~Monday, March 12, 1928~

This is from Venura, and thus, a sidestory that mostly affects Cleo and Julie's characters. To skip this story click here.

Stella Patricks:
Jul 23, 2002 10:29 AM

Stella awoke early, to see the sunrise.

But she didn't see its beauity, or was hearing the birds that sang out her window, all she had in her red head was "Alex" Today I will go see Alex.

She never really thought of him till now, she tried so hard to forget him, and move on with Hugo. But now that he was in her thoughts again, and how they were a few months ago, a feeling of joy came over her.

Alex was probally the only person to ever see the true her,not the high class snob, and cold hearted person. But as a woman that can be loved, not for money, for looks, but something deep in her heart. Alex seen the child in her heart, the loving, happy child, that she had put away to never see again, he brought the child out.

Now that Alex was gone, she put the child away, for good. She had to move on, Money, Thats all she wanted to care about. She had to move on with Hugo, that was life, Hugo had money, Alex did not.

Stella walking down the wet streets, with her head held high, her curly red hair tapping her cheeks, and the sounds of her high heels, echoe though the side walk.

She pushed though some kids playing hop scatch, and sellers off the street, as she reached the place she had once been, Alex's apartment building.

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 11:21 AM

Stella, took a deep breathe, walking though the door, into the lobby of the building. It had a dusty feel from the old paint. She walked up to the desk, looking at the old man behing the counter. His beard was grey as his eyes, as his eyes met her.

"Oh long time no see Stella!"The man stood up, taking off his brown wool hat. "You do get more prettier everyday!"

"Oh thank Jock, but I have business to attend to."She paused as she looked at the man's stack of papers. "Is Alex in?"

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 11:32 AM

"Ahh haa, your lucky, hes helping (darn I forgot the people in the band, whats their names...!? making up them now...)

Loyd move, you know he just got married?"

"I had know idea?! Loyd? really? Thats great!" She looked at him. "Didn't Paul go to college yet?"

"Yes, he left last week matter of fact!" The man sat down and crossed his legs. "The band is no more, but Alex took it pretty well!"

Stella tilted her head, as she put her hand on the desk.

"That would mean, he's out of work again." Her eyes held fire. "Darn him, he so unresposnsibel!"

"Who is?"

Stella jumped about two feet when she saw Alex behind her. She twisted her self to face him, but she couldn't believe her eyes! The nicely comb hair, the clean suit, with no reckles, and his boots polished. She step closer smelling the cologne.

"Alex Indigo?! I...I can't believe it you!?" She looked at her red heel shoes. "You look really nice."

"You have always looked good Stella, so, why are you here?" He walked past her, brushing her left arm. "Maybe we can grab something to eat, I've been helping Loyd all morning."

Stella felt like a child again, she couldn't help it, everytime she was around Alex, her inner child came out, she felt happy, care free, but why? Why him? She turned around, and grabbed him, into a deep hug.

"Oh, Alex, I missed you!"

Stella Patricks:

Jul 25, 2002 11:55 AM

"You sound happy, everythings going okay for you then?" He paused. "Lets talk over luch."

Alex took Stella to a high class resturant.

(yeah, now I'm getting lazy at writing..errk)

"Alex, how can you afford this place? I know your band isn't together, and I know the freak show can't pay you that well, so whats up?" She unwaveled the silver wear, and placed the napkin on her lap. "Did you rud a bank?"

Alex took a sip of water, and smiled, lefting his left eyebrow.

"Thats all you care about, is money Stella, or how one gets it." He took his menu and then flopped it back down. "Stella, can I tell you something?"

Stella looked up, her eyes bright as she looked up at him, once he was a tame beast, now a grown man.

"Alex, what do you want to say?"

Alex looked at her, he knew she was with someone eles, nomatter how he tried to look at the subject, Money had eaten her soul, she would never be his Stella again, but deep in his mind, he knew maybe there was hope to regain her love again.

"Ummm....I think what you did to me was wrong, Stella, you broke my heart, just leaving like that, and for a richer man!" Alex turned away trying not to see her green eyes light up with anger.

Stella lifted her head upwards, making her posture solid, she then stared at him head on.

"Like I said before, Alex, you and I, will never be! I have to take care of myself, the only way to do that is to sacure my future, and the only way to do that is to have plenty of money!" She stood up. "You, If I married you, Alex, where would we be? On the streets, begging for food? Sure, you know how to leave without money, but I don't and don't plan to, even if I do love you more than Hugo!"

She grabbed her purse, and pushed her hair back away from her face.

"Stella!" Alex stood up to keep her from walking out. He whispered in her ear. "Is it true? Is it true you still love me." He almost choke into tears.

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 11:59 AM

"Alex, I got to go, I have work to do." Stella walked out with her head held high, her purse under her arm.

"Stella? Stella?! One more day, forget about Hugo, and everthing, one more day, to be free, like old times."

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 12:02 PM

"Alex, we have to grow up!"

Stella walked out, back to her grown up world, back to her cold hearted self.

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 12:18 PM

Stella slams open the door, and slamming it behing her.

"Ahhh! What a horrid day, and its only beginning!"

She turns to look on the sofa. "Hows your morning dear?" She tosses her purse on to a coffee table.

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 25, 2002 12:25 PM
"I imagine it's been better than yours, darling," Hugo replies. "Did you go see your little friend?"

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 12:29 PM

"Yes, my Little, no brains in his head!"

She slams down on the sofa next to him.

"The nerve of him asking me, if I still love him! Why do you think I left him? why does someone leave someone unless you don't love someone!" She puts her hand in her hair, pulling at the curls.

"But he has a job other than the freak show, I don't know what, either that, or the monkey rubbed a bank!"

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 25, 2002 12:38 PM

Hugo's casual expression suddenly turns dark at the mention of "love" and "money." He stands and puts an arm around Stella.

"Don't let him put foolish thoughts in your head, my girl. So he found a real job. Probably washing dishes. That's not your concern anymore."

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 12:45 PM

Stella looked down..

"I don't have any foolish thoughts, I'm grown up, hes not, hes still living in his little dream world of his...."

Stella grabbed Hugo's right hand and kissed it.

"You do think I have grown up alot right? I mean, atleast I know the truth, you can't go anywhere without money..that is the truth right?"

She looked down with her eyes in a haze.

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 25, 2002 12:51 PM

Hugo puts his hand under Stella's chin and pushes her face up to look at him (as in so many old movies). "There's no point in living without money; we know that. Think of it--not only can we travel the world if the fancy strikes us, but our investments and the taxes we pay are what run this city!" He shakes his head. "If one wishes to eat, wear clothes, go to the cinema, even take the subway!--one needs money. Only a fool doesn't understand that." He smiles. "And you're no fool, Stella."

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 12:55 PM

"Your right, I'm not a fool!"

Deep in side she thinks to herself, or am I!?

"Lets go see a cinema! We have that power! Let me get a change of clothes, I had this dress...I only wore it because Alex always liked it.." 

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 01:02 PM

"I have years of college and I know how this world works."

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 25, 2002 01:06 PM

Hugo nods, frowning. "We could see a show on Broadway if you'd rather." He scowls a bit at the word "show," recalling that he and Stella were to attend the Freak Show for less-than-nice purposes. He silently decides to postpone their visit for a while, to let any feelings Stella might still have for Alex die down.

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 25, 2002 01:17 PM

"You're a very smart young woman," Hugo says, smiling. "You're far too good for any gutter trash."

Stella Patricks:
Jul 25, 2002 08:37 PM

"Oh I do love broard way shows, shall we go?"

Stella snatch her purse from the coffee table, then glared at Hugo for a moment.

"I'll treat you out for once, Hugo, but you pay for dinner."

She skipped to the door, and smiled back at him.

Hugo McHenry:
Jul 26, 2002 10:38 AM

Hugo smiles, but there's something a little false in it. "Dear, you know I couldn't ask you to spend your money--that's my job. Yours is to be your charming self. Were you going to change clothes? I probably should as well, if we're going to Broadway."

Stella Patricks:
Jul 28, 2002 06:55 PM

"Hugo, your too sweet! I'll pay you back with a kiss!"

she walks over to Hugo, looking at him, eye to eye.

She kisses him lightely, and winks.

"After I change we can go."

runs to her room.

comes back in the a black and red dress.

"shall we go?"

May 18, 2002 12:21 PM

Hugo finishes the brandy. "We already ate, dear. You don't want to lose your charming figure, do you?"     

Stella Patricks:
May 18, 2002 12:25 PM

"Oh no deserts? Oh well guess your right.."

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