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Episode 22-2 - Part 1

  • Aug. 5th, 2006 at 11:41 PM
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This episode involves simulated nudity. Consider yourselves warned.


Tristan and Mary walked silently back to town, keeping a quick pace and kicking up dust as they went. Mary felt like she was covered in a film of dirt by the time the city began to grow larger in the distance.

Tristan: "They said if you were pure of heart, the judges would be favourable."
Mary: "Yes, I remember, but what is that supposed to mean? I'm not perfect! Nowhere near it!"
Tristan: "Nobody is. I'm sure you don't have to be. I think it means you have to be true to your heart."

Mary: "I am true to my heart!"
Tristan: "Are you?"
Mary: "How could I be any other way?"

Tristan sighed and sat down on a barrel a few feet from the road.

Tristan: "You're kidding, right?"
Mary: "Of course I'm not."
Tristan: "So you were being true to your heart when you slept with Chris?"

Mary: "Hell's bells, does everyone know about that?"
Tristan: "Yes. James is my best friend, and it hurt him."
Mary: "Like hell it did."
Tristan: "You don't understand him."

Mary: "Let me guess. James, who has slept with every woman with the right measurements, every adoring bubble-headed fangirl, is madly in love with me, the one woman he can't have?"
Tristan: "Well, not precisely..."
Mary: "I thought not. Life isn't a romantic comedy. I suppose that's why there's such a market for them."

Tristan sighed heavily and stood up. He began pacing the road, deep in thought, not speaking for several minutes as Mary watched.

Tristan: "This isn't about James."
Mary: "Well, duh."
Tristan: "It's about you. All of this. I can't conceive of half the things we've seen, even though they seem to make small bits of sense in hindsight. So this isn't about James or how he feels about you or anyone else. It's about you and how you feel."

Mary: "No, it's about Emily and how she feels."
Tristan: "Listen! Do you bloody well see Emily anywhere? I certainly don't. This is your afterlife, Mary, and you're the one who's going to have to face up to it and navigate our way through it if we're to have any hope of finding Emily and her afterlife. I'm just a fixture. A useless fucking fixture. Emily isn't here. Can't you see that? Can't you feel that?"

Mary: "Of course I can! But I don't know what the fucking hell to do about it!"
Tristan: "You have to stop taking us around in circles! You have to stop thinking about what you'd do if you were Emily, and simply start thinking about what Emily would do. And yes, there's a difference. But before we can even get there you have to be yourself so that we can get the hell out of your afterlife."

Mary: "Well that's just brilliant! You know what? The next time we go to the Underworld, we're killing you off so that I can scream and rant at you about honesty! You're such a fucking hypocrite!"
Tristan: "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"

Mary: "Exactly what I said! Here you are, so obviously in love with my best friend, and what do you do? You run away. And then you come back. With another woman!"
Tristan: "That's different."
Mary: "Really. Please, enlighten me as to me how things work on your home planet."

Tristan: "Emily had a boyfriend!"
Mary: "Great, let me translate that into my native tongue... oh, yes, I've got it, 'I'm a pussy'."
Tristan: "Me?! What about you?"

Mary: "What about me? I've been trying to break the two of them up since they started."
Tristan: "Maybe if you'd left well enough alone we wouldn't have to be here! Emily would have had a friend to go to. Someone to listen, someone to be supportive."
Mary: "Right, so this is all my fault? Why don't you talk to your best friend about it, who was last seen in Emily's bedroom while she was in her underwear, telling her how beautiful she is!"

Tristan glared at Mary sharply before slapping her hard across the face. Mary brought one hand to her cheek, which was already turning hot and red.

Mary: "You fucking hit me!"
Tristan: "Since you don't actually have a body down here, consider it a metaphorical slap in the face. I don't know what you think you saw, but that's not what happened. I know James. Above all, he's an honourable man."
Mary: "An honorable vampire, you mean."

Tristan: "I'm sorry, was he sucking her blood?"
Mary: "No..."
Tristan: "Then I really don't see how that's relevant."
Mary: "Vampires are evil!"

Tristan: "And so are Republicans. Still not relevant."
Mary: "But--"
Tristan: "Look, this is getting us nowhere. Let's just head into town and face our doom."
Mary: "Sounds like a plan to me."

Tristan: "Fine."
Mary: "Fine."

They resumed walking back to town in silence. Every time Tristan glanced at Mary, she had the same look of determination and anger on her face. He felt hopelessly lost, stuck in her world and completely powerless. And then he realized that the look he had been mistaking for determination on Mary's face was actually one of frustration.

Tristan: "Mary, why did you sleep with Chris?"
Mary: "I don't see how that's any of your business."
Tristan: "Just humour me. Try to be honest and let's see if that gets us anywhere. For Emily."
Mary: "Fine."
Tristan: "So?"

Mary: "Because I could, that's why."
Tristan: "You left to kill him, and you end up in bed with him. So who won the fight?"

Mary stopped in her tracks.

Mary: "I did. Obviously. And don't make it into some sort of weird immoral thing. It's not like he didn't enjoy himself."
Tristan: "Oh yes, I'm sure it was better than being turned to dust."
Mary: "Fuck you. You don't know what you're talking about."

Tristan: "Of course I don't! You don't make any damn sense! Vampires are evil, but you can go to bed with them. But only the really, really evil ones. The good ones, the ones who are actually trying to help you, well those you have to treat like dirt! If all of this is about your heart, then what about love? Who is it okay to love? Are you even capable of it?"
Mary: "Obviously not! Love is... it's overlapping with someone. I don't overlap. You overlap with someone and they suck the life right out of you, and then you can't protect yourself from anything or anyone. Case in point: Emily. Remember her? The whole reason we're here?"

Tristan: "Of course I do! Why do you think I'm beating my head against a wall trying to talk to you?"
Mary: "Right. Got it."

Tristan: "Mary, I didn't mean..."
Mary: "Yes you did. It's okay. We're on the same side. It doesn't matter. Let's just do what we came here to do. For Emily."

Tristan: "It would probably sound a little hollow if I chose now as the time to tell you how much you mean to her, wouldn't it?"
Mary: "Yes. Save it. Let's go find the Truth. I hear it's out there."


[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! *reads*
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
I squeeled and giggled when I saw this updated. EEEEEEEE IVE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT WAITING!!!! :D

I should take offense to the Republican crack :P
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
eee yay! insomnia pays off! Gotta say I love Mary's hair here!
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
*bounces in her seat* im excited.

im gonna read right.....

*pauses to take the kittens off the fish tank..dont ask*

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[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
Tristan: "And so are Republicans. Still not relevant."

lol....I'm glad I wasn't drinking my soda because it would've came through my nose. Oh, I'm already loving this.
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
OMG!! 22.2!! *initiates computer-room lockdown*
(Anonymous) wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
Single Greatest Line ever.
I've been reading this since chapter 17, and I have to say
"And so are Republicans."

Is one of the greatest lines, not only in this, but ever.
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
omg i just squeeled too! my god i love you girls so much it hurts.
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
I nearly dropped a fork full of pasta when I clicked on my friends page and saw this. XD
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
squee!new episode
i nealy fell of the chair when i saw an update!!!!
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[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
You guys are loved even more! "And so are Republicans!" Bwahaha! Brava!
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
i just got off of work
i'm dead tired
i can't read dp now
oh the pain!!
but if i don't read, then i won't be able to fall asleep
damn you girls!
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
UGH! I JUST SAW THE UPDATE AND I HAVE TO go to work *sighs* I wouldn't get off till 9, then wait till 10 (*mumbles about 11 hrs* :()
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
I'm so late to this party, lol... :-X
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Mary: "Vampires are evil!"
Tristan: "And so are Republicans. Still not relevant."

omg. i love it. i love YOU!! *reads the rest*
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Let's go find the Truth. I hear it's out there.

Aiiieee! YAY!

*turns off the tea kettle so she can have her update, first*
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
wOoT! Was going to play sims2, but going to read instead!
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm going to fall asleep on the buss tomorrow but WHO CARES!? I just couldn't go to sleep right now, now could I? I was just going to switch some songs on my mp3-player before going to sleep and then I checked and YAY!
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yay, an update! The dialogue in this section was flowed very well. Okay, moving on.
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 6th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm late on this one too. The sets are amazing-- seriously, and I'm digging this dialogue.
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 7th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
SQUEEEE!!!! I love the dialogue and everything. Damn it that I had to work a 24 hour shift or I would have been awake when this was first posted.

Thank you guys for all the hard work.
*runs off to read*
[identity profile] wrote:
Aug. 7th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
I've only read this one part so far, but holy crap I loved their little conversation :x
(Anonymous) wrote:
Aug. 20th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
Tristan: "And so are Republicans. Still not relevant."
Mary: "But--"

Hilarious! xDD
(Anonymous) wrote:
Sep. 7th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Mary: "Vampires are evil!"
Tristan: "And so are Republicans. Still not relevant."

These may be the best lines ever written.

(Anonymous) wrote:
Dec. 22nd, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
thank you!!
I'm very happy with my Tristan Payne sim!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Ooooohh! Cat fight... fights *g*

That whole part was really funny to me for some reason. Even if both Tristan and Mary were ready to bite each other's head off. So much repressed emotions or whatever. I love it. Love it all!!!