Kenzo, do you have a minute?...
Posted March 6, 2007 by Oona
Oona: I think we need to talk.
Kenzo: Uh-oh, I don’t think I like that tone…
Oona: When is the last time you talked to Kaida?
Kenzo: Um… it was Valentine’s Day. She sent me one, and I sent her one. **thinking aloud** Hey, I guess it has been a while, hasn’t it?
Oona: Just as I suspected – you are taking her for granted! A girl SO doesn’t like being taken for granted.
Kenzo: **shrug** I don’t take her for granted. At least I didn’t think I did. I’m not a smotherer, is all. Besides, since I got back from Christmas vacation, there’s school and practice and soccer –
Oona: That’s no excuse. *sigh* I think I’m going to have to show you, since you haven’t been paying attention. Persephone, can we use your laptop for a minute?
Persephone: Certainly. I believe I know what you’re alluding to -- **clickclickclick** Here you are –
Oona: Do you know who this is with Kaida?
Kenzo: Nope. Not a clue. Who is he?
Oona: He’s one of Asher’s brothers. Tall and good-looking. Everyone thinks they’re an item.
Persephone: It is quite the buzz of the board. *I* wouldn’t turn up my nose at his attentions, should I be so fortunate to be on the receiving end of them.
Kenzo: People gossip, and say stuff. So he’s tall. Hey, everyone’s taller than me – I’m used to it by now.
Oona: Kenzo, Kaida’s a cute girl, You’re very lucky to have her. I don’t know how else to motivate you, except to remind you that she’s known for not sticking to anything for very long, and you could wind up as one of those things if you don’t wake up and do something about it. It’s a danger in relationships, whether the person is right next door, or across the country. I know you think I’m nosy, but – I just don’t want to see you sad if it can be prevented. Forewarned is forearmed.
Kenzo: Yes, M’AM! **clicks heels and salutes*
Persephone: **snerks** -- oh, pardon me. I thought that was humorous.
Oona: **glares** You are SO not helping here. Well, I won’t waste any more breath for now. But you think about it, mister. **exits**
Kenzo: So… do you think I’m ignoring this at my peril?
Persephone: Considering that I lack a boyfriend, would you consider my advice valid?
Kenzo: Well… you ARE a girl. That’s some qualification.
Persephone: My gratitude knows no bounds. **bats eyelashes in sarcasm** Seriously, though, your cousin is correct. You, my good man, are guilty of near-terminal neglect. Even *I* wouldn’t forgive that, if you were my boyfriend. Communication is paramount.
Kenzo: Ah… maybe I should write… ?
Persephone: Here – use this. **puts computer in his lap**
Kenzo: No time like the present.
Persephone: By George, I think you’ve got it!
Hey, Kaida… >>>
Posted March 6, 2007 by Kenzo
I’m such a louse. My cousin Oona had to give me a wake-up call, and I’m feeling pretty stupid about now.
There’s no excuse for my not calling or writing you lately. How can I make it up to you?
You think if I found a way to grow a few feet in the next 20 minutes, it might help?
If it’d make you smile again, I’d sure try to do it…
Happily, Kenzo need not worry that Kaida will be stolen away by the long tall Eli…
Clara’s Marty Jean wrote an e-mail to Persephone, filling her in on the latest doings chez Clara, including the visit of Shulamith, and Persephone wrote back: