May 21

Heartless – Taryn’s Hoedown

Girls:
<Taryn had gone all out for this party, complete with paper lanterns, red gingham tablecloths and napkins, she’d stacked hay bales around and was using them for seating around a giant wooden picnic table, barrels of ice with cans of soda and various beers shoved deep in the ice to keep it cool, two fire pits burned on either side of the yard and candles floated in the pool, the menu consisted of baby back ribs, with her own special sweet sauce and a dry rub that added a tang to the ribs, she’d braised them in beer and now they were now sitting on the smoker giving off an aroma that could be smelled clear up to Saige’s cabin, also on the menu was southern style potato salad, homemade baked beans in a large crock, coleslaw, and for desert apple pie with hand turned crust, all of which sits on a buffet warmer/cooler table off to the side, the locals mill around in groups>
Girls:
<Taryn looks at David and smiles> I couldn’t resist.
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn, a beer in his hand> We’ve got Tequila, right?
Girls:
<Taryn nods> Of course. And I picked up some Jaeger for Genja and company.. along with some rum, vodka, gin and scotch..<shrugs> I wasn’t sure what everyone would want.
Boys:
<Seth walks over, smiling, looks at Taryn> Jesus Christ, Taryn, I feel like I’m on an episode of the Waltons.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles at Seth, putting on her best hillbilly accent> Great aint it? <drops the accent> You’re supposed to. I’m trying to make a point.
Boys:
<Van walks over with Seth, looking around> You know.. it would be interesting to know how all this translates over for Alexei. <looks at Taryn> I mean, think about it. Red and white checkered table cloths are *also* associated with Italian restaurants. I’m thinking there has to be a reason for that.


Girls:
<Taryn smiles> I didn’t even think of that… but aren’t they traditionally bigger?
Boys:
<Brennan who has also walked over, nods> And I doubt cowboys and Indians play a huge role in Italian culture.
Boys:
<Van shrugs> Hell if I know. I don’t pay *that* much attention to the décor when I pick up pizza.
Girls:
<Taryn shakes her head and looks at Van> Did I mess up?
Boys:
<Van smiles> Where’d that come from? I was just making an observation concerning cultural differences between us and him. Worse case, the significance will be totally lost on him.
Boys:
<Van shrugs> I just thought it was something interesting.
Girls:
<Taryn nods> I just didn’t want to offend him.. or anyone.. <smiles> It is interesting…and something I never thought about before.
Boys:
<Van looks at Taryn, smiles> You’re all but throwing a hoe down and you don’t want to offend anyone? So.. this *isn’t* you telling Anya to get over herself?
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Van wide eyed, smiles> No she said she liked them.
Boys:
<Akhiro walks over, beer in hand, smiles> Should I have worn spurs? Because I feel like I should’ve worn spurs.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Akhiro and smiles> Chaps, because *every* ass looks incredibly good in them. <blinks> Yeah … no more Jack for me. <shrugs> It’s in the sauce.
Boys:
<Brennan smiles at Akhiro> Too bad we don’t know any pony girls. Or prostitutes we could hire to walk around in pony fetish gear.
Boys:
<Seth looks at Brennan> Speak for yourself. Me and Van know plenty. They’re just all in D.C.
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles at Taryn> Jack in the sauce. Nice.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles> I had to taste as I was cooking and <grins> finished off what I’d poured.
Boys:
<Brennan looks at Van> Next time you go to D.C. to play, I’m going with you. You didn’t get me a porn application when I was single, you’re taking me partying in D.C.
Boys:
<Van smiles at Brennan, nods> Fair enough.
Girls:
<Renee walks over and smiles> I feel like I should be wearing one of those poofy skirts they made us wear for that stupid square dance.
Boys:
<Akhiro looks at Ren> There’s Jack in the sauce and Taryn’s already half lit.
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles> She just told me I should’ve worn chaps because *all* asses look great in them.
Girls:
<Renee laughs> Oh my god.. looks at David. *now* get her high.
Boys:
<David smiles, looks at Taryn> I got some if you want it.
Girls:
<Taryn smiles at David> Yes please.
Boys:
<David laughs, pulls out his cigarette pack, slides out the blunt, lights it up, hits it and passes it to her>
Girls:
<Taryn takes it hits it and passes it to Akhiro, smiles at David> Thanks.
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles, passes it on to Brennan, looks at Ren> I’m staying sober for this one. I don’t want to miss anything.
Boys:
<Brennan hits the joint, passing it on to Seth and holding the smoke while he looks around> Where the hell’s Ethan?
Boys:
<Van shrugs> I think he and Sang are taking advantage of one of the *many* hay bales.
Girls:
<Renee laughs> Seriously… I’m still getting over last night.
Boys:
<Van looks at Ren> Which part?
Girls:
<Renee smiles> Oh.. you know.. getting too drunk and not enough sleep.
Boys:
<Ro walks up with Christopher who’s looking around> Wow. It really *is* a ranch. Awesome. I feel like the only thing missing is Bob Segar playing softly in the background.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Christopher>Really? Not.. Hank Williams Junior?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro> Actuually, I kinda dig Hank Williams Junior. <looks at the others, smiles> So… I guess we’re not early?
Boys:
<Seth smiles at Christopher, passes him the joint> Actually, I’d say your right on time.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles to Seth as he takes the joint> Cool. <hits it>
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Christopher, speaks really fast> Hi! I’m really glad you came, and there’s music it’s just inside and I haven’t turned it on yet.. thought I’d wait awhile.
Boys:
<Christopher blinks at Taryn, looks at the joint, arches a brow> Whoa. This shit is *good*.
Boys:
<the other boys laugh>
Boys:
<David smiles, shakes his head> Taryn’s been dippin’ into the sauce.
Girls:
<Taryn looks at Ro> I’m glad you came too. <smiles, looks at David> Yes I did.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at David, sighs> Damn. I thought I’d hit the Weed Bonanza or something.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Taryn> Thank you. And thank you for inviting us.
Girls:
<Siobhan walks over and takes Seth’s hand>
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ro> That or you’ve got disciples.
Girls:
<Taryn nods> You’re welcome. I like cooking for people.
Boys:
<Seth looks at Siobhan, smiles> Taryn’s half lit.
Girls:
<Siobhan laughs> Oh.. just *wait*. <looks at Seth> She giggles.
Boys:
<Seth smiles> Nice.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Siobhan> Giggles? <smiles> Seriously?
Boys:
<David nods> Giggled herself right off a fuckin’ bench last time.
Girls:
<Renee nods> Totally.. yeah she did.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Taryn> Cool.
Girls:
<Taryn grins> It happens.. I couldn’t stop laughing and then everyone else was and I *still* couldn’t stop.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Taryn> Girls that giggle are like his Kryptonite.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Seriously. I used to hit the last girl I was seeing with these drive by tickle bombs and she’d just collapse to the floor. It was awesome. <hands the joint off to Siobhan>
Girls:
<Siobhan hits the joint, passes it to Van> Thanks..Seriously.
Girls:
<Taryn blurts> A ticklebomb?
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Taryn, smiles> Yeah. I stopped doing it to random girls I don’t know real well when Bree almost broke my ribs for doing it to her.
Boys:
<Van takes the joint and hits it before passing it back to David>
Girls:
<Taryn blinks> Wow. ouch. That had to *suck*.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Not *that* bad. She did end up going out with me for a while, so.. score.
Girls:
<Taryn laughs> True. There is *that*.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> And you call *me* the eternal optimist.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Not optimistic enough to let *you* near a joint. So, I’m still less optimistic than you.
Girls:
<Renee looks at Roland> Oh no.. that’s definitely Taryn.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Siobhan, smiles> Maybe that’s why we get along so well.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles> Probably.
Boys:
<Ethan walks over holding Sang’s hand, takes the joint from David and hits it, passes it to Sang, smiles at Ro and Christopher> What’s up?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Ethan> Taryn, apparently.
Boys:
<Akhiro looks at Sang> She told me I should’ve worn chaps because *all* asses look great in them.
Girls:
<Sang hits the joint and passes it to Ro, looks at Christopher, then over at Akhiro then at Renee, teasingly> Oh.. watch your guy, <smiles> she’ll sneak in and snatch him.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Sang> She’s Italian?
Girls:
<Taryn shakes her head, smiles> Married now. Happily.. wouldn’t ever.
Boys:
<Christopher snatches the joint before Ro can hit it, hits it himself and passes it on>
Girls:
<Sangria smiles> Naw.. <looks at Christopher> What.. he’s not allowed to smoke?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Sang> Do you really think *he* should be under the influence?
Girls:
<Sang smiles> Might be interesting.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Sang> He doesn’t want the talking that goes along with it.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> At least not til *I’m* high.
Girls:
<Sangria grins> Ooooh…<nods> I get it.
Girls:
<Renee laughs> Oh my *god*. <looks at Akhiro> This is going to be *fun*.
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles at Ren> Exactly.
Boys:
<Brennan looks at Christopher> We were talking about how it’s too bad we don’t know any prostitutes we can hire to walk around in pony fetish gear.
Girls:
<Aubrey walks over and smiles at Brennan> I’ll be your pony baby.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Brennan> Oh, you should call Damien. Apparently, *he* found one. I had to listen to his headboard banging against my wall all night. Because, like.. you know.. I don’t have enough trouble sleeping already.
Boys:
<Brennan smiles at Aubrey, looks at Christopher> Oh, yeah. First rule of visiting a new town… find the local prostitutes. Every businessman does it.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Or massage parlor.
Boys:
<Van and Seth smile, Van> Or strip club.
Boys:
<Seth laughs> Or sex shop.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles at Van> Doesn’t Lia work at the local massage parlor/spa?
Boys:
<Van looks at Siobhan, laughs> What are you saying?
Boys:
<the boys look at Van, Brennan arches a brow> And here we thought she was “pure”.
Girls:
<Siobhan smiles innocently> Nuthin’.
Boys:
<Van smiles> She’s the *secretary*. But if I ask her to give me a happy ending and she knows what I mean, she’s looking for a new job.
Girls:
<Siobhan cracks up, Taryn starts giggling for no reason>
Boys:
<the other boys laugh and the joint continues to make the rounds>
Boys:
<Akhiro smiles at Taryn> And there she goes.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, watching Taryn> That’s great.
Girls:
<Taryn doubles over holding her middle and leans back against David, gasps while she giggles>
Boys:
<David smiles and wraps his arms around her>
Girls:
<Sangria laughs> She always makes me laugh when she does that.
Boys:
<Tristan and Loch walk over, Loch grabbing the joint when it gets to him, Loch smiles watching Taryn> She high again?
Girls:
<Sangria smiles and nods> Uh huh. <looks at Tristan> She only giggles like that when she is.
Boys:
<Tristan smiles at Sang> I’m pretty sure we know that already.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, glances over just in time to see Damien arrive with a familiar redhead on his arm, Christopher blinks, cracks up> Oh, my god. Ohmygod, ohmygod. <looks at the others> *That* is not a prostitute. <whispers loudly, in between laughing> And do *not* tell her I called her one.
Boys:
<Ro looks over, blinks, laughs>
Girls:
<Taryn blinks, stops giggling and looks up at David when she sees a new person>
Boys:
<David looks at Taryn, shrugs, looks at Christopher> What do we need to know? *Now*.
Girls:
<Aubrey whisper loudly> *That’s* ponygirl?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles, shrugs> Mechanic, tomboy, crazy cool? What else is there? <looks at Aubrey, cracks up again> *No*. That’s Shay.
Boys:
<Ro smiles, shakes his head, looks at the others> *She’s* the girl Damien gave a car.
Girls:
<Sangria blinks> Wow.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Sang> The one that Bree was going on about extensively when she said she was telling you about Damien.
Boys:
<Christopher nods, whispers loudly> Her sister was the girl I was seeing that giggles.
Girls:
<Sangria nods> Oh.. <looks at Christopher> And you didn’t keep that one?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Shay’s also the one I had keep Ro’s car longer than she needed to when she worked on it so he’d need a ride home and Em could make him that dinner. <looks at Sang> Um.. I didn’t really get much of a choice.
Girls:
<Sangria nods> I can understand the little choice thing. <smiles> That’s cool.. Shay sounds like an interesting person.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Oh, totally.
Boys:
<Damien walks up to the group with Shay, nods to everyone collectively> How’s it goin’?
Girls:
<Shayla smiles at everyone> Hi.. I hope I’m not crashing the party.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Shay> Pfft. Please. It’s not a party til you arrive.
Girls:
<Shay laughs> Please.. that’s my sister and only if she’s bringing Aiden’s goods.
Boys:
<Damien smiles, shakes his head, looks at the others> This is my girlfriend, Shayla. Shay… <introduces everyone>
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Shay, shrugs>
Boys:
<the boys all nod and smile, say hi and all that>
Girls:
<Shay smiles> It’s nice to meet you all. <looks at Taryn and David> Nice place.
Boys:
<Ro looks at Damien> Girlfriend? <smiles> That explains so much.
Girls:
<Shay looks at Roland questioningly, smiles> Does it?
Boys:
<Ro looks at Shay> How have you been, anyway? I haven’t seen you in a while.
Girls:
<Shayla smiles> I’ve been good. Keepin’ busy. <shrugs> You know how it is. Always a car or bike to be fixed.
Boys:
<Ro smiles> Held for ransom while sneaky brothers force their twins and said twins ex’s back together?
Boys:
<Christopher smiles at Ro> Yeah, because you hated it so much.
Boys:
<Ro smiles at Christopher> Oh, I didn’t.. I just didn’t realize you were *that* conniving.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> I have my moments.

Girls:
<Shay looks at Ro> It was for a good cause.
Boys:
<Ro nods to Shay> Again.. not complaining.
Boys:
<David, Brennan and Loch just kind of stand there watching Shay>
Girls:
<Shayla smiles> Good thing… oh it’s due for another check up soon. <feigns sternness> Don’t make me kidnap her.
Boys:
<Ro laughs> You’d do that just to make her cook for you.
Girls:
<Shay smiles> Babe.. the car?
Boys:
<Ro laughs harder>
Boys:
<Christopher laughs> Dude… I totally thought you meant Em, too.
Girls:
<Shay smiles and looks at Damien then back at Christopher> Oh.. I’m not doin’ Em’s checkup.. Jenna can do that one.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> No. I thought you were sayin’ you’d kidnap Em to get Ro to hand over his car.
Girls:
<Shayla laughs> That’s great. Talk about miscommunication.
Boys:
<Ro laughs again> That’s what I thought you meant, too.
Boys:
<Damien smiles, shakes his head>
Boys:
<And about that time the South Side boys show up with Genja>

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Posted May 21, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude