Aug 12, 2002 10:29 AM
Later that evening, once Alex has finally left, Hugo tracks Alan down. He approaches him slowly. "Father...I'm sorry for all this. It's all my fault, but I fear things will only get worse." He sits down, frowing.
Aug 12, 2002 11:06 AM
Alan looked at him, frowning.
"I suppose it was for the best." He paused. "I think it was better for her to lean now then fight out years from now."
He walks to his liqur cabnet.
"I think we shall have a drink, to celabrate you wedding, so how is Stella?"
Aug 12, 2002 12:46 PM
Hugo looks a bit relieved, though he doesn't smile. "She's quite well, considering." Hugo looks away. "She got in a bit of trouble a few days ago. I was rather worried about her."
Aug 13, 2002 05:54 AM
Alan poured a glass for Hugo, looking
up at him.
"Oh trouble, what happen may I ask?" He smiled an odd smile as Bethany came matching in her held high.
((Okay bethany looks like somthing from the titanic, she dresses like the 1900's.))
A woman in her mid fifties, with her poster staight, and her head held high, with pearls wraped several times around her neck.
"good evenin gentleman, Hugo." She bowed her head.
Alan didn't really feel like seeing her now, but he had no choice. He just had a blank expresstion as he sipped his drink.
"My darling, where have you came from out of nowwhere?" Alan looked at her cat like eyes.
"A very dull tea party, bout put me to sleep."
She tapped her cane to the floor.((she has a cane, though she doesn't need it..))
Aug 13, 2002 10:04 AM
Hugo looks at Bethany, his eyes narrowed the slightest bit. "Mother, you're looking well." He pauses. "I suppose I should announce that Stella and I married Tuesday." Even though he's angry, he can't help a slight bit of pride coming through in his voice, and a half-smile on his face as he says this. But his expression quickly turns serious again. "I'm sorry for not telling you sooner, but I think I can be forgiven for waiting two days to tell you about my marriage, when you took thirteen years and never told Father about breaking your vows."
Aug 13, 2002 06:32 PM
Bethany's eyes widen as she takes a step
"B..by whatever do you so mean? Breaking vows?"
She took another step back, but not before Alan caught her.
Alan raised his voice, he does not do
this too very often.
"Woman! we've been married for 40 years(he married her when she was 15) when was you going to tell me this!"
His eyes almost turn black.
"Oh! HOw dare you yell at me such
She tried to get loose from the grip.
"Bethany, if you don't tell me who he was right not, you can just go." His voice calmed a bit, but not his eyes.
Her eyes almost watered, but she stood
proper, and very proudly.
"Fine, fine, I will tell you..." she pause taking a deep breathe. "His name was Jonathan Kasey, he was a variant...that I knew for several years.."
She slapped her arm out of Alan's grip.
"There I told you! Are you happy now?!"
She ran out of the room, almost tripping over herself, slamming the door shout.
Alan's eyes went back to normal. His
face looked calm, all he could do was laugh.
"hahahaha, I think she took that rather well, don't you think Hugo?" He paused with a smile. "I love your mother, more than anything....but i still love to torment her...heh heh.."
Aug 14, 2002 09:36 AM
((wait, I forgot, Alan has to say somthing, I forgot to add it...))
"Who the hell is Jonathan Kasey?"
((okay, there I got it...))
Aug 14, 2002 10:10 AM
Hugo frowns slightly. "I fail to see the pleasure one can take in tormenting someone he loves." After a pause, he tacks on, mirthlessly, "Even if she deserved it." He sits down and drinks quite a bit of his drink, in one gulp. "At any rate, Father, I'm sorry for all the trouble I've brought this family, truly I am."
Aug 14, 2002 12:19 PM
"No, it needed to be done Hugo, I thank you, now we can move on."
Aug 15, 2002 06:40 AM
Alan took a sip of his drink, but not
looking to happy, he placed it down and looked at Hugo.
"So Hugo, what are you plans, you know about Stella." He smirked. "any plans for kids?"
Alan smiled as he imagine himself being a grandparent, all the kids running around again.
He sighed, and looked up.
"It was so much fun raising you and Michelle.."
Aug 15, 2002 10:00 AM
Hugo smiles slightly. "We'll probably just have one child. Stella's not so fond of them, you know." Even as he says this, he's got a pathetic dreamy look on his face, and he takes another drink.
After a moment, he turns serious again. "Father, I mean it. We may be in for an assault on our whole family's integrity, perhaps even blackmail. You'd best prepare for it before it happens."
Aug 16, 2002 07:29 AM
Alan walks over to Hugo.
"They can only blackmail us if they knew what happen, it seems only me, you and mother, and that Jonathan guy knows." He sits and thinks. "I wounder what Alexandir would do, he always covered blackmail up good..."
He sat and took a sip.
"The only thing I can think of, is to talk to your mother...and her who this guy is."
Aug 16, 2002 10:02 AM
Hugo shakes his head soberly. "No...these people know rather more than they should, especially about Michelle..." He sighs a little. "It's entirely my fault. I never should have fallen in with them. If I'd just refused in the first place..." He finishes his drink and pours another.
Aug 16, 2002 10:31 AM
Alan sat up, and looked at him.
"What kind of people are you in?!" Pours him a drink. "My goodness son, to think I raised you not to fall in the wrong crowd, so what are these people going to do anyways, and who are they?"
Aug 16, 2002 11:21 AM
"Well, Father, they approached me at one of *your* parties," Hugo says, a little bitingly. "You recall Margaret Madison?" (Alan likely would. She's a very wealthy, rather old and wrinkled, woman. She has three sons, none of whom are highly thought of. She's a widow.) "She approached me and asked if I'd be interested in performing a job for her. I'm not sure why I agreed; it wasn't for the money. Perhaps to take revenge on people like Mother's lover." He shakes his head, not continuing.
Aug 16, 2002 11:36 AM
Alan lifted his head up.
"Yes I remeber her, so shes getting you to do what?" He paused "Why can't you just say your out? If you would like, I could take over for you."
Alan put his empty glass down.
"And for mother, its non of your odeal, it's mine, so stay out of it." Alan felt a bit tispy, so he put his hand to his head.
"What do they want, are they just after Variants? and what are they going to do with them?"
Alan leaned back looking up at the ceiling.
Aug 16, 2002 12:10 PM
"They have some important research they'd like to do. And then some. They promised no lasting harm would come to any of them, and that Stella and I could reap the benefits of any knowledge they gained by studying them." More quietly, he continues, "They've a rather dreadful plan to prolong Mistress Madison's life, actually. But I thought if it would protect the world from the freaks..."
Aug 17, 2002 08:32 AM
Alan looked up, almost in a laugh.
"To prolong ones life? My goodness, this has to be a joke, how would you want to do tha, I'm already tired of living..."
Aug 17, 2002 10:05 AM
Hugo looks a little hurt. "Don't say that, Father!" He frowns. "Besides, it may extend youth as well. People have sought such a thing for thousands of years." He sighs slightly. "I'd be happy to live forever next to Stella...but I suppose that's what heaven is for." He shakes his head. "At any rate, that's what all this mess is about. So if we're suddenly attacked as far as we can be without Mistress Madision breaking the law, you'll know why."
Aug 17, 2002 10:21 AM
Shaking his head.
"It's wrong, its all wrong..." looks tired. "We are not ment to live forever, that's why heaven is for...I can't stand this world, I grow tired.."
Sits down. Looking rather old.
Aug 17, 2002 10:29 AM
Hugo takes another drink. "Well, don't let Michelle hear you talking like that. If something were to happen to you, she'd be crushed." He stands. "I should be getting back to Stella."
Aug 17, 2002 10:32 AM
Looks up at Hugo with his faded green
"yeah, she must miss you by now."
He closes his eyes, and opens them looking at where Hugo had been sitting.
"Tell her congrats for me."
Aug 17, 2002 10:36 AM
Hugo nods. "I will, Father. Thank you. I know you don't much care for her, but it means a lot." He looks at his father a moment longer, his expression slightly troubled, then heads back home.
Aug 17, 2002 10:37 AM
Stella, deciced to turn on the radio, knowing she was alone starting dancing and singing.
Aug 17, 2002 10:41 AM
Hugo goes into the house, hearing music even from outside, and half-expecting there to be some sort of party inside. He enters the room Stella's in, where she has the old radio turned up surprisingly loudly, and just stares.
Aug 17, 2002 10:42 AM
She doesn't notice Hugo, and just keeps dancing, and sings a solo, almost perfect.
Aug 17, 2002 10:45 AM
Hugo just watches, admiring Stella's voice in his mind, even if she thinks she's a bit silly.
Aug 17, 2002 10:48 AM
The song finally ends, and Stella turns
off the radio.
talking to the radio.
"Ha, I still got it!"
She turns around to see Hugo.
Her face turns red.
"oh, my, you, did you see that?!
She turns away with her hands on her face.
"Please don't be mad...I ....used to..."
Aug 17, 2002 10:50 AM
Hugo looks rather surprised; it's hard to tell if he entirely approves, but his eyes aren't angry. "Why would I be angry, darling? Your voice is beautiful; you should be in the choir."
Aug 17, 2002 10:52 AM
She turns back around.
"heheh yeah a choir..hahaha."
"Welcome home, how was your day?"
She hands singles to the couch.
Aug 17, 2002 10:54 AM
Hugo puts an arm around her. "Tiring. Darling, I'm afraid the worst is yet to come for us." He sighs. "But I promise to protect you; you know that."
Aug 17, 2002 10:56 AM
"What do you mean by that love?"
He hand shakes a bit.
Aug 17, 2002 10:57 AM
"Calm down, Stella; it's not so bad as that. Mistress Madison would never resort to doing anything illegal, but I'm afraid she'll try to blackmail us. She's hinted as much already."
Aug 17, 2002 10:59 AM
She sits down.
"Well what are we going to do about it, that old hang, maybe she'll have a heart attack before they can do anything...with the vaigrants."
Aug 17, 2002 11:01 AM
"Perhaps, but I doubt it; she has more life in her than she thinks." He shakes his head, frowning. "I just thought you should be prepared. I've already told Father." He looks down for a while.
Aug 17, 2002 11:02 AM
"well lets not worry about it know!"
"We should go get somthing to eat and have a drink infront of the fire place!"
Aug 17, 2002 11:04 AM
"I'd better not, really; I already drank too much today." He kisses her. "I'm sorry for dragging you into this mess...but if it hadn't been for Mistress Madison, I might not have met you, chasing after Alex."
Aug 17, 2002 11:13 AM
Smiles at him, tasting the liqur in his breathe.
"yes true, chasing Alex...."
Aug 17, 2002 11:18 AM
"Well," Hugo says, "I'm tired of worrying about the future. Let's just enjoy the present for once. Even after all we've been through, I wouldn't trade it for anything." He closes his eyes, and speaks quietly. "If it hadn't been for what we've been through, I wouldn't have realized all you meant to me."
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