Friday, May 1, 2009

wee bit envy

Rosco was hoping he wouldn't have to speak to her at the Prom. After all, Carrie was the band. Well, Derrick sang, but it was Carrie that made it happen. Just the two of them. She'd get the base line going and well, Derrick followed. Actually, Rosco was impressed. Even if most of it was covers. Because he supposed that's what school dances were mostly, covers. And covers were making a comeback, evidently, in spite of karaoke and American Idol.

"Just why can't you slip in some of your real stuff?" Rosco said after Carrie had him all hugged up and was making over him in a suit. She hadn't seen him in ages, and she still had to rub in that they'd been roommates at one time.

"Are you kidding me? We might never be asked to come back." She just smiled and told him not to worry. They had themselves a little mid-west tour in the works. "You wanna come?"

"Yeah, right." He didn't believe her. Derrick didn't like him, or had she forgot. "No, that's all right." It would be much more of an effort on his part than at the Whitfield when he played with her band last summer. "I'm sure it'll be great."

"You're not tied down, are you?" She looked over at Charlotte who was chatting with some friends.

"No." He hated when Carrie started up crap like that.

"Come on, you know its your summer of freedom." She sounded so upbeat and as if he'd regret it if he didn't take her up on her offer.

"Sounds like a crazy idea." Rosco snubbed the idea. It sounded like a bad idea.

"Think about it. We'd be playing the music we want to play, not this crap."

Rosco wanted to agree with her. He did, but then he remembered it was this crap she was making a living on. He just shook his head. What kind of dream was Carrie living in?

6 comments:

Ivyoaks said...

Even Rosco gets a blast from the past. hmmm..where can it go from here?

miriam said...

can imagine what sounded like... but i'm curious about how Rosco sounds too.

diane said...

I have always hated the way guys will say they're not tied down, like they mean it one way but there's a second meaning too. If Rosco's not so sure, he better be soon, for Charlotte's sake.

dapper kid said...

Hmm I do hope he doesn't do something he regrets, I don't think Carrie's summer of freedom would be the best idea.

ellie said...

Hopefully, Rosco knows better.

Winnie said...

Sounds like Rosco could potentially be whisked away for the summer...