June 2

Apocalypse Now – All’s Fair in Love and War

Boys:
<Christopher walks out to the car, knocks on Ciara’s window>
Girls:
<Renee looks at Akhiro>
Boys:
<Akhiro grabs Ren’s hand and heads to the window>
Girls:
<Ciara jumps and rolls down her window, smiles> Hey. Thanks again for playing for me.
Boys:
<Alexei looks over at the window>
Boys:
<Christopher nods to Ciara, leans down, planting his hands on the door> Look.. I know you guys are in the middle of a thing, but you’ve been out here a while and I figure you’re probably at the.. oh… aftermath kind of part and the *really* major issues have been covered and resolved at least tentatively, so I was wondering if I could talk to Ciara before you head out. <looks at Ciara> You *did* come here to talk to me, right?


Girls:
<Ciara nods> Yeah.. <looks at Alexei>
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Right, so.. maybe we could do that before the sun rises because I’ve been waiting most of the night for it to happen and I’m gettin’ kinda nauseous about it and really just wanna get it over with.
Boys:
<Alexei looks at Ciara> It is up to you.
Girls:
<Ciara nods> Thank you.. <reaches for the door handle>
Boys:
<Christopher steps back, grabbing the handle on the outside and opening the door for her, looks at Alexei> Thanks, man. I really appreciate it.
Girls:
<Ciara climbs out of the car>
Boys:
<Christopher looks at Ciara> It’s warmer inside and there’s chocolate.
Girls:
<Ciara nods> All right.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> All right. <heads back toward the house>
Boys:
<Ethan smiles, runs back to the couch and throws himself down on it, Tristan and Akhiro follow close behind>
Girls:
<Ciara walks with him quietly> What are you doing, Christopher?
Boys:
<Christopher shakes his head> Some shit I’m probably gonna end up seriously regretting.
Girls:
<Ren, Sang and Nikki throw themselves on the floor around the coffee table>
Boys:
<Christopher walks back into the house with her> By the way.. I lied about the chocolate.
Girls:
<Caira smiles and shakes her head> Why? Why would you *do* that?
Boys:
<Christopher shakes his head, rakes his hand through his head> I don’t even fucking *know*. <looks at her> Because it seemed like the thing to say at the time?
Girls:
<Ciara takes his hand, as it comes out of his hair, smiles> I was teasing you.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at her, nods> Right. Sorry. <takes a deep breath> I’m a little frazzled right now.
Girls:
<Ciara nods> Talk to me.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> I just have one question.
Girls:
<Ciara looks at him> Okay..
Boys:
<Christopher looks at her, takes another deep breath> Would you stay if I asked you to?
Girls:
<Ciara closes her eyes and bursts into tears>
Boys:
<Christopher blinks> Shit.. Okay.. bad question. Fuck.
Boys:
<Christopher looks over toward the others with that deer in the headlights look>
Girls:
<Ciara shakes her head and takes a deep shuddering breath>
Boys:
<Christopher looks back at Ciara, genuinely concerned> Ci? I’m sorry. Please don’t cry. Just.. let’s pretend that *never* came out of my mouth and you can tell me all the ways.. we’re just friends.
Girls:
<Ciara shakes her head again, blurts really fast> I don’t want to be just friends.. but I thought you didn’t want more than that.. and I just spent *days* telling Alexei he had nothing to worry about and I didn’t think he did and now he does and I don’t want to hurt him but I don’t want to hurt you either and I’m going to because even though I can see a future with him I can see one with you too and I spent the whole drive here trying to figure it all out and then Romy showed up and I was angry and jealous and didn’t want to pass out and I did and I …i… We’re so different and you and I aren’t and he wants more than four kids and wants me to meet his mom and sisters over video and maybe even go to Italy…I don’t speak Italian and don’t do well in large groups and his family *is* a large group. and I don’t know what to do and I fucked up so bad. <takes a deep breath>
Boys:
<Christopher blinks>
Boys:
<Christopher searches for something to say, blurts> So.. would you stay if I asked you to?
Boys:
<Ethan looks at Sang, breathes, whispers> Fuck. That scared *me*.
Boys:
<Tristan whispers> Seriously. I thought we were going to have to hide the razor blades.
Girls:
<Ciara looks at him, her eyes wide with panic and *everything* she’s feeling and nods>
Boys:
<Christopher stares at her for a second, registering her non-verbal response> So.. stay.
Girls:
<Ciara looks at the others and then looks at Christopher, nods again>
Girls:
<Ciara looks down, blushing furiously because of her outburst>
Boys:
<Christopher breathes, smiles slowly> So.. what the fuck do we do now?
Girls:
<Ciara shrugs, softly> I guess I have to go talk to Alexei.
Boys:
<Christopher nods, pulls her closer and wraps his arms around her>
Girls:
<Ciara hugs him tightly like she’s terrified to let go>
Boys:
<Christopher tightens his hold, whispers> I’ve got you.
Girls:
<Ciara buries her face in his chest>
Boys:
<Christopher moves a hand to the back of her head, rests his head against hers>
Boys:
<Tristan whispers to Ethan> I want to applaud *so* bad but I’m scared to move.
Boys:
<Ethan nods slowly, watching Christopher and Ciara>
Girls:
<Ciara breathes in deeply, holding him tighter>
Girls:
<Sangria softly> I want to go tell Alexei so she doesn’t have to.
Boys:
<Ethan nods, whispers> But that would be shitty.
Girls:
<Sang nods> I know..
Boys:
<Christopher whispers> The sooner you do it….
Girls:
<Ciara nods. quietly> I know.. I just feel like such a douche.
Boys:
<Christopher smiles> Why? I’m the one that just stole another dude’s girlfriend.
Girls:
<Ciara looks at him> I told him everything was okay…and I honestly thought it was… or was going to be.
Boys:
<Christopher looks at her> It is. Just not the way you thought. Just tell him the truth. The faster and more blunt the better. Like ripping off a Band-Aid.
Girls:
<Ciara nods> All right.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> I’d do it for you, but I’ve been that guy and I’m not letting you do that to him.
Girls:
<Ciara shakes her head> No.. I need to do it.
Boys:
<Christopher sighs> Because as much as I *really* want to hate him, I can’t because I like him too much. <nods>
Girls:
<Ciara nods> I respect him too much to do that to him… He deserves better.. <takes another deep breath, lets him go and steps back>
Boys:
<Christopher lets her go> And don’t change your mind because if you run off with him again I think I’m gonna lose my shit.
Girls:
<Ciara nods> I won’t.. but we will talk about that later.
Boys:
<Christopher nods> Yeah. I figured we’d probably have to at least touch upon that particular subject.
Girls:
<Ciara nods, reaches for the door, takes yet another breath, opens it and walks outside>

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Posted June 2, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Solitude