Party of Five s06e17 Episode Script

Getting There

1 How's it going there, Adam? Huh? Great, great, great.
Seems like you're on a roll there.
Yeah.
Seems like you've been on a roll for about six hours.
What's going on? You stuck again? Hmm? No, no, actually I'm not.
My story feels really good.
I just need an ending.
You think you'll finish? Deadline for Burke's class is Friday.
I know.
Yeah, but I thought you were all hung up on getting one of those lit.
magazine spots he's been dangling.
I am.
What's going on with you? What is that look? You remember when that thing with Justin happened, we agreed that the whole point of that was that we not do anything too rash? Relax and see how things turn out and let things develop? Yeah.
Mm-hmm.
Well, here's the thing.
For me, um things are pretty developed.
Right now.
And I'm kind of I'm ready for them to turn out already.
Well Everybody wants to live Like they wanna live And everybody wants to love Like they wanna love Everybody wants to be Closer to free Closer to free I just don't get why it won all those awards.
I mean how am I supposed to even care whether they fell back in love or not? I mean, she's nothing but a shrew the whole way through.
Yeah.
She sure could sell though.
You think I'd be good at selling? Bailey, how come the only person you liked was the drug dealer? What's that about? Well, his father too.
The guy who was like a marine or whatever.
You're gonna think this is funny, but, but I always wondered if that would be good for me.
To be, like, a super-elite trained warrior.
Bailey What? That's a joke.
Sort of.
I mean Relax.
I mean, everywhere we go, you're like, "Ooh, cable-car driver, bank teller, mime artist.
Would that be a good job for me?" Well, I have my whole future to figure out, Holly.
Yeah.
I know.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean that it's not important.
No.
Just give it a rest.
Yes.
Maybe.
-Wow.
-Just for one night.
Wowie.
Tired of me already.
Three and a half dates, and she's already sick of me.
-I didn't know they were dates.
-What? You haven't called them that before.
I just wasn't sure Not sure about us? No, hey, listen.
Any doubts that I'm having right now are about my professional future.
As far as my personal future goes What? -Not that I'm taking anything for granted -No I mean, a person would have to be kissed At least in order for that to happen, wouldn't you think? Kissed? Hm.
At least.
Hello, sis.
Sorry to break up the lovey-dovey.
Fiona, what are you doing here? Lend us a fiver, eh? Come on then, the cabbie's been waiting over an hour.
He's got to be paid.
Oh, and give him a bit of a tip, would you? He's been very patient waiting for you.
Hello.
Hi.
Looks like I'm gonna be late again tonight.
Got another meeting with the engineers.
Every time I answer their questions, they come up with, like, 25 more.
That's nice.
Kirsten, God, you look Horrible.
I know.
Morning sickness.
Okay, you know what? I'm canceling everything I have till lunch.
No, Charlie, don't.
No, no, look.
You know how much I don't like management stuff anyway.
But I'm fine.
Oh, boy.
You all right? Ugh.
Where was I? Oh, yeah.
I'm fine.
In fact, I'm better than fine.
No, I mean it.
Y-you want to know why? 'Cause feeling like this it means I'm pregnant.
Means the baby is growing.
Every breakfast I lose, I'm one toss closer to having our baby.
You make me laugh.
Do you know that? Hey.
Laugh all you want, but you could stand to look at your job that way too.
Oh, yeah? How's that? You always say you can't wait till your lines are all going, so you can get back to designing.
So maybe if you looked at all these hassles as steps toward that goal they'd give you less pain and more pleasure.
You make me laugh.
Darn it.
What's the matter with me? Todd, I know you're stressed, but just relax.
I mean, you've got the job.
Who else could Fraley possibly pick to do it? I don't know.
Martin, maybe? Martin? Mm, Mr.
Monobrow.
That guy is so lame.
Claudia, he went to Juilliard.
So? He doesn't have your bow control, your vibrato, phrasing.
Look, thanks, but you gotta say that.
I mean, it's, like, in the girlfriend handbook or something.
Todd, I'm not just saying that.
It's true.
Look, who cares anyway? It's just first chair.
It's no big deal.
It is a big deal.
I mean, it matters who gets this.
That's why you should feel You should feel good 'cause you deserve it.
You totally deserve it.
Hey, Mr.
Fraley.
Hey.
Oh, don't tell me I left the scores in the car.
About first chair.
Wow, what a tough decision that must be.
Yeah, tough, but lately, she's stood out.
She? You mean, who? C-Claudia? Me? Yeah.
You, starting tomorrow.
First chair on that jingle session.
I gotta go get the sheets.
W-wow, Claud.
Um, that's Way to go.
Hey, Adam.
-Wake up.
I made lattes.
-What? -Don't worry, mine's decaf.
-What's mine? What do you think? Look at you.
You're about to pass out.
Yeah? Well, you can't pass out, 'cause I'm wide awake.
Here.
What? If you're thinking about more sex Unh-unh.
No, I feel like talking.
Talk.
Yeah.
Ab-about what? I don't know.
Anything.
Look Julia, don't don't get me wrong 'Cause these last couple of hours have been Wow.
Yeah.
Me too.
But, but right now every cell in my body is screaming for sleep.
Okay? Okay, okay, well, then, I'll talk, and you listen.
-With my eyes open? -Because while I was making the lattes I had, like, a million ideas.
I mean, the first half of my story needs to have one point of view, but the second half, I mean Wait, you know what? I know what the device should be.
Hang on.
Hold on.
Don't move.
Hello? Holly? Bailey.
Sorry, I was in the loo.
Fiona, thank God.
I thought this place got robbed.
Robbed? No.
Just created a bit of a studio for my creating.
Oh.
Uh, where's Holly? I don't know.
Maybe she's not back from work yet.
Uh, creating what exactly? Didn't Holly tell you? I'm a fashion designer.
Oh, right.
But what exactly? Oh.
Well That.
That's the ticket.
Yes.
This little number.
Professional omniwear.
Attractive, tasteful, appropriate for all sorts of situations Business, you know, social things.
And it is made of a fabric that you can wear indoors or out.
What is that, rubber? Yes.
And it comes in shades that will match any stylish professional's wardrobe.
I should own more orange.
You know what? If I get enough of these in the boutiques by summertime, it could pay for a trip to the fall fashion shows to Milan which could be the launching pad for the whole FBE line.
FBE? Fiona Baggins Europe.
Kind of like DKNY, only larger.
Oh, well, I know.
I might be getting a bit ahead of myself, but I'll have a good time in Milan, won't I? Sure, why not? Hello, sis.
Fiona.
What? What the hell do you think you're doing? What? Nothing.
Nothing.
Excuse me.
Milan.
Wow.
You never prepared me for that.
Don't even get me started.
She thinks big though.
That's for sure.
Bailey, please.
Do you know about FBE? -Huh? -It's never gonna happen.
None of it.
Believe me, she will have forgotten about it tomorrow.
I've seen it happen a thousand times.
What? She gave up university to go traveling She gave that up for God knows how many different day jobs, and she gave that up to follow a yogi.
I mean, she spends so much bloody time trying to find herself that it just gets her even more lost.
Right, but you're not saying that she should give up trying, are you? I mean how else is she supposed to find the thing that she loves enough not to give up on? Oh, Bailey, of course not.
She's my older sister, and I love her.
But she's 27 years old.
Quite frankly, the more she keeps on changing her mind, the more I wonder whether this thing actually exists.
Oh, God, I'm sorry.
It's not your problem.
Ah, forget it.
We've got better things to talk about.
Holly What? Thethe thing, whatever, her calling.
That has to exist.
Right? Bailey, I wasn't talking generally.
I was just talking about her.
Yeah.
Mrs.
Wong.
Hi.
Charlie Salinger.
Um So sorry to keep you waiting.
That's okay.
I was just looking over your latest line.
Very impressive.
Oh! Good, good.
I'm glad you like it.
The new stuff that we're making is a lot different than the stuff you've purchased from us in the past.
In the past? What do you mean? I'm sorry, Ms.
Wong, but aren't you from Suite's Discount Furniture in Boise? No, I'm a buyer for Discount Suites Hotels in Phoenix.
A few months ago, I saw your booth at the furniture expo.
I apologize.
I'm not normally so We're a little understaffed right now.
Why don't I bring you up to speed on our situation? -Okay.
-We're repositioning.
Shooting for a more upscale customer Which means major remodeling.
Your designs feel hand-crafted And that's the sensibility we're after.
Ah, here it is.
Well, that's great.
We have 72 hotels.
Each with about 50 rooms.
Each room has two chairs.
We want those chairs to be yours, Mr.
Salinger.
Your Diana chairs.
Wow.
That's like a billion chairs or something.
More like 7000 or so.
Well, um For us, it's kind of the same thing.
See, We're a small operation, Ms.
Wong.
So get bigger.
Right, well, that means delays and start-up costs that you'd have to absorb.
Fine.
Work it out, and we'll talk.
-I'll be in town for two more days.
-Wait, I You don't understand, what I'm trying to tell you is that I'm not sure that we can handle this.
You aren't actually thinking of turning us down, are you? No, no, I, uh I don't know.
I'm telling you, Griffin, I don't think it works that way.
She has to use the pedal to get it going.
No, no, no, she, she just has to turn it manually.
These old machines don't have flywheels to transfer the torque You're wrong.
It's foot pressure.
Here Here, Fiona, you have to feather the pedal like this.
Guys.
I can adjust this.
Look, just inside the arm-- Now, I'll push your foot for you.
Did you make these shoes? They're very nice.
Guys.
- What? -We're taking the machine back to Holly's place.
- Why? - Because She's got to finish her pieces so she can show them around boutiques And she's only going to be around for a couple more days.
Oh, but you know, I was thinking I really ought to stay here a bit longer.
Yeah, but, Fi, dear, what about that wedding that you have to get back to in London? Oh, good point, sis.
What she really wants is me out of her flat.
You can stay on my couch.
No, no, no, there's plenty of room in the house here.
-Excuse me? -I really can't stay and watch this.
I have to go to school.
-Will you be all right with this? -Yeah.
-Trouble.
-Oh, trouble.
Okay, Fiona, you ready for work? I lined up a bunch of appointments for you today.
What's the big deal, Bay? Why does it matter so much if she goes back to work now? Look, it matters.
Okay? She's been working on this thing For a long time, Will.
And we're talking about her future.
Right, Fiona? Well, couldn't I stay and finish my coffee first? You remember FBE? Yes.
You wouldn't want it to turn out to be FBS, would you? Bloody hell, no.
Let's go.
Come on.
See ya, fellas.
So, let's see.
20,000 square feet at $30 per foot, per year.
Dale, I don't get it.
I mean, why is this place so much higher than all the others? This is a choice industrial setup.
You got your heavy power sourcing Warehouse and distribution facilities, not to mention your T-com infrastructure.
T-com? Dale, I just need a place to make some chairs.
I mean, how complicated can that be? What about zoning? Highway access? Insurance? Waste management? What are your utility needs? All that without mentioning the T word.
-T-com? -Taxes.
Now, we can figure out a tax-deferred exchange Or maybe some kind of sale/leaseback option.
Dale, look, I gotta level with you here.
Okay, it's like you're speaking a foreign language that I took a semester of in college.
I'm only getting, like, every fifth word.
Sounds like you need some professional help there, Mr.
Salinger.
Well, Dale, that's why I called you.
Aren't you the expert? Yeah, but it's your business strategy.
And I could show you a million factories, but I can't tell you what's best for you, now, can I? What are you doing? -Hey.
-Hey.
I'm just writing.
Hm, here? You trying to hide from me? Whoa.
What are you doing? What does it feel like? Feels like you're trying to start something.
Trying? I'm starting it.
Julia.
-Mm.
-Are you by any chance procrastinating? -What? -The stories are due Friday, and you told me last night that you were throwing out half your draft.
That's right, because I came up with such a good idea for an ending, I had to rewrite the middle to fit it in.
So So, the reason I came up with such an excellent ending was this.
Mymy earlobe? Sex.
-Sex? -Mm-hmm.
You know, it always affected me this way, makes me all wirish.
Never knew what it would do for my writing.
Huh.
Huh? Huh what? The appropriate one-word response is "rawrr.
" Yeah.
Except what if it does the opposite thing to me? I mean, what if sex makes me a blissed-out senseless blob? Huh.
Exactly.
Well, can't you have sex and then drink caffeine afterwards? No, it doesn't wake up my mind.
And the stories are due Friday.
-Remember? -I remember.
Julia.
Come on.
Okay.
So What if I help you work on your story? Will you? As soon as you work on mine.
Work on it, Adam.
Okay, the ad agency needs this track in an hour.
So take a look at it, and we'll start in a minute.
Want me to rub your hands or anything? Warm them up? 'Cause, you know, when you get nervous No, I'm okay.
No, this is something a beginner could play.
Of course, a beginner doesn't have to set the dynamics for everybody or pick up the tempo or give the cues.
Todd.
I know what first chair does.
Are you okay? Why wouldn't I be? I don't know but if, you know, you were upset or something, I'd -I'd understand.
-I'm not upset.
Just, I mean, I was a little bummed out yesterday, but then I realized, hey, you got beaten by Claudia Salinger.
That happened, like, every week in junior high.
Not every week.
All right, everybody.
Let us nail this.
Claudia, yes? Yes.
Yes.
I'm I'm sorry.
Yeah, second beat, bar four, we're playing B natural.
Okay.
Yeah, okay.
Okay.
All right, everybody, from the top.
-What is this -Yeah, um I know you're under a lot of pressure, it's your first day, but we have a deadline.
No, I know, I'm sorry.
I'll, I'll get it.
Yeah, okay.
One more time.
I'm sorry.
Hey, what are you doing here, man? -"Pell Aptitude Survey?" -Yeah.
What's that? You know.
It's one of these tests that tells you what you're good at.
Well, what does it say? --What should you be when you grow up? According to this one restaurant manager.
I'm sorry, man.
You gotta admit, that's Yeah.
So what are you doing here? Uh Well good news, I guess.
We just landed this huge, huge, big order from, uh Discount Suites.
Discount Suites, the hotel chain? Yeah.
For approximately a billion chairs or something.
Wow.
Charlie, that's awesome.
Yeah, yeah.
Maybe a little too awesome.
I mean, I've got to I've got to set up a whole new factory.
Like, yesterday.
So, that's zoning and taxes and financing, and Mm.
Yeah, that stuff can be a drag.
Yeah.
You've been there.
Yeah, sure have.
So, anyway, the thing is, I really can't do it and still run the plant that we already have, so I mean, if I can't find someone who can help me out, who I trust Wait a minute.
-You're not saying -Look, I I know you don't want a career in the furniture business, but I just thought, you know, while you're kicking around, it might not be such a bad idea to partner up on this one for a while.
Charlie, no.
Come on, man.
You know how I'm feeling right now.
I'm starting from scratch here.
I'm sitting here filling out "Who am I?" tests, for God's sake.
Exactly.
I mean, so how could it hurt you to work with me? And, you know, make some good money, maybe learn something? It will hurt me the same way it hurt me to run the restaurant, Charlie.
I wasted so much time.
Bailey, you're 21 years old.
You've got plenty of time.
Look, I'm not talking about years, here, okay? I'm just talking about months.
Just till I get this thing off the ground.
You don't understand.
I'm scared right now, Charlie.
Okay? I'm scared that I'm going to look and look and still not find what I'm supposed to be doing.
And that might not seem like a big deal to you right now because you found it.
But me All I know is, any second that I spend doing something that's wrong I'm just that much further away from finding what's right.
Hey, Will.
You had breakfast? You know what? I love that guy and all, but what does he have that I don't have, huh? A tattoo? An old limp? I can get those.
Here, kick me.
Right here in the shin.
Come on, kick me.
Wait a minute.
- Griffin? - Yeah.
I tried, man.
I guess she goes for that Brando act.
He's taking her to Alcatraz.
Taking her to Alcatraz today? She can't go to Alcatraz today.
Bailey.
- Hey.
- How's by you? Good.
How you doing? Well, Griffin has invited me to Alcatraz.
Isn't that fun? Uh, no, not fun.
It's out of the question, is what it is.
You can't.
-I can't? -No, you can't.
You've got too much work to do.
I beg your pardon? Bailey's right, man.
I'm sorry.
What? Griffin, she's got work to do.
I thought you knew that, man.
Yeah, didn't you know that? Oh, I thought it was up to her.
Well, it isn't.
Well then, who's it up to? What, you? Yes, it is.
Because I spent all day lining up buyers to look at her work.
But so far, there isn't any work, is there? Well, no.
Why not? Well Oh, look, Bailey.
I tried to get an ensemble working and all of a sudden, I hear this voice "Why bother?" I mean, I'm just gonna be this odd little bird with little samples in her purse.
I mean, who's gonna buy anything off me? Okay, so, so you're scared.
That's completely normal.
If you have doubts, that's fine.
Just remember I'm here to help you succeed, okay? So tell me.
Tell me, what can I do to make this work? Well what would a designer need? A fashion show.
A fashion show? A fashion show.
A fashion show.
Hey.
Hey, I'm glad you're here.
Look, you left so quickly yesterday.
I I was worried you were embarrassed or something.
Embarrassed? I don't know, I just got rattled or something.
But that proves that I wasn't the best choice, right? 'Cause the second Fraley gave you first chair, you got it, first take.
You know what, Claud? I-I know what you're trying to do, so just cut the act, okay? Act? The fake humility.
Whenever you win, you apologize.
Every time.
And you make up some lame reason to explain it away.
You did the same thing in seventh grade too, all right? What? What are you talking about? All right, I wanted first chair but not like this.
'Cause you pitied me.
Oh, hold on.
Are you saying You actually think I messed up on purpose? Don't patronize me, all right? I'm not that fragile, okay? Oh, no? What about your act? Which wasn't very good, by the way.
Pretending to support me huh, being this nice guy when really you were completely against me.
I wasn't against you.
Oh, you were practically praying I'd mess up.
I caught all those looks.
That's why I blew it.
Not to spare your feelings but because of your feelings.
See, that's what I'm talking about.
You can't handle competing.
I can't handle competing? I can handle competing.
You want to see me competing? Yeah, no problem.
You got it.
Hey.
Where you going? Computer lab, to type out my story.
-You're done? -Pretty much.
Oh, 'cause I'm kinda stuck again.
You know, that damn ending.
And Burke wants those tomorrow, so I was thinking -maybe I could use a little help.
-You know what? It is always about the ending with you.
The ending? Well, no.
I mean, I fixed the middle No, no, not the end of the story.
The outcome.
The end of the process.
It's always about what you get at the end.
-What are you talking about? -The only reason you want me right now is to finish your story so that you can get published.
-What? -You've been up front about why you want the sex.
You know, how it gets you all wired and full of ideas.
Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa! Of course, I would love to get published.
But, Adam, that doesn't mean I don't want you for you.
-Julia -I mean, come on.
When it's, when it's done, when all the writing is finished, it's not gonna change how I feel.
I'm still gonna want you, believe me.
Adam, what is so wrong with wanting to get published, anyway'? -I mean, you want to get published too.
-I never said that.
Of course you want that.
What's the point otherwise? What is the point? Julia, how can you say that? The point is The reason for doing it is doing it.
That is such a crock.
You're honestly trying to tell me that you wouldn't care? That you would write something even if people aren't going to read it? Adam, what are you doing? You've been working on that for days.
So I'll write it again.
It'll probably be better.
And the feeling of that would be better than sex.
-Hey.
-Hey.
Where have you been? They said you left work.
Sorry, I was just driving around.
I wanted you to get me more of this pink stuff.
I'm almost out.
More morning sickness, huh? And afternoon sickness.
And dinnertime sickness.
And midnight sickness.
Remember when I said that I was grateful for every lost breakfast and I wanted to savor the journey or whatever? Yeah.
Well, screw the journey.
I'm done with it.
Just give me the baby.
I'm ready.
That was a joke.
I was trying to make you laugh.
Thought it might help if we laughed.
I'm sorry.
I've tried everything, Kirsten.
I mean, I made calls, I met with headhunters, I even put an ad on the Internet.
I mean, there is no one no one on this short notice that can do the job.
So I sat down to do it myself.
Ran all these numbers, did all this legwork.
The more I did it, the more I thought why? I mean, I can't stand this stuff.
It's not the reason why I took the job.
So what are you saying? I'm saying that I'm gonna turn down the order.
Are you sure? I mean, I know it's not fun and stuff, but think about what it gives you.
I mean, at a certain point, the stuff that you're doing to get someplace.
It's not just something that you're passing through I mean, it becomes your life.
And the life that I want is supposed to be something else.
I mean, it's supposed to be spending time here.
With my, my pregnant wife.
It's supposed to be spending time dreaming up new ideas of stuff to build, and not finding new ways to finance some factory.
I just I don't want that to be my life.
Comin' up.
You know, I'm glad you asked.
Please note the high-contrast stitching All up and down the leg.
Now, you won't find that on anything Donna Karan makes, I can assure you.
That's, that's quality leather.
You can touch it.
Thanks.
Could you turn around for me please? No.
I just wanted to see how the seat tapers.
-Can't you see it from there? -No.
-Could you just -Look, I'm not gonna show you my ass, okay? Hey.
Okay, no orders yet, but it's still early.
And a couple of these other buyers might show up.
I told them I'd comp their dinner if they did, so Well, if it happens, it happens.
Either way, God, it is just thrilling to get to see my clothes walking around.
It's brill.
Thanks, Bailey.
-Follow me.
-Okay.
Right this way.
Bailey.
Holly.
You got my message.
Yeah.
What are you doing? What we talked about.
Helping Fiona.
Yeah, but we never said we'd do this.
We said we'd make a couple of calls.
-We said we'd lend her a sewing machine.
-I know, I know.
We never said we were gonna spend any money.
I know, I know, but it's no big deal.
No big deal? I mean, why are you doing it? Did it really freak you out that much when I said she might not find her calling that it provoked you to do all of this? No, that's It's just, she needs a place to show her stuff.
Otherwise, who's gonna buy it? And, uh, who's buying it now? Anyone? No, not yet.
But You're making exactly the same mistake my parents made.
They paid for her to go to five different schools in order to watch her flunk out.
I mean, you're giving her breaks that she can't expect from real life.
It's very kind of you, but it doesn't get her anywhere.
It just makes her believe she can spend more time and more money living in this fantasy.
-Holly, wait a minute.
-No.
You're really not helping her here.
I'm sorry.
Not by a long shot.
Hi.
Hey.
I've been thinking about what you said.
About, you know, process.
The getting there part, the doing it.
You know what? I'm sorry, I don't want to talk about writing anymore.
Adam, I'm not.
I'm talking about "The Beginner's Guide to Tantric Sex".
What? It's a form of yoga.
You use sexual exercises to tap into your creative energy.
Listen to this.
"Which allows the masters to maintain their sexual stamina for days at a time.
" Days.
Days.
'Cause the thing is, you're probably right.
I get all freaked out whenever I'm blocked, Which, which must mean I worry too much about finishing stuff.
I worry too much about what's at the end.
But the, the thing with tantric sex is It can't be about the end.
'Cause if you're doing it right, well, there sort of is no end.
-Hey.
-Look, Bailey -No, listen -No, listen, you don't have to -I was wrong.
-I was wrong.
-No, you were right.
-You were right.
Okay, one at a time.
-You go first.
-Okay.
I shouldn't have done that.
Okay, I made a mistake.
She sold, like, two things.
Yeah, which she's at home singing about.
Yeah, completely convinced that she's launched in the business.
Which she's utterly not.
No, I I guess I just, I was so desperate to prove that she had found the right thing for her because It would have been easier for me to say, "Relax, Bailey.
You'll find the thing that's right for you.
" I totally led her down the wrong path.
No.
You see, I think that's where you're wrong.
What? If you'd been at my house last night and seen that me sitting there sweating my organic chemistry midterm while Fiona is dancing around the living room with her headphones on, clutching this nine bucks that she's made from this hideous scarf thing that she sold It just made me realize that maybe I'm wrong about some of this stuff.
'Cause I'm the one who's allegedly going somewhere and she's the one who's allegedly going nowhere.
She seems to be doing a hell of a lot more dancing than me at the moment.
You know? Yeah.
You're sitting in my chair, you know.
It's still my chair, Todd.
Fraley just let you finish that take.
Fine, go ahead.
We'll see who's sitting there in an hour.
Wow.
That was Bluegrass.
Where did you learn that? I I don't know.
I guess I've always practiced that tune But you followed me note for note.
No, your bowing I mean, all those doublestops and I usually screw that up.
I only made it through because of you.
Yeah, me too.
I'm still gonna go for the first chair, you know.
Good.
-Hey.
-Hey.
This a bad time? No, no, no.
Come on in.
What's up? I was wondering You made it sound like you might walk away from that offer.
That billion-chair thing.
-Uh-huh.
-Well, did you? Well, I mean, they haven't called back yet, but Don't turn that order down, Charlie.
That would be a huge mistake.
Well, that's easy for you to say, Bailey.
You don't have to do all the work.
No, I wouldn't have to if you turn the order down.
What? Would you take that order if I came on with you? If you had me around here to help you with all the expansion stuff? Of course I would.
But the last time we talked, you I know.
I know, but here's the thing I think it might take me a little while to find what I want.
And for me to run around being afraid that I don't know all the answers right now is the perfect way for me to make another huge mistake.
I'll just jump right into the next wrong thing that feels halfway right.
I don't want to do that.
Plus, you know, it'd be better than sitting around all day.
It'd be a lot better, Charlie.
I'd be working with you.
So what do you say? Does that sound okay? Sounds good to me.
So what was that last one called again? -The elephant kiss, I think.
-Hmm.
Wow.
Huh.
And we're still in the foreplay chapter, huh? Mm-hmm.
Only 400 pages left.
So where did you go back there? After the butterfly stampede.
Seemed like your mind wandered.
Don't be mad.
I had an idea, a story idea.
That's okay.
I don't mind.
You know, if you want to write something down No.
You know what? I'm more in the mood for reading.
What's his problem? I think that was the international sign for, "Pay your check and get out of here because I want to go home.
" Oh, my God.
What happened there? We were having dessert, and now it's two hours later.
Yeesh.
Mm So So? Uh, maybe we should go somewhere else? Like? I don't know.
Like, um home? Maybe? Yeah, we could do that.
On the other hand, what's the rush? We've got a nice table here, candle.
We've got each other.
Why not just stay here for a while? You make a beautiful point.