You Can’t Always Get What You Want..., Part 1

Posted May 1, 2008




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For a refresher on what led up to this story, see these links, in chronological order:

Brotherly Love...

Stupid Cupid...

First Aid...

All the Time In the World...

Off The Beaten Path...

Uneasy Rider



Yoshi: **enters room** Hey, Fenchurch – I have something for you –



Yoshi: I found this, and thought you might get a kick out of it --

Fenchurch: Oh, hi, Yoshi. Sure, I like books – what is it?



Yoshi: Remember when we were talking about Beowulf?  This is the entire story. I know your textbook only had a part of it –

Fenchurch: Wow – that’s a pretty nice edition. Too bad we’re past that period in class. But I’m always looking for something to read -- thanks for thinking of me.



Yoshi: Speaking of thinking of you, how about going to a movie sometime – like this weekend? The Beowulf  movie tanked a long time ago of course, but there’s other better things to see –

Fenchurch: It’s been a while since I’ve been to the theatres. Sounds like fun; I’ll ask Win and Chance and Kenzo if they want to go, too –



Yoshi: No, Fenchurch, I was asking only YOU to go – I thought we could get to know each other better without all the others around. A date, really.

Fenchurch: Whoa there, Yoshi – I don’t think so!



Fenchurch: I have a boyfriend, and even though he doesn’t live here, doesn’t mean I date other people. That’s the way I am.



Yoshi: Yeah, but – don’t you get bored – and maybe a little curious about other guys? It’s not like you’re engaged or anything serious, is it?



Fenchurch: No – heck, we’re TOO young for that! But I just don’t do that kind of thing; I wouldn’t feel right, and I don’t think he would, either. We trust each other, and I won’t abuse it.



Yoshi: How do you know HE really feels that way, when you’re not even in the same town? Guys say they’ll be faithful, but there’s a lot of temptation out there. Why should you have to toe the line, when you could be having some fun, too?

Fenchurch: I know, that’s all, and that’s good enough for me.



Yoshi: How can you be sure? I mean, you could be missing out on finding a guy who’s even better than your boyfriend. Maybe he’s closer than you think –

Fenchurch: And maybe he’s not. Just because you’re standing next to each other doesn’t mean you’re RIGHT for each other. I like my boyfriend, whether he’s on Mars, or across the room. I don’t want to change, and I don’t need to change. Like I said before, that’s the way I am.



Yoshi: I – I really like you, Fenchurch. Give me a chance – please –

Fenchurch: NO, Yoshi. I’m happy just as I am. There’s lots of other girls out there that’d be glad for your attention, so please save your energy for them. I’ve got to go now – goodbye. **exits**



Yoshi: ******…





**clap – clap -- clap**

Romy: Bravo!  That brought a tear to my eye, it really did!

Yoshi: What the hell – Romy!


An awkward surprise only gets more so in:


You Can’t Always Get What You Want…, Part 2



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