Same Old Song and Dance

Our Kevin clapped me on the shoulder as I went one way and he went the other. I came around the back of the stage to the stairs that led up to the backstage kitchenette, and stopped short.

Ziggy was sitting on the steps, his hands hanging between his knees and his lower lip hidden in his teeth. He blinked heavily-lined eyes at me and stared. I stared back. Bart and Chris, who had been behind me at some point, were as disappeared as mafia informers.

“Hey,” he finally said.

“Hey.” My hands migrated to my pockets and I rocked on my heels slightly as they dug in. I didn’t have anything to say about last night and I fished for something else. “You’re late.”

He thinned his lips and nodded contritely, eyes down. “I fucked up.” There was, as usual, no way to tell whether he referred to what was spoken or what was un-.

And I was getting good at that game. “Nobody’s perfect,” I said as I climbed past him and left him on the stairs.

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Comments 6

  1. Sara Winters wrote:

    Hm. Lack of (overwhelming) awkwardness makes for continued good shows? One can hope.

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    daron Reply:

    We’ll find out shortly…

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    Posted 24 Jan 2011 at 11:40 am
  2. BriAnne wrote:

    Shortest. Post. Ever.

    I suppose it’s better than getting into another fight.

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    daron Reply:

    Yup.

    Sometimes there’s just no more to say.

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    Posted 24 Jan 2011 at 11:44 am
  3. Emma wrote:

    That was short and sweet.
    But you still managed to get the point across pretty well.
    Ziggy’s not angry. Daron’s not angry. They’re not getting along great, but it’s a start.

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    ctan Reply:

    I think Zig got a little scared that it really is about to all come crashing down.

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    Paul David Stanko Reply:

    Is it wrong to say,”Good!”?

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    ctan Reply:

    Not at all! :-)

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    Posted 24 Jan 2011 at 1:48 pm
  4. Amy wrote:

    I have to admit that, while a part of me still hopes for the D&Z deathless romance, at this point I really just want Daron to be happy.

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    ctan Reply:

    I think Daron would sign up for that outcome. :-) But we’ll see. These two have a long road ahead of them.

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    Posted 24 Jan 2011 at 2:43 pm
  5. Rikibeth wrote:

    Oh, boy. If Ziggy HIMSELF is saying he fucked up? This is going to be EPIC when we actually find out about it.

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    ctan Reply:

    Oh, I think he’s referring to either being absent or the meltdown/fight the night before… or both… but with him, who can tell?

    Want to know something kind of awesome? Yours is the 1000th comment on the site.

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    Posted 24 Jan 2011 at 11:35 pm
  6. Sara Winters wrote:

    Hey, my tweet to this post didn’t show up on the page.

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    ctan Reply:

    Hm, I am not sure how pingbacks appear here. Automagically somehow. But Daron follows you on twitter so we see them. :-)

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    Posted 27 Jan 2011 at 1:04 pm

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