May 19

Hard Day’s Night – Sol Invictus

Girls:
<Bree unlocks the door to the new and improved, now renamed club, it’s been redecorated, and now looks more like an old 40’s burlesque club with flocked wall paper and vintage looking tables and booths and what looks like a new decked out bar, small chandeliers hang above the tables, making the room dance with prisms when she turns on the lights and moves inside>
Boys:
<Christopher looks around as he walks inside with the others, looks at Samuel> Not somethin’ I’d expect *you* to be part of.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles> I’m more of a silent partner.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> In other words, they outnumber you.
Boys:
<Samuel nods, still smiling> Exactly.
Boys:
<Christopher laughs, nods> Cool.
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn> I almost feel under-dressed.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> I know. It’s so.. different.
Boys:
<Akhiro walks in with Ren, looks around> Wow. Very nice.
Girls:
<Aubrey moves into the room and to the sound system where she puts on some music not too loud that they can’t talk but loud enough that it can be heard>
Girls:
<Renee’s eyes move around the room> I’m impressed.
Boys:
<Samuel heads to the bar with Aiden and breaks out a couple of bottles and enough glasses for everyone>
Girls:
<Ava blinks> This is great.


Boys:
<Van looks at Ro and Christopher> You should’ve seen this place before they bought it. The previous owner ran it into the ground.
Boys:
<Ro nods> That describes most of the South Side.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> Yeah, it does. <heads over to the bar with Samuel and Aiden>
Girls:
<Silver looks at Ro> It was a step down from what the original Angel’s Fall was.
Boys:
<Van, who’s holding Lia’s hand, looks at Siobhan> I bet Pope would like it though.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Silver> I didn’t know that was possible.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods> Oh totally. <looks at Seth> We should bring him and Bonnie here one night.
Boys:
<Van smiles, nods, looks at Lia> What do you think?
Girls:
<Lia smiles and looks at Van> I think it looks amazing, and yes you should bring Pope and Bonnie. They’ll love it.
Boys:
<Van smiles> Or *we* could bring them.
Girls:
<Lia looks at Van and nods> Yes we could. I’d like that.
Girls:
<Lia looks around, then back at Van, quietly> I didn’t know you wanted me involved with that..
Boys:
<Van nods> If you want to be.
Boys:
<Van looks at her> I mean.. obviously not, you know.. the actual shooting, but.. dinners, club outings, things like that? Totally.
Girls:
<Lia nods> If it will help you then yes.. I’d like that very much.
Boys:
<Van smiles> Not just to help me. Just, to give us more time together.
Girls:
<Lia nods and smiles> Which just makes it bonus.
Boys:
<Van smiles again, nods> That’s what I was thinking, too.
Girls:
<Lia quietly> I wasn’t sure if you wanted me involved at all.. or even what I could do.
Boys:
<Van shakes his head> You don’t have to *do* anything. <looks at her> I just want you there. I mean, if you’re not, what’s the point of being together?
Boys:
<Van frowns> I don’t think that came out right. I just mean… it feels weird when you’re not there, you know?
Girls:
<Lia smiles> I know what you’re saying.. and I want to be there. <grins> I can schmooze with the best of them.
Boys:
<Van smiles> And half this business is doing exactly that.
Girls:
<Lia gives him a cheesecake pose and grins playfully> Then Mr. Shaughnessey I’m your girl.
Boys:
<Van laughs, pulls her closer, smiles> All that and gorgeous, too. People are going to think I really know my shit.
Girls:
<Lia smiles and kisses him> That’s because you do baby.
Boys:
<Van smiles as he kisses her back> You just keep making me look good and the rest will take care of itself.
Girls:
<Lia softly> You do that just fine on your own.
Boys:
<Van looks at her> Yeah, but..you give me motivation to do it better.
Girls:
<Lia smiles and blushes and looks down between them> I think that’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.
Boys:
<Van smiles> Oh, I’ve got plenty more equally nice things I can say to you.
Boys:
<Van smiles more broadly> Some of which you’d probably appreciate me saving for when we’re alone.
Girls:
<Lia blushes deeper still smiling> Please.
Boys:
<Van kisses her again, still smiling, whispers against her lips> All of which, I’ll tell you later tonight.
Boys:
<meanwhile, the rest of the group is moving to several tables and Aiden, Samuel and Conrad are making drinks and pouring shots at the bar while Brennan hangs out and watches them>
Girls:
<Lia whispers, as she kisses him smiling> Thank you.
Girls:
<Ava walks over and smiles at Brennan> Conrad’s the real bartender. He and I actually worked at a dive bar together for a while. Makes amazing drinks. <quietly> You interested in that?
Boys:
<Brennan looks at Ava, smiles> Yeah. It seems like a pretty cool job.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> I think it would be. But Conrad’s the one to ask.
Boys:
<Brennan nods> I’ve been hanging out when Aubrey’s working some and talking to Samuel some. He’s doing it until they get someone else in. He’s told me some stories about Rad. <looks at her> He also said they think I’d be good for it because I’m currently unemployed and I’ll be here a lot watching Aubrey anyway.
Girls:
<Ava grins> I bet you would be good at it. I also bet Rad could teach you everything you need to know in a week.
Boys:
<Brennan smiles> *That* would be cool. He’s pretty good, huh? I mean, everything I’ve heard says he is.
Girls:
<Ava nods> Oh yeah.. he even did a stint at Damien’s club for a bit. <smiles> I’ll hook you up.
Boys:
<Brennan laughs> Awesome. <smiles> Thanks.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> I’m on it, babe.
Girls:
<Ava stands on the foot rail and leans over the bar> Hey Rad!
Boys:
<Conrad looks over, smiles> Yeah?
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Feel like teachin’ someone your tending tricks?
Boys:
<Rad smiles> That depends. Are they after my job?
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Only if Brennan’s plannin’ on movin’ to the Falls.
Boys:
<Rad laughs> Oh, hell. If he’s stayin’ here, no problem.
Boys:
<Brennan looks over at Aubrey, smiles> Yeah, I don’t see myself going anywhere anytime soon.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> I’m thinkin’ he’s staying here. I told him you could teach him everything he needs to know while we’re all here.
Boys:
<Conrad nods> Most of it anyway.
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Rad> Do it. We want him to work the bar for us.
Boys:
<Conrad nods to Samuel> Then I’m on it. <smiles at Brennan> What are you doing all week?
Boys:
<Brennan looks at Conrad, smiles> Learning from the master?
Boys:
<Conrad smiles> Oh, we’re gonna get along fine.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Don’t forget to teach him how not to get distracted when the girls come on. Especially *his* girl.
Boys:
<Conrad looks at Ava, smiles> *I* haven’t even mastered that one, yet.
Boys:
<Loch walks up to the bar to grab a drink, smiles> Is that even humanly possible?
Boys:
<Conrad smiles at Loch> Not from where I’m standing.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Ask Aiden. He could tell you.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles at Ava> Yeah, but Aiden’s not exactly the average bear.
Boys:
<Conrad smiles at Brennan> Aiden was too busy watching the audience for guys who looked like they might want to get on *his* girl.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Oh no? So if I got up there and danced it wouldn’t distract you?
Boys:
<Aiden nods> Damn right. <looks at Brennan> Now you know the secret. <looks at Ava, smiles> You used to *want* me there *because* you knew I wouldn’t get distracted. Now.. dance for me at home and see how distracted I get.

Girls:
<Ava smiles> Yes I did.. I’d still want you there for that reason. <smiles> I will dance for you at home, baby.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles again, nods>
Boys:
<Van walks over to the tables and sits down with Lia>
Boys:
<Christopher looks around> This really is pretty cool.
Girls:
<Silver smiles> I’m incredibly impressed with it. <looks at Bree> You guys have done a good job with it.

Boys:
<Christopher looks at Silver> It reminds me of Moulin Rouge.
Girls:
<Silver laughs and looks at Bree> Is there a swing that drops from the ceiling. <Bree shakes her head> No…. but I thought about it.
Girls:
<Bree looks at Christopher> It’s supposed to. We were thinking more burlesque than stripper feel.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Bree, smiles> Yeah, well.. I dig it.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Cool.
Boys:
<Loch walks over with drinks for him and Saige, puts hers in front of her, sits next to her, the other boys from the bar come over with bottles and shot glasses and the like while Brennan and Conrad stay behind and talk bartending>
Girls:
<Silver watches Rad smiling>
Girls:
<Aubrey looks over at Samuel> Convince him to do it?
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Aubrey, nods> ‘course. <smiles> Not that he needed much.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> Nice.
Boys:
<Samuel shrugs> You tell most guys with stripper girlfriends they can work for the club and keep an eye on their girl while they’re doin’ it, they’ll say yes. Especially if they don’t already have a job.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> Who you gonna get to bounce?
Boys:
<Samuel looks at Bree, looks back at Aubrey> Actually, we were thinkin’ he could double. Or I could do it.
Boys:
<Aiden nods to Samuel> He’s got the build for it.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> You know since he’s here anyway.
Boys:
<Samuel nods to Aiden> He could probably be pretty intimidatin’ if he wanted to be.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> Oh.. he can be intimidatin.. just ask Lia and Sang.
Boys:
<Aiden laughs> Babe.. he’s not gonna be intimidatin’ women.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods and smiles> I know.
Boys:
<Loch shake his head> He gets pissed enough, and fuckin’ with his girl will definitely get him there, he’ll intimidate plenty.
Boys:
<Van looks at the others> Brennan’s got a pretty sketchy past. Used to get in trouble all the time. Never really been one of the good boys.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles> No. Not really.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles> How many times he been arrested?
Boys:
<Van laughs> Shit. There was a time it was like.. every other weekend. About as much as David used to.
Boys:
<David smiles> Shit. Almost every time we’ve been arrested, we were arrested together.
Girls:
<Aubrey looks at Van, Silver smiles> We all have sketchy pasts.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at David>
Boys:
<Samuel nods to Silver> The sketchier his is, the better qualified he probably is to work here.
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn> What?
Girls:
<Silver nods> Exactly what I was thinking.
Girls:
<Taryn shakes her head> Nothin’ <smiles> I’m not allowed to look at you?
Boys:
<Van looks at Aubrey> That wasn’t a dig. He’s my brother. I’m the *last* one who’s going to say something about it.
Boys:
<David smiles> I was just wonderin’ if I’m gonna be regalin’ you with stories of all my arrests later.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods> I know.. <smiles> I just didn’t expect you to be the one to go there.
Boys:
<Van smiles> Babe. I’m the one that usually bails him out.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Totally.
Boys:
<David laughs> All right, then.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods, smiles> I remember you bailing all three of us out. once or twice.
Boys:
<Van smiles> I remember the time he and David got picked up on their way to your house.
Boys:
<David nods to Van> That’s the one I’m on probation for.
Boys:
<Loch looks at David> Damn. You’re *still* doin’ that?
Girls:
<Aubrey shakes her head, Ava smiles> What happened?
Boys:
<David looks at Loch> A little while longer, yeah. <smiles> My probation officer’s really impressed with what I’ve been doin’ with myself since that court date, though, so it’s just a formality.
Boys:
<Van looks at Ava> They got picked up on a drug charge.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles at David> She should be.
Boys:
<David smiles at Taryn, looks at Ava> We weren’t thinkin’ straight and got pulled over for some traffic thing. Brennan pulls out his wallet and his baggie fell out of his pocket. The baggie he *just* bought. <smiles more broadly> Then they searched me and I had a lot more.
Girls:
<Ava shakes her head and smiles> And *now* you stick the junk in the trunk?
Boys:
<David laughs> No. Because then they searched the car.
Boys:
<Van looks at Ava, smiles> We got them a *really* good lawyer.
Girls:
<Ava smiles at David and looks over at Van, grins> Yeah we have one of those on speed dial too.
Boys:
<David nods> Good enough I got a shit ton of probation and Brennan got Community Service on top of time served for both of us for previous offenses.
Boys:
<David smiles at Ava> Yeah, I’ve never been real good at bein’ good either.
Boys:
<Van smiles at Ava, nods> Yeah, I’ve had ours pretty high in my address book ever since.
Girls:
<Ava laughs and looks at Taryn> When you pick a bad boy.. you *really* pick a bad boy.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Yeah.
Boys:
<Samuel smiles at Ava> Like you can talk.
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Aiden’s why I can talk about it.
Boys:
<Aiden smiles at Ava> As long as I’m good to you, I can be bad everywhere else?
Girls:
<Ava laughs> Somethin’ like that.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at the boys in the band> So, you guys got a CD or anything?
Boys:
<Loch nods> I got one in my car. We made a demo not too long ago.
Boys:
<Van looks at Christopher, smiles> And we’ve got videos of some of their performances burned to DVD.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> I still have the Cheaters Ball on my cell.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Cool. Mind if I borrow one?
Boys:
<Loch smiles> No problem, man. Remind me on the way out and I’ll hook ya up.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Cool. <looks at Siobhan> Cheater’s Ball?

Girls:
<Siobhan nods> Yeah.. A couple of weeks ago we all went through this break up and make up thing.. it was like the Universe just picked up the town and shook it and was like “Okay, we’re shaking shit up.” Loch did a show and Bree did a banner “Welcome to the Cheater’s Ball” or I’m assuming it was Bree.. but anyway all the songs were break up songs.
Girls:
<Sang nods> *Angry* breakup songs.
Boys:
<Loch smiles, looks at Christopher> Actually, most of ’em were cheatin’ songs with the angry break up songs thrown in.
Girls:
<Saige laughs> Oh my god.. Bree got up there and did this song that was funny as hell and did it with a country twang and everything.
Boys:
<Ethan smiles> Loch’s response to Sang accusing him of cheating with Saige which, while he *did* do, he just wasn’t doing at.the.time. Which ended up with them breaking up and me and Siobhan had broken up just a couple of days before that and Ren and Akhiro broke up for a few hours before *that*.. yeah. <smiles>
Boys:
<Christopher laughs> Holy shit. <smiles at Ro> We don’t even recycle that.. <frowns> Wait.. I need to think that one out before I actually say it.
Boys:
<Ro smiles, nods> Probably.
Girls:
<Saige grins> You’re not even that incestuous?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Saige, smiles> I was gonna say we don’t recycle relationships that quickly, but.. I’m actually not sure that’s entirely true.
Girls:
<Saige smiles> Oh we had it down to an art. I think the only ones that haven’t are Ren and Akhiro and Aubrey and Brennan.
Boys:
<Tristan laughs> Try again. <smiles at Saige> Or did you forget the Aubrey, David, Brennan triangle?
Girls:
<Saige smiles> No I didn’t forget it.. that was a byproduct of something else though… so I wasn’t really countin’ it.
Boys:
<David looks at Saige> Oh, it totally counts. At least so far as me and her were only back together a few hours ourselves before Brennan storms in and… <laughs> starts givin’ her shit about bein’ with me. <smiles at Christopher> *That* was some fucked up shit.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at David> So.. what’d you do?
Girls:
<Aubrey looks at David and smiles> Hey.. I couldn’t help that I forgot I was with Brennan.
Boys:
<David smiles broadly> Let the bitch go and got a hold of Taryn. <looks at Aubrey, laughs> Oh, is that how we’re lookin’ at it now?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Aubrey, sighs> Forgot you were with.. <looks at Ro> Wow. I can actually relate to this shit.
Girls:
<Aubrey grins and looks at Brennan> I remembered once he came back. <looks at Christopher> You can?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Aubrey> Well.. more or less, yeah.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Some of it anyway.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours?
Boys:
<Christopher shakes his head, still smiling> Mine’s not nearly as interesting.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> I’d gotten in a car accident and had amnesia.. complete retrograde amnesia. I didn’t even remember my name until they told me at the hospital. After a month they kicked me said they’d done all they could.. I was in DC.. I hopped a bus home..landed at the diner and ran into Van and Ethan.
Boys:
<Christopher blinks> Wow. Yeah, totally not as interesting.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> So you, like, *literally* forgot.
Girls:
<Aubrey nods> Brennan was up north dealing with his grandmother’s estate.
Girls:
<Aubrey shrugs> I kept it to myself for a while… David and I ended up hooking up and shit hit the fan.
Boys:
<David looks at Christopher> Shit *always* hit the fan when we were together. She’s leavin’ out the part where when she was with Brennan, she was with me *too*.
Boys:
<Christopher blinks> Ouch. <smiles at Aubrey> Forget that, too?
Boys:
<Loch smiles> Don’t take that to mean David’s innocent though. Before he settled down with Taryn, he was of the “their relationship isn’t my problem” doctrine, too.
Boys:
<David nods to Loch, smiles> Damn right, I was.
Girls:
<Aubrey shakes her head> Not my most shining moment. Before the accident.. David and I were together and I was seeing Brennan. Brennan and I had decided that I was going to break up with David and I did.
Boys:
<Loch looks at Aubrey> But that’s what qualifies you and Brennan for Cheater’s Ball. And Cheater’s Ball was.. more or less.. a celebration of those not so shiny moments and tellin’ people to fuck off about it because they’re *our* moments and like every other moment, they got us somewhere we needed to be, too.
Boys:
<Loch looks at Christopher and Ro> It wasn’t about just the people that had cheated *that* week. It was anyone who’d cheated ever. Including Samuel and Bree.
Girls:
<Aubrey smiles> Yeah.. I really dug that show. But that’s not nearly as epic as you and Saige.
Boys:
<Loch looks at Aubrey> As epic as me and Saige?
Girls:
<Aubrey nods> Hell yeah.. You all hiding that shit from everyone for *how* long.
Boys:
<Loch looks at Saige, smiles> Yeah, that was pretty epic.
Girls:
<Taryn shakes her head smiling> What was epic about it was *Saige* didn’t tell anyone.
Girls:
<Saige smiles at Loch> Yeah it was.
Boys:
<Loch looks at the others> And I’m thinkin’ me and Saige are still pretty goddamn epic.
Girls:
<Taryn nods and smiles> Totally.
Boys:
<David smiles> Anyone that can keep *your* dick where it belongs *has* to be pretty goddamn epic.
Boys:
<Loch smiles at David> Right back atcha.
Boys:
<David laughs, nods> No shit.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles and shakes her head>
Girls:
<Saige laughs>
Girls:
<Bree looks at Samuel and smiles>

Boys:
<Samuel looks at Bree, takes her hand>
Girls:
<Bree squeezes Samuel’s hand>
Boys:
<Samuel smiles>
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Roland, softly> We invited Jenna and Lucien and Damien to join us. Genja said that Lucien was busy.. but Damien might try lookin’ for us at the Rock. I don’t want to be rude and stand him up or something…
Boys:
<Ro looks at Taryn, smiles> Want me to call him?
Girls:
<Siobhan takes Seth’s hand and squeezes it>
Girls:
<Taryn nods> Yes please.
Girls:
<Siobhan softly whispers to Seth> She sounded like Amber when she did that.
Boys:
<Ro nods> I’ll be right back. <gets up and heads outside to call Damien>
Boys:
<Seth arches a brow, looks at Taryn>
Girls:
<Taryn smiles, to Roland as he’s leaving> Thank you..
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Seth>
Girls:
<Siobhan whispers to Van the same thing about Taryn and Amber>
Boys:
<Van looks at Siobhan, whispers> You think that means something?
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Taryn>
Girls:
<Taryn smiles back at Seth> What?
Girls:
<Siobhan shakes her head> What would it mean? <smiles> I was just making an observation.
Boys:
<Van nods, whispers> Still… it’s interesting.
Boys:
<Seth shakes his head> Nothing. You just reminded me of someone me and Van know just now.
Girls:
<Siobhan whispers> It is?
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Seth> I did? I didn’t do anything.
Boys:
<Seth smiles> No. It was just the way you sounded. It’s nothing. Forget I said anything.
Girls:
<Taryn tilts her head, smiles again> All right.
Boys:
<Seth looks at Siobhan>
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles and looks at Seth, quietly> Was I wrong?
Boys:
<Seth shakes his head, whispers> No, just.. I haven’t noticed her do that before.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods, softly> I have once or twice when she’s said the yes please.. but I wasn’t entirely sure.. you know.
Boys:
<Seth nods>
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles, softly> Van thinks it’s interesting.
Boys:
<Seth smiles> I’m sure he does.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> Then maybe you can tell me why?
Boys:
<Seth looks at her, whispers> Because of what Ro was telling us about his… previous experiences.
Girls:
<Siobhan blinks> You think she’s responding to that?
Boys:
<Seth smiles> I don’t know. But it *does* make it interesting, doesn’t it?
Girls:
<Siobhan nods and smiles> Yes it does. So if she’s responding to him like that.. it would stand to reason she’d respond the same way to you..right?
Boys:
<Seth nods, whispers> You’d think. But.. I don’t think she does.
Boys:
<Seth looks at Siobhan, whispers> Maybe she just feels that comfortable with him.
Girls:
<Siobhan shakes her head> She barely knows him.. I’d think she’d be more comfortable with you.
Boys:
<Seth nods> But we’ve always said how aggressive and in your face I am. And he’s not.
Girls:
<Siobhan nods> We have, <frowns> so she should do the same with you *because* of that.
Boys:
<Seth smiles> So, keep an eye out. Maybe she will when the opportunity presents itself.
Girls:
<Siobhan grins> I was going to ask if you wanted to test that theory.
Boys:
<Seth laughs, whispers> I just might.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> See *that* would be interesting.
Boys:
<Seth smiles, nods> Yes, it would. I wonder if she does it with Van.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> I’ll ask him about testing that theory too.
Girls:
<Siobhan turns and whispers to Van giving him the info and asking him if he’ll do it too>
Boys:
<Van smiles, nods>
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles, turns back to Seth and whispers> Van’s in too.
Boys:
<Seth smiles, nods> Nice.
Boys:
<Seth picks up his glass> I’m gonna grab another drink. <looks at Taryn, smiles> You need one, babe?
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Yes please. Thank you.
Boys:
<Seth nods> No problem, babe. <grabs her glass and heads to the bar>
Girls:
<Siobhan shakes her head and smiles>
Boys:
<Van looks at Siobhan>
Girls:
<Siobhan whispers to Van> Do you hear it?
Boys:
<Van smiles, shakes his head, whispers> I can’t believe I never noticed it before.
Boys:
<Ro comes back in, resumes his seat, smiles at Taryn> Done.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles at Roland, softly> Thank you. I just didn’t want him to get to the Rock and find us not there. It would be rude.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> He wasn’t planning on coming before he got his phone call anyway, but I assured him it was quiet enough here that he wouldn’t miss his phone ringing.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Cool.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Damien. <laughs> You know why he calls his club “The Confessional” right?
Girls:
<Sangria looks at Christopher> Oh.. *tell* us please.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Sang, smiles> It’s the only way he can feel like he’s doing penance for all the carnal sins he’s committing without actually risking god’s wrath by setting foot into a functioning church.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> And because most priests don’t actually have *that* kind of time to dedicate to listening to him go through his list?
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Ro> That, too.
Girls:
<Sangria laughs> That’s so wrong. <Bree cracks up> But so True. <Silver nods> Oh my god it totally is.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Sang> Did you know he’s got a crown of thorns tattooed on his chest?
Girls:
<Sangria shakes her head> I didn’t.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> True shit. Right above the word “Dominus”.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> Holy shit. <looks at Ethan>
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Sang> Lucien and Damien are like.. two thirds of the unholy trinity.
Boys:
<Ethan look at Sang> They look it.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Oh.. you should see the rest of the ink Damien has. <Ava nods> It’s amazing.
Boys:
<Tristan looks at Ro, smiles> So who’s the third?
Boys:
<Ro looks at Tristan> *That* is a very good question. It’s not Mikhail. He’s actually religious. Just.. subtly so. <looks at Ava and Bree> What about *his* ink?
Boys:
<Christopher nods> It’s like a full on upper body religious mural that Morose went balls out on.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> Oh.. Mikhail’s ink is bad ass. This the picture of The battle between the arch angel and Lucifer. With Lucien and Mikhail’s faces as the battling deities. It’s a full back piece. He’s got Rosaries and crosses too on his body, but the back is what’s really amazing and words cannot do it justice.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Seriously. <looks at Sang> It’s fucking beautiful and I feel like a heathen every time I see it.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Which.. isn’t often because he doesn’t walk around showing it off.
Girls:
<Sang smiles> I wouldn’t mind seeing it sometime. It sounds gorgeous.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, nods> And he’s got full sleeves that continue the back piece right down to his wrists.
Boys:
<Christopher, still smiling> And it wraps around his sides, but his chest and abdomen are bare.
Boys:
<Ro nods> With the exception of the rosary around his neck.
Girls:
<Sang smiles> Wow… <Bree smiles> And Pictures do not do it justice. <shakes her head> Sometimes when he moves the rippling of his muscles make it look alive.
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles> That sounds amazing.
Girls:
<Saige blinks> That must have taken forever.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Saige> It did take quite some time. I think they did it over the course of several months. It’s also colored, but not brightly. Subtly. Muted colors.
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> I bet it’s epic.
Boys:
<the boys nod>
Girls:
<Bree nods> Epic is a very good word for it.
Girls:
<Ava smiles> Yeah. It is.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Ro> Did the same person do Christopher’s? Do you have any? <smiles> I never worked up the nerve. I went with Sang and Saige when they got theirs. Chickened out.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Taryn> Yes and no.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Ro and whispers conspiratorially>You chicken out too?
Boys:
<Ro smiles broadly, nods, whispers back> Totally.
Boys:
<Christopher laughs>
Girls:
<Taryn smiles>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Taryn> I got mine after a big… life change.
Girls:
<Taryn looks over at Christopher, smiles> What happened?
Boys:
<Christopher shrugs> Girl I was seein’ decided to start seein’ someone else. <smiles> My friend was having similar issues, so Morose decided me and Cameron needed some ink to make us look like badasses.
Girls:
<Taryn nods> I can understand that. <smiles> I dig yours though.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Thanks.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Taryn> *His* is his favorite song. The one that helps him get by. It’s actual sheet music for the chorus.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Oh.. that’s even more wicked cool.
Boys:
<Christopher pushes his hair behind his ear, nods> Thanks.
Girls:
<Saige smiles> What song is it?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Saige> Drive, by Incubus. “Whatever tomorrow brings, I will be there, with open arms and open eyes”.
Boys:
<Christopher shrugs> Words to live by, I guess.
Girls:
<Saige smiles> Nice.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Totally.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, looks at Ro, Ro smiles, looks at the girls> So, anyway…
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> Sorry.. guess I got a little too personal.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, shakes his head> It’s cool. <shrugs> I mean, you know, you put something on your body, you have to expect people to want to know what it’s about.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> There is that. Still. I like it and I apologize.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher> I had a dream last night that I went somewhere to get a facial piercing.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro, bursts out laughing> *You*?
Boys:
<Ro smiles broadly> I know, right?
Girls:
<Bree cracks up> Seriously?
Boys:
<Ro nods to Bree, still smiling> Seriously. The entire dream was about this place and how they didn’t supply the piercing, just made the hole and me searching their inventory for something suitable. In addition to trying to decide between my nose and eyebrow. <shakes his head> I don’t even know.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Bree> And in the dream, I was thinking about how the nose would be less painful, then I woke up and felt my nose and was like.. “oh, hell no”.
Girls:
<Bree smiles> You’ve been hanging with Lucien too long.
Boys:
<Ro laughs> Seriously.
Girls:
<Bree shakes her head> Though.. at least it wasn’t your tongue.. that just *seems* like it’d hurt.
Boys:
<Ro nods> No kidding. I can’t even imagine that. Though.. <smiles> Em might like it.
Boys:
<Christopher laughs> What *would* Em say if you showed up with metal in your face?
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> No idea. But it might be worth finding out.
Girls:
<Bree laughs> She was with Lucien. Who, the only reason he has his own plane is so he can bypass the metal detectors at the airport.
Boys:
<Ro laughs> Oh, come on. He’s not that bad. <smiles> David has more metal in his face than Lucien does. Well.. or at least equivalent.
Boys:
<Ro shrugs> Granted, Lucien has that bridge piercing which also looks like it would be painful as hell.
Girls:
<Bree nods> Oh.. no shit.
Boys:
<Genja smiles at Ro> I think they go through the skin rather than the bone, so the piercing actually sits between the skin and bone.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Genja> Oh, that would make much more sense.
Girls:
<Bree looks at Genja and nods> Yeah.. but still ow.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Bree> Then again, I guess if they *did* go through the bone, it wouldn’t be a piercing so much as a drilling.
Girls:
<Ava cringes, Taryn winces> Oh. .just ow!
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher, smiles> Should I apologize for that?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Nah.
Boys:
<Seth comes back with his drink and Taryn’s, puts hers in front of her as he sits back down>
Boys:
<Damien walks in, glances around and heads to the table, kisses Silver on the cheek as he takes a seat, smiles> Nice place you guys got here, babe.

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Posted May 19, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude