shazzer

  • Lex:Shazzer!
  • Shazz:Lezzer!
  • Lex:(Irritated) Ha-ha, so hilarious.
  • Shazz:How are you doing, mate?
  • Lex:(Charming) Shut up and listen. You're coming home with me for the holidays.
  • Shazz:What!? Lex, have you been drinking!? John's gonna be there and I'm not going through an awkward situation in front of your dad like last year!
  • Lex:Would you listen to me!? He's not gonna be there, Shazz.
  • Shazz:Who? Your dad?
  • Lex:No! John! He's getting held at Oxford because of his internship, so he and the kids won't be with us this year.
  • Shazz:What about your cousin? He's on HIS side!
  • Lex:Nope. Got business to take care of up north.
  • Shazz:...
  • Lex:Oh, come on. You've GOTTA come, Shazz!
  • Shazz:How do I know this is not a scheme to get me to talk to him in a civilized manner?
  • Lex:Because... *sighs* I give you my word. You can call the University and ask yourself. Just don't say no to me.
  • Shazz:...
  • Lex:Getting wasted alone in your apartment won't do you any good. You HAVE to come with me, girl!
  • Shazz:Is that Lex Moxley trying to cover up a supplication with the old concerned friend routine?
  • Lex:Will you say yes if I do?
  • Shazz:Yes!
  • Lex:All right, then: yes, It is... *sighs in exasperation*
  • Shazz:Brilliant! Then I'll go home with you for the break on one condition.
  • Lex:Anything.
  • Shazz:Lotte's gotta come along.
  • Lex:Anything BUT that.
  • Shazz:Oh, come on, Lex. She's fun! And that's the ONE thing we're gonna need to get through this holidays in one piece, right?
  • Lex:*Growls*
  • Shazz:Right?
  • Lex:Fine. I'll ask her, but I can't promise she'll say yes.
  • Shazz:*Laughs* Oh, we both know that she will, mate.
  • Lex:Whatever.
  • Shazz:I'll meet you there before tea.
  • Narrator:After that exchange, Lex took a long look at the snapdragon bed under her window, got up from the chair she had been occupying at the back porch and decided to take her redmotorcycle for a spin.
  • Lottie:Oh, there you are! I was looking all over for you!
  • Lex:Huh? I went out for a ride. What's going on?
  • Lottie:This month professor Rogers wants the progress report six days earlier than scheduled.
  • Lex:What!? I was supposed to finish the paper this week and mail it from home!
  • Lottie:I know.
  • Lex:Did he say why?
  • Lottie:I think he mentioned something about a congress.
  • Lex:Are you serious? What congress!?
  • Lottie:I don't know. I kinda panicked when I heard the date had been moved forward.
  • Lex:*Sights exasperatedly* Can't you remember?
  • Lottie:*Pause* No. I'm sorry.
  • Lex:I don't want to wait a month to hear about it second hand, Charlotte! Make an effort!
  • Lottie:I've no idea, Lex. I've spent the last three hours doing your job, putting this draft together because you were "out for a ride" *Mocks her*
  • Lex:Don't you see just how important this could be!?
  • Lottie:Then ring him. Aren't you, professor Rogers and all his women the best of mates?
  • Lex:Not funny, Red.
  • Lottie:Well, I said I can't remember. Nothing can be done about it so why wasting time being upset before a deadline?
  • Lex:Because it's important to me!
  • Lottie:Getting this ready in time is what's really important. Whatever conference it is, won't do anyone any good unless it's
  • Lex:Give me those papers and stop yapping. I've got it.
  • Lottie:But we still haven't finishing the...
  • Lex:I said I've got it. Now go upstairs and pack your shit.
  • Lottie:Huh?
  • Lex:You're coming home with me for the holidays, so this paper needs to be finished tonight.
  • Lottie:*Gasps* Are you serious? Your home?
  • Lex:No. The Easter Bunny's. *Still quick reading the report*
  • Lottie:Are you sure about this?
  • Lex:Shazzer wants you there, but staying behind to finish the paper alone appeals to you, be my guest.
  • Lottie:No, no. Not at all. *Is still in shock* I want to go. *Pause* We won't be sleeping in a tent, will we?
  • Lex:*Laughs and puts down the papers* Of course not! It's too cold for that!
  • Lottie:I never thought I'd say this, but thank goodness for winter weather!
  • Lex:*Chuckles* Anyway, you better go pack. Shazz will be here around four.
  • Lottie:Lex... *Looks at the paper, concerned*
  • Lex:If she gives us a hand we'll be able to post it before we take tomorrow's morning train.
  • Lottie:Oh. *Looks uncomfortable*
  • Lex:*Goes back to revising their project*
  • Lottie:Don't take this the wrong way, but Shannon's a pianist, not a scientist, Lex.
  • Lex:I know, but she types like a demon. She can rewrite the final version while we revise the draft.
  • Lottie:*Tries to hide a smile* In that case, I guess I better go get my things ready.
  • Lex:*Looks up from the pages again* Come on, do a happy dance, I know you want to. *Teases*
  • Lottie:I don't do happy dances. It's undignified.
  • Lex:*Chuckles* You know, Red, when you're not acting like a wild, hormonal teenager you sound like an old hag. I can't decide which one is worse. *Jokes*
  • Lottie:Too bad you have to take me along for the holiday.
  • Lex:Yeah, I'm appalled. Wait. How did you know...
  • Lottie:I'm not stupid, Lex.
  • Lex:Never said you were.
  • Lottie:It's not always about WHAT you say, darling.
  • Lex:...
  • Lottie:Besides, Shannon called me.
  • Lex:Since when does she have your number?
  • Lottie:Since I gave it to her.
  • Lex:But she's my friend!
  • Lottie:You're a grown up, Lex. Do learn to share, please.
  • Lex:It's not about sharing, it's about principles!
  • Lottie:Whatever. I'm still glad she made you invite me.
  • Narrator:With that, Charlotte left the study to go pack her things for the two week stay at the Moxley farm.