Chapter SevenA love story, atangent, and apsycho ex-stalkerwith a Grand Evil Planall in one place!
Welcome back to FindingConsort Redux by Kelyns!It’s the same old silly story,now in PowerPoint! Thischapter was originallyChapter 8, in case anyonewas wondering, and let’sget to it. I believe we left offwith Veronica cowplantingDagmar and the latterplanning revenge.Ch 7:Fallin’ for You
~Veronicas POV~Here I am getting ready for Gonerils and Albany’s anniversary party later today,and let me tell you, I am one big pile of nerves. You all know my first meeting withConsort was a disaster (and if you didnt, then you should go read the previouschapters and catch up), but today was my second chance. I wanted to look mybest; everything was riding on how today went. If I couldnt get Consort to like menow, there was no way Id ever realize my dream of being Mrs. Consort Capp.
*Sigh* ...But it seems all my efforts were for naught because Consort obviously hasntchanged his feelings about me; here he is poking me before I even get in the door.
Hey, what gives, KB? I thought you were going to fix that.I was- I mean I did! He drank a ReNuYu potion, I saw him! Everyone one saw him!Then whats his problem?No idea, but this ends now. I got a storyline to stick to; I dont have time for thisanymore.*Fiddles With The Cheat Box*
*Crack of Lightening* BAM! I did say BoolProp was my best friend, didnt I? Now letsgive you and Consort a clean slate. *Sets Vs & Consorts Relationship To Zero, ThenMakes Consort Selectable*
Now Consort, why dont you go check out Veronica? Oh, whats that? Three bolts?Thought so. Now go flirt; my work is done here. *Goes to play pool*
You know, I feel funny. Like you know, maybe, just maybe, Consort is kinda, well...kinda... hot.
Apparently, he thought I was hot, too.C: "Good Plumbbob, I can die happy now, because Ive just seen a piece ofheaven!"V: "Really? Funny you think that way; you didnt seem to think I was anything specialwhen we met a couple of days ago."C: "Lifes funny that way; sometimes love hits you on the second time around."V: "I dont know, I distinctly remember you not liking me-"
C: "Thats because I never noticed how blue your eyes are, blue like the ocean...And baby, I think Im lost at sea!*Blushes* Oh, geez, no ones ever said such sweet things to me! ...Well, except forGilbert... But Gilbert says stuff like that to everybody; hes romance. And Gilbertscomments certainly never made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside... *Sigh* Butanyway...
Apparently, no one else thought Consorts comments were sweet. In fact, I gatherthey thought them positively revolting. They certainly looked outraged; there werenegatives signs flying all over the room.
And there were several gasps. Who knew a little flirting could be so upsetting?
"W-Well, I never... Im so flabbergasted; I dont know what to say!"
"Oh, my Plumbbob, yuck! Dad, how could you??" *Stomps Foot*
*Sniff* "Grandpa, how could you do that to Grams? I never thought you could dosuch a thing..."
V: "Oh, come on people, cant we all just get along?"Everybody: "NO!"Wow, who knew Id be the cause of such an uproar?
Anyway, it was Kent, Consorts one and only son, who took Consorts flirting thehardest."Dad, how could you? How dare you cheat on Mom!""Kent, your mothers been dead for years...""So? You took a vow... You swore youd love and honor her! Doesnt that meananything to you?!""Yes, of course it does. And I upheld those vows-""No you didnt!"
"Yes, I did. I swore to love and honor her until death do us part. She died, Kent.Over five years ago. You cant possibly think Im cheating on your mother; shesdead!""YES, I CAN! Those vows are meant to last forever! Poor Mom... Shes probably inheaven missing you and waiting for you to join her, but meanwhile, youre downhere messing around with some floozy!“C: "Kent, look, I loved your mother, but she passed away... I think shed want to seeme move on and be happy..."
K: "Noo, Id think shed want you to live out the rest of your life alone out of respectfor her memory and wait until you two can be reunited in heaven!"C: "You all cant possibly really think that way... I know deep down you all really justwant me to be happy."Desdemona: "All I know is that you disgust me! I hope Grandma kicks your ass inheaven."Goneril: "Amen to that."
C: *Gasp* "Is that how you all really feel? …Not one of you cares for my happiness?"K: "We are all shocked that you disgraced Moms memory in such a way. However,if you apologize, I suppose we can forgive you.""...Apologize? For doing something for me? For trying to create my own happiness?You should be the ones apologizing! Your mother is dead for goodness sakes! All ofyou should want me to be happy!""We do want you to be happy, we just dont want you to cheat on Mom with sometwo-dollar tramp!"
"Veronica is not a tramp! Shes a very nice young lady, and I will not stand for anydisrespect towards her or me any longer! Take that back this instant!""Oh, yeah? Make me!""Kent, I am warning you, Im not too old to give you a butt-whooping.""Try me, old man!" *Shoves*"Why you little punk... You better start showing me some respect!""You should have shown Mom some respect!" *Tackle*
Albany: "Alright, whos ready for some champagne? ...Whats going on here?! Ileave the room for two seconds and already theres a fight. Dont you people knowyoure supposed to get drunk first and then start to fight?"
"Oh my Plumbbob, I dont who to root for... On one hand Kents my brother, thoughhes a mooching freeloader. But on the other hand, Dads, well, my Dad, even if hedid just cheat on my mom whos been dead for five years! ...Oh, Ill just root for bothof them."
Andy: "Hey, Veronica, dont you think you should be concerned about that fightover there? I mean, you did start it..."
"I know, I know. A part of me feels just awful; I never meant to come between afather and his son. And I definitely didnt want to cause a rift in the family..."
"But the other part of me is thrilled; no ones ever fought over me before! I cantbelieve Ive gotten so much attention.""But arent you going to DO anything? Arent you even going to try and stop thefight?""Nah, I just bought this dress, I dont want it to get ripped. Those two are really goingat it."
"Now, what were you saying, old man? Youre going to beg for the forgiveness ofyour family?"""I dont have to apologize to anyone!"
"And Im going to teach you some respect for your father if its the last thing I do!""It WILL be the last thing you do, because Im going to kick your butt all the way tohell."
"What was that, now? Speak up, I cant hear you! You know how hearing fails withold age.""...Nothing, I said nothing..."Hal: "Wow, you know youve hit a new low when your butt gets kicked by a 70 yearold man."
"I thought so. But just to be sure, Ill warn you again: You may be a grown man, Kent,but youll never be so grown that I cant whoop your butt. Now get out of my face."
"There, there, Kent. Its okay. If you had fought any other old man, you definitelywould have won."*Sniff* "Snot fair... Old mans a freak of nature...""Dads definitely got more spunk than the average 70 year old; it was practically anunfair advantage.""Yeah! If he were a regular old man, Id have won!"
"KB, this partys great, thanks for getting Consort to like me!""No problem, though I didnt really envision starting a family feud, but whats afamily gathering without a fight?"
"Great? You think this partys great? My father and brother are no longer speakingto each other thanks to you!""I-I didnt mean to start anything.""So what? You caused a fight in my family, at my anniversary party no less, byhitting on my dad!"
"First of all, your dad hit on me, and second, you knew I wanted to date your fatherall along! And third of all, your mother is dead! Your father cant possibly cheat onsomeone whos dead!""Well, consider yourself dead to me! I cant believe I ever once called you a friend."*GASP*
"Alright, alright everyone, lets settle down and try to remember the reason why weall gathered here today. Its because 31 years ago, Goneril and I got married. Andwere here to celebrate the vows we took that day-""Vows Dad forgot he made when he got married!""Now, now, Kent, lets put that aside. Todays supposed to be a happy event, so letsall relax, drink some champagne, and try to have a good time, shall we? After allthats what familys all about: accepting each other the way we are and forgiving allour mistakes."
"Albanys right. Lets just put what happened behind us and move on. At least nowwell have something to gossip about other than that cafeteria worker who burns themac and cheese. Anyway, I want to toast.”
“To Albany and our marriage; I love you honey, and moments like these make meremember why I married you: Youre my everything. I would have nothing withoutyou, especially not my four beautiful children-"Miranda, Hal, Desdemona, Ariel: "Mom!""Anyway," *Sniff* "I love you. To Albany!"All: "To Albany!""Great, now lets party!"
G, mumbling: "Oh, like Id ever forget this! Veronica better watch her back, becausethat witch is going down."Kent: "Definitely."Miranda: "Got that right."Andy, to himself: I have no idea what everyone is so upset about, but Ill stand herein the back and look moody and mad too.
Oddly enough, all the bonding over hating Veronica made the party a roof raiser.Everyone still went home pissed, but like I said earlier, whats a family reunionwithout one good fight? Anyway, thats it out of Veronica for now; were going to seewhat Dagmars been up to. I seem to remember leaving you guys with a cliffhanger. Just remember that all this stuff with Dagmar happened a few weeks afterwhat you just saw with Veronica. I just wanted to mention that for clarity. In caseanyone cares. Which you probably dont. I bet no one even remembers me saying-you know what, Im just going to stop now. Take it away, Dagmar.
~Dagmars POV~*Takes deep breathe* Here we go. Sorry if I dont have much of a greeting for youpeons, but Im a little busy. Its time to put my master plan to work.
"D-Dagmar, what are you doing up here so late? And, youve, ah, uh, ...changed.Whats with the make up... and the hair... and the dress...""Dont you like it?""Of course, of course! You, uh, look great! I just- what I mean is-"
*Giggles* "Its okay Gilbert, I get it. Actually, I came up here because I, um-"*Blushes* "I was sorta hoping we could talk."
"Um, I dont know. Im pretty sure Veronica would be upset if we, uh, talked andmother wouldnt approve either. And normally I would be all for illicit affairs, but itwould be a lot harder since you live here and my mother watches you like a hawk.Plus Im supposed to be looking out for Veronica...""Gilbert, No harm ever came from a talk, and besides, I would never betray yourtrust.""I dont know... Hey, wait!" *Narrows eyes suspiciously* "Dont you have feelings forVeronica?"
"Not anymore, Veronicas old news. You, however... Well, youre the only otherdecent person in this house. Your mothers always so mean and horrid to me, butyou, youre sweet. And kind, and caring, and dreamy, and- Well, Ive sorta got acrush on you...""Look Dagmar, Im flattered and all, really, I am. And I never thought Id turn downmeaningless woohoo, but we cant be together, ok? Youre a nice girl, but- We justcant, ok?"
"Oh, come on, Gilbert, you know you want me." *Tries To Caress Arm*
"Hey, watch it! Look I told you no, ok? Quit it!"
Oh, my Plumbbob. OH. MY. PLUMBBOB! This cant be happening! After all mycarefully laid plans, that-that jerk rejected me! Who does he think he is? Why thatno good, cocky, lazy, scoundrel! Ooh, Im SO getting him for this!
*Clears Throat* "Well, if you really feel that way..."
*Sigh* "Sadly, I do. I could never betray Veronicas trust, no matter how much awoman throws herself at me. I think you should leave now."G, to himself: I cant believe I just gave up cheap, meaningless Woohoo. Damn! Thethings I do for my friends...
I said nothing back, just left. I was positively seething at Gilbert for rejecting me. Iwas so pissed, and yeah, okay, slightly embarrassed, that I stomped back down thestairs to my room. Ok, not really; stomping would have woken Mrs. Jacquet up andgotten me in a whole host of trouble, but I definitely stomped in spirit!
The next morning I got up and went to work. Last night was just a set back; Im notgiving up. Im still convinced Gilbert is my ticket out of here. And thus the trainingbegan. I redoubled my efforts in all the training Mrs. Jacquet was giving me. Andbecause of her dance lessons, I soon became a lean mean fighting machine,which would definitely help, as Gilberts turn off was fatness. I even came up with abrilliant back up plan. And the best part was, no one discovered a thing.
I guess Gilbert didnt tell his mother what happened that night; maybe he didntthink it mattered. One thing was for sure, Mrs. Jacquet didnt have a clue I came onto her son. She still ordered me about as usual, treating me no better or worse thanbefore."Pay attention, you ninny! Youre supposed to be easing my tension, not giving me acramp!""Yes maam."
I took this as a sign of complete oblivion. In fact, no one seemed to notice thatgrilled cheeses hold on me lessened day after day. Making and revising plans forescape kept my head clear and my sanity intact. It wouldnt be long before I wasable to bust out of here and whisk Veronica away... But I am getting ahead ofmyself.
Late one night, after everyone was asleep (surprisingly, Mrs. Jacquet and her sonsleep like the dead), I snuck outside to greet the matchmaker, who would be vitalto my escape plans. None of my old friends would help me; I made several phonecalls, begging and pleading, but CrumpleBottom had forbidden anyone to helpme, and they were too scared of her Needles of Death to disobey. Thus I was allalone, and stuck with the matchmaker."Finally, youre here, Id thought youd never arrive."
"Well, I dont usually make calls so late, except to a few local vampires, of course,but anyway, how could I refuse after you made such a generous offer just to get meto come after midnight?""Right, well, lets get down to business.""Let me guess. Those pigtails, that granny nightgown... You need a man dont you?""No, no, I already found a guy I want, but he refuses-“"Ah, then you want this. Love Potion, or a little persuasion, as I like to say.“"Exactly. Give me all you got."
"Eh, you sure? Its expensive, plus you really shouldnt need more than-""Im sure, and money isnt a issue." Especially since I stole Gilberts wallet, but theGypsy didnt need to know that. Poor Gilbert; Id been gradually building up a smallbank account by slipping a few bucks from his bakery funds every now and then.The fool never liked checking the ledgers, a task his mother demanded he do togain responsibility, and so he gave the job to me whenever he thought his motherwasnt looking. Itd be a long time before he found out Id fleeced him a fewthousand bucks. If he ever found out.
"Do you have any of those other potions, too?""What, you mean, Vamprocillin?""Yeah.""But youre not a vampire.""I-I know, but I, uh, have a few vampire friends and I want some in case they bite.You know how vampires like to bite people!" *Nervous laughter*"Humph, well, ok..."
"And do you have that other one, Plantophic-C?""But youre not a-""I do a lot of gardening. Id like to have one, you know, just in case." Which, youknow, wasnt completely untrue. I did do a lot of gardening, and the old bat stillrefused to buy a ladybug loft. But the gypsy still looked suspicious."Huh, well, if you say so..."
"Here, is that all?""Wait, wait, do you have Lycanthophic-B?""Now what do you need that for? And I know youre not a werewolf!""I, uh, have friends who are werewolves.""Lady, there hasnt been a werewolf around here for hundreds of years, if ever! Nowif this were Strangetown, maybe Id believe you, but here? In Veronaville? Nowthats just plain baloney!"
"Look, are you going to sell it to me or not? I thought you were trying to make somemoney here!""Humph, fine. Here you go. That it?""Yes.""Good. Goodbye." *Storms off*
Stupid nosy NPCs... Cant mind their own business... Anyway, the next day, I got towork on Plan B, as well as Part two of Plan A. You see, plain old love potion wouldntwork; it wouldnt last long enough. I was hoping that with a few extra ingredients, Idhave an extra strength long lasting love potion that would put Gilbert in a stupor forweeks. Whered I get all the "special" ingredients, you ask? From the backyard, ofcourse. After Mrs. Jacquet taught me the "proper" way to garden, she stoppedsupervising me and trusted me to garden on my own, especially since I got my goldgardening badge. So basically, as long as I grew some regular fruits andvegetables, I could grow whatever I wanted and she would never have a clue.
I was also hoping to use these "special" ingredients to create another potion, onethat would make me invincible... Never again would I allow myself to be caughtand taken advantage of. I was sure Veronica would try to fight me once I escaped,but this time I would be ready with my superpotion. ...If I actually got it to work. I wastrying to reverse the effects of the Vamprocillin-D, Plantophic-C, and Lycanthophic-B potions and combine all of the Sim Worlds the supernatural powers in one potion....But it wasnt going very well. It seems you cant make an all-powerful superpotionwith a food processor and a juicer. *Sigh* It looked like I was going to need a lab.
But Ill solve that problem later. Right now, it was time for Gilberts lunch. And since Idid manage to get the love potion right (I think...), its about to become the secretingredient in my chili.Mrs. Jacquet was at her weekly Myshuno game with Florence Delarosa, WandaTinker, and Lisa Ramirez. They called themselves the Bluewater Gals. *Rolls Eyes*Anyway, with Denise out of the house, it was the perfect opportunity to use thepotion. I just had to hope Mrs. Jacquet wouldnt notice her son had fallen madly inlove with me. *Pours Potion In* *Whoosh* *Cough, Cough* Apparently the potionwas VERY strong.
It only turned black for a few seconds, though. After that, it turned back to normal.With a few more spices, the love chili was ready. The best part about this plan wasthat Gilbert wouldnt think it was suspicious that I wasnt eating any chili; I wassupposed to be obsessed with cheese.
"Oh, Gilbert! Its time for lunch!" And to meet your doom... MUHWAHAHAHA!"Coming!"
"Smells great, D. I cant wait to eat, Im starving.""Me too, Ive been craving cheese all morning!" Eat up, Gilbert... Eat and meet yourDoom!!!
"Hmm... This tastes different than the way Mom makes it. Did you put somethingdifferent in this?""Nope, I just used the vegetables from the garden. And I tried this new recipe I sawon the Yummy Channel." *Holds Breath*"Well, whatever it is, it tastes great!" *Shoves food in mouth*
"Glad you like it. Must be the vegetables. I find that home grown produce almostalways tastes better than store bought." *Phew* That was close.
Five minutes later..."D-Dagmar... You s-sure you didnt put something d-different in this?""Nope. Just fresh veggies." *Munch* "Why?""I-Its j-just that... I never n-noticed h-how... how... t-that... youre pretty." *DreamySmile**Evil Grin* It works... "Oh, yeah? What else do you think about me?"
"That youre amazing. And whenever I see you, I hear choirs of angels and picturegolden rays of sunshine over a huge meadow covered in roses. and I-I" *Blushes* "Ilike you."
"But I thought you said we could never be together.""And pass up the chance to be with an angel? Dagmar, youre all I can think about.I wont be able to eat, work, or sleep until I make you mine! Please say youll bemine forever; I couldnt bear it if you chose someone else!"
"Gilbert, Id love to be with you... Over these past few weeks, Ive fallen for you, andits been an absolute torture because I thought youd never feel the same way...""Dagmar, how could I ever not love you? You are my everything, my reason forbeing... Not a minute goes by that I dont wish to hold you in my arms and tell youhow much I love you."
"Oh, Gilbert! ...But what about your mother?""What my mother doesnt know wont hurt her!" *Passionate Kiss*
"Oh, Gilbert, I dont know...""Please, Dagmar! Well keep everything a secret! No one will know except for youand I. I promise no harm will ever come to you. Ill do everything in my power tokeep you safe from my mother and anyone else who threatens our love!""Oh, Gilbert, youre so sweet! But it would never work! Wed never have time to betogether, not with all the chores your mother gives me..."
"Say no more. Ill help you. That way well have more time to be together.""Oh, Gilbert... Thats the nicest-" *Sniffle* "A-Are you sure?""Of course." *Kisses Cheek* "I love you, Dagmar. I live to serve you. Besides, such adelicate ravishing beauty shouldnt be doing such menial tasks anyway."
"Oh, Gilbert, Thank you! I-I dont know what to say... Except that I love you somuch...""And I love you." *Makes Out*
And thats how Gilbert ended up doing all my chores (when Mrs. Jacquet wasntlooking), including cleaning his own toilet.
*Giggles* That was one STRONG, fast-acting love potion. I guess I still have a littleknowledge sim in me after all. That fool believed every word. Now to work on thatsuper potion... And get some cheese. Mmm, cheeeese...
But, what was Veronica doing all those weeks Dagmar spent trying to seduceGilbert? We shall now see. So Veronica will-Shh! Im on the phone! And cant you see Im nervous? You jabbering in my eardefinitely isnt helping my nerves.I see, and why are we nervous?Because tonight Im finally going to do it. *Gulp* Im finally going to ask Consort outon a date.
~Veronicas POV~Consort and I had been out on several outings before. In fact, we had beenspending quite a lot of time together, much to his familys dismay. We spent hourschatting after work at a new local cafe.
We sang karaoke together every Friday night, (I always sang the lead, though;Consorts voice was terrible.) and bonded over our mutual love of old sim disco.
And I even taught Consort to bowl. After a few tries, he started to get the hang of it."Way to go, Consort! Next time youll get all three pins! Then theyll see whos incharge!""You got that right! Ill show em! They wont know what hit them!"
Consort and I also shared a love of games. Whether we were moping the floor withtownies in poker-"I thought you were supposed to be my friend! I even told you about the TownieRebellion!""Us being best friends doesnt mean I wont kick your butt at cards! Pay up!"
Or enjoying a leisurely game of chess in the park, we always had a good time.
And I wanted to take that one step further. *Sigh* Here I go."Hello?""Consort, its Veronica.""Oh, hi, how are you?""Me, oh, Im good. Listen. Weve known each other for a while now-""Almost two months I believe.""Yes, and well, Ive been thinking. T-The thing is... Ive been, I mean I was, ah, kindalonely- before I met you that is."
"Oh?""Yeah, you probably know how it is... You work hard, schmooze your way to a top ofa career, make a lot of money, and then suddenly-""Everybody wants to be your friend-""And you dont know who to trust-"C & V: "So you shun everybody.""Exactly. Its been so hard to find good friends, and even harder to find the rightguy..."
V: *Deep Breath* "I guess what Im trying to say is... Willyougooutonadatewithme?""...Veronica?""Yes?""Id love to."*Phew* "So... meet you tomorrow at eight?""Ill be there."
We met at Similar Sights Sculpture Park before dinner."So... I hear the art here is supposed to be spectacular.""Hmmph. You call a bubble blower and some fire jets art?""Well, theres this piece.""This piece has no arms. Its not art either.""I think its supposed to be an interpretation of this statue of Venus-""That piece has no arms because its thousands of years old and was damaged.This, though- this train wreck was intentional. And all it says is that the artist got lazy."
"Maybe we should have gone to the Deh’ Javu Modern Art Museum...""Dont even get me started on that place. They let anything in there. As if you couldreally call a flaming toilet art...""Maybe we should just skip the museum and go right to dinner.""Eh, sounds good to me."
We went to this place called Londoste. Ive never been there before, but I thoughtId go to some place new tonight. This place was supposed to be upscale and reallyfancy, and I wanted dinner to be romantic. And lets face it; dinner at the Hub withthe DJ Booth blaring in the background wasnt really romantic. Anyway, we chattedand caught up on gossip as we waited for our waiter.
"So then I told Bob to stuff it. After all, Im the business tycoon here, and I know abad deal when I see one. Landgraab Enterprises has been going downhill eversince that fools parents died, and theres no way I would jeopardize our companyby helping Malcolm build a land bridge to Twikki Island, no matter how prestigioushis company name is."*Giggles* "I heard about that venture; he tried to get us at Simcorp to buy in, but weall just laughed. Now, Worthington, however, hes got a real head for business.""Indeed, but he hasnt a penny to his name."
"Pity his father gambled away all his fortune.""He didnt gamble away all of it.""He didnt? But everyone says Francis J. is bankrupt!""He is. His father almost gambled away all his fortune, until he realized that hecouldnt possibly pay all his creditors. Then he gathered all that was left of themoney and hightailed it all the way to Riverblossom Hills with his mistress, leaving hiswife and son behind.“"Riverblossom Hills? But thats like Sim-Siberia!"
"Yup. I think the old coot might have froze to death."*Giggles* "And his mother?""Died from embarrassment.""Embarrassment?""Shock at all the scandal.""Ah. And now that poor boy is left with a mountains of bills-""And hes still got all of college left. Why couldnt he be blessed with a fortune likeLandgraabs, Ill never know. Plumbbob knows that idiot doesnt deserve it."
We gossiped like that until our waitress finally came."Its about time. Id like to order-""Its ok, I see your talk bubble. I hate to break it to you lady, but I dont think pearlnecklaces are on the menu, Ill have to ask the chef."C: *Snickers**Glowers* "Thats quite alright, thank you, well just order something else."
"As if Id order jewelry for dinner! Can you believe that lady?""Well, some sims are stupid. But forget about that, lets talk about something else. Ipropose a toast.""To what?"...
C&V: "To money!" *Simultaneous Laughter*Ah, Consort and I know each other so well. were perfectly compatible. Hes theonly one that understands my love of money, and Im the only one who understandshis drive and ambition. (Hes already led a very successful life, but he dreams ofowning his own business. A restaurant to be exact. But his children disprove. Theythink hes too old and dont want him spending any more of their future inheritancethan necessary.) And since were both business tycoons, we can completely relateto each others jobs. *Sigh* Being in a three bolt couple rocks. Anyway, Consort andI were having a perfectly pleasant evening...
Until the waitress came back and dropped our food all over me. GRRR. What shouldhave been the most romantic evening of my life was turning into a completedisaster.
"OH MY PLUMBBOB!""Sorry, Sorry! I didnt mean to...""Do you have any idea how long it took me to get ready? And cant you see Im ona date here?! Youve ruined everything!""Oh, Veronica, I wouldnt say everything is ruined...""Youre not the one with food all over you!""True."
"Im so, so sorry, maam. Please forgive me.""Does this at least mean we get our dinner for free?""Um... No. But please accept my deepest, sincerest apologies. Ill be right back outwith your order.""Hmmph.""If it helps, I still think you look amazing."*Smiles* "Thanks, Consort."
We tried to salvage the rest of the evening as best we could, but its hard to makepolite conversation when you feel icky and sticky all over. So after dinner, I decidedto call it a night. Consort understood.
"I had a great time, Veronica, I hope we can do it again sometime.""Youre just saying that to make me feel better.""No, really, just look at the date meter. I always enjoy your company, Veronica. Itwas a pleasure." *Walks Away*
My date with Consort had me worried. Nothing was going right. It took me so long tofind him, and then when we first met, we hated each other. And now this... Our firstdate was a disaster. *Sigh* Everything was supposed to be perfect. But what if...What if Dagmar was right? What if Consort and I werent meant to be? ...Stop it,Veronica, you cant think that way! You cant give up! What does Dagmar knowanyway? Shes probably busy stuffing her face with cheese & cleaning Mrs.Jacquets kitchen floors. She doesnt know anything, not about you. She never reallyknew you, anyway. If she did, shed know that you are not a quitter.
You will not give up, and youre not going to let one bad date get between you andyour dream. You can do this, V! Youve just got to keep trying! And stop talking toyourself. People are going to think youre crazy.My craziness aside, the next Saturday I gave Consort another call. I asked him outon another date and this time- this time things were going to go right.
This time, Id have the date here. There would be no downtown, no art, and nowaitresses. Just me and Consort. Id wow him with my cooking and charmingpersonality.
"Hey, arent you going to Ooh and Ah over my cooking? Im supposed to bewowing you.""Nah, dont feel like it."Meh, men.
"Besides, Veronica, I know your cookings great. And I must say thanks for invitingme over for a lovely lunch. You- and youre cooking- are superb, as always."*Blushes* "Aw, thanks Consort."Consort always knows just the right things to say to make a girl go squee inside.
"And anyway, Im glad you invited me over, because I feel that our last date was alittle short. I didnt get a chance to tell you how I feel about you." *Takes Hand*
*Deep Breath* "Veronica... Veronica, I-""Theres no need, Consort. I know exactly how you feel. The little heart do-dads sayit all."
"Its just that Ive finally found that special someone. And after Contessa died, Ithought Id never feel this way again. Veronica, you- you are my light. I could getlost in your eyes for days, and when you smile- when you smile, it doesnt matter ifits raining or even if were in the middle of a blizzard. When you smile at me, Ive gotsunshine on a cloudy day. When its cold outside, Ive got the month of May. Ive gota sweeter song than the birds in the trees and more honey than all the bees.* WhenIm with you, Veronica, I have the world."*Blushes* "Consort, thats the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me."(My Girl lyrics courtesy of the Temptations)
And it was true. Suddenly, this relationship wasnt about impossible wants or gettingmoney and prestige. It... It was about love. Seriously. I loved all the compliments hegave me, no matter how corny they were; he made me feel special, loved. Andwhen I was in his arms, nothing else mattered; everything but me and him fadedaway and ceased to be important. And when he kissed me-Okay, thats enough of that. This chapters all ready way too mushy.KB! Thats VERY rude, interrupting like that. I was having a moment.I dont care. Spare me, okay? In fact spare all of us. No one wants to hear abouthow Consort makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
KB, the readers want to know what happened to me, and part of what happened tome is that I fell in love. Dear Plumbbob, did I just say that? Huh. Im in love. Love.*Rolls Eyes* Look, V, the readers want to know the exciting stuff. Omit the mushystuff, okay? Just like I omitted all the pictures of you and Consort making out,pictures that no one, myself included, should ever have to see. Bleh. Old peoplelove. *Shudders*Just get a move on, okay?Hmph, fine.
Now, where was I? Oh, yeah."Consort, I know Ive only known you for a short time, but I... I think I love you.""I think I love you, too. In fact, theres something I wanted to ask you."
"Veronica," *Bends Down On One Knee* "Will You Marry Me?"I think this is a good spot to leave it, dont you? So... Wanna know if Dagmars evilplans come through? If Consorts family will ever forgive him for cheating on hisdeceased wife? Or perhaps you just want Veronica to answer Consorts question.Either way, you just have to wait until next time to see what happens next. Happyreading!
And Veronica, stop picking your nose in front of the camera! Its rude! :) Latersimmers.