Those Magic Changes
He blames Ford for this.
Well not just Ford. Ford, combined with his inability to say no to people especially when it comes to fixing things.
It started at the end of
sophomore year when Ford was shadowing Lardo to learn the ins and outs of
managing the Samwell Men’s Hockey team. She was with the team in the cafeteria
one morning when her phone goes off. No one paid it any attention until she was
slamming her head on the table.
“Please don’t tell me we
broke her already…” Nursey murmured to Chowder as they watched the petite woman
look like she was about to break the table with her forehead.
Bitty slid closer to her and patted her back tentatively before she sat up and found everyone staring at her.
“Sorry, sorry, it’s just that we’re two weeks from opening and it feels like everything is going wrong. We had one main drop due to what he says in laryngitis, but is probably an STI, the first proof of the playbill had the name of the play misspelled, and now I just saw in our chat that a piece of the set broke…again!”
“What broke?” Dex asked
out of sheer habit.
“One of the dual
sceneries. It has a bunch of rotating pieces so depending on the scene we can
just turn something and it’ll be something different.”
“Oh. Well that’s easy
enough to fix. I’m sure you have someone who can take care of that no problem,”
he shrugs and goes back to eating, not expecting Ford to bound over the table
and grab him by his collar.
“Seriously? Our prop
manager is the one who got the main sick so no one is talking to him right now.
Could you fix it? Please, I’ll owe you,” she smiled, and Dex knew he was stuck.
This is how Dex became
the emergency fix-it guy for the Samwell theatre department, because somehow
having to be handy on a budget caused him to exceed the skills of the theatre
kids. That spring, between practices and class, he was constantly called to the
auditorium to handle anything from a loose washer to erecting scaffolding. He
should have found it annoying, but honestly it was nice to be fixing something
that wasn’t the same house problem for the millionth time. Plus, he enjoyed the
confidence boost he got from being ogled at by a bunch of actors and actresses,
since hockey equaled hockey butt.