….She gets home to the warm nose greeting of gazillions of wet kisses from her loving, faithful dogs. “You guys are the bestest doggies ever! How’s my little punkin-pusses?” she says in baby-talk, as she kisses and hugs them back.
Their tails are wagging so hard, that their backsides are tailfishing Ryleigh, almost knocking her down, as they whimper and cry their hello’s.
She spends a day unpacking and catching up on her emails and appointments coming up. She hasn’t seen her longtime girlfriend, Streak, in months and months! Not since the last local, ladies rugby tourney Surfers Alumni party earlier this year!
Her old team, the Surfers are still in force today. But instead of having many teams locally to play, the league has dwindled a bit…..
….Streak is coming to town, and Ryleigh has invited her over for a visit. She’s excited! She can’t wait for the laughter she knows will come, and catching up. She hopes she can stay a couple of days. Streak is still a wild-child, even today.
She’s also still a brick-hoowse. When that song comes on by Commodores, the men in the room have told her that the song is describing her. She smiles and takes it as a compliment, as well she should. It applies to Streak too.
She also notes that she has the roofer coming tomorrow for a patch job. She completely forgot about that appointment that she made a month ago! “Ugh, I can’t cancel it again!”, she laments.
It’s a warm evening. Ryleigh pours a glass of wine, and softly turns on the entertainment sound system. She looks around the room of her conservative home, and sees that empty bottle of Marque Vue on the shelf, that she has since turned into a vase.
She smiles at it and releases a poignant sigh. Ah, the good times…it seems like it was not long ago. It’s funny how it’s all come full circle. I do miss the original fun though. I wish I knew then what I know now, though.
She reaches into her cupboard and pulls out her old picture albums for Streak, and there, staring at her with one eye, and a broken earring…is Mrs. Bottle.
She gently pulls her out and brushes her off. She fixes her hair, and sets her in the middle of the table, smiling. “You look like you’ve had a few too many, and a bad night! Stop snickering at me!”, Ryleigh laughs back at her….
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