and Van started their own company and Saige is writing the script for their flagship movie. Aubrey is the girl with the colorful ink, blond, with the body that won’t quit, she’s with the long red haired guy, Brennan, Brennan, Ethan and Van are Triplets. Taryn is Saige’s twin and she’s married to David Samuel’s little brother. Taryn is the one with the pigtails and the bandana top. She did that on purpose because of something Anya said. <takes a deep breath> I think that’s everyone.

Boys:
<Christopher stares toward the table, processing everything Bree just said to him, blinks slowly> Wow. <looks at Bree> I don’t even know where to *start* with all that.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Start with Taryn she’s uber nice.
Boys:
<Ro grins> Porn starts, twins and triplets, the band, wife swapping?
Girls:
<Bree laughs> And that was the abridged version.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro> Uh… yeah. It sounds like a bad soap opera. And yet, who * can * turn away from a bad soap opera.

Girls:
<Bree smiles> Sangria was with Loch until two weeks ago. Saige was with Van and David, and was making a play for Samuel until Aiden slammed her legs shut effectively cock blocking him. *After* she got down and dirty with Aiden in the back of his car.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Bree, laughs> So, *after* he got his? <smiles> Dog.
Girls:
<Bree nods and grins> Totally.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles again, takes a deep breath> All right. Let’s get this over with.
Girls:
<Bree nods and smiles, looks at Ro>
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Bree> He’s going to need alcohol. And/or a joint.
Girls:
<Bree laughs> Then he came to the right place.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Especially since I’m not stupid enough to try and sneak weed onto a plane.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> Well, there’s something to be said for common sense.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Babe, we’ve got Aiden *and* Samuel here.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Thank god for small miracles.
Girls:
<Bree takes Christopher’s hand and starts for the table>
Boys:
<Loch watches them> Christ, I thought they were gonna stand there all night.
Girls:
<Saige smiles> Me too.
Boys:
<Aiden looks at Loch> Relax, man. They’ll get here. Christopher’s not your all in, balls out kinda guy. Just give him some room and it’s all good.
Boys:
<Conrad nods, looks at the others> He’s got some kind of anxiety disorder.
Girls:
<Ava nods> He’s shy at first but give him a some time to get used to everyone and he’ll be your best friend.
Boys:
<Christopher walks with Bree, taking a couple of deep breaths along the way, Ro walks beside them>
Boys:
<Aiden smiles at Christopher when they get to the table> What’s up, man?
Boys:
<Christopher focuses on Aiden, smiles> Not much. Just.. you know.. planes. Under no circumstances should I ever be on one.
Boys:
<Aiden laughs> Guess you’re gonna be walkin’ home then?
Girls:
<Ava stands and walks around the table and hugs Christopher> Hey babe. What’s shakin’?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles a little more easily> I was thinkin’ that, yeah. <hugs Ava when she hugs him> Not much, babe. You?
Boys:
<Christopher pulls back and looks at her, smiles again> Imagine runnin’ into you guys here.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Seriously.. who’da thunk it? <grins and lets him go, Bree looks at Christopher and lets his hand go when he hugs Ava>
Boys:
<Loch smiles> So, you’re the musician Ro was tellin’ us about. Sorry we stole your girl, man, but.. you know how it is. Music’s a cutthroat business.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Loch, smiles> Oh, so Ro’s been talkin’ about me, huh? <glances at Ro like “thanks”, looks back at Loch, shrugs> Well, you know… it was a bit of a setback but nothin’ we couldn’t handle.  And it doesn’t hurt that we’re not really into the business part of it anyway.
Girls:
<Ava walks back over and sits with Aiden>
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Loch, this is Christopher.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Music puts the soul into you. Business tends to suck it out. <nods> Nice to meet ya, man.
Boys:
<Loch smiles> Right back atcha. <makes the other introductions>
Girls:
<Bree walks back over and takes her seat> Have a seat guys. And a beer.
Boys:
<meanwhile, Ro’s signaling the waitress and ordering Yuengling>
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Bree, looks at Ro>
Boys:
<Ro looks at the others when he finishes with the waitress, takes a seat> So…. hi.
Boys:
<Christopher shakes his head, sits next to Ro, mutters, smiling> Always a master of words, Ro.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher> It’s not always *what* you say. Sometimes, it’s just about saying *something*.
Girls:
<Bree whispers to Samuel> Christopher’s dry. Couldn’t bring the stuff on the plane.
Boys:
<Christopher thinks about that for a second, nods> Yeah, okay. I can see that.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles, whispers back> Let him get a beer in him and we’ll drag his ass to the alley and hook him up.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> It’s nice to meet you Christopher.. <the other girls make their greetings and say hi and stuff>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at the chorus of hi’s, pushes his hair behind his ear, nods> Hey. You too.
Boys:
<Aiden looks at Christopher> Ro tell you Jenna’s here?
Boys:
<Christopher shakes his head> I don’t know. Maybe? The whole conversation was kind of a blur.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles brightly at Christopher when she says Hi>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Taryn, looking at her only briefly before looking at the people he knows> So why are you guys up here?
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher> Oh, Samuel got himself shot again.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro, arches a brow, looks at Samuel> Dude. Seriously improve your dodge skills.
Girls:
<Sangria laughs, Bree smiles>
Boys:
<Van smiles> Yeah, we’re still trying to figure out how someone gets shot *here*.
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Van> Yeah, no shit.
Girls:
<Bree shrugs and looks at Van> Call *your* girlfriend a bitch.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles, shakes his head>
Boys:
<Van looks at Bree> Yeah, I don’t see myself making that mistake.
Boys:
<Ro, without thinking> Unless it’s in bed and she wants you too, anyway.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Bree> He called you a bitch?
Boys:
<the boys look at Ro, Seth arches a brow>
Girls:
<Bree looks at Christopher> We were fighting, and I called him a name first.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro, sighs> Shit. <looks back at Bree, nods, looks at Samuel> Still. Dude.
Girls:
<Bree looks at Ro, arches her brow>
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Christopher> Until you’ve been in a drunken argument with Bree, don’t even think you have an opinion to share.
Girls:
<Ava whispers to Aiden> I think he just shocked them.
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Samuel> Point taken.
Boys:
<Ro looks at the others> Shit. <looks at Christopher> I said that out loud, didn’t I?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro, smiles> Yeah. You really did.
Boys:
<Ro sighs> Damn.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles at Ro> It’s cool.. <smiles at Seth> It happens.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles, whispers to Ava> I’ve been waitin’ for that all night.
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Siobhan, nods>
Girls:
<Ava smiles, whispers> Yeah.. something like that anyway.
Boys:
<Ro starts to qualify his statement when Christopher shakes his head> Just.. *don’t*. Stop while you’re ahead, bro.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> And you couldn’t figure out why you were here.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles at Roland again> I’m interested in what he has to say about it.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Siobhan> Oh, you’re gonna regret that. And if you don’t.. *someone* here will.
Girls:
<Siobhan looks at Christopher> I don’t know.. <looks at Seth> What do you think?
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Siobhan> Well, I’m only saying that there *are* some women who.. need.. to be disparaged and the like in bed… <looks at the others> My fiancé *not* being one of them….
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Siobhan> I think it’s too late.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods to Ro> Some do need it.. some just like to play like that.
Boys:
<Christopher lights a cigarette, smiles gratefully at the waitress when she brings him his beer, takes a long drink>
Boys:
<Ro nods to Siobhan> Exactly. And I’ve had some.. experience.. with both types.
Girls:
<Siobhan looks at him> Which type is your favorite?
Boys:
<Christopher blinks, looks at Siobhan> You did not just ask him that. <looks at Ro like “oh, please no”>
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Of the two or in general?
Girls:
<Siobhan looks over at Christopher> I did.. I’m curious. <looks at Ro> Of the two.. <shrugs> And in general.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Siobhan> *Why*? Why would you be curious about that?
Boys:
<Van smiles, looks at Lia>
Boys:
<the other boys laugh>
Girls:
<Lia smiles and shakes her head>
Girls:
<Siobhan looks back at Christopher> Call it research for a movie I’m doing.
Boys:
<Christopher sighs> Right. Porn.
Boys:
Conrad smiles at Christopher> Porn justifies *everything*.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Conrad> Yeah, but not everything justifies porn.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Siobhan> Actually, I myself am not really a fan of degrading women. So, I have to say that of the two, my *preferred* are the ones that *need* it as opposed to those that just like to play around with it. In general… <smiles> Let’s just say I’m.. traditional.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Siobhan> Ball gags stuck in the toilet traditional.
Boys:
<Ethan laughs> I don’t think that’s “traditional” in the “traditional” sense.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods to Ro> Thank you. <looks over at Christopher, arches her brow> Okay.. <looks at Ethan> Seriously.
Girls:
<Ava blurts> Yeah.. but *that’s* a story you guys really have to hear.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher> You only brought that up because you want to tell them that story.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Ro> I only brought that up because *you* *don’t* want me tellin’ them that story.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Oh, please. Go ahead. It just means all their attention will be on you.
Boys:
<Christopher grins> Until *you* have to explain the details. At which point, they’ll mostly forget I exist.
Boys:
<Ro laughs> *Bastard*.
Girls:
<Bree smiles, listening to them>
Boys:
<Christopher laughs, nods> Yes, I am. Consider it payback for the plane. <looks at the others, smiles> So.. I’m a plumber. And one day, I have to hoof it over to Ro’s place.. this is before we moved into our grandmother’s house in the Falls… because his toilet is clogged. So, I do my thing and find the source of the clog which is a ball gag that’s gotten stuck in the pipes.
Boys:
<Ro looks at the others> Considering it was the toilet, it could’ve been *much* worse.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, nods>And usually is. But it’s *rarely* that interesting.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Christopher> I’m gonna hate myself for this.. but *why*?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Taryn> Well, that’s the part *Ro* gets to explain.
Boys:
<Ro smiles, shakes his head> I’d had a.. friend.. over the night before and we were… intimate.. in the bathroom.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Ro> “Intimate” with a ball gag in the bathroom that fell *into* the toilet.
Girls:
<Taryn shakes her head> How does that happen? I mean was the bathroom *that* small?
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Ro> You are *not* getting out of this one.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Seth> I usually don’t. <smiles, looks at Taryn and the others> All right, fine. But you asked for it. She was cuffed to the toilet.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Lid up.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> Yes, we have to make sure they get the *full* picture.
Boys:
<Van laughs>
Boys:
<Loch smiles> Roland, you *dog*.
Boys:
<Ro smiles, shakes his head, nods to Loch> And that was pretty much the position, yes.
Girls:
<Taryn drops her head> Ahh.. hell.. <sighs> Why.. why was she cuffed to the toilet with the lid up.. <Looks at Akhiro like is that *normal*>
Boys:
<Akhiro laughs, Christopher looks at Taryn, smiles> It gets better.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Christopher> Better? Seriously? <looks at Ro>
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Taryn> Oh, too curious for your own good. You’re going to regret that. <looks at the others> *She* was one of those women that *needs* to be treated somewhat… roughly and… disrespectfully.
Girls:
<Sangria starts to say something and looks at Ethan, like stop me>
Boys:
<Ethan smiles at Sang, shakes his head like “oh, hell no, go for it”>
Girls:
<Sangria starts to say something again and Taryn interrupts> Please don’t tell me you were making her drink dirty toilet water.
Boys:
<Ro shrugs> So.. I did. By cuffing her to the toilet and calling her the barrage of names she most adored.. which typically included such gems as what a dirty whore she was and how dirty whores deserve to be.. in her position. Anyway.. the ensuing activity was so.. enthusiastic on both our parts, that she bit right through the leather straps of the ball gag and it fell into the toilet. At which point, *I*..reached my limit and in my.. excitement.. accidentally brought my hand down on the lever that flushes it. And then the water backed up. Which was not actually part of my.. plan. <looks at Taryn> No. It was clean. And it wasn’t.. *intentional*. She enjoyed it, however.
Girls:
<Taryn blinks completely speechless because she can’t imagine a woman wanting that>
Boys:
<the boys crack up>
Boys:
<Conrad laughs especially hard> Oh, my god. You never told us about the water backing up before.
Girls:
<Sangria looks at Ro, starts to say something again, shakes her head> I don’t even.. <sighs and looks at Ethan>
Boys:
<Ethan laughs harder because Sang actually can’t find something to say>
Boys:
<Ro smiles, shakes his head> In her defense, in her daily life she was a very successful business woman who was *very* together. <shrugs> In *my* defense… it did prove to be a little much for me and that was the last time we.. dated.
Girls:
<Siobhan looks at Seth> Sounds different.
Girls:
<Saige smiles and commits it to memory for the movie>
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Siobhan> Think “puppy girls”.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Seth > Oh, I never had one of those. But Christopher’s friend Morose did.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> Oh.. I’ve heard about them.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at them> I don’t *want* to.
Boys:
<Seth nods to Ro> I’ve done a few movies with them.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Yes. I thought I recognized you from somewhere.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro, arches a brow> Oh, hell no.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher> What?
Girls:
<Siobhan looks at Ro and smiles> Nice.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Siobhan> I have a rather extensive collection actually.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at the others> Which he spends more time critiquing than anything.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods> So do Sang.. and Van.
Girls:
<Sangria looks at Ro> Mine is *only* Van and Seth’s stuff.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Sangria> So.. you only like to watch your friends.
Boys:
<the local boys crack up again>
Girls:
<Sangria shakes her head> No.. It’s a long story.
Boys:
<Ro smiles broadly> That was *not* me being a shit. I’m just playing with you.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> But *look* at them.
Boys:
<Ro laughs> Well, I’ve seen them, but, I’m afraid it just isn’t the same for me.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Sang> Friends do *not* watch friends.. do porn.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> Well.. it depends on the friends.
Boys:
<Van smiles> And if they have a professional lighting and camera crew.
Girls:
<Sang smiles at Christopher> So you wouldn’t watch Ava and Bree?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro and Van> Uh.. no. I’ll just take your word for that. <looks at Sang like she’s high> *No*. <blinks> No fucking way. No. Never. <shakes his head> Not happening.
Boys:
<Christopher thinks for a second> Wait.. are we talkin’ about Ava and Bree or Ava *and* Bree?
Boys:
<the boys laugh again>
Boys:
<Ro smiles broadly> Hypocrite.
Girls:
<Sangria laughs>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Ro> What? I’m a *guy*. <looks at Sang, smiles again> Actually.. considering I know their men and their men would totally have my ass.. no. I totally wouldn’t watch it even if it *was* Ava *and* Bree no matter how much I wanted to.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> We’re strippers.. you’ve seen us dance.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> Good answer.
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Aiden> The *only* answer.
Boys:
<Conrad sighs> I’d totally watch it. Ass beating or not. And I wouldn’t even regret it while I was in the hospital recuperating.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Bree> Yeah. Point made.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> It could be worse..
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Bree> We’re talking about Christopher who can barely look at you when you do *and* stopped going to the Fall *because* it was such an unproductive waste of his time.. <looks at Christopher> What was it you said? Watching women get naked you’d never have anyway?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro> You are not gettin’ my man card without a fight. <sighs> But yeah. That’s pretty much what I said.
Girls:
<Ava looks at Christopher> You have a lifetime man card remember.
Boys:
<Brennan blinks> Dude. When you put it that way.. it’s kinda fucking depressing.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> And I owe it all to the women who love me.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods> Yeah it is.. makes it kinda depressing being one too.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Brennan, smiles> Sorry, man. I was bein’.. practical.. at the time. And most of the girls were with my boys, too, so that just made it.. weirder.
Boys:
<Brennan smiles> Yeah, that I can see.
Boys:
<Christopher pushes his hair behind his ear again, nods> It makes you feel like a creeper when you’re like.. checkin’ out this girl doin’ her thing then remember she’s your best friend’s girlfriend. <shrugs> Just wasn’t my thing.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> So come down to the G-Spot.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> And he’s probably the *only* guy in the Falls with that point of view.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Aubrey, smiles> Thanks, but… I don’t know. *Maybe*. Yanno.. when Ro makes me.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods> Okay.. <looks at Ro> Make him.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Aubrey> Oh, I will. At least once.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> Cool. We’ll give him the VIP treatment. <Shrugs> And make sure no one dances that he knows.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Aubrey> I’m kinda partial to “guy in the back you don’t realize is there” treatment.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> We can do that too.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, shakes his head> Cool.
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Christopher> C’mon. Take a walk with me and Aiden. We got somethin’ for you.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Samuel> Yeah, all right. Just remember if there *are* any videos with Ava and Bree, I did *not* watch them. <as the three of them get up from the table, Aiden laughs> Dude.. if you had anything to worry about.. <smiles> We’d let you know up front. <heads toward the door that goes to the alley>
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Thank god for small miracles. <goes with them>
Girls:
<Bree and Ava watch them go>

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Posted May 18, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude