Sep 11, 2002 11:31 AM
Alex stands outside of Alan McHenry's
He had let this go on far too long.
Though he loved Michelle, it was for the best, for her just to be friends.
Now could he have the courage to do it? Could he look into that beatiful young lady and tell her?
He looked down.
and knocked at the door.
Sep 11, 2002 11:34 AM
As usual, a maid answers. "Oh, Mr. Indigo! You're looking well," she says, smiling widely at him. "Who're you here to see?"
Sep 11, 2002 11:36 AM
He takes a deep breathe.
"I'm here to see Michelle..."
Sep 11, 2002 11:47 AM
"I'll go get her, Mr. Indigo."
A couple minutes later, Michelle comes downstairs and skips over to Alex, hugging him. "Hello!"
Sep 11, 2002 11:52 AM
He lookes down at her. His eyes a bit
"yeah Michelle, can we go somwhere private to talk?"
Sep 11, 2002 11:59 AM
Michelle looks up at him, worried. "What's the matter?"
Sep 11, 2002 12:02 PM
He gives a half smile.
"Oh nothing wrong! I just need to talk to you about somthing..."
He sticks his hands in his pockets.
"Well you know, your 13, and tell
me the truth, I mean do you....I mean..."
"do you love Me?"
Sep 11, 2002 12:04 PM
"Yeah," Michelle says simply, half-smiling.
Sep 11, 2002 12:09 PM
Alex wished he had died before doing
"Listen Michelle, I love you we got a good friend ship, I would never want to hurt you, ever!"
He pause and takes her hand.
"I just think, that maybe we should be friends for awhile....thats all."
Sep 11, 2002 12:14 PM
Michelle looks up at him curiously. "Of course we're friends..."
Sep 11, 2002 05:22 PM
Alex bends down to his knees to look at her eye to eye.
"yes Michelle, we are friends, and I hope we stay very good friends, because you are a wounderful person, but what I'm trying to tell you is.."
He looked at her.
"I think we make stronger friends than we do lovers."
He takes her hand, hoping she'll agree with him.
Sep 11, 2002 05:24 PM
It takes Michelle a little while to get what Alex is talking about. When she does, she snatches her hand away from him. "So you were playing with me?"
Sep 11, 2002 06:01 PM
Alex almost falls backwards.
His eyes widen. He thinks to himself first.
Oh no she took it wrong...what do i do..what do I do...oh man..this sux..
"No, Michelle, I was not playing
with at all!"
He grabs her hand again.
"It felt like love, but your so much stronger than that! Don't you see friends are stronger than anything! Your my best friend in the whole wide world! I truly mean that!"
He starts to cry.
"I don't wanna hurt you...I love you...you the only ones who half way understands me..."
Sep 11, 2002 06:04 PM
Michelle tears her hand from Alex's again. "Go tell your troubles to *Stella,*" she says, more venemously than she's used to.
Sep 11, 2002 06:07 PM
Alex stands up, looking at her.
His eyes turn blank as he takes a step backwards.
"I know your upset, I'm sorry, but please forgive me....please.."
He turns and about to run away, but turns around to look at her.
Sep 11, 2002 06:09 PM
"Don't talk to me! You made me look a fool, Alex Indigo!" Michelle sticks her tongue out at him.
Sep 11, 2002 06:13 PM
His pride gets in the way.
"You are so selfish! Is that all our realtionship was to you, was about you? Don't yo think that I cared? Well I do! I told you, I think more of you then some girlfriend, I think a whole lot more of you, as a life long friend,but if your that selfish to realize that, then then..."
he stopped, holding back his anger, but can't help the tears.
Sep 11, 2002 06:23 PM
Michelle doesn't care. "I hate you!" She runs upstairs
Sep 12, 2002 03:49 PM
Alex lookst up.
And thinks about banging his head, but decides it wouldn't be a good idea.
But then wounder, if she hates him for being friends, can't imagine what would happen if they were married and he stay out all night, would she run away from that too?
He walks outside, not really knowing
what to do.
"I hate myself too...."
He started to think...of thoughts that scared him...but it kept slipping into his mind.
Sep 12, 2002 03:53 PM
A bottle out of perfume goes flying towards Alex's head.
Sep 12, 2002 03:56 PM
Alex zaps it with Lightning.
"Some friend you are! You don't even care....I'm good enough to be a lover, but not good enough to a friend?"
Starts walking off.
"I'm sorry...I expected more from you....thats why am the fool!"
Sep 12, 2002 03:58 PM
A window slams shut upstairs, from about where Michelle's room would be.
Sep 12, 2002 04:02 PM
He started the long walk home.
But stops at Stella and Hugos estated.
"Maybe i should go talk to Stella..."
Walks up and knocks on the door.
Sep 12, 2002 04:16 PM
A guard stops Alex before he can knock on the door. "What's your business here?"
Sep 12, 2002 04:19 PM
Alex wasn't in the mood.
"I'm Alex, I came t see Stella, you know Alex Indigo, a friend of hers...."
Sep 12, 2002 04:21 PM
The guard looks at Alex for a little while, then nods. "Go on, then." He stands aside. When Alex knocks, an unfamiliar butler answers, asking Alex his business.
Sep 12, 2002 04:25 PM
Alex is very annoyed.
"Listen is Hugo are Stella here? I was just wanted be with some company thats all..."
Sep 12, 2002 04:35 PM
"Mr. McHenry is in," the butler says, frowning. "I'll go tell him you're here to see him. Please wait here." The butler leaves, and Hugo comes back a few minutes later, not looking pleased.
Sep 12, 2002 04:38 PM
He thinks...why come he looks so ...Oh Lord, please dont tell me Michelle called him....why me why me...I just want to talk to Stella...
"Hi, Hugo, I was woundering if Stella was around?"
Sep 12, 2002 04:41 PM
"She's sleeping," Hugo says quietly. "I'd rather not disturb her."
Sep 12, 2002 04:43 PM
Alex looks down.
"Well can I stay till she wakes up?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:10 PM
"What's the matter?" Hugo asks.
Sep 12, 2002 05:11 PM
Alex looked down then looked back up
"Do you think your sister could hate someone forever?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:16 PM
Hugo looks up sharply. "What did you do to her?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:18 PM
Looks completely inocent.
"Well I just told her that we should be friends....she didn't take it well...."
Sep 12, 2002 05:20 PM
Hugo looks at Alex in disbelief. "You mean...that you don't want to continue to date her?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:23 PM
Alex looks at him, not knowing what really was wrong, noone ever sees his point.
"Well I think we would be better as friends, really thats what it feels like...but now...she hates me...whats so wrong with telling the truth?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:26 PM
Hugo just looks dazed. "I...can't rightly say..."
Sep 12, 2002 05:27 PM
"So what do you do, I don't want to lead her...because I don't feel that way, and I don't want to hurt her, cuz I love her as sister...sigh..."
Sep 12, 2002 05:39 PM
"Then you did the right thing," Hugo says quietly, looking away. "Thank you."
Sep 13, 2002 08:25 AM
Alex looks at him funny then an idea
comes to mind.
"Hey, ummmm...you wanna go watch my father, and Mr.McHenry play polo?"
He tilts his head, waiting for him to say no, but hoping he would come.
Sep 13, 2002 09:46 AM
Hugo looks around, a little nervously. "Only for an hour or so," he finally says. "I hate to leave Stella any longer than that, but it's daytime, so she should be all right."
Sep 13, 2002 10:15 AM
Alex smiles, leading the way out.
"There at Alan's estate, at the barn, getting the horses ready...this is going to be fun to watch..."
Alex tries to imagine his father ontop of a horse, but rather imagine him falling.
Sep 13, 2002 10:18 AM
"All right." Hugo picks up his car keys. "I'll drive, then." He heads to his car, silently.
Sep 13, 2002 10:24 AM
Alex looks around at the bright day.
"I wounder whos father is the best at polo?"
Smirks as he looks at Hugo.
Sep 13, 2002 10:26 AM
"If yours is, he must cheat," says Hugo, a bit unfairly, as he doesn't really know Alex's father much at all, aside from the night he broke his window.
Sep 13, 2002 10:31 AM
Alex looks up.
"I haven't seen my father played since i was six years old....he was always getting into trouble, but he was good at it...."
He closes one eye and looks out.
"hmmmm...hes about 54....now..."
Sep 13, 2002 10:43 AM
"Too old to be playing polo, then," Hugo says, sighing. "As is my father. But I guess he won't admit it."
Sep 13, 2002 10:50 AM
Alex just watches the things going by.
"So how is stella, its not really normal for her to take cat naps.."
Sep 13, 2002 10:59 AM
"She's fine," Hugo says. "Still a bit shaken up after what's happened, though."
Sep 13, 2002 11:06 AM
Looks at Alan Estate.
"I suppose they wont let us young people play huh? ahahah!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:20 AM
"I wouldn't want to play with my father. Polo is dangerous, you know." He looks down, troubled.
Sep 13, 2002 11:33 AM
Alex rolls his eyes.
"Are you affriad of everthing? Sometimes you just gotta do stuff, just to make sure your alive!"
he looks at Hugo.
"Well I guess your really not the type huh?"
Sep 13, 2002 11:37 AM
Hugo glares at Alex. "Afraid I might injure my father playing polo with him! I'll take *you* on any time!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:38 AM
"Alright then your on....but how do you keep on the horse?"
Sep 13, 2002 11:41 AM
"You don't even know how to ride?" Hugo asks incredulously.
Sep 13, 2002 11:44 AM
Alex looks down.
"Well I rode once with Michelle and Becky and could never stand on...is it there a trick to it, on how to hold on?"
Sep 13, 2002 11:49 AM
"Hold on with your legs; squeeze with your knees. Don't even try to use the stirrups." Hugo's watching the field.
Sep 13, 2002 11:52 AM
Alex looks at his father and Alan run by, hitting a ball.
"Wow, so you hang on by your knees..heh, I can do it..."
Sep 13, 2002 11:55 AM
Hugo frowns. "I'll have to teach you, then. I can't take much satisfaction in beating a man who doesn't even know how to ride a horse."
Sep 13, 2002 11:57 AM
"your very nice Hugo."
Alan rides to the fience and follows Fox.
Alan looks at Hugo.
"How are you son? Nice weather were having."
Sep 13, 2002 12:03 PM
"Yes," Hugo agrees. "It's as though it's already summer. I'm doing well. And you?"
Sep 13, 2002 12:09 PM
Hes all sweaty from riding all day.
"Oh I'm good! Never felt better! You boys want to play for a while, why we take a break?"
Fox looks at Alex.
"ha, Alex probally doesn't know how to ride a horse!"
Alex just glares.
"Well Hugo going to teach me..so there!"
Sep 13, 2002 12:11 PM
"I really don't have time,"
Hugo says. "I'd have to change, and I told the maid I'd be
Sep 14, 2002 08:19 AM
Alex looks a bit disapointed.
"oh okay then, maybe some other time then."
Glares at his fahter and gives a fake smile, one that you could tell was fake.
Fox got off his horse, and looked at
Alan Just smiled.
"Come boys, lets have a drink together!"
Puts his hand on Hugo's shoulder.
Sep 14, 2002 09:43 AM
Hugo pulls out his pocketwatch, and nods. "All right." He heads towards the house.
Sep 14, 2002 09:47 AM
Alan leads Hugo to the gazibo, following Fox.
Alex just watch from behind, watching
his father pour a drink.
"alex, here, have some brandy."
"No thanks, I don't drink..."
Fox looked at him in an odd fashion.
"Oh, I see....."
Alex just gave him this look..
"Oh I see? what was that!"
Alan walked up to Fox.
"Fox, look, the trees are coming in bloom again."
Fox smiled at Alan.
Sep 14, 2002 12:17 PM
Hugo sips his drink. He's really not very fond of Alex's father. He sighs, looking at Alex. "What prompted you to...speak to Michelle?" he asks quietly.
Sep 14, 2002 12:23 PM
Alex looks at Hugo, making a funny face.
"Nows not the time.."
He motions to his father.
Fox looks up from his drink.
"hmmm what about Michelle?"
Sep 14, 2002 12:24 PM
Hugo clears his throat. "She's doing well in school, sir."
Sep 14, 2002 12:28 PM
Alex sighs as he looks at the horses.
Fox looks at Alex.
"yes Alex will start in the fall. to some college."
Sep 14, 2002 12:30 PM
Hugo looks briefly surprised before he gets control of himself. "I see......good for him."
Sep 14, 2002 12:34 PM
Alex mummles under his breathe.
"no am not..."
Fox ignores him and looks at Alan.
"so how is Bethany?"
Alan looks up.
"Oh she fine, very good health, and beatiful."
Sep 14, 2002 12:36 PM
Hugo looks between Mr. Indigo and his father, then finishes his drink in one swig. "Well, I'd better be getting home; I promised I wouldn't stay away too long. Nice to see you two; you both played wonderfully." He glances at Alex, then walks towards the exit.
Sep 14, 2002 12:40 PM
Alex follows Hugo, doesn't want to be left with his father.
"Okay so what did you mean by that? what made me talk to michelle?"
Sep 14, 2002 12:41 PM
"Why did you suddenly decide that you shouldn't date her?" Hugo asks, returning to his car.
Sep 14, 2002 12:44 PM
Alex looks up, trying to look smart, but probally failing to do so.
"Well, after my accident with the car, at the hospital, I thought she was my sister, then I never got over that feeling, it feels like she is...."
Sep 14, 2002 12:48 PM
Hugo gets into his car. "I see....you'd make a better brother for her than I do, I suppose."
Sep 14, 2002 12:50 PM
"Nah, your a good brother, she loves you, and I love you as a friend."
Sep 14, 2002 12:53 PM
Hugo looks up at Alex, shocked. "You're a man!" He drives off without another word.
Sep 14, 2002 12:55 PM
Alex looks down.
"I didn't mean it that way! urrgg!"
Sep 14, 2002 12:57 PM
Hugo stays silent for a while. "I hope Michelle recovers soon," he says quietly.
Sep 14, 2002 12:59 PM
Alex wounders if Hugo is taking him home or to see Stella.
"So you think Stella might be awake?"
Alex looks more nervous now for making a mistake.
Sep 14, 2002 12:59 PM
"Perhaps," Hugo says, resigned. "If not, I guess you can wait for her to wake."
Sep 14, 2002 01:03 PM
Alex watches Hugo's hand on the stearing
but doesnt speak, he just starts getting dizzy.
Sep 14, 2002 01:07 PM
Hugo parks the car, then looks over at Alex, who looks a bit off. "Are you all right?"
Sep 14, 2002 01:11 PM
Alex graps his head.
"I'm fine, I just get dizzy somtimes...probally thinking to much."
he smiles as he gets out.
Sep 14, 2002 01:13 PM
"You and Stella both," Hugo mumbles. He leaves the car and goes into his own house.
Sep 14, 2002 01:15 PM
He looks up.
"she gets dizzy? why? Shes always been strong and of good health. except when her father beat her..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:17 PM
"The doctor said there was nothing wrong with her," Hugo says, wincing a bit. He goes to the drawing room, quickly.
Sep 14, 2002 01:19 PM
"She had to see a doctor, when was this?"
Stella is sitting in the dinning room eating cookies.
Sep 14, 2002 01:22 PM
Hugo blushes a bit. "Perhaps nothing." He asks a maid a question and finds Stella is in the dining room, so he heads that way, his ears still red.
Sep 14, 2002 01:25 PM
Has her mouth full of cookies.
Sep 14, 2002 01:28 PM
Hugo walks in to see Stella. "Good afternoon, darling. Um...Alex wanted to talk to you, I guess..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:31 PM
Pats the seat next her her. Shes feeling
very well and hyper today.
"why hello Alex! did you come see me!"
gives him a hug, and stuffs a cookie in his mouth.
"there peanut butter..mmmmmm"
Sep 14, 2002 01:31 PM
Hugo sighs, sitting as well. "Who baked them?" he asks absently.
Sep 14, 2002 01:38 PM
"I did last night...got up at 3 and wanted some cookies, but boy they take a while to make!"
puts another in her mouth.
Sep 14, 2002 01:40 PM
"No wonder you were tired," Hugo says quietly, taking a cookie. "You're a much better cook than ours are, but you mustn't tire yourself."
Sep 14, 2002 01:43 PM
She starts to hum.
"Oh is quit alright...I like baking in the night, its not as hot."
Alex takes another, its the only food he really eats is stella's cooking.
Sep 14, 2002 01:48 PM
Hugo looks at her lovingly, then turns to Alex. "Well. You wanted to speak to her?"
Sep 14, 2002 01:50 PM
his mouth is too full.
He just nods and look for somthing to drink.
Stella passes him a glass of milk.
"I knew you would come if I baked cookies."
Sep 14, 2002 01:53 PM
Hugo sighs, feeling a bit jealous of Alex.
Sep 14, 2002 01:59 PM
Takes a gulp of milk.
"ahh! that was good!"
Stella Gets up and hugs Hugo.
"come have some cookies before Alex."
Sep 14, 2002 02:01 PM
Hugo eats another two cookies; they really are delicious, and he compliments Stella again.
Sep 14, 2002 02:03 PM
"Well I'm going to go listen to some radio, you two, can play some poker?"
Sep 14, 2002 02:04 PM
Hugo looks at Alex, frustrated. "You wanted to talk to her, right?!"
Sep 14, 2002 02:06 PM
Alex looks up.
"It's okay, I got to talk to you, nothing she can do about it..."
He takes one more cookie.
"I'd best be going...."
Sep 14, 2002 02:08 PM
Hugo nods, looking down. "Uh...thanks for all you've done...for us..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:10 PM
Turns around and smiles.
"anything for Stella!"
Walks out, and goes home.
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