~Saturday, Januray 21, 1928~

This is from Venura, and thus, mainly concerns Cleo and Julie's characters. To skip this story click here.

Aug 28, 2002 08:47 AM
((This takes place at the end of jan maybe the 24th.))

there see stood, and the middle of the party, she was lucky to even be invited.
She was concern for the fact that she couldn't of bring Alex, but he would never pass as a high class, especially at this party.

She was lucky to have got a real job, and out of the modeling she had done, just a mouth ago.

She walked over to the punch bowl, seeing the host, Alan McHenry.

"Oh, good evening, I'm sorry but I missed your name?"

Stella looked up and smiled.
"Stella Patricks."

Alan smiled.
"ah, Ms.Patricks."


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 28, 2002 11:15 AM

Hugo walks into the party, dressed up in a tuxedo for the occasion. It's not the most formal of parties, and most the attendees are just there to have a good time, but a rising businessman must use every occasion to his advantage. Hugo surveys the room, spotting the business acquaintances he must talk to, and the wealthy men he must introduce himself to, as they could be valuable contacts in the future. Of course there's many beautiful women in the room as well, but Hugo knows better than to persue any of them. He's trying to get on the good side of several men who would likely each attempt to take one of the young ladies away for the night, and he wouldn't want to get in their way.

To Hugo's utmost surprise, all these thoughts of business and strategy instantly disappear as soon as he sees the red-haired woman next to his father. She's easily the most beautiful girl he's ever seen, and before he can think about it, he finds himself walking over to her.

"Pardon me, miss," he says. "You look familiar. Have I seen you in a film?"


Stella Patricks:
Aug 29, 2002 08:31 AM

Stella looked up, trying to looke her best.
Her sly eyes gazed apon the nice looking gentleman. and in a cunning voice.
"Perhaps so, and who might you be kind sir?"
She smiled.


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 29, 2002 10:03 AM
"Hugo McHenry," the man says, smiling, though not cunningly (he has very little knowledge of these matters. "What's your name?"


Stella Patricks:
Aug 29, 2002 01:45 PM

Stella didn't realized that she was blushing, but she held out her hand.
"Ms. Stella Patricks, its a pleasure, Mr.McHenry."

Alan walked off to talk to other guest.


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 29, 2002 02:02 PM
Hugo smiles. "No, I've never heard of you, but that doesn't make you any less beautiful. What brings you here tonight?"


Stella Patricks:
Aug 30, 2002 04:45 AM

Stella looked around, then smiled.
"Well it was a party, and it got me out of the house."

Stella was wearing a blue dress, with a feather hand band(cuz those look cool).

"And what brings a gentleman like you here, pardon me asking."

Alan sat across the room watching the conversation at this time.


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 30, 2002 10:09 AM
"Son of the host," Hugo says, "so I'm a bit obligated to attend." More quickly, he continues, "But I have my own estate, of course. In fact, I have my own affairs to manage, and my own income, of course." He pauses. "But surely talk of business wouldn't entertain you for long." He picks up a glass of champagne from a wandering wait-person and offers it to Stella.


Stella Patricks:
Aug 30, 2002 05:23 PM

She blushes, and takes the drink.

"Why thank you, I haven't had a drink in a while."
She takes a slow sip.
and looks up at him.
"Would you care to join me outside for some air?"


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 30, 2002 05:41 PM

Hugo takes a glass of champagne for himself as well. He tries to act sophisticated, but his face lights up at Stella's words. "I'd love to, Stella. Come; we've a lovely balcony. You can see the lights of the city from there." He heads that way, smiling at Stella.


Stella Patricks:
Aug 30, 2002 05:45 PM

For some reason, somthing struck her, somthing she had felt before, but not as strongly, but whatever it was, she took ahold of his arm, and smile at him.

"My, this is so lovely, I can't remeber the last time I was in a mansion!"


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 30, 2002 05:54 PM

Hugo grins like a schoolboy; any thought of making business contacts has been thoroughly banished from his mind by this point. "Really? I'll have to show you mine sometime. It's smaller than this one, but decorated wonderfully. I'm sure you'd love it." He takes her out onto the balcony, which is not too big, and deserted. There's a bench for sitting on, and a low wall for looking out. It's rather cold outside, which is why no one's on the balcony. Hugo realizes his mistake, and quickly takes off his jacket, putting it over Stella's shoulders, then walks out boldly onto the balcony. "See how beautiful the lights are?"


Stella Patricks:
Aug 30, 2002 06:07 PM

The coldness didn't bother her, she felt warm with the feeling.
She gasp and looked around.
"My goodness its so beatiful..."
She looked at him.
"Thank you so much..for showing me this."
She smiled that wasn't fake.


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 30, 2002 06:24 PM

Hugo can't tell the difference between Stella's real and false smiles anyway. "I'm glad," he says softly, a wide smile on his face.


Stella Patricks:
Aug 30, 2002 06:33 PM

She looks at him.
"but I would have to say, your more stunning than the lights."

She couldn't believe she said that, what about Alex? No, she didn't care, this was her dream, this was like her prince, to take her away from her misery.

"It's so much like a dream!"


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 30, 2002 08:32 PM

Hugo looks at Stella, caught completely off guard; that's only about the third time a woman has called him handsome. "That's not true," he finally says, looking back out at the view. "But I believe I'm kinder than the lights." He pauses. And I'm much, much richer." He looks back at Stella, quickly. "We can go back inside if you're cold."


Stella Patricks:
Aug 31, 2002 04:34 PM

Stella looked up at him, she didn't understand what he was saying, he wasn't as cute as Alex, hardly anyone was, but he was the cutest next to him.

"Ha! Your very handsome, I can't imagine how you keep the ladies off, and if your cold, we can return in side."

She took off his coat, and handed it to him.
She liked the part about being rich, she knew this is where she belonged.


Hugo McHenry:
Aug 31, 2002 08:08 PM
"I'm not cold," Hugo says, taking the jacket, and, only with an effort, keeping his teeth from chattering. "No lady has shown any interest in anything but my money. And none could hold a candle to your beauty." He looks at her a moment more, then heads for the door, and tries the handle, but it doesn't open. He tries again, but it's locked.


Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 12:13 PM

Stella eyes widen. Shes tough, and can take the cold because her father locked her out one night in the dead of winter, but she was still a bit cold.

"Its locked? Well I guess that means we get to be alone for a long time...heh"
She used a fake smile.

A woman walked to the door, her grey eyes looked at them and smile. It was Bethany.
She opened the door for them.


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 12:19 PM

"Thank you, Mother," Hugo says, waiting for Stella to enter before he follows. "I'm sorry; I'm not sure what happened; that door doesn't usually lock on its own. Mother, this is Stella Patricks."


Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 01:42 PM

Bethany looks at her, first she wasnt sure to like the fox, or to love it.
"Its a pleasure."

Stella smiles.
"Mrs. McHenry."
bow her head.


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 01:52 PM
Hugo spies a cute little girl hiding behind one of the walls. The moment he sees her, she goes running down the hall.

"Mother, Michelle wouldn't've happened to have locked us out, would she have?" he asks, frowning.


Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 03:43 PM

She looks down the hall with an evil look.
"who knows...I'll going down to the party."

Stella looks at Hugo.
"who Michelle?"


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 03:46 PM

"My sister," Hugo says, shrugging. "I guess we'd better head back downstairs," he says, frowning.


Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 04:00 PM

She follows him.
"yes yes, it is getting late..."

LOoks at him.

"You think we can see each other again somtimes?"


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 04:02 PM

"Whenever you'd like," Hugo says. "I'd be happy to take you to dinner this Saturday if you'd like, and perhaps a show."

Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 04:05 PM

She smiled.

"oh really a show! and dinner! I'd love too!"
She paused.
"why dont I met you at your estate then saturnday."


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 04:09 PM

"Wonderful! You know where it is? It's just down the street..."


Stella Patricks:
Sep 01, 2002 04:15 PM

She moves infront of him.
"You'll have to give me the address."
She smiles.


Hugo McHenry:
Sep 01, 2002 04:18 PM
Hugo writes the address out for Stella and hands it to her. "I look forward to our next meeting," he says softly.


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