Tanning vs. CHARING.



Two weeks ago I once again visited my Sister and her Hubby,

We had a nice Lunch and had a few of the other Siblings there as well.


The Previous time I didn’t take a long my Swimsuit,

The water this time around looked Particularly awesome and Myself being a combination of a Pieces and Aquarius, I in fact Needed some water…


Thus, this time I took em’ with and lone behold, the Day was Extraordinarily HOT!

Because of the Heat of the day, the water wasn’t that warm – mostly it reflects the day’s temperature – so, getting it was a bit of a Mission and while I swam up and down, I found there were cold and warm Patches throughout the pool.


It’s not that big, but when you need to do More than just Splash,

It’s sufficient enough getting Yourself cooled off.


Ironically, later on in the day, closer to Midday,

My brother, the Youngest between us Six, also got into the Pool.

At this time the Water was Even colder than it had been when I was in it – swimming much Longer than the rest (being only two in the pool for the day… Hilarious!)


Getting out of the pool the Brother-in-Law suggested Top Cover – going Bald and the sort, I knew it was a good Idea – seeing that his Sun Cover net wasn’t covering the entire Seating area and although I had the Hat on, my Poor White Legs were Exposed, sitting in my Swimsuit while we had a good chat.


I had not Thought of applying any Lotion and didn’t Expect the Sun to HIT me as hard as it did while we sat around the Table having a nice Lunching.


I can tell you this much,

When we got Up, Serving Ourselves with the Brilliant Food,

I was quickly Reminded that there was Something Very Wrong with this Picture!


Having to wear a Denim during Work-hours,

My Legs don’t feel the Sun on them much at all!


While I was sitting there, Drinking a good deal of Fluids,
I was still Attacked by the Sun’s Raise!

Steadily I did feel the Heat rise, but I was far Too Oblivious to this Pending Danger!


I must say the Moment we I got Moving and had been BURNED by the Sun,

It was far Too late in doing much about this,

Luckily for me, the Shade had moved while the Sun’s Position had as well,

By this time I was covered and the damage had been done!


By the time I walked into the Apartment,

My poor Legs had felt as if they were Glowing,

Being as RED as they were over the Section they’d been Burnt, they were, in fact, Glowing with the Heat still trapped inside the Cells!


I made REALLY sure that the water I’d bathed in wasn’t warm in the least bit,

Yet – getting into the tub wasn’t easy as ANY differentiation in Heat in the water Directly impacted on the Burnt area on my legs!


It was a Careful bath Session and I took my time, allowing the water to Sooth my skin as best I could and dealt with the sudden pinching of the pain of my Sensitively Burnt Legs.


Obviously, I read-up on tanning and learned some which I didn’t know before I looked for it.

Interestingly, there are TWO ideas here –

How not to hurt yourself when you’re Trying to Tan


How to get that Perfectly Glowing Tanned body you’d like…


In most cases, You can look at both,

Reading it and making sure that you don’t Hurt yourself with Too much tanning.

The problem here is this when You’re not even Trying to Tan and damage or hurt yourself – staying too long in the Sun… how to avoid that?


  • Wherever you are, keep out of the Sun at its Peak Hours. In this time you’ll Burn yourself faster than Tan.


  • Always be Mindful how much shade you’re under, especially when you’re just enjoying the Company or having a nice afternoon.


  • Drink enough fluids, the body would use the additional moisture and use it where IT needs the protection the most.


  • Be mindful of using some Lotion, as you’re not Tanning, any kind of Skin moisture may help you – seeing I had applied some afterward and it did help the skin healing itself.


  • The MOMENT you feel like you’ve burnt, move out of the position and make sure you’re covered if you’re going to keep on visiting, staying longer.


  • Even in the water, when you’re more active when the Water is Warmer; be mindful of the hottest time during the day – in the water, you can Burn even more than you might think!


  • Even if you’ve Burnt yourself, aftercare, when this did happen, is as Important as it would be – beforehand. In this, TRY not to scratch your skin when it starts Itching – it’s one of the Signs that your skin is healing itself, applying more Lotion at this point will


decrease this feeling – Believe you me, I KNOW!

We’re in our Summer Season and Christmas is on the way as well.

You don’t have to be in the Summer, even in Winter, if there’s enough Sun and even Through light cloud-cover, you can still Burn.


Just be Mindful what you put yourself through and when You feel any kind of Discomfort, Know that it’s a wake-up Call for you to Know you’re doing something wrong for yourself.


With Rising Global Temperatures, we Might see more People being Affected by Skin Cancer in time to come.

Don’t be one of them if you can Help it.



The PAIN in the Conflict

The PAIN in the Conflict

When I heard about the issue in the News,
Like myself, I suspect that any more people wondered just how many times this has happened and or Remember when they were the Victims in something in the same Ballpark.


I’m talking about the Wife of the Dignitary who allegedly assaulted the Model,

Firstly, even when the Person – whoever they are,

Is caught on a tape or camera, still, they Allegedly did the crime;

That’s really-really Funny for me!


I suspect this kind of Speak and others like this,

Is aimed at keeping the Eye or Thought of guilt from whoever it speaks about.

It’s easier to deal with the Issue or Problem or Trouble those would be involved with,

When their Guilt had not been Proven in Court…


That said,

When was the last time that Someone,

Anyone with some kind of Power, whichever way it may be,

Crossed you Personally and degraded you as a Person.


This may not have been something Physical,

They could have Verbally assaulted you

Or even refused to let you be…


The POINT here is this,

It’s not just this First Lady which had done this,

Although she’d been in the News more often than Most,

Especially when she gets away with it;

Just to do something like this somewhere else!


Getting away with whatever isn’t really the issue,

But that the People around us who do Treat others so Terrible,

Believing they’ve got the Right to either Assault You, Me or Anyone else for that matter,

AND they then Expect nothing to happen because of this…?


Here’s the Next Ironic Question on this issue;

What would happen,

When anyone does this to the Wrong Person

And that Person react to Protecting themselves against such an Attack?


It would all depend on Who would be with this Person, wanting to bring Harm to You or Me or Them.

That’s said as well,

As soon as SOMEONE reacts to any such Incident, they would be taking care of.

AND just how bad would that also be or become?


I cannot say that Allowing any kind of Bullying to either Continue

OR Allow any Bully to get away with their Actions,

Is at all a Good Idea!

If this was to happen too often,

Just what kind of issues would we end up with?


If you have got someone Able and Willing to impact your life,

Knowing that it’s not the Easiest Problem or Issue to deal with,

Not doing a thing about it, that’ll be as bad as it is – facing it head on…


The LONGER such people believe they’ll get away with this,

The Bigger this issue will become

AND before long,

The Consequences would become unmanageable!


Everything in Life escalates eventually,

The Problem here is this,

The Further such a Problem or Issue with such a Person Escalate,

The MORE people will get hurt OR

That One person in the Worst possible position,

Could Really get hurt – Or even worse than that,

Could Potentially lose their lives…!


Conflict is hard enough to Deal with,

But to Handle a Person believing they’re Allowed to Assault anyone they choose to,

That’s not just One person’s Problem to deal with,

Just remember, You’re never alone and there’s always People out there who would listen and help you if they Only know what is going on.


It’s very Easy for me to say this,


Never Ever keep quiet,

Speak to someone and get the Help you need in dealing with any such Issue.

There are Many people able and willing to help,

You just need to take the First Step and

Tell someone what had happened…


Take care and

Stay Safe!

The STRAIN in the Muscle Pain.

The STRAIN in the Muscle Pain

Thee other day I was working on Something very Physically,

TO this moment I cannot for the Life of me Remember just what it was doing,

YET – the Next morning when I woke when my Unhappy Muscles got relaxed and had a Night to reflect on what had happened;

I walked around sore and stiff.


This reminded me when I was training, I had the same feeling at that time when I trained – as well as the time when I recovered after my Back surgeries.


While I was training and Excursing myself or my poor Muscles,

I was using a great deal of Energy.

The body uses an Aerobic method in creating this Energy – meaning that it uses Oxygen to generate the additional energy to train or run harder or lift something heavy.


In this method, the Energy boost is only temporarily and when You’re not that fit, you start breathing much harder and faster as well as feel the strain on your body.


The further we have to push the need for Energy, the body starts to produce the Energy needed in an Anaerobically method.


The energy is then taken from stored Glucose, in a process called Glycolysis, which now breaks the Glucose down to Pyruvate – creating more energy for the body to use and even in this form, the body uses stored up supplies of energy, which in the end it will have to replace.


By now you breathe a great deal more, even if you don’t think this.

Most of the time You’ll need to be running or doing something intense, but when Your body needs the Energy for something Excessive, we don’t even realize what our bodies are doing to generate that energy.


At times, especially when you’re not fit, and there’s still a Lack of Oxygen,

The body Temporarily changes Pyruvate into Lactate; which is the process of creating a continuous energy production.


Through all of this, there’s an additional by product, which there’s currently a Dispute about.

There’s a build-up of Acidity in the Muscle cells because of the continuous Metabolic processes.

AS well, this build-up of this Acidity, Lactic Acid – is said to be the reason why We have stiff muscles and pain after Excreting ourselves during this Strenuous time…


There’s another reason why we have this kind of Irritation and Pain and Stiffness in our bodies – as the expert says.

Reading through this Argument, it could as well be possible…


When we either Train hard or Run from a chasing dog or Work harder than most of the

time while you doing something, Moving from one place to the next, Lifting something really heavy or such – we tend to OVERWORK our muscles.


While I was strength training or at the time,

Recuperating from the Surgeries,

I found that there are Muscles which Look to be relaxed,

But they’re not really relaxed – in fact, that’s just the Opposite!


Hence, here comes the Other argument for our Soreness, Pain we’re in when You do TOO much when you shouldn’t.


When you’re either Training too Hard or going to Fast,

The Pain you feel in your Muscles are an Indicator for you to know not to Push too much,

Seeing in this Particular pursuit – You’ve reached your safe limit, training or excreting too much of Yourself at the given moment.


When I was running Track back at school,

The ONLY way of either going Faster or for Longer,

Would be to Run through this barrier as well.

You cannot Go Faster or Longer if you keep on that Barrier or Pain,

It’s only After this that Your bodies are building itself Up to do more.


This is a Pretty Damming PARADOX!

Working Harder,

Training Further,

Going Longer

AND that barrier to keep you from Damaging yourself or Hurting something, even Tearing a specific muscle while You’re doing this.


That said,

NEVER EVER just do this without having something Training or working out some or having warmed up some.

Even if you do, that’s NOT to say this will stop any Pain, Strain or Damage to Your muscles or Yourself – it ONLY means that like everything else in Life, You’ll eventually reach that Barrier beyond which You really starts building your body up…


While You’re either Training or Working hard,

It’s argued that while You’re excreting Yourself this much,

You’re actually Tearing Muscle cells and Stretching the Muscles to either deal with the Load on them for the Next time OR while they’re Over-worked,

They do get damaged while you’re doing whatever this is You’re busy with.


As with Cutting Your skin or burning yourself,

When something is Touching your open nerve, You tend to FEEL that intensely and will do what you can in keeping the Tender area as protected as possible.


I would say in this way;

If and When the Muscle cells are Torn or Damaged by what we do so Intensely,

They can be Affected by various reasons.


While they’re Recuperating,

This process could be Strenuous as well OR even the Acidity which build-up with the need to Produce more Energy while this Excretion takes place,

The Experts do not know for a Fact why we do feel this Tension in our Bodies,

After Training Hard


Working intensely as we sometimes do…


It really doesn’t matter which It might be,

Just keep in mind that Your body can ONLY go that Far,

When you DO push the Limits, as guarded as you may do this,

With the help of a Coach or Trainer or whichever this may be,

When You damage yourself to that Extent,

Sometimes there’s no coming back from that…


Just be Careful and Mindful of your own limitations,

Not stepping Over the Line and unable to reel that back in,

Keeping yourself Safe and Healthy.

The PAIN in the Sinus.


As Everyone would realize by now, every Now and Then I hear something,

See something and Learn something which I didn’t know,

This time It’s NONE different either!


If I can Remember Correctly,

I heard this over the Radio and Was wondering just How Possible this could be.


So, here’s what I found and just what Impact this could have on Either,

Your Sinuses


Your Teeth!


Although on This one I cannot tell you how Regular this is;

But most or any Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist would tell you –

As far as I know, Your Eyes, Nose, and Ears are linked… in some ways…


Now, this one, May be a TALL Tale,

But I’ve heard Many years ago that someone – Hence, not sure;

Would have died when this Person was Smothered with a Pillow,

Their Connections was active enough, they could barely breathe enough through the Connection to their Ears and Survived the Attack on them…

NOT entirely sure… about this one!


Yet, the connection and tubes between the Sinuses and your Teeth had been Documented.

To such an Extent that when You’ve got issues with Your Sinuses,

This could affect your Teeth, making you believe that You need to visit the Dentist.

Your Maxillary Sinuses are right above your Molar Teeth Roots…

Especially when there’s Pressure on your Teeth’s nerve endings, which also could feel like toothache when it’s not really your Teeth at fault.


The same can be said as well,

When You’ve got an Irritation or even an Infection within your Teeth,

Because your Sinuses are so closely located,

This Infection can affect your Sinuses and most of the time Block them,

Creating a Double Impact on You; feeling awful…


You may ask why do we Need Sinuses –

Which I can tell you I asked that Same question when I started reading up on this…

So here it comes,

We breathe Mostly through our noses as either we don’t Speak OR Concentrate on work OR do something additional.


THUS, not only does the Hairs in your Nose Tracts catch dust but as well as the Sinuses generate Mucus.

OH, my Goodness – You’d say; HOW awful!

This is done to Actually warm-up your Breath when Inhaled.

Within the Mucus, there are chemicals which affect the Foreign bacteria trying to Enter your body via your Nose and dislodge the possible Bacterial molecules.

With the help of Your Nose hairs, not only do the Dust get moved but as well;


Other bacteria,

And viruses are caught and moved to the back of Your throat.

They’re then deposited into the Stomach.

There’s a Brilliant name for this function – Mucociliary Clearance… Imagine that one!

The stomach acid destroys the foreign parts, which is part of your Bodies’ defense mechanism in keeping you healthy.

The ONLY issue would be, when there’s a problem, infections or you’ve got a Virus; the body’s already fighting against.

The tubes are blocked and movement of the bad particles take longer to get destroyed and you can ALMOST feel the Onset of a Cold or something more than that…


If you don’t go to a Doctor in dealing with the Sinusitis OR a Dentist in seeing about your Teeth;

There are a few things you can use or do, helping yourself out.


  1. Drink lots of fluids and or use Steam:

Water helps with a number of Body functions and helps with the Sinuses, smoothing out the mucus and helps with drainage. Thus keep hydrated and as well, get additional Electrolytes, they’re very helpful – ones important would be, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium to acquire additional. These help with your bodies’ immune system as well.


  1. Most people will not like this – but eat some Spicy Foods:

You do not need to Burn yourself into another Blood-group; look only for something a little stronger than usual. Something like Horseradish or some Chili Peppers, even use a bit more Pepper on your food if you are willing to go that way. The properties within the warmer food can unblock the Sinuses to the point you can almost feel them free-up; Just remember it’s not a Permanent fix and You’ll have to deal with problem…


  1. Use an expectorant:

You can buy some medicines over the Counter, helping you to elevate the Symptoms of the Sinusitis – some would work fast and you’d feel it over a short period of time. Others may work in a Different way and be SURE to Read the instructions. Some of the Medicines dry up the Mucus in the Sinuses – but I’ve heard that if and when the Sinuses are burnt in this way, it can even Worsen the Sinus issue, thus be really Careful, not to worsen your Predicament.

ALWAYS speak to your Doctor about Medicines, it could have an Allergic reaction to you, something You may not Realize, but may affect you in the Long-run.


  1. Hummmm… Yourself to sleep… Okay? ;-}

I do understand to Vibrate the Sinuses loose and hope things goes better from there, but I’ve never done this before myself. I cannot say for Any kind of Certainty if this would actually work…

Rest is Very important, within your Sleeping cycles your body generate more White Blood Cells and Cytokines which is your Natural Immune Cells and would obviously fight off any possible Infection.

With the Humming and when you can tilt your head correctly, the sinuses could drain more easily And this also would help you Sleep better – giving the body the chance at healing itself.


  1. Positioning your Head for the best Drainage:

This would be Hard, when we’re already sleeping, you cannot easily control what your body will do – Ironically, I’ve found this to be true;

When you make any drastic Movements while you’re sleeping, you’re actually wake-up and do whatever you’re up to, so when you’re awake like that – see if you can manage to improve your position so as to allow better flow of your Sinuses…

I’ve NEVER done this – here I’m at a loss as well!

The best I can tell you would be this; whatever the Problem or the Issue for you, if you cannot Fix it yourself, with Medicine AFTER speaking with the Chemist,

Go see your Doctor OR the Dentist and find out where Your problem may lie…


I’ve had NOT only Sinus blockage, Pain; BUT I’ve endured that my Sinuses have brought on Migraines as well,

Those I feel coming and KNOW there’s little I can do when they do Arrive, Help yourself out and see what You can do if you do endure any of the abovementioned!


All the Best to You!

Pain – the UNFORTUNATE name of the Game.


As of very recently I’ve had the UNLUCKY situation with one of my Teeth,

Obviously, you can Imagine that I’ve been having Toothaches


Again I looked at pain in general.


I do get the idea that when Nerves gets Irritated or even Damaged,

We know of the pain.

You might even have Physically injured yourself to feel the Pain or get that reaction from your body.


Yet I have a very Disturbing question,

This has happened to me over the months and years, gone by and it’s just a very Weird way in which OUR minds and bodies work.

With the Tooth, I’ve been woken by it, the Pain I mean, Especially when I have to visit the Toilet and I’m sleeping so Deeply that my Brain and Body works together in waking me…


In the Other instances, I’d dreamt that there was Someone in my Place and I’d wake Lightning fast from whichever dream I was having!


But now,

Coming back to the aspects of Pain and what we Feel or what You suspect could be coming.

Yes… that’s a Thing as well!


It is Called the Psychology of Pain.

We know it might be coming; For instants, those amongst us would HATE needles or when you go to the Dentist, that Drill they may use.

This causes you Additional stress and feelings of Fear for what will be coming – ideas and feeling which can fall in these Categories: vicious, nauseating, nagging pains, burning, irritating…


THUS, pain isn’t just the Physical aspect thereof,

We in our Minds makes this even Worse when we KNOW something is coming and it could Affect us in a Physical manner or way.

THEN the pain would be so much more Intense for you.


Most of all the Systems in our Bodies are the same.

They don’t Change over time in their Function,

The Brain

The Spinal Cord

The Dorsal Horn

The Sensory Nerve

The Nerve Cells

The Neurotransmitters

Our Motor Nerve…

All of them must stay the same and work in the very same manner,

Sending message up and down the Spinal Cord and the Nerve Sensors,

BUT when you Feel anxiety – Everything would be So much Worse at the end of the Day!


In most instances, the Body reacts and through the use of Long Nerve Fibres, the Brain sends messages, that the pain in the various areas to decrease.

Our bodies have the function to heal itself and also stop the pain, BUT in many instances, the various Medications just assist the Pain or Damage to be repaired faster.


Some time ago I’d injured my Elbow and found that the percentage of Chemical my body would disperse would in due time heal itself.

I’d try to buy the Medication with the same Chemical quantity included in its make-up,

That didn’t work because it wouldn’t have helped.

I did take some Medication as with moment with my Elbow I got a reminder not to Over Exert myself.

Well enough, and yet – I cannot tell you when it did happen that I didn’t feel the Irritation in my below go away.


Our Bodies are made to Heal itself IF you give it the time it will need to do so.

Then as well, IF your Doctor tells you to take it Easy and You don’t,

There’s not Medication for Stupidity…

I KNOW, I did listen to my Back Surgeon – Specialist,

Was it not for my Osteoporosis I’d have only ONE back Operation.

Taking the Prescribed Medications and doing what He told me to do,

I’m Still going strong and not possibly in a Wheelchair!


In many of the Films, they do say,

“If you still feel the pain, it’s a way in which Your body tells you; You’re still alive…”

And yet, doing things correctly, you don’t have to be Burdened by that pain and Can do what the Specialists tell you when you can – to live as Normal life as possible.


Physical Pain is like Physical Problems,

We can deal with them…

Mental Pain is like Mental Issues,

The Question is this – are you going to face yours to deal with them and live a fuller, better life?



TOMMY lay motionless in the Hospital bed. There were a few people around him, but none of them said a word to each other. They did what they could in keeping themselves warm while the ice-cold snow storm once more picked up force outside.

Everyone was looking at the other, each remembering what their own part, which lead up to Tommy ending up in Hospital.

It was only Tommy, who was lying there, in a coma, doing what he could in retracing the events which almost led to his demise.

If he was to stand tall, waking up out of the coma and knowing what happened, it would be very important for him to work through what happened before…


WALKING into the loft, from the University Library, Tommy remembered only then to switch on his phone. He wasn’t a straight A’s student, but knew that he couldn’t waste his parent’s money and not finish his studies either.

Annie and he hooked up a while back. She wasn’t an immediate distraction to his studies, but then she was doing everything she could in making sure that he never could forget her for too long either.

“Okay… at last, a message from Annie.” Tommy thought, never being too worried about keeping connected with everyone all the time.

“Have you heard from Annie yet?” Billy asked, the moment when Tommy heard the sound on his mobile’s message alert.

Tommy looked at him, not too sure why he of all people was more worried about Annie than Tommy, her boyfriend, was.

“Didn’t you guys have another fight before she left for the Holiday Resort?” Billy asked, “I’m just looking out of you brow…” he reacted fast, not sure what was going on in Tommy’s head.

“You’re the one that told me that I don’t know her that well. Still, you know her better than I do and you’re not willing to lay some of that knowledge on me either. Brow… that doesn’t sound like you’re really looking out for me or her.” Tommy told him, not too happy with this situation.

Both had their own issues with this. Billy didn’t want to ruin the chances Tommy could have in getting to know Annie. Still, he wasn’t willing to tell Tommy any of what he knew.

Having mentioned far too much, but couldn’t take back what had been said already.

“I know you don’t care for my thoughts on this, but then I still believe you should get to know her in your own time.” Billy said, looking like a cat on a hot tin roof – “Are they okay? I heard from the weather channel, there’s an icy-cold storm heading our way. It might not pass them, so if you wanted to get up there; find out what she said and pack, you better get cracking, getting there before the storm hit.” Billy said, feeling far too uncomfortable with the situation.

“With Tara and the rest there… I would only be a nuisance to her. There are other girls there as well. Can you imagine, with me there and their boyfriends not allowed, they

would have a fit.” Tommy told him, only then looking at his phone.

For a moment there was silence while Billy wondered what Tommy saw.

“Is something wrong?” Billy asked cautiously.

Tommy didn’t react, just looked at the phone and then dialed into his voice mail. He didn’t look at Billy, just walked to the window – seeing the steady change in the weather.

Billy could do little, walking over to the Television and flipped to the weather channel.

“Hi Tommy, this is Tara. Yes, I know that you would have hoped that Annie would have called you by now, but this is not the case. If you’re not alone, then just listen.” Tommy heard the message so far; “If you come up here, I don’t want Annie to know that I’ve left you this. If you’re not coming up here – then we’ll have to talk about this when I see you again. Do not mention this to anyone or you’d not know the truth of the matter. Let’s talk and then you can choose what you’d do yourself.” she told him, cutting the message off, not having more to say than that.

Billy still stood there, unable to read Tommy’s face or his actions.

“Are you going up there or what?” he asked really curious.

“Apparently… I am going up there,” he said, plastering a fake smile on his face when he looked at Billy; “Women… you cannot live with them and you cannot live without them. What the hell is wrong with us in most instances?” Tommy asked him, hiding the message very easily from Billy.

“Did you get enough studying for the exams in next week? You do know, if you fail any one of the tests, your parents would not pay for rent and we’d be on the street?” Billy asked, knowing Tommy knew this very well.

“They’d at least allow me to re-write if that is possible and then, they do know it’s my freshman year; it’s not High School anymore. Thus, things are a little harder at the get-go…” Tommy told him, “I’ll pack and then get going. I want to reach there long before the weather turns really fowl.” he told Billy.

“Yeah, you’d better hurry. Unfortunately, I cannot go with you. It would have been a blast… some of the girls might just like to fool around… But that would only get me into more trouble.” Billy joked, while Tommy started packing in his room.

Tommy didn’t react to this and just got his things together. Still, he realized that Billy wasn’t himself in the least.


TOMMY made sure to fill the old faithful Jeep’s tank to the brink. Not too sure what he would have to pay for, at the Resort and what not. Thus, being stuck there without transport to get back would be bad, especially if Annie wasn’t able to score him some freebies while he was there.

“Man oh, man… you look like you’re ready to go camp in a blizzard.” one of the men said, seeing the fully stocked Jeep.

“Yeah, well, going up to the resort and there could be a chance I’d have to camp out at some point. You never know, need to be prepared.” Tommy told the older black man, who looked through the window and walked off.

Paying for the fuel, Tommy got in, taking along some snacks – he drove off, not having to race the weather; but keeping an eye on it, though.


ANNIE walked hastily all over, looking for her best friend, Tara. The resort wasn’t crowded at all, but there was still work to be done. There were a few guests who enjoyed the snow and would stay around for as long as they could.

“Have any of you seen Tara?” she asked some of the other girls there.

“Isn’t it her day to work at the sauna?” she asked, not sure herself.

Before either one of them could say a word to her, she bolted away from there, heading to the sauna. While she was on her way there, the phone rang. She stopped and looked at the caller identity.

Not sure she wanted to answer, it wasn’t Tommy.

“What do you want now?” she asked irritated.

“Hi to you as well… what’s eating you?” he asked.

“What is eating me? What is eating me?” she asked very loudly, walking past some of the guests.

Keeping the phone in hand and did what she could in apologizing, not wanting to get fired for being rude.

Just when she walked out of their sight and earshot, “You’re the one who is supposed to make sure that we’ve got enough time! I have to get a text from Tommy that he’d be seeing me in due time… What happened to our plan?” she asked, going a little crazy on her way, down the hallway.

“That is exactly the reason why I’m calling you. He got a message, I have no idea from whom, but then choose to come up there.” Billy told her, “I had suspected that it was from you, but the way you’re going on, I can just assume that you didn’t call or leave him a voice mail?” he asked her.

Hearing this, Annie just stopped. She looked up and down the hallway, seeing there was no one there. She argued at what Billy had told her. Not that she could make too much noise and once more looked up and down. There was no one coming, only Billy on the other side wondering what had happened.

“I’m still here. You had better pray that he doesn’t know and that he’s not coming here to ask me about… You’d better just hope he doesn’t know!” Annie told him.

“Who do you think would have told him? Who would even know?”

She stood there, not sure, seeing the sign for the sauna – “I can think of a few, but I’m going to the one I suspect would be right at the top of the list. I’ll call you when I call you.” she told him, dropping the call and steamed off, even more frustrated!


TOMMY was well on his way. Still, while he drove he kept a close eye on the approaching weather.

“Just what is going on that I’ve got no idea about?” Tommy wondered, not getting any kind of good feeling about it.

By now the road had four very distinct tracks up and down. Tommy played some old music which his grandfather taught him to enjoy. The Jeep had an old radio and tape deck. Thus, even his parents’ tapes were used – in a manner of speaking, keeping all of them close to his heart.

“I really hope that Tara isn’t just getting something started which could have stayed.” Tommy said loudly, concentrating on the road ahead of him.

Tommy had more than ample time and was halfway to the resort already. Without much traffic and nothing standing in his way, he would be there by lunch at the latest.

Just then, he saw that there was light snow starting to fall. The weather had changed over the last month, but this was a storm of note, which was heading their way.


EVEN at the sauna, Annie didn’t find Tara. She was running in circles and everyone she found was in the dark about where exactly Tara was. When Annie walked into their room she heard the water of the shower running.

“You must be kidding me, showering this time in the day?” Annie said, boiling in her skin.

She had built up a sweat over past hour and Tara was getting herself refreshed.

Just then, while Annie tried to find Tara’s phone, she stepped out of the shower, walking into their room. She stopped, not suspecting anyone to be there and got a pretty good fright at that. Tara looked at Annie, seeing that she was standing far too close to her things.

“Okay… what are you doing?” Tara asked, not covering any part of herself.

“Do you mind getting dressed; I’m really not interested in girls in the least.”

“Why would you then be bothered? Not only that, what are you going through my stuff?” Tara asked, looking Annie in the eyes – making sure she didn’t get to anything else.

Acting really kio, Annie moved out from between the two beds, putting up her hands up, boiling even more so.

“Now then, what’s going on that you’d want to go through my things?” Tara asked intently.

Annie didn’t look at her, trying to find the best way out, covering herself in this; but getting to the truth as well. Only then did she turn around, trying very hard to come up with something really good. Tara dressed slowly, knowing that she bugged the life out of Annie when she was naked.

“You really do like to irritate me like this, don’t you?” Annie asked, not playing it cool after all.

“At least you’ve got the balls, as little as they are – but then you’re not going to play it cool or nice, you want to ask me something?”

“Well then, if you suspect something is coming…” Annie started, “I might as well suspect that it was you then.” she said, not seeing any reaction in Tara’s face, eyes or actions.

“What are you accusing me of, just so I’d know?”

Tara was a cool customer, finishing while she waited to see what Annie would do.

“There’s a massive blizzard coming our way and now Tommy is on his way here. If he has a good journey, then he could arrive here in short time.” Annie started at her again, “But then you know he’s on his way here don’t you?” she asked, boiling and willing to physically assault Tara by now.

“I know for a fact that I’m no psychic, but then as you said – suddenly I know that Tommy is coming here? Just how would that be?” she asked – “I could suspect… Would he come visit his girlfriend? But then I would have guessed that he’d come here sooner. So now, you don’t want to see him? Would there be a reason you’d not want to see him?” Tara asked her, enjoying turning the table.

“I know it’s you that called him, I’ll prove it as soon as I get your phone and then we’ll see…” Annie said, then seeing that Tara walked closer to her.

She took her mobile and handed it to Annie. Standing there, looking at her, not making any other move.

“Firstly, I didn’t call Tommy. He’s coming and would probably be here in time.” Tara said, smiling happily – “Secondly, I’d like to know what you’d even try, but worse for you. When he’s here, you’ll have to act as happy as you possibly could be; seeing that you don’t even want him here.” Tara told her, “I’m really happy that I’m not you… So then, have a look and you tell me how I could make a call from that phone when it’s… broken?” she asked Annie, seeing that Annie turned pale.

Tara grabbed the phone from her and threw it on the bed, finishing up to leave. She made sure that all her things were nicely packed away. Just if Annie had the idea of doing anything else, she would know if the slob had been there.


SINCE last that Billy had spoken to Annie, he’d called three more times. Neither time did Annie answer him. The only thing he could do was keeping an eye on the weather.

It was well past twelve and almost one o’clock when Billy did get a text from Annie – Tommy just arrived.

Pulling the Jeep to the back, where he’d only once before parked. It was the last time he was there, coming to visit Annie, that time as well.

The moment Tommy got out of the Jeep, one of the girls, the youngest among them walked up to him.

“What… are you crazy?” she asked him almost hysterically.

“Did Annie send you to me, she’s a little busy getting her facts straight?” he asked, not in the mood for their foolish games.

She just looked at him, not sure if she wanted any part of the brewing trouble.

“Of all the places you could have been, you choose to come here?” she asked, turning around and walked into the building.

Tommy didn’t stay outside, there was an icy-cold wind which almost lead him the last part of the way. Pulling his jacket tighter, while the cold was doing all it could at injecting itself on the young man.

The moment Tommy walked into the door, there was a night to day difference between outside and inside.

He didn’t stand on snow anymore. There was a thick carpet, the width of the hallway and enough light to shine all the way. The most obvious thing he realized was that it was much warmer inside than out. There was no wind, pulling at his clothes, he could actually hear himself think. The cold was kept at bay by the doors.

The few people he saw inside the resort; they didn’t even take any notice of him. There were only a few guests and those he saw, knew what he was wearing and where he stood – he wasn’t one of the guests.

“Talking about crashing a party.” Tommy thought, “I just wonder where Annie would be.” he asked, walking deeper into the building.

The young girl who spoke briefly to him, she wasn’t insight and just as he arrived at the front desk; there were a few more girls walking past him. He saw none of them cared for him, to say the least; they only concentrated on the guests.

“Just what do you have to say for yourself, Mister?” Annie asked Tommy, standing well away from him.

The moment he turned, she reluctantly walked up to him and kissed him. She had to rapidly change over into girlfriend mode. She had to act very convincingly, not dropping the ball and allowing Tommy to suspect her at all.

“I wanted to see you, what… Should I not have come?” he asked her, suspecting everything from the moment she heard his voice.

“No, I didn’t say that. But then, you do know that I’m working here. It’s not like I can leave my job, entertaining you.” she told him, holding onto him for as long as she could – not wanting to look into his eyes.

“I’ll maintain a low profile. To say the least, everyone here must get ready for this storm. Thus, I cannot believe that the Manager would let you guys not prepare…” he told her, pulling away and looking at her – “If there’s nothing to do… you and I can spend some time together. Even if it’s only sitting, looking at a fire, in any one of the many fireplaces.” Tommy told her, looking intently at her.

He would be reading her actions and her face implicitly for as long as he was there.


TARA came walking up to them. She knew very well how mischievous Annie was with everyone she wanted to use. It turned her stomach to see just how she played everyone around her.

“Hi there,” she said, not giving any thought to Tommy at all.

“Hi, aren’t you supposed to be at your job or something?” Annie shot at her, not trusting Tara in the least.

“I would have been, the only problem is this;” she said, looking at them – first Tommy and then Annie; “There’s something you did or didn’t do. But then, the Manager is looking for you.” Tara told her, turning to walk away.

For the shortest moment, Annie stood there. If the Manager saw Tommy, she would lose her job. There was nothing else for her to do…

“Tara…” Annie called her, seeing that she stopped and looked at them, “I cannot take Tommy with, I know that you’re busy, but can you take him back to our room?” she asked, “Just show him where we’re at and then you can go to work.” she asked, looking as uncertain of this, as Tommy was of her.

She looked at Annie, not acting as if she was in the mood for it.

“I take him there. I do not entertain him and I’m not waiting for you to come back either.” she told Annie, waiting for them to get going.

Tommy looked at her and then back at Annie.

“Would Tara’s fiancé know about me being here already?” he asked, not really worried.

It was now that he’d speak with Tara, finding out what it was that she wanted to tell him.

“I’ll be there as soon as I can, just maybe if you behave… we could share the room.” she told him, looking at Tara, not trusting her in any which way – “Just drop him off and that’s it… you hear.” she made sure the message was clear.


THE moment the two turned, walking away from Annie; they heard the wind was really picking up. The cold was affecting even the building and it sounded more like they were on a huge wooden ship, the building was cracking and pressing against the wind.

“Your message sounded very vague and strange.” Tommy started, feeling the tension between them.

“Yes, I had no idea things would turn out as crazy as they did. But yes, when we do have that time, we do…” she wanted to when Fred walked out of the connecting hallway.

Immediately Tara stopped and looked at him.

“Hi there… who is this? Where you’re off to?” he asked, not looking happy at all to see Tommy with her – “You said that we’d finish our conversation, when will that be and what are you doing with him?” he asked very jealous.

Tara looked at Tommy and then back at Fred. She didn’t even smile at him and didn’t care what he was doing.

“Tommy… Annie’s boyfriend – this is my ex-fiancé. He’s been demoted to the position of less than nothing,” she told Tommy, looking at Fred and making sure he understood what was going on – “We’re leaving and when we speak, you’d better be up to the task!” Tara told him, boiling.

Tommy looked at him and then saw her walking. He didn’t say a thing to Fred and just walked faster in getting to her.

“And no… you’d not want to know what is going on back there.” she told Tommy, even before he got a chance at asking any question.

Turning into the next hallway, the cold had seeped into the building slowly. Everyone was dressed warmer than Tommy was and even so – it was still cold inside the building.

“I really hope you brought some warm clothes. I doubt that you’d get out of here when you suspected to get out.” Tara told him, opening the door to their room – “There’s her bed, you might as well make yourself comfortable and we’ll see just what takes place within the next few hours.” she told him, “We’ll see just when we’ll talk. What you make of it, which would be your own issue.” walking from the room before he uttered a word.

Tommy placed his bag on the floor and lay on the bed. For the time he was still okay, then the cold even reached in there and he could feel the temperature dropping.

“Why do I get the feeling that this wasn’t such a good idea after all?” Tommy asked, getting up and getting something warmer.

Before he found what he was looking for, there was a knock at the door.

“What would the odds be?” he thought, smiling and walked to the door.

Before he opened it, he tried looking more business-like, suspecting anything.

It was Fred who stood there. This Tommy suspected and looked at him, just the same as he looked at Tommy.

“I have no idea what you’re doing here, but I do hope that you’re not thinking of making a move on Tara.” Fred said, happy that he got the first blow in.

“Seriously, you do know who I’m here to see. Just what are you thinking about, I’m with Annie.” Tommy told him, seeing that Fred was looking for more of a confrontation.

“I know guys, I’m one of them!” he started again, “I know that if you can have something more, especially on the side – most guys wouldn’t think twice getting themselves some… Just so you’d know, if that was to happen… You and I would go a few rounds and I know that you’d not walk away from that!” Fred said, feeling a man with the threat that he left.

“Would that be all?” Tommy asked, already bored out of his mind of the idiot before him.

“You’d better check yourself or I’ll do that for you.” Fred said, not worried what Tommy said.

Tommy just looked at him, waiting to see if Fred had more to say. Just standing in the doorway and waiting to see when at the soonest he could close the door.

“Luckily they’re sharing a room; otherwise it would have been really weird that he was able to come here, knowing where I’d be.” Tommy thought, seeing that Fred wanted to say more, but there was nothing he could play off from Tommy’s side.

“You better watch yourself or it would be you and me…” Fred said, willing for there to be more.

Tommy wasn’t in the least bit in flexing anything, especially for Fred of all people.


JUST then Annie walked around the corner, seeing once again, Fred was behaving like only he could.

“Great, what does that fool want now?” she asked, walking even faster in getting to them.

Out of the corner of his eye, Fred saw someone coming and when he saw her, he almost jumped.

“Great, who is coming now, someone he’s clearly afraid of.” Tommy smiled, seeing that Fred didn’t like the way he enjoyed the situation.

“Be really careful, I’m not done with you yet.” Fred said, facing Annie full-on.

Tommy popped his head out, seeing that it was Annie heading their way. It wasn’t all that good, but he clearly saw their reactions toward each other. It was like a living soap opera that played out right before his eyes.

Annie saw him looking at her and then he looked at Fred as well.

“You boys are playing nicely?” she asked, doing what she could in getting Fred to play along.

“Yes, just came to see if your boy here has settled in.” Fred said, playing along very nicely – “I know we’ve got some terrible weather coming our way.”

Annie looked at Tommy, not sure why he didn’t speak at all and then moved past Fred – not allowing him to touch her at all.

“You packed something warm, did you not?”

When Annie walked past Tommy into the room, he smiled at Fred and slowly closed the door.

“So happy that I’m rid of that idiot…” Tommy thought, seeing that Annie was really drawing his attention now.

As far as she walked into the room, she got herself undressed and when she stopped at the bathroom door, she was butt-naked. Knowing very well that if she got his attention off everything else; she might just save the situation.

“What are you smiling about?” she asked him, “What? Don’t you like what you see? Do I not do it for you anymore?” Annie asked, not sure what was going – stressing more about it than she should.

“I just remembered the first time your parents found out that you’re not a little girl anymore… When they found us in the Jeep, without a shred of clothes on… When you found out how intensely fun, fooling around could be…” he told her, smiling – “This could be our last time together, why would I not enjoy the fruits one last time.” Tommy smiled still, walking over to her and allowing her to help him get undressed, moving slowly into the bathroom.

The shower was running by the time that Tara walked into the room. They’d been in there for almost an hour and they had no idea in their minds, at washing themselves. For only a moment Tara stood there, listening at the two and then walked out of the room.

“Whatever I’d tell Tommy, there’s no way that he’d believe the truth about her. I might as well leave it alone, see what’s going to happen.” Tara thought, closing the door behind her.

Just then Fred walked up to her and saw that still, she was in no mood for him and his antics. Tara knew very well that he wasn’t looking in on her. Fred was afraid of what Annie was doing with Tommy alone in the room, not suspecting they were in the shower.

“What do you want?” boiling at the very sight of him.

“Sorry that you’re still angry with me,” he started.

“You’re only sorry that you got caught! To say the least; if that didn’t happen then you’d have been in the Heavens – having your bread buttered, jammed and eaten from both sides.” Tara told him, not allowing him any room.

“The manager told me to round-up everyone in the resort. The storm might pass in the next day or so, but until then; everyone is sleeping in the main dining room.” he told her, not sure if she would believe him – “There’s going to be a constant fire and he’d like to know how many heads we are.” Fred said, not even aiming to move closer to her.

Tara looked at him, smiling happily at this. Then she just walked off, not worried about a thing he might come up with any further.

“Where is the stiff and Annie?”

“You’ll have to call them out of the shower, that is if you’d have the balls at going into the room!” Tara shouted while she kept on walking.

There was a great deal to do before the main dining room could be used for their sleeping arrangements. Thus, Tara knew well enough that she had a great deal to do with the rest.

Just around the turn, Tara stopped and looked back. She saw Fred took a hold of the door, but he didn’t dare walk into the room. He was totally stunned, not sure what he was to do. He couldn’t stay there and he couldn’t go inside. He didn’t knock on the door, but then moved back to the other wall and leaned against it.

“Yeah… that could happen when your piece of ass, on the side, has her boyfriend to deal with…” Tara thought, seeing that Fred was beside himself – “If you do the wrong thing, Tommy would know what is going on and your little secret would be out.” she thought and kept on smiling at the sight of this; “Long gone are the days that I’d care for you or worry what might happen to you…”

Happy with the situation, angry with Fred for using her and intent in setting things right – Tara left there. Walking faster now, knowing that they’d be looking for both of them. She didn’t care for this much, but they were undoubtedly stuck there for the time



THE moment Annie and Tommy walked out of the room, she saw that Fred apparently just arrived.

“Hi there,” he said, not sure how to act around Tommy.

“Fred, Tara’s not here.”

“I know, she’s busy with the rest in the main dining room.” he said, behaving jittery, “The manager wants everyone there. He’s counting all heads. So, if he didn’t know your buddy here was coming, then he’d know it now.” Fred told her, “There would be a constant fire and as soon as the storm passes, we’ll see just what we’d need to do, getting the resort back into business.” he told them, unable to make eye-contact with Tommy.

“That’s actually a good idea. Making sure no one wonder-off and no one freezes to death.” Tommy said, “But then, you might get some lip because of me.” he told her, pulling her closer, hugging her with one arm.

Tommy had felt the tension between the two. Seeing that Fred had already acted so strange. Then he felt that Annie wasn’t really as happy to see him. Before she would have hugged him almost constantly, but he could feel that she was uneasy around both of them.

“Do we need to take extra bedding or something?” Tommy asked, “Are they moving beds in there and do you guys have double-bed we can use?” he asked, “I can almost see what it is that Tara wants to tell me, the only question is this – how deep does their little secret reach?” Tommy wondered.

He took Annie’s hand and pulled her long, walking away from Fred and felt that she wasn’t too happy at this either.

She stopped dead and Tommy allowed her to pull her hand clear of his.

“What is the matter now?”

“Fred and Tara are having trouble. I don’t want her to know that I’m talking to him, seeing if I can help out. She is there and if you can see to keep her from coming here, then I can see just how well their issues might be smoothed over.” Annie told him, “If they are still upset with each other, the atmosphere in there wouldn’t be good for anyone.” Annie told him, doing all she could in staying.

Tommy smiled at her, slowly walking up to her.

“Sure, I did sense there was something strange with each of them. See what you can manage.” Tommy told her, kissing her as passionately as she would allow him to.

Knowing that Fred was looking, knowing that if he was right and Tara told him – it would be their last weekend together.

Once more he took the breath from Annie and left her just there, wanting more. Not that they could, but this was something that Tommy knew about her. If he got her going, there was no stopping her…


TARA was busy with the staff when Tommy alone walked into the main dining-room. She didn’t see him looking at her, but she could clearly feel an intense look on her.

She stopped and saw that he walked directly to her. She saw that he had more than suspicions and there was no more fooling around with the truth.

“How long?” he wanted to know.

She didn’t dare lie to him, knowing the way she found out, it was bad enough.

“I really don’t know… but they’ve been going on with this behind my back as well.” she told him, then seeing that the two came to a running stop inside the door.

Tommy didn’t even look around to know.

“This has just got worse…”

“I really don’t care about them. You could have told me more on the phone and I’d not have been stuck up here with the two lying assholes.” Tommy told her, furiously.

“I walked in on them,” Tara started – “She swore to me that she’d tell you and decides what exactly she wanted to do.” Tara told him, with tears just welling in her eyes, “I don’t care for Fred anymore. But then, as you say, for more than just the time being, I’m even more stuck than you are.” seeing neither walked closer.

Tommy turned around, looking at the two, seeing that they moved into the room, making sure to stay clear of them.

“Yeah… for her to choose what she’d like to do. That might take a year if she can draw it out that long…” Tommy said, watching the two – “She could have stuck around until my inheritance paid out, that might be part of the deal here. Having as many flings along the way and keeping me going. Then at the right moment, she’d been waiting for, she could do whatever she could do.” Tommy said, “Getting what she was really after…”

“You believe she’d go that far?”

“I’m here and you’re her roommate. She’s got no issue at having your fiancé or cheating on me either.” Tommy told her, turning around – “She would do absolutely whatever she needs to do, getting what she wants or believe what she can get. That I can promise you.” Tommy told her, turning and walking out of the main dining-room.

Tara turned and kept on helping. Doing everything she could, ignoring them. This while the two were so worried about Tommy, they just stayed clear of both.

“What do you think will happen during the night?” Fred asked, being a little coward.

“I know him well enough, if he was going to do something, he would face you head-on. He’s not going to sleep in here and there’s nothing anyone can do in changing his mind.” Annie told him, holding onto him more fiercely than he expected.

“So, for the time being, we keep out of their way. What happens when the storm is over?” he asked, still worried sick.

“Just don’t get in his way. He could just out of the blue, if you’re not here, knock your light out.” Annie told him, “But then again, here – we’ll be safe from both of them.”


BEFORE anyone knew what happened, Tommy walked into Annie’s room, taking all his things and walked out of the resort itself.

The snow was falling hard by now and with the wind blowing constantly, it was hard for him to get to the Jeep.

Tommy was as warm as he could. Getting into the Jeep and getting it started, was the easy part.

“This would be a tale to tell if I get myself home through this storm.” Tommy thought, pulling away and taking it easy.

The heater was running full blast and he could just about see enough, getting away from there.

“I just wonder how long it would be, before anyone would figure that I’m not there anymore.” Tommy thought, using the GPS navigation and what he could remember from the road up; “Not that she’d care; but then why in the world didn’t Tara help get this issue sorted out when she found out? I could have done so much by now…” Tommy thought, listing to the music while he took it very carefully on the road.

Concentrating hard on the road, Tommy started to smile. At least he survived Annie, not sure what kind of antics she could have gotten up to in time.

“Billy was so worried… Who is there that she might not have had a thing with? Which of my pals did she not take on a wild ride?” Tommy wondered, gripping the steering, his knuckles started to turn white – “There would be far too many of them who would stand in-line enjoying something on the side… Not that one of them would tell me, why would they? She’d enjoy herself too much with everyone willing to jump on her!” Tommy said loudly, the further he went the louder he got; “At least, she’d clearly get the picture when they cannot find me there.”


JUST before twelve the night, Fred walked in from the cold. He had to man-up and knew very well that Annie wouldn’t let him touch her, if he didn’t make sure of it.

“Tommy did leave. I have no idea, but if he’d left when we got to the dining-room; he could be off the pass by now.” he said, not knowing how they’d react.

“I’m sending a text to Billy, as soon as he sees Tommy, killing him on my behalf!” Annie said, only one tear rolling over her cheek.

“What? You’re still with him?” Fred asked.

“I don’t want anything to happen to either one of you. That is it,” she told Fred, seeing that Tara walked up to them.

“He left didn’t he?”

They didn’t have to answer her, she could clearly see the truth in their reactions.

“Have Billy heard from him?” Tara asked next.

“If the message gets out, then we’ll have to wait and see.” Annie said, not sure if Billy would react – she was after all not there with him as she promised.

“Wow… this is just another one of your fine messes! For as long as we’re here, neither one of you better give me any grieve!” Tara told them, “Thus, just so you’d know, we’re through!” Tara told Fred, aiming to hit him when he got out of the way.

Walking away from them, she headed to the manager’s office, getting his satellite phone. The manager walked up to them, seeing that Annie and Fred had no idea what to tell him.

“What do I hear about someone coming here to see you and now… Now he’s gone out in the horrible storm?” the manager asked, looking very displeasing at them.

“There’s been a little hick-up…” Annie said, worried for Tommy’s and their sake, while she frantically tried her best in contacting Billy.

“Why did you let him leave?” the manager asked, while Fred became her shadow; “What? Did you guys have a fight and now I’ll be the idiot who allowed someone out in this weather! Not only that, if he dies… What would I tell the owner?” the manager asked, seeing that Annie had no idea what to tell him – “Are you just going to stand there? You two are sleeping together, aren’t you?” he asked Fred, seeing that the young man didn’t react at all.


“I DON’T know just how far down or up he might be… That is the reason why I’m here, his girlfriend told me that he’d left there well before twelve at night. By now, he should have been down from the resort. Only, I’ve not heard a word from my friend.” Billy said, looking at the man from the rescue unit.

“I know you’ve told me all of this three times already. We cannot go up on that road, no matter what the situation, we cannot see what is going on.” the older man told him, seeing that Billy was really stressed – “With this kind of storm and with what you’ve told me. When we go up there… we’ll be looking for his body.” he said, seeing the news left Billy sitting on the closest chair to him; “If he got stuck, in this kind of storm, we’d only go retrieve a body… very little chance for something more than that. I’m really sorry to tell you that.” he told Billy.

He poured Billy a strong cup of coffee and handed it to the pale looking young man.

“As soon as the storm lets up enough, we’ll go see what we can find.” he told Billy and walked into his office.

Looking at the computer and the weather report for the next few hours.


WELL PAST midday, the wind calm just enough. The men of the rescue unit got ready and lastly woke Billy, for him to come with them.

“The weather has calmed down enough?” Billy asked, when they pulled out of the base station.

“As I told you, we truly pray that we find him alive. But with the temperature dropping as it did, I cannot even say that we’d find him or the old Jeep you say he’s driving.” the man told him.

They got going and only after the second turn on the winding road, did they have to stop.

“What is going on now?” Billy asked, looking from the back seat.

Everyone got out of the rescue vehicle. Only now did Billy see that there was a tree which fell on the road.

“I’ll be damned!” the leader said, walking up to the tree.

“What do you see?” Billy almost shouted too highly pitched, worried out of his mind.

“There’s the Jeep. You friend must have gotten here and couldn’t see that the tree was blocking the way. If not, then he might have stopped at our station or even driven to your apartment.” the tallest of the men told him.

Walking up to the Jeep, they saw that it was covered entirely with snow. No one could see inside and only after scraping some of the snow off, were they able to see better.

Then the door was opened, which moved easier than they could imagine.

“I cannot believe this, he’s still alive!” the leader shouted, seeing that Billy got to the open door really fast!

“We need a medical evacuation here immediately!” the leader shouted at the rest, moving a few things to get to Tommy.


IN hospital Tommy slept for two days straight. Every now and then, someone came to see how he was. Still, between all of them, Tara was the only one who stayed with him

longer than the rest.

He woke and saw that she was sleeping awkwardly in the big chair in his room.

“She’s been here more than anyone else.” the nurse told him.

“I take it,” Tommy started, “I didn’t… completely… get off the road… into town… on my own?” he asked her.

“You can be really lucky. There are a few people who have been really worried about you. She… most of all… Why would you let your lovely girlfriend worry over you so much?” she asked him, walking out of the room.

The moment the nurse walked out of the room, Annie walked in there. Seeing that Tara still slept on the chair.

“I’m really happy that you’re okay… You scared the life out of everyone.” Annie told him, not moving too close to him.

Tara didn’t move, she did hear what was going on in the room.

“I wouldn’t have expected to see you so soon.” Tommy told her, lifting his hand show her to stop – “Before you left for the resort, you were sick…” Tommy said, looking at her – “So, the question is this, who is the father of your child then?” he wanted to know.

She stood there, shocked out of her mind, that he’d puzzled everything out, so soon.

“It’s neither Billy nor Fred is it?” he asked her, “Not to mention, it’s been a while… seeing you’ve already conceived… there at the resort? So, now what?” he asked her, seeing that Annie had not a word to say.

Tommy looked at Tara, realizing she was faking it.

Then he looked at Annie, “I really do hope, for the best for you. But for now, I’d really love it not to see you for as long as it takes for me to feel much better.” Tommy told her, seeing the shock in her eyes.

“I know this means nothing to you, but I’m really… really sorry that things didn’t work out between us.” walking out of the room, closing the door quietly behind her.

Tara got up and walked over to Tommy, “You seriously want to tell me that she’s pregnant? Neither one of them suspects that they’re not the father?”

“Hi there, don’t you have someplace better to be than keeping me company?”

“Yes I do, but then if I have to be there, without anyone I like, being there with me… it wouldn’t be good at all.” she told him, kissing his forehead.

“Aren’t you engaged to be married?”

“My ex… thinks he’s the love of her life and I’m not wasting my time on someone like that. So then, it appears that you and I have some time on our hands… Time to get to know you, what do you say?”

“That would be good, but just let Billy know when you leave here; he’d better get his things out of my place… If you can do that for me?” he asked.

Tommy reached out and took her hand in his, smiling for the first time in a long time.

An IRRELEVANT Disappointment…


I had this Post in mind for a while now.

Having a few Others in-line to be Shared – gave me a bit of time,

Getting the Idea just Right…


THEN it Mutated in the time I re-evaluated it!


So here’s where it Began.

I was Watching the Television Series,

The Last Ship

As well

Fringe Season 5.


In the Last Episode of The Last Ship (Season 2),

What the Creators choose to do,

I suspected Affected MANY of their Fans in a Terrible way.


To say the least,

Since I’d bought Season FIVE and the last Season of Fringe –

I found a Terrible situation within the Storyline in the Season,

So much so, Having had this Last Season,

In Six Months I’ve not Finished it…

Not even Passed by this Episode I’d really HATED what Happened!


This is REALLY Interesting if you Think about this,

WHY is it that Television or even Films Affect us as much as they do,

For the Better / Good of all of us OR for the Worst / Bothersome on the Opposite side of the Coin?


I’d say that IF and When the Film Makers,

Creative People do their Jobs well,

We see ourselves OR Imagine ourselves in their Possible Prediction.

We ENJOY that those Characters do what they do

Succeed when they DO and Enjoy what they can do,

When our Lives Might be Limited in some ways…


It REALLY doesn’t matter in whichever way this fall Short for us,

What I again Thought and saw,

When Our Idols – Heroes or Influencers FALL from Grace,

In whichever Arena they are in;

We Regard at this Fall from Grace; Very Personally!


In some ways It’s Understandable,

Parents most times Lives Vicariously through their Children…

What not to say, Living and Dreaming through the On-Line lives

Of Our Heroes and Beloved Characters?


This lets me Think back on a Movie of

Clint Eastwood – Trouble With The Curve…


The Youngish Mexican-American boy told Eastwood’s On-Screen Daughter,

It’s Just a Game.

She smiled and agreed.


Thus, here’s my Other thought on this;

Yes it’s Hard and Necessary to find out Why things had gone Bad,

Never Knowing if the Person Disappointing you,

Dragged Anyone else down Along with them?


Not only this,

When Someone,

No matter Who they are,

Betray you and Lie… that Shatters our Ideas, Thoughts, and Hopes Connected to this Person!


We want to KNOW how this Could have happened,

SEE if this could Help Others not Falling in the Same kind of trap,

HOPE that nothing could Break the Heroes and Idols still Untainted out there.


But ONE thing everyone else Forgets,

We’re ALL Only Human and that’s the Long and Short of this.

ALL of us can Make Millions of Mistakes during our Lives…


NOT saying to Let Em’ off the Hook!

BUT, when Things aren’t REALLY directly impacting You, Me or Them;

What gives US the Right to believe that we Should take their Fall so Personally?



We cannot believe what We just Heard or what this Person had done,

BUT the One thing we Regularly forget –

Walk a MILE in their Shoes and You’d SEE their World from Your Own Perspective.


Everyone can make Mistakes,

Everyone can Fall from Grace,

But as long as it doesn’t Affect You directly…

What gives US the right to Believe it’s an Injustice, Directed at US Specifically?


IF Only we Learn from the Mistakes of Others,

If ONLY we See what their Lives are and What we didn’t know,

If ONLY we didn’t ALLOW this Situation in whichever way it is,

Affect us At THIS Level –

We’d SEE just how many Mistakes we’d make-a-long OUR own way.


IF only we didn’t Believe, Feel and Imagine that their Mistakes

Are Directly Related to US,

THINKING that them being Human is SUDDENLY not Possible for Them to do something Different from what We Believe “them to have to be…”


It’s THEIR Lives,

Their Mistakes,

Their Choices and

If they TRY to make Amends,

THEIR Right as well to Change their ways.


The Same goes with the Creators of whichever Program, Movie or Series,

Our Heroes or Idols –

WHO is out there, trying to do the Right thing?

Even though that doesn’t Compute and Eventually becomes Wrong,


Are their Own Persons,

LIKE all of Us,

Having the Chance at Making Mistakes,

Don’t have to Take this kind of Issue as a Personal Attack on Us…


The ONLY reason we May know about this,

It’s General Knowledge either for US or THEY may be Known well Enough.

BUT that still Do Not give us the Right to believe that Their Mistakes, Choices or Plans should REALLY Affect us on THIS Personal Level.


IF that Person or Choice Slapped You in the Face,

Then it’s just something we’re Privy to,

Seeing they’re Known on the International Level.


Being Human can Lead All of Us in making Mistakes,

THE only time we can REALLY be upset,

When this Issue or Mistake they make, don’t lead THEM to ask for Forgiveness,

ACTING as if, when found in the Wrong – they still believe They’ve NOT made any Mistakes or Try to Rectify their Errors…


If we see them Human Beings as Fragile and SEE them having Remorse,

Understanding that We weren’t the ONES in control of their Lives,

BUT see they can Make as many Mistakes –

We Might see it as a Learning Curve; “It’s Just a Game…”


Then we Could far Easier Accept Their Failure and

Learn to see Issue for ourselves, Way ahead of time,

The Question of it All would be…

What Would YOU do?


If Others takes Your Mistakes as Personal as some Fans take these from their Heroes – JUST how hard would you say would it take

NORMAL People, getting past this and start dealing with what MIGHT have Happened,

Learning to make Better Choices in the Long run?


Life isn’t easy in the least bit!

It’s worth it, every Moment, Second and Chance we get,

Being better than we were before….