Sep 15, 2002 08:38 PM
The last week has been pretty bad for all the McHenrys. Hugo is still in Michelle's body, and in the hospital, Hugo's body isn't doing very well, so the whole (conscious) family has been both saddened, and on edge. Poor "Michelle," as we will call the poor confused soul who inhabits the girl's body, has had a rough time, between rarely seeing Stella, and having to live in Michelle's body, acting like a 13-year-old-girl (and living with one's parents after years of independence is always stressful!). Michelle seriously fears she and Hugo may never be righted, and she feels horribly sorry for the Michelle trapped in the hospital, and somehow angry with herself, for not being able to protect and be with poor Stella. It only eases her mind slightly to know the city's police are finally looking for Sammy, and there's an officer stationed outside the hospital room even now.
But that's not what she's thinking about right now.
"Mother!" Michelle begs. "Please--I
cannot go to school! I'll surely make a fool of myself--of *Michelle*!
I hardly even know her friends! They'll notice how strangely I'm
acting!" She's had this argument before, and Michelle has
little hope of winning; the best she can expect is that her schoolmates
will assume her strange actions are due to her sorrow over her
brother's condition. It worked on the people who came to visit
her the week before, although Michelle's closest school-chum seemed
to suspect something.
Sep 16, 2002 08:44 AM
Bethany looked down at Michelle.
"I know, be we can't have her fail, that would look awful for the future president!"
She steps forward holding her cane, you can see her long polished nails.
"Just do your work, and dont socialize, though its rude, just tell them your sick with emotions."
She leaned down and hugged Michelle.
"I love you Hugo, and I love Michelle too..."
Sep 16, 2002 10:11 AM
Michelle sighs. "I'll try, Mother."
She heads to school, and arrives early,
Sep 16, 2002 10:41 AM
Sees her and runs.
Gives her a book.
"The english teacter making read this, how boring...I really don't care for Edgar Allen Poe, but some are quite interesting, infact is really neat that he married his 13 cousin! can you amaine being your age and being married!?"
She looks around the campus.
"Does my make up look okay? I was in such a hurry this morning!"
Sep 16, 2002 10:51 AM
Inside, Hugo is shocked, and even repulsed, by the idea of someone so young wearing make-up, and he half-wonders why he hadn't noticed it that day they went to the movies. Well, no matter; at least this vapid little friend of Michelle's was too wrapped up in her own problems to notice the numerous slip-ups Michelle was sure to make today.
"I can't believe your mother lets
you wear make-up," she says, looking around hopelessly for
one of Michelle's other friends. She rather liked Michelle's best
friend, Kim (even though that girl was bright enough to tell there
was something wrong), and would even prefer the company of the
quiet and plain Ginger to Daphane's. But no matter; she hadn't
come to school to enjoy herself. "How was your weekend?"
Sep 16, 2002 10:58 AM
Daphane looked at Michelle.
"Well accours my mother don't let me wear make up...I put it on here, thats why am asking you.."
Graps her hand.
"You wants some too, I got it in my purse! But first lets find Kim and Ginger!"
Sep 16, 2002 11:01 AM
"I've never worn make-up in my life!" Michelle objects. She pauses; a sudden memory comes to her mind. "Well, there was that one time," she says, without thinking, "and all the guys thought I was five years older. But I didn't like it. Not 'til I'm older!"
Michelle stops still, looking rather
pale. None of that was from Hugo's brain.
Sep 16, 2002 11:23 AM
"Oh look here comes Kim...yeii."
Kim was a brown haird eye with matching
her smiles was humble and sweet.
"Why Hullo Michelle I missed you."
Looks at Daphane.
"You shouldn't wear make up Daphane, though it looks nice your much too young don't you say Michelle?"
Sep 16, 2002 11:40 AM
Michelle nods soberly. "I think so."
Ginger comes over too. She might be pretty
with some make-up, but as it is, she's a plain little girl, pale,
with very dark brown hair which she wears under a hat, as her
mother won't cut it for her. She's very quiet, but she sticks
up for her friend. "I think Daphane looks pretty," she
Sep 16, 2002 11:51 AM
"why thank you."
Kim just stands there for a minuate,
"Well since were early, we can go catch up on our homework."
Sep 16, 2002 11:53 AM
"Ugh," Michelle says quietly. "I'm not caught up at all; I hardly did any of it last week."
Ginger puts her arm on Michelle. "How *is* your brother?"
"Not much changed," Michelle
says soberly. "We still don't know what will happen to him..."
Sep 16, 2002 12:00 PM
Daphane looks down.
"Why don't we go over this afternoon after school, and get him some flowers!"
"why yes, thats a great idea! How does that sound,then I can get you caught up on your work?"
Sep 16, 2002 12:10 PM
Michelle smiles, genuinely surprised at their kindness. "That sounds splendid." She pauses. "I hope they'll let us in...you're not family or anything...but then, neither is Alex, so perhaps it will be all right." She knows she doesn't really sound like Michelle should. "I'd best try to catch up on my work, then," she says, walking towards the school building, but hesitantly; she's not sure which room is hers.
Sep 16, 2002 06:28 PM
Michelle feels a hand on her shoulder.
"Well well if it isn't miss rich girl..."
Kim stepped forward.
"Leave her alone, we don't have time for this!"
Monica pushes Michelle to the side.
"You want to start somthing with me, well fine, bring it!"
Sep 16, 2002 09:40 PM
Michelle looks at Monica, rather shocked, though not particularly offended; Hugo's never minded being called rich. She shakes her head in disgust, then walks towards the school building, ignoring the girl.
Sep 17, 2002 11:17 AM
stares wide eyed.
"How dare you just walk off like that!"
Throws one of her books at Michelle.
"you get back here miss prissy, or I'll yank every bit of your hair out!"
Kim frowned and stepped back.
Daphane runs off to get a teacher.
Sep 17, 2002 11:27 AM
The book hits Michelle square in the back. But she can't get too angry; it doesn't hurt nearly as much as being shot did. "Don't try to pick a fight. I'd hate to hit a girl," she says, without thinking.
Sep 17, 2002 11:31 AM
Monica begins to laugh.
"Oh your just affriad I'll kick you grass, and you big bro can't help you, is he dead yet?"
Her tauting voice made Kim made, but
she was too much of a lady to hit, or raise her voice.
"Please just leave Michelle alone..."
Monica pushes Kim down, and heads over
Sep 17, 2002 11:36 AM
The comment about Hugo stings, and Michelle's real self comes through, whether or not Hugo's soul like it. She tosses her books aside and jumps on Monica, without thinking. "Take that back!"
Sep 17, 2002 11:38 AM
Monica smiles and laughs as she grabs at Michelle hands, and at her hair.
"No, I don't take back the truth it would be a lie!"
Kim starts crying.
"no..don't do this..."
Sep 17, 2002 11:39 AM
Poor Hugo's hardly been in any brawls at all, let alone a girl fight where everything goes. The only consolation is that Monica can't grab both her hands *and* her hair at once. Michelle aims a punch for Monica's face.
Ginger whimpers, horrified, and hugs
Sep 17, 2002 11:43 AM
She squeals for a moment,but then leaps at Michelle, yanking anything her nails can grab.
By that time Daphane comes back with a man teacter, Michelle's Math teachter.
"hold it right there young ladies!"
Sep 17, 2002 11:50 AM
Michelle does, suddenly feeling guilty for punching a girl.
Sep 17, 2002 11:54 AM
Monica freezes, and looks at the teachter.
Daphane tells the story.
The teacther looks at them for a min, then takes Monica with him.
"I know my daughter started this, please excus her, but you still both have Detention this afternoon."
Kim races to Michelle and hugs her.
"Are you alright? Are you hurt badly?"
Sep 17, 2002 11:56 AM
Michelle rubs her scalp. "Not badly." She pauses. "My dress isn't ripped, is it?"
Sep 17, 2002 05:07 PM
Daphane hears the bell and runs off to class.
Kim looks around Michelle.
"Yeah she ripped a big piece off! Oh my!"
Kim takes off her sweater and ties it around Michelle's hip.
Sep 17, 2002 05:13 PM
Michelle blushes. "Thank you," she says quietly.
Ginger hands her the books she threw
aside, then runs into the building, afraid of being late.
Sep 17, 2002 05:20 PM
Kim walks her to her class.
Sep 17, 2002 05:37 PM
Aside from knowing a bit too much for
a 13-year-old (and, of course, almost missing her classroom in
the morning!), Michelle seems to do fine in her classes.
Sep 17, 2002 05:39 PM
After school Daphane and Kim meet her by a tree.
Daphane walks over to Michelle.
"sorry for not helping you this morning,but lets go get some flowers for you brother okay?"
"I didn't eat lunch, so I have enough money for flowers, I'm so excited!"
Sep 17, 2002 05:44 PM
Ginger comes along, shy and silent.
Michelle looks at them all. "You're
so kind... Shall we take a cab, then? It's awfully far to walk..."
She motions to her waist. "Especially like this..."
Sep 17, 2002 05:57 PM
Daphane jumps up and down.
"oh I love cabs!"
Kim looks up.
"yeah I think it would be best.."
Sep 17, 2002 05:59 PM
Michelle pauses. "We can catch one a few blocks that way," she says, pointing. "There's always shoppers coming in, and we'll just get one of theirs on the way out. There's a nice flower shop on the way, so it's not a waste of time."
Sep 17, 2002 06:00 PM
The girls follow Michelle and Ginger.
Sep 17, 2002 06:02 PM
They get to the flower shop, a very small place, with very beautiful flower arrangements. Michelle sees one similar to the first one Hugo bought for Stella, and feels tears in her eyes, though she quickly wipes them away, and picks a simple bouquet.
Sep 17, 2002 06:06 PM
Picks up a bouquet of baby breathes and carnations.
Daphane buys a teddy holding a fake flower.
Kim walks over to Michelle.
"Its okay, do you think he would like yellow, or orange?"
Sep 17, 2002 06:08 PM
Ginger listens carefully for the response.
"He likes both," Michelle says
softly. "What will mean the most is just that you thought
to bring him any at all."
Sep 17, 2002 06:17 PM
"flowers always makes people feel good, and I hope your brother does come though, the way you talk about, he sounds like the best brother in the world."
Daphane pays for her items.
"yeppy, you always talk about him for sure!"
Sep 17, 2002 08:23 PM
Michelle looks at them, rather surprised, then shakes her head. "You're just saying that since he's sick...you're afraid to say how I *really* talked about him..."
Sep 18, 2002 02:52 PM
Daphane and Kim just stares at her.
Then they stare at each other.
Kim puts her hand on Michelle shoulder.
"Are you okay? Maybe your under too much stress."
Daphane looks at her.
"Are you kidding? your always talking about him! And your father too!"
Sep 18, 2002 03:13 PM
Michelle looks at them, then laughs nervously. "Really? Yes; it must be the stress."
Ginger's picked out a small bouquet and arranged it herself. "Do you think he'll like it?" she asks softly.
"I told all of you," Michelle says, "he'll just be glad you remembered him!" She pauses, seeing something in Ginger's eyes that makes her feel a bit sad. She pays for her flowers, silently.
((Either they only hold detention one
day a week or Michelle snuck out without going. ^_^;))
Sep 18, 2002 03:17 PM
((well the teachter knows Michelle bros in the hospital, so he would let her off...^^* till next week anyways...))
Kim walks over to her.
"I think we should be going, I can't miss diner tonight, mom would kill me if I'm not home by dark."
Daphane just smiles.
"So I bet your glad you locked Hugo and Stella out that one night huh? I head they got married, little Michelle the match maker!"
Sep 18, 2002 03:30 PM
Michelle looks a little surprised. "Yeah... Kim's right. Let's hurry." She that just dropped people off. She hails one and they get in.
Sep 18, 2002 03:32 PM
"I can't wait to see your brothers face when he sees all our flowers!"
Sep 18, 2002 03:38 PM
Michelle looks at them soberly. "I think it'll look the same as it always does," she says. "He's still asleep." She doesn't voice her concern, that he might not wake at all.
Sep 19, 2002 07:38 AM
"Well you can't sleep forever! I'm sure he'll wake up, I mean, like a sister like you, who would want to leave you!"
smiles and hugs Michelle.
Sep 19, 2002 10:14 AM
"No," Michelle says softly. "I'm sure he'll wake."
Ginger nods, determined.
Michelle quietly goes up to Hugo's room,
hoping they'll let them in to see him.
Sep 19, 2002 10:19 AM
Kim watches, douting that they would let them go, but then she sees Alex head poke out to the room.
Looks toward the girls.
"Do you want them to visit too?"
Sep 19, 2002 10:45 AM
"Yes." Michelle goes in the room and sets the flowers down on the table.
Ginger follows, tears in her eyes as
she looks at Hugo.
Sep 19, 2002 10:49 AM
Kim hold on to Daphane as they enter.
Kim smiles at Hugo.
"Hullo, sorry to bother you."
She places her flowers down by him.
"you get better soon for Michelle now..she misses you."
she knew he couldn't hear her, but she just felt better if she could talk.
Daphane just sets the bear down and watches.
Sep 19, 2002 10:52 AM
Ginger puts her flowers down as well, looking at Hugo, then runs out of the room, crying. Michelle looks after her, in shocked, but can't call her name, as it's slipped her mind at the moment. She sighs, then takes Hugo's hand. "You just get better," she says quietly. "I'm getting a little worried, you know..."
Sep 19, 2002 10:56 AM
Kim puts her hand on Michelle shoulder.
"Were going to go ahead and leave, you can stay here, thank you for letting us come."
Kim head towards the door, still she has a bright smile, hoping to cheer some people up.
Daphane just looks down then at Alex.
"Are you the Alex I been hearing about?"
Alex looked up.
"Yes I'm alex..."
Looks at michelle.
"wow, hes even more cuter than you discribe him as!"
Sep 19, 2002 11:00 AM
"Yes, more handsome than even Hugo," Michelle says bitterly. She bids goodbye to Michelle's friends, then looks at Alex. "Where *is* Stella, anyway? Please tell me she's gone to get some sleep..."
Sep 19, 2002 11:04 AM
Alex looke down at her.
"She went to get coffee, and go
to the washroom."
Sep 19, 2002 11:19 AM
Michelle sighs, looking sad, irritated, and a bit jealous. "Doesn't she know her husband's right here?" she asks, patting her own chest.
Sep 19, 2002 11:25 AM
Alex bends down.
"yeah she does! But thats your body over on that bed, she is scared for you and Michelle!"
Stella slowly enters the room, holding
a cup of coffee.
Her face is washed up a little.
"Oh good afternoon."
Sep 19, 2002 11:27 AM
Michelle smiles weakly at Stella. "How are you holding up?"
Sep 19, 2002 11:31 AM
She smiles lightly at Michelle.
"Oh I'm doing well. I got coffee, and I'm fine."
She sits back at her chair next to Hugo.
she gives a sigh.
Alex looks at Michelle.
"Are you hungry? I'll get you somthing to eat."
Sep 19, 2002 11:33 AM
"Only if Stella has something too," Michelle says.
Sep 19, 2002 11:35 AM
Stella turns to look at them.
"Well I guess so I'am a little hungry."
Sep 19, 2002 11:40 AM
He lead them down to the lobby and calls a cab.
"they will be here soon...so where
should we eat?"
Sep 19, 2002 11:55 AM
Michelle takes Stella's hand. "It doesn't matter to me, but some place with healthful food." She looks up at Stella.
Sep 19, 2002 11:57 AM
"Oh you don't think Michelle east to muchs sweets do you?"
"I only like Stellas cooking..."
Sep 19, 2002 12:09 PM
"No," Michelle says softly. "But you two don't seem to be eating well lately..."
Sep 19, 2002 05:54 PM
Alex's stomach growls.
"hehe thats for sure!"
Stella giggled a little as she sees the
cab in sight.
"Oh look here it comes now."
Sep 19, 2002 06:04 PM
"I'll have the cook make you something to eat tomorrow and bring it to you," Michelle says softly. She opens the cab door for Stella, without thinking.
Sep 19, 2002 06:11 PM
Stella pushes Alex.
"your suppose to get that Alex!"
Alex jumped over to the door.
"sorry sorry, go ahead michelle...sorry.."
Sep 19, 2002 06:13 PM
Michelle glares at Alex. "I guess I can get the door myself." He waits for Stella to get in.
Sep 19, 2002 06:16 PM
Alex takes the door from Michelle.
"I said I was sorry. I was just thinking..."
Sep 19, 2002 08:40 PM
Michelle gets in after Stella, still
frowning. "What kind of food do you feel like?"
Sep 20, 2002 09:13 AM
"oh if its food, i'll eat it, I'm not picky unlike mister bones over there..."
Alex gets in and looks up.
"Huh? mister who...where?"
Sep 20, 2002 10:45 AM
"Well, if the gentleman's so picky," Michelle says sarcastically, "make him decide. As long as he doesn't make *you* cook, darling," he says, looking at Stella. "You're wonderful at it, but you've not had enough sleep lately..."
Sep 21, 2002 08:08 AM
Shuts the door, and looks at them.
"It doesn't matter to me...just go eat somthing..."
Stella lifts an eyebrow.
"Oh okay, I say we have...well I'm not dressed for anything fancy...so why not a Nathans, or one of those kind of things...."
Sep 21, 2002 09:52 AM
"Ugh," Michelle says. "We should at *least* go to a diner...I'm *sure* frankfurters aren't healthy."
Sep 21, 2002 09:56 AM
"ok a diner then.."
She takes her purse, and tries to aleast put lipstick on.
Alex just sat and looked at her.
Sep 21, 2002 10:03 AM
Michelle leans against Stella, silently, looking at the seat in front of them. The driver presumably takes them to a diner, though it's not a very nice-looking one. Still looks better (to Michelle) than hot dogs, though.
Sep 21, 2002 10:05 AM
Alex holds the door open for the ladies.
"Heh, I get the point..."
"Why thank you Alex..."
Sep 21, 2002 10:15 AM
"Michelle had best wake up soon," the girl mumbles. "I can put up with...being a *woman,* but not letting *Alex* be the gentleman."
Sep 21, 2002 10:19 AM
Stella giggles a bit, as she sits down.
"Oh Hugo, Michelle, don't worry, you'll always be my gentleman."
Alex almost rolls his eyes and puts a
menu over his face and mummbles.
Sep 21, 2002 10:21 AM
Michelle shyly takes Stella's hand, holding the menu in his other one. "I hope this food doesn't kill us," she says, looking at the not-particularly-clean surroundings.
Sep 21, 2002 10:25 AM
Alex looks around.
"its pretty clean I ate at dirtier places..."
Stella looks down.
"Yeah but your not normal either.."
Sep 21, 2002 10:27 AM
"Well," Michelle says, "the cabby's waiting outside to take us home; I doubt he'd have taken us to a restaurant where we'd die from the food."
Sep 21, 2002 10:32 AM
NOds his head and orders a cheese burger.
Stella has a garden salad.
"I thinks its okay dear..."
Sep 21, 2002 10:33 AM
After quite an inner debate, Michelle orders a salad too, as not to spoil her supper--besides, it would never do to overeat and give Michelle a bloated body. She sighs; there's not really much to talk about. (She could also really use a drink, but she hasn't drank since the incident; she knowsw that if someone caught her, Michelle could face a fair scandal over it.)
Sep 21, 2002 10:41 AM
Alex finishes his burger,and looks at Stella, she had a bit of salad dressing on her upper lip.
Points to her.
Sep 21, 2002 10:50 AM
Michelle only eats half her salad, though it tastes better to her than it does to Hugo when he's in his own body. She looks up at Stella, still concerned over how tired she looks. She hands Stella a napkin.
Sep 21, 2002 10:53 AM
She takes it still looking at alex.
wiper her mouth.
She slides the bowl of salad to her side and puts her head down.
Alex looks at Michelle.
"I think we should take her home."
Sep 21, 2002 10:56 AM
"Oh, don't patronize me," Michelle says, glaring at Alex. "I can make my own way home if you want to put your moves on my wife!"
Sep 21, 2002 11:00 AM
Alex just sit there wide eyed.
"I didn't do anything! I was just eating a cheese burgar.....she only looked at me..."
Sep 21, 2002 11:02 AM
"I'm glad you're taking care of her," Michelle says angrily.
Sep 21, 2002 11:10 AM
Looks mad at him.
"Well someone has to do it..."
Sep 21, 2002 11:15 AM
"Don't blame me for that!" Michelle says. "It's not my fault--I can't..." She hugs Stella. "Never mind."
Sep 21, 2002 11:18 AM
Alex lifts an eyebrow.
"I'll get the check."
he pays for the food.
"Are you going to wake her, or do you want me to carry her to the car?"
Sep 21, 2002 11:23 AM
Michelle looks at Stella, surprised. "I didn't know...let's let her sleep."
Sep 21, 2002 11:26 AM
Alex bites his lip.
He looks at his half empty glass of water.
Sep 21, 2002 11:29 AM
Michelle sighs. "Let's not talk; she might wake."
Sep 21, 2002 11:32 AM
Looks rather annoyed but for Stella, he would do it.
He diecide to take a nap as well.
He looks really young when he sleeps, and doesnt make a sound.
Sep 21, 2002 11:33 AM
Michelle sighs, watching them, but glad to see Stella get some rest (and not adverse to Alex getting some as well).
Sep 23, 2002 06:14 AM
A man walked by then stopped and look at Alex, then turn to walk off but then stopped again.
"Alex?! is that you?!"
Alex jumped awake.
"Huh? oh Oh! shhh...Hi Paul, what are you doing here?"
Alex whisper, but everyone eles was yelling in the restuarnt.
Paul looked at him and smiled.
"I came down to see you, but I couldn't fine you, I was just about to leave then..here you are!"
((Paul is the one band memeber that went to college, Loyd is the one who moved off and got married..must remeber their names >_< heheh))
"Its been a mouth or two right?"
Paul shock his head.
"Look at you, you might even pass off as a gentle man now..short hair, nice clothes..and your girl sleeping on the table." He pause to see Michelle.
"Oh and who might this lovely missy be?"
Alex rubbed the back of his hand.
"Thats Michelle McHenry."
Paul looked back at Alex.
"I really came back down because I heard you and Stella on the radio."
alex just stared at him and smiled.
Sep 23, 2002 09:41 AM
Michelle glowers. "That's my--" She manages to cut herself off, and looks at the table, silently, putting her hand on Stella's. "Don't wake her," she whispers, glancing up at Paul, with anger still in her eyes.
Sep 23, 2002 11:13 AM
"Oh don't worry missy, I wouldn't wake a lady, that would be rude of me."
Looks at Stella.
"And I wouldn't dare to wake up Stella, I remeber the last time Alex and me did that..heh."
Alex laughed low.
"Oh yeah that glass of tea went right across the room..."
Paul looked at Michelle.
"So she's your cousin or somthing kido?"
Sep 23, 2002 11:16 AM
"Something like that," Michelle says stiffly. "I guess you're one of Alex's friends?"
Sep 23, 2002 11:21 AM
"yeah were very good friends." He shakes his head. "Wait till I get married and tell my kids I knew the great Alex Indigo, the best Jazz player in the world!"
Alex put his finger to his lip.
"shhhhhhh...not too loud, you dig bat."
"Ahahaha! Your always so protective of her..hey did you ask her? huh huh? common you can tell me.."
Alex looked at him.
"ummm no...you see...shes married to..somone eles..."
Pauls eyes widen.
"Oh really? So shes having an affair with you? oh Alex...wow."
Alex shakes his head.
"No no..she dumped me and just go married a few mouths ago!"
Paul looked at him.
"So her husband lets her run off with you to a resturant with her cousin? Sounds like he doesn't really care..."
Sep 23, 2002 11:53 AM
"He's very sick," Michelle says quietly, but with a tone of ferocity. "I guess he has no choice but to trust this dullard with his wife."
Sep 23, 2002 11:59 AM
Stella looked up, her eyes a bit watery.
"huh...I didn't do It I swear..the can..can..OH HI PAUL!"
She jumped up, and leaned over Michelle
to give him a hug.
"Long time no see!"
"why hello pretty lady...so whats a fox like you doing in a place like this.
Stella sat back down.
"Oh just eating and sleeping..."
Alex leaned back and looked at Michelle
"hehehe, I bet you feel outta place now huh Michelle?"
Sep 23, 2002 12:11 PM
"Quite," Michelle says drily. "Stella and I should probably return to the hospital."
Sep 23, 2002 12:18 PM
Stella nods her head.
"Yes my husband is very hurt, so I must go now, but if you two want to go your way go ahead."
She smiled at Alex and Paul.
"Yeah I think I will, see you two later."
alex leaves with Paul.
Sep 23, 2002 12:30 PM
Michelle takes Stella's hand and looks up at her, smiling. "Thank you," she whispers.
Sep 23, 2002 12:51 PM
"See you boys later, behave yourselves."
She walks out with Michelle.
Sep 23, 2002 02:00 PM
"Do you have the money for a cab?" Michelle asks quietly, still holding Stella's hand. "Father doesn't think it proper for a girl to carry as much money as I like to."
Sep 23, 2002 07:23 PM
Stella looked down at her.
"And a lady like me is suppose too?"
She started to dig though her purse,
looking in any compartment, then after a minuate or so she gave
"I spent all I had on coffee at the hospita..."
She looked back in the resturant.
"I'll just go ask Alex..."
Sep 24, 2002 09:58 AM
"You expect a dunce like him to carry money?" Michelle shakes her head. "I've enough for the subway; that will take us most of the way back."
Sep 24, 2002 10:05 AM
Stella closed her eyes and sighed.
Looks down at Michelle.
"Common lets go..."
She starts walking off, holding her arms close to her.
Sep 24, 2002 10:59 AM
Michelle heads towards the subway, sighing. "I'm sorry, Stella. If you'd like I'll call home and Father will send someone for us."
Sep 24, 2002 12:24 PM
She didn't stop to look at her.
"No, its fine, well be home soon, better not bother him..."
she stopped and looked across the street.
"Ummmm...have you ever been on this side of town before?"
Sep 24, 2002 12:35 PM
"No," Michelle says without hesitation. "It's kind of a slum, isn't it?" There's a few homeless people on the sidewalk; none look hostile, but all ask for change. Michelle ignores them.
Sep 25, 2002 03:22 PM
Stella just growls. and walks faster.
She hated this...every bit of it.
"Why don't we just call a cab, and then I'll pay him when we get home...problem solved."
Sep 25, 2002 03:32 PM
"I thought you were going back to the hospital," Michelle says before she can stop herself. She quickly shakes her head. "You should go home, though. Let's go call a cab!"
"Hey!" one of the homeless
people nearby says, "you're that rich lady from the newspaper!
Can't you spare a nickel for a poor guy?"
Sep 25, 2002 03:39 PM
Stella looked cross, but she still wished she had money to give, aleast a nickle.
"I'm so terribly sorry sir, but
I don't have any money on me at the moment."
She looked down.
Sep 25, 2002 03:54 PM
The man calls Stella a dirty name. Michelle instantly jumps on the guy, punching with her little fists.
Sep 25, 2002 04:03 PM
Stella grabs Michelle.
"Stop Stop! your gonna get us killed!"
Sep 25, 2002 04:12 PM
"Smart move, woman," the man says to Stella, glaring at Michelle. "I don't want to hurt a little girl. I don't know that I even want your money--pretty lady. You're far from home, aren't you? If you'd like me to show you the way out of here, I will, if you let me have a little fun first." He pushes Michelle aside and grabs Stella's arm.
Sep 25, 2002 04:16 PM
Stellas no amused. She knows Alex is just a block or two away, all she had to do was call, but first she had to do some tricking.
"Oh my, you know, I have a sister
far more prettier than me, and wild, let me just get her..for
you..two is better than one.."
Sep 25, 2002 04:43 PM
Michelle jumps to her feet, but the man grabs her angrily, looking at Stella. "I may be a dirty bum, but I'm not stupid! Don't make me hurt your sister."
Michelle struggles, but the man's grip
is quite strong.
Sep 25, 2002 04:47 PM
Stella pulls her purse around.
"fine fine, heres some money, just leave us alone!"
She pulls out a gun that she always keeps
in her purse then screams for Alex and for help.
Sep 25, 2002 05:11 PM
The man cries out at the sight of the gun and throws Michelle down again, then runs for his life.
Michelle weakly gets to her feet--her
knees are scraped up--and stands next to Stella. "Are you
all right?" she asks quietly.
Sep 26, 2002 07:49 AM
Stella puts her gun away, looking prideful.
"I'm fine, you?"
"Where getting a cab..now!"
Sep 26, 2002 09:47 AM
Michelle nods, grabbing Stella's hand and heading towards a better-lit neighborhood. "You should have done that to your brother when he was after us," she says quietly. "I would have but I was busy driving."
Sep 27, 2002 05:08 AM
Stella sung her hand away, and stared at her.
"Oh really? So now its my fault, that you decided to go by the police station? How stupid was that?!"
She took a few steps forward.
"I knew what I was doing, all I had to do was give him an edge, money it would of been over, then we called the police, and arrest him for stealing!"
She walked off around a block and sat
Sep 27, 2002 09:57 AM
"Don't rest here. We need to call a cab," Michelle says mildly. She looks up at Stella, intently. "I'll not negotiate with bullies and hostage-takers, Stella. Had we given him money he'd have just as likely shot us anyway."
Sep 27, 2002 04:14 PM
Stella looks very mad and upset, and not moving, and she didn't care.
"No he wouldn't of, we would all been fine, he would of tooken the money and put his kids though college."
she crossed her arms.
Sep 27, 2002 04:29 PM
"Well," Michelle says, "then your other brother would have attacked." She sits down next to Stella, and rests her elbows on her knees and her head in her hands. "I guess it might be hard for you to hurt your own brother, though."
Sep 27, 2002 04:34 PM
Stella hugs Michelle.
"I'm sorry, I'm just tired and fustrated!"
She looks at Michelle.
"I guess we should go..."
Sep 27, 2002 04:39 PM
Michelle stands. "Yes. Let's go back to Father's house. He'll pay for the cab--I'll pay him back when I'm able--and you can sleep in my bed."
Sep 27, 2002 04:43 PM
"That sounds like the best idea I heard all day!"
Sep 27, 2002 04:45 PM
Michelle smiles in relief and finds a pay phone. She calls for a cab herself, and waits, silently.
Sep 27, 2002 04:49 PM
Stella stands up, looking around.
"I'm sorry..Hugo, its my fault..."
Sep 27, 2002 04:55 PM
"It's not your fault your brothers are evil bloodthirsty people," Michelle says.
Sep 28, 2002 10:52 AM
Stella looks down.
"Its not there fault its father..he taught them that.."
Sep 28, 2002 10:58 AM
Michelle just looks down for a while. "Oh, look, the cab is here," she finally says. She opens the door for Stella.
Sep 28, 2002 11:15 AM
Stella gets in.
She doesnt say anything all the way home.
Sep 28, 2002 11:25 AM
Michelle goes in the house to find Alan and ask him for the loan of cab fare.
Sep 28, 2002 11:37 AM
He gives Michelle what she needs.
"sorry bout that...I just didn't think ladies should carrying around that much money.."
STella finds the nearest place to lay
down and weep.
Sep 28, 2002 11:50 AM
Michelle sits next to Stella, stroking her hair, silently.
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