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Prelude 5 - Stories

Prelude 5

A look at what happened during and/or after Prelude 5.

Story - Backroom Petticoat Summit

Game Date: 2/20/2004

Who: William Rouen

Helena came back to Starbuck's after escorting William home. Her friends Joey, Bridie, and Kevin were waiting for her. They'd been discussing William while she'd been away. Helena was a bit nervous to see what they would think. After all, her attempts at socialization and keeping William's life private depended on this. Look at the bright side, she thought. If he can survive this, he can survive anything... I think.

"He's too reserved," said Joey. "I felt he wasn't open enough."

"Open enough?" cried Kevin. "If I'd lost my whole family, I wouldn't want to discuss it in front of a group of random chicks, either!"

"Kevin's right," said Bridie. "But Joey has a point, too. He didn't have to be open about his family, but he could've been open about other things."

"He sure could've," said Joey. "He has physique, that's for sure. He's some kind of an athlete. But it's weird. He carries himself like a football player, but knows more about horses than first downs."

"He seemed knowledgeable about NFL Europe," said Bridie.

"How much do you know about NFL Europe?" asked Kevin and Joey together.

Bridie stayed silent. Kevin and Joey high-fived. "Like I said, he knows more about horses than first downs."

"Joey, how much do you know about horses?" asked Helena. It was almost Joey's turn to be silent. "I know more about 'em after talking to him," she replied.

"You don't know any more about horses than you did before, not really," piped in Kevin.

"Yeah, but you know when somebody talks about something they really know about, you can feel it?" asked Joey. "Well, I felt it."

"Yeah, just like him talking about losing his family," said Bridie.

"We really need to be more sensitive about that," said Helena.

"How does Chris feel about him sleeping on your couch?" asked Joey.

"Fine," said Helena. "It was Chris's idea, William sleeps on the couch, and he keeps his hands to himself. He's a perfect gentleman."

"He sure is," said Bridie. "He went to get me more coffee and was taken back when I said I'd get my own. However, he recovered gracefully and wasn't a crybaby about it."

"Amen to that," said Joey. "He knows how to defer to women."

"But he doesn't let us run all over him. That's why I have misgivings," said Kevin. "He's a little too graceful, but he doesn't make those smooth guy moves."

"Can't anybody accept him like he is?" asked Bridie. "He acts like we say we want him to act, and then we rag on him for it."

"We're women, that's why," said Joey. "And since you like him so much, you can take him on a first date."

"Why does she have to go out with him?" asked Helena.

"I ain't doin' it, you already have someone, and Kevin's too shy," said Joey.

"I am not too shy," blushed Kevin. "And just why aren't you going to go out with him?"

"Just because," replied Joey.

"Typical," muttered Kevin.

"I'm calling your bluff," said Bridie. "Helena, set me up. And I'm gonna rub it in your face if he turns out to really be a gentleman, Joey."

Record Last Changed Date: 11/28/2009


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