Thursday, July 19, 2012

R1 - Dog Days

Gyles: Dog Days
Round 1
Spring of 1965

Our week with the Gyles started off with a perfectly sunny day at the South Point Flea Market. Luke was a former botanist at the Sunset Valley Science Center, so he knew the value of fresh fruits and vegetables. Despite their short time in Millbrook, visiting the flea market every Saturday morning became routine.

Kevin wasted no time finding a girlfriend, and Allison wasted no time looking elsewhere. Kevin and Allie were sweeter than pie, and everyone adored seeing them together. However, sometimes Erin worries her son is moving too quickly, and carelessly at that.

Erin, Luke, Lucas, and Kevin all sat down for their morning lunch. Nancy from down-the-street made a lovely autumn salad to share with the community.

Lucas, following in his big brother's footsteps, also made a "friend" rather easily. Her name was Kyra Lewis, and she was the daughter of Mayor Mary-Anne Lewis. Lucas found her pretty, but was a little more interested in her younger sister Lemon. Her sarcastic sense of humor often made him feel stupid, but he found her a little more interesting than Ms. Goody Two-Shoes.

Lucas could never tell his baby sister Paulette how he felt, because she's great friends with them both. It's actually hard to find someone Paulette isn't friends with. Of course, the gift of gab comes with a few curses; due to her inability (or unwillingness) to stop talking, she's failed quite a few tests.

She tries to do her homework on a regular basis, but then she gets bored and plays with Sheba instead. Paulette was beginning to think that maybe school just wasn't something she would ever "get".

If school just wasn't her thing, that would be alright with her. She's pretty good with her favorite pink guitar, and she's great at saying the right thing at the right time. If she continues to hone those skills, who knows where it'll take her?

Erin's skills have taken her out of military retirement and into the business world. Due to some thrifty saving in her younger days, Erin was able to buy out an old gym and make some renovations to it. At first, the changes were pretty subtle - but soon, the old Millbrook Recreation Center will attract more and more customers wanting to get fit, and Erin will be the mastermind behind it.

Lucas enjoys teaching Sheba how to do tricks. In fact, Lucas enjoys animals in general. Both of his parents love animals, so it wouldn't be a surprise to discover that he does as well. Maybe he'll do something in the animal sciences one day.

Lucas was feeling rebellious and decided to egg the mayor's house one night. Of course, Lucas isn't the brightest bulb in the box, so he completely forgot he was essentially egging his girlfriend's house. Fortunately, he didn't get caught.

Although exercise can't turn back the hands of time, Erin still likes to keep up with her morning jogs. They keep her fit as a fiddle, and they warm her up for her long training days with clients.

One of those clients would be good 'ol Nancy from down-the-street, or Nancy Miguel. Nancy wanted to support local business, so she paid a visit to Erin's gym for a short training session. She certainly did not expect to be challenged so much, and she's certainly no novice to fitness! Erin knew she was on the right track with her training style.

Lucas' girlfriend was also subjected to Erin's ruthless training. Kyra wanted to "get in shape for swimsuit season", but she had no clue this is what that meant!

Lemon and Paulette like to hang out in the gym's cafeteria every now and then, since there's nowhere else for them to hang out. They talk about everything; from school, to boys, to jobs - you name it, they discuss it. They even talk about politics, which makes for some pretty awkward conversation.

Erin's gym isn't as popular as she'd like it to be, so there's a large gap in waiting time between clients. This is usually when Erin will hop on the treadmill for a few miles, or she'll take a swim in the downstairs pool. Anything to keep her moving away from the boredom...

And speaking of boredom, Erin and Luke felt that Sheba was getting bored. So, they adopted a new companion for her! He's an Australian Cattle Hound named Papa, and let me tell you a secret: his name (hopefully!) won't be a coincidence.

1 comment:

  1. That picture of Lucas and Sheba... just d'awww.

    And also, Lucas egging his girlfriends house. Lol.