Sunday, January 25, 2009

B&C III - 2

Brian and Christine
Book Three
Saint Jane's
Part 2

The next day Brian awoke refreshed and glad to be home. It was early. He went down stairs for a cup of coffee. He found Mrs. Romero busy in the kitchen.

“Good morning” he said.

“Good morning. It’s good to have you back, sir.”

“Thank you. It’s good to be back, and so nice to see your friendly faces again.”

Mrs. Romero smiled.

Brian took his coffee to his room, found some swimming trunks and put them on. He went to the pool and sat on a bench looking at the water. How nice it was to see water that wasn’t frozen. He thought about the frozen lake that almost swallowed Christy up. He remembered putting his foot through the ice. He looked down at his poor mangled foot and wondered if it would hinder him in the pool. He laughed at the memory of being called “three toes” by the chief. “Mr. Three Toes” Wendy had called him. No doubt Myron Bloom would have some antic joke to make out of it. Good old Myron and his private jet. Soon he would call Silverstone and get back to work. That pleased him. He liked to work. Writing was a pleasure. So was swimming. He finished his coffee and slipped carefully into the pool. He did some simple strokes just to warm up. But soon he was swimming easily back and forth, waking up the muscles that hadn’t been worked for a while. He decided to try swimming under water as he used to do. He remembered his medals and his little black disk. He would have to tell Wendy about that. He ducked under again and swam back and forth.

When he emerged he found Christy sitting on the bench, watching him.

“Good morning, Christy.”

“Morning. Brian, would you teach me how to swim?”

“Sure. Maybe the have a pool at the home. You could practice.”


“We’ll get you a bathing suit today.”


Brian got out of the pool, dried himself off and said “Let’s go get some breakfast.”

“Okay.” Christy jumped up

.When they got to the kitchen Louise was already there.

“Where’s Jason?”

“He’s a sleepy head this morning. He’s been very worried about you, Brother-Of –Mine. He hasn’t slept too well since we got here.”

“Must be the California air” said Brian.

"Sure. So what’s up?” she asked .

“I have to do some work. Then Wendy said she would come over and help me go shopping for Christy. She’s been wearing the same clothes for a century.”

Christy giggled.

“Maybe we should come too.”

“Sure. We’ll all go; the salespeople will think she’s a princess.”

“Princess Christine. Sounds good.”

“Sounds good to me’ said Christy. Then she said to Louise “You’re an ant throw polly gist?”

“Anthropologist, Here I’ll show you the word.” Louise wrote it down.

“What’s that?”

“A person who studies the history of man, ancient civilizations, stuff like that.”


Brian said “Okay. While you two scientists discuss things I have to go to work” Brian went to his office, called Myron and then went to work on his script. Christy hung out with Louise and Jason. Wendy came around at about noon, now in her own car and she, Louise, Brian and Christy went out to shop.
“Now the first thing you need to know, Brian” said Louise “is that girls don’t buy clothes. They buy outfits.”

(To be continued.)
Posted by DB at 11:51 AM

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...
Hope Brian has a no-limit credit card :o)
January 25, 2009 12:50 PM
Arlene (AJ) said...
Oh DB, I'm thrilled, for some reason I wasn't thinking that St. Jane was going to be a continuation of B&C, you made my day realizing the story continues. Take care your way.
January 25, 2009 1:14 PM
Beth said...
Uh oh, fasten your seatbelt, Brian. It's going to be a bumpy ride with the clothes shopping!I can already see that Christy is a part of Brian's family and extended family. How soon will they all realize it?B.
January 25, 2009 1:20 PM
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