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All the ladies have gathered at Luke and Laura's house for Michelle's bridal shower. They gather around and chit chat, and Phoenix gets passed around as everyone dotes on him and how big he has gotten.
*Erica* "Darlin' you look absolutely lovely and your gonna be the most beautiful
bride this side of the Mississippi!"
*Erica smiles* "I'm glad I could help, customer service now a days in non existent, back in my day you would have been treated like a princess."
Amari sits and talks with her Aunt Krystal. Amari's
father is Krystal's brother.
*Krystal* "Boy! Am I ever!...as fun as it has been planning two weddings in less that a year. I'm definitely ready to get my house back in order."
Across the table, Roxie sparks up conversation with Elie, who will be Michelle's mother-in-law.
*Elie* "Oh, we're doin' good. Kids are growing so fast! In fact Maddy has her first t-ball game tomorrow, I just hope Justin doesn't get too drunk, he don't do well with hangovers. Did Aric go to the bachelor party?"
*Roxie* "Yeah he's there, he wouldn't miss it, you know how him and Benji are..."
*Roxie* "No, it's open...Mina and Jai are running the show, we've been training
them for a while now, tonight is their first night alone.
*Elie* "Oh, well that's nice...Now you and Aric can have some alone time, you
two are always so busy."
*Roxie* "Yeah it would be nice to getaway for a bit just the two of us."
*Elie* "I say go for it..."
Last is Laura and Isolde, these two have been friends for quite awhile. Isolde is the one who introduced Laura to Luke, or rather she set them up on a blind date.
*Laura* "It's good, I feel whole again and I think he does too."
*Isolde* "That's good, I'm glad to hear it...And I bet Phoenix is happy as well."
*Laura* "Oh yes...definitely."
Aric and Hayden both beat us to it years ago."
*Benjamin* "So how are things going with you and Jacob?"
*Colton* "Good, really good, he would have been here tonight but he had to
close up at Vintage Vinyl."
*Benjamin* "I understand...He'll be at the wedding though, right?"
*Colton* "Of course...Luke is keeping the store closed for y'all's big day."
Benjamin continues to munch on some of the french fries...
and Colton picks up on his nervousness.
*Colton* "So, you nervous about getting married?"
*Benjamin* "F*ck ya, I'm nervous...Marriage is a big scary commitment. Then
you factor in the fact that..."
*Colton* "Yeah...but I thought that's what you wanted, your not having second thoughts, are you?!"
I want to marry Michelle...but I'm still nervous."
conversation with James.
*Scott* "James, right? You still dating Isolde?"
*James* "Yeah....Yeah I am..."
*Scott* "What kinda work are you in again?"
*Scott* "Ah, yes! That's right...Gettin' tired of being out on those rigs?"
*James* "It can get overwhelming...but I do love my job."
money is good but it's hard work.
A few seats over, Justin talks with his younger son Colton.
Across the room Benjamin talks with Cruz and Hayden.
*Cruz* "So? You enjoying yourself, Benji?..."
*Hayden* "Awww, c'mon Benji, you know we couldn't let you go out without a bang.
Cruz will never admit it but you were always the one the ladies flocked to."
That's why the girls liked him."
*Benjamin laughs* "Ha! That's exactly how you'd see it. The only reason you were
quarterback is cause you're taller than me..."
*Hayden* "So are y'all gonna be this competitive when you have kids?"
*Cruz* "I already got a jump start on that one..."
*Benjamin* "That's right, Holland is pregnant. Congrats...man."
As Benjamin and Cruz talk to each other, Luke and his entourage finally arrive. Luke heads to straight over to say hello to Benjamin...
*Shaun* "That is so f*cking sweet..."
*Peter* "Totally...I'm gettin' a beer first."
Luke ignores Peter and Shaun, he walks over and says hello to Benjamin. Benjamin re introduces Cruz, who Luke met a little over a year ago, at his Halloween party.
*Benjamin* "Luke, you remember Cruz, Isolde's older brother...He's the one
who put this party in motion."
*Cruz* "Good, good. Thank you. I heard from my match making sister, you had a
kid and got hitched as well."
*Luke smiles* "Yeah....it seems to be a growing trend around here..."
Back by the large spread of burgers and beers, Shaun and Peter continue to hang out and talk. Peter contemplates whether he wants draft or bottled beer.
*Shaun* "Yeah, well your the manager, can't you just pencil us in a gig there?"
*Peter* "Yeah I guess I could do that, but it'd have at be on a slow night. I gotta
give priority to the bands that bring in the crowds."
back up on that stage. That's my bread and butter..."
*Peter* "I know, I know man...I just need to get Luke on board with it. He's been so busy trying to patch things up with Laura that we haven't talked much about starting a band."
You two act like an old married couple sometimes..."
*Peter laughs* "Ha ha ha Yeah... He's tired of hearing it from me."
*Luke* "Promised the wife I'd stay sober tonight."
*Benjamin* "She got you on a tight leash, huh?"
Besides I want to be able to remember every embarrassing moment that
happens to you tonight."
to me tonight..."
*Luke* "Dude! Your bachelor party is at a f*cking strip club, something is going
down, and it's gonna be right on your lap."
*Benjamin* "Damn it! Cruz...you know I hate surprises..."
Shaun decides to turn and introduce
himself to Hayden.
*Hayden* "No I don't think so, Hayden. Benji and I go way back..."
Back at Luke and Laura's house the ladies have gathered in
the living room, so Michelle can open a few gifts.
*Michelle* "Um?...Who gave me this?..."
*Laura* "Oh that's cute...there's no card?"
*Erica* "Oh that's from me, Darlin'..."
*Michelle* "Oh?!...Um thank you."
*Erica smiles* "Don't act so surprised, Darlin'!...Those are to encourage you two start
making great grandbabies. I ain't gettin' any younger and I'd like to see you
have at least two before I kick the bucket."
Krystal taps Erica on the shoulder.
*Krystal* "Erica, pushy as always, but this one I definitely agree with. I can't
wait to see them have kids."
*Erica* "You know they'll be the most darlin' little things, and I know my
Benjamin wants a big family."
*Laura* "That's really pretty, I think that pale pink will look lovely on you."
*Michelle* "It's really soft too..."
*Amari* "Let me feel it...Oooo that is soft..."
*Amari* "Granny has some good taste, this is some high end lingerie."
*Michelle* "You think I should wear it for our wedding night?"
*Amari* "Hell yeah....Girl it's your night to shine, rock his world."
Now back to check on the guys and what they're up to. Benjamin gets called over by his father and everyone disperses into little groups again, saying hello and catching up.
Cruz, Aric and James start striking up conversation. James is
still dating Cruz's little sister, Isolde.
*Cruz* "Hey man! How's it going...long time no see."
*James* "Good, I'm doing good. How are you and Holland."
*Aric* "Cruz may be moving back to live here permanently..."
*James* "Oh yeah? I hadn't heard, Isolde hasn't mentioned it."
*Cruz* "That's because I haven't told her, I'm waiting to see if I get the job first.
So mums the word for now. I'd hate to get her hopes up..."
Nearby Peter, Shaun, and Hayden talk about the unknown
whereabouts of Cade and Fionna.
*Hayden* "They've disappeared, but there was word they may have been spotted
in Dubai. It's not confirmed though."
*Shaun* "Sounds like they are long gone to me..."
was not gonna give up."
*Peter* "Cade is one slippery, sneaky mother f*cker, let's hope so. I'll be glad to
hear they are both behind bars."
*Shaun* "It's a shame that Cade, went down a dark path, he was a damn good bodygaurd."
Scott takes the opportunity to talk to Luke, he hasn't seen him much in the past few months, while he was working things out with Laura.
*Luke reaches out to shake it* "Likewise...I'm surprised to see you here."
*Scott* "I figured I'd stop and visit for a little while, but I promised Krystal I'd
be home before too late...You know, I'm really glad you and Laura are getting through this...
*Luke* "I don't expect any of you to and I don't ever want to hurt Laura again..."
*Scott* "Good, I'm glad."
Behind Scott and Luke, Justin and Colton say
goodnight to Benjamin.
*Justin* "Colton is gonna drive me home, I guess Cruz will get you home safe then?"
*Benjamin* "Your leaving already?"
*Justin* "Your little sister, has an early T-ball game tomorrow...its their first game
so I can't miss it."
*Benjamin* "Okay, well tell everyone hello for me, I guess I'll see y'all all next week."
Back over by the buffet of food. These three continue to talk.
becoming an Aunt for the first time."
*Cruz* "Yeah, yeah she is...Holland is 7 months along now so it's getting closer...Hey Aric? How come you and Roxie have never had any kids? You two have been married the longest too."
really enjoy riding our bikes when we can. So between that and the bar,
kids just don't fit in the picture..."
*Cruz* "Huh? I hadn't really thought about it like that...That bar does keep you two busy."
idea of what it's like. Girls are a lot of work, let me tell you..."
*James* "Isn't that what your having? A girl..."
*Aric laughs* "It's payback now! Boys are gonna come knocking at your door
when she's a teenager..."
Peter now looking a little glassy eyed right, asks
Hayden a random question.
*Shaun* "Peter, what the f*ck, man!"
*Hayden* "It's okay...let's just say I'll give you the benefit of the doubt once."
*Peter* "Sorry...I'm just curious."
*Shaun* "Let's get you something to eat!..."
Everyone shifts around again, Colton and Justin have left for the evening, Hayden decides to talk with Cruz and Aric. He's chosen for the moment to ignore Peter's drunk and high state.
*Hayden* "Yeah, definitely...this is a nice little party you put together."
*Aric* "It was nice to get away from the bar too..."
*Cruz* 'I'm glad y'all are enjoying it cause its about to more crazy too."
Shaun gets Peter seated in the back of the room and Peter immediately digs into a basket of french fries.
*James comes over* "Uh? Is he high?"
*Shaun keeping his voice low* "This f*cker is always high! I'm surprised he's
able to keep his day job,
*James* "But he works at a night club...Hey, Peter! You gonna get me and Isolde VIP
passes for that band we talked about?"
Across the room, Benjamin has joined Luke and Scott.
*Benjamin* "Yeah, definitely..."
*Scott* "I'm glad my daughter is marrying you. I can see you really
make her happy, but I'm ready for this wedding to be over. It's turned my house upside
down with wedding paraphernalia everywhere..."
things the girls have done most of the work."
*Scott* "Well one more week to go. You gettin' nervous yet?"
*Scott* "We've all been there, but you say it with a smile so I know
you'll do fine up there."
*Luke* "Remember, I'm still betting you pass out up there..."
day he asked for Michelle's hand in marriage.
*Luke* "Oh really?!..."
Benjamin a little embarrassed, that day he approached Scott was one of the most intimidating things he's ever had to do, but in the end it was all worth it.
when you announced she was pregnant."
*Luke* "Um, yeah...Yeah, that was definitely an awkward moment..."
Everyone is silent for a beat, then Scott locks his arms around their necks, he towers over both of them being the tall man that he is. He pulls them in close and begins to talk. The alcohol on his breath a little more noticeable at this proximity.
other pretty well now."
Luke nods in agreement.
Benjamin and Luke look at each other, they now know that when Scott has had a little too much to drink, he's one of the those close touchy feely talkers.
*Scott* "Good, good...I'm glad to hear that."
Scott looks across the room and sees a girl coming
in with a tray.
*Scott* "Looks like things are about to get more rowdy, I'd better head home.
*Benjamin* "Drive safely..."
Scott says goodnight to his son-in-law and future son-in-law, then waves off to Cruz and takes his leave.
*Luke laughs* "Tell me 'bout it. Touchy, feely drunks are the worst."
*Benjamin* "Good thing he left early then...How are things with you and Laura?"
*Luke* "Good. A lot better, I'm glad to be back home."
*Benjamin* "That's good, hey I'm sorry I ever joked about you cheating on Laura.
I really wasn't encouraging it that night we talked with Aric."
*Benjamin* "I think I gave you some crappy advise that night. Looking back now, I shouldn't have said it...I hadn't realized how much tension there was between the two of you."
*Luke* "Really...Benjamin. It's okay."
While Luke and Benjamin have been talking, Cruz has been approached by one of the waitresses.
*Cruz* "Okay...yeah...yeah let's move this party to the next level..."
*Waitress* "So which one is the lucky bachelor tonight?"
Luke, who is still talking with Benjamin, decides to tell him about Michelle's threat with the kitchen knives.
of the male species you should know. Your fiance threatened to cut my d*ck off if I cheat
on her sister again."
Benjamin busts out laughing, Michelle will say whatever is on her mind, and no shame about it either. It's one of the reasons Benjamin loves her, she'll call out anyone on their B.S. but she also has no shame in apologizing for it either...
knife to your junk?"
*Benjamin* "Sh*t! Yeah, yeah I have...a couple times. The worst one was Penelope. Now that woman is scary. She may be hot in the sack but in the long run, it's not worth it. With Michelle it's just talk, she's not the kind of woman that throws sh*t at you when your fightin'..."
*Benjamin chuckles a little* "I guess you and me have a little more in common than
we originally realized."
Meanwhile, Cruz responds to the waitress' question.
you ladies gonna do to him?"
*Waitress* "First we need to get him blindfolded and seated, then Destiny will
come in and do what she does best..."
*Cruz* "And what is that?"
*Waitress smiling* "She makes men quite uncomfortable...if you know what I mean."
Cruz smiles and understands then he hollers over to Benjamin, who then turns around when he hears his name called.
*Benjamin* "Aww, Come on!....Do I have to?!"
*Cruz* "It' just an innocent lap dance to celebrate your last night of freedom. C'mon man it'll be fun!"
*Hayden* "Think of if like 'What happens in Vegas stags in Vegas'. We're not gonna tell anyone."
*Benjamin* "Fine, fine...I'll get the lap dance, but don't y'all go video taping this sh*t
and posting it online..."
Benjamin turns to Aric.
*Benjamin teasing* "Now I expect these two to give me a hard time but you! Your
usually the voice of reason between the four of us..."
though I'm really glad those wild days are behind you, so what's one more lap dance?"
*Benjamin* "You never had a bachelor party, why don't you join me?
*Aric smiles* "Too late, I'm already married...now let the waitress do her
job and blindfold your stallin' ass."
*Benjamin with sarcasm* "Fine, but only cuz you asked nicely..."
I guarantee you'll enjoy it. Destiny is one of our
Benjamin gets seated over by the small stage and the waitress ties the black velvet blindfold over his eyes. Everyone else starts to sit down and get comfortable.
*Benjamin* "How long does this dance usually take?"
*Waitress* "About two and a half, three minutes I guess."
Seated at the back of the room, Aric and Luke talk for
the first time all evening.
*Aric* "Mina and Jai are, it's nice to have a night off, I might start letting
them do it more often."
*Luke* "I know exactly how you feel. Owning a business takes almost 24/7 of your time."
*Luke* "Yeah we did...I'm glad to be back home."
*Aric* "That's good. I'm glad you two did. You have that handsome little boy to raise.
You plan on having any more?"
haven't talked much about it...How come you and Roxie haven't had kids yet?"
*Aric* "We're just so busy with the bar, and Roxie, well she had a rough childhood,
so I don't pressure her about it."
*Luke* "Life will always be busy, surprisingly kids make it better. I didn't think that before but having Phoenix changed my perspective on life with kids.."
The waitress is done and makes sure to see if anyone
needs anything before she goes.
anyone need anything before I go?"
So she exits leaving the guys all alone. Benjamin reaches
out sensing someone is close to him.
Hayden pulls out his handcuffs and jangles them
for Benjamin to hear.
*Benjamin* "Ah, hell no! You ain't handcuffing me!"
*Benjamin* "Stop jangling those cuffs, is she here? has it started yet?"
Everyone is laughing, cause Benjamin's neres are being rattled and, not being able to see what is going on has him really flustered.
*Hayden* "Relax, Benji...I ain't gonna handcuff you..."
Hayden puts the handcuffs back in their holster
where they belong.
*Hayden* "And I'm sure you'll know when she's here, so just sit tight..."
Then the lights go down, except for the ones over the stage, music starts to play and pair of long legs can be seen entering the room.
To be continued in Part 3!
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