Tuesday, April 21, 2009

back in the saddle

Lauren was completely exhausted. True, she really was trying to accomplish so much, lately. Moving in with Fletch. The painting. Work. Revisions. She'd gone to bed without thinking of dinner or anything else.

She cracked one eye open to the red room. She was awake in their new room. Lauren couldn't remember if she'd slept with Fletch or not. At least she didn't awake with his elbow nudging her ear. He wasn't even there.

Naturally, she thought the worst. What if he'd up and left in the middle of the night to find himself some drugs. Could have easily slipped away to the Black Cat and found something. Perhaps he caught up with Molly, and she had some pills for him to try. Anything.

All her work, down the drain, she supposed. Fletch gone bad. Again.

Lauren closed her eyes sleepily. She didn't want to think about it as she pulled the covers over her head.

Next thing she knew Fletch was waking her to a cup of tea.

"A good brew will do you, that's for certain," he smiled.

"Where you been?" She grumbled sitting up then with her pillows behind her.

"Up in the kitchen with Maxie," Fletch just shrugged scooting in next to her. "Where else would I be?"

"I dunno." She didn't want to tell him she thought the worst as she sipped her tea. "Feel'n fine, yeah?"

"Yeah." He smiled and sneaked a kiss on the side of her forehead. "I'm glad you have some faith in me, Laurie, I really do. I couldn't do it without you."

"Yeah, right, cause I ride you like a pit bull." She smirked, enjoying her tea. It was just right with with a spot of milk.

Fletch laughed then.

"Look, Maxie says we could go down a little further in the basement. Have ourselves a jam session, anytime we like." Fletch then told her.

"Really?" This was good news. If they really tried hard, Lauren was sure Cecil would be happy to get them some dates set in motion. Especially, for the summer.

"I thought you'd like to know. The sooner the better, we get our shit, together, right." He nodded.

"Right." After all he was her base player. "We just need Ian now."

"He's here already. Not far away at all." Fletch shrugged.

"Really?" That was shock to Lauren. "We're getting the band together, now are we?"

"Looks, to be." Fletch sighed looking about their messy room. Lauren really wasn't in any hurry to get that part in order. The band came first.


Cait said...

I'm glad Fletch is still there for her.

ellie said...

I think Fletch just might be what she needs and he needs her.

the oaks said...