Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 1 by Robansuefarm

Author’s Note: We continue with the 2018 Bauer BBQ.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 1 by Robansuefarm

Scene 13

We open on a wide shot of the festivities going on in the patio. A variety of shots for about a minute. Part of the shot will be Rick supervising work on the Bauer Burgers. Robbie and Sarah are working together on the chicken breasts, constantly smiling at each other. Clarissa is across the yard watching them looking like she feels sick to her stomach.

Rusty came in carrying a roaster. “Yee Haw! Oklahoma BBQ for everyone.”

Wanda came in soon after. “Bill, come on over and help with this.”

Bill rushed over to help. “Like I could ever say no to you – or Oklahoma BBQ.”

“Now, where are those kiddlings of yours? I never get to see enough of them?” Wanda, kept on talking.

“Come right on over here, Melinda Sue. You be the first one to load up a plate. You’re looking right peaked on all this dried out northern excuse for food…”

 

This note comes from my original publication last year. —  I have a certain scenes that I want to get put in here, but since it’s already October I’m not going to put in the normal contests and stuff. So there are either going to be scenes or maybe a whole an entire episode missing. Those scenes will include Ed and Jim arriving. Robbie and Sarah kissing after they won the three-legged race, Kat, Daisy, Ashlee showing up, probably also the something funny they have every year like Billy over spicing Buzz’s chili or them trapping Amanda into having to help mix up the Bauer Burgers since I don’t have one.

 

Scene 14

Phillip came into the Bauer Kitchen from the patio side. “Ah, there you are. I thought I’d find you in here. Got a little Oklahoma heartburn?”

Rick turned around on the bar stool at the kitchen island. “Yes, it got a little southern….Have a beer.” He gestured to the refrigerator.

“Rusty rubs you the wrong way. Why don’t you just tell that guy he’s uninvited?” Phillip got a couple of bottles of beer out of the refrigerator, opened one bottle of beer and handing the other to Rick.

Rick pulled a face. “I can’t. Mindy thinks of Rusty as her oldest friend. She WANTS him at the BBQ. No, it’s just easier to put up with him awhile. He might make a splash with his BBQ, BUT what people really want are the Bauer Burgers! Let him have a little flourish. Quality will out.”

Alan-Michael comes in. “Have you seen my mom?”

Phillip walked over and put his arm around Alan-Michael. “Yes, she’s out there by the pool with the girls. She seems to have taken a real shine to Hope and Peyton. Now relax. Take a breath.”

Rick went over to the refrigerator, “Here Alan-Michael, have a beer and a stool. It’s a holiday. Let’s talk.”

Alan-Michael took the beer and the stool. “Talk about what?”

“What we have in common.”

Alan-Michael laughed. “What do the three of us have in common?”

Rick laughed. “Well, we all love Phillip for a start.”

Phillip chuckled, “That’s true. It’s a start, what else?”

Alan-Michael tried to get into the spirit, “We all love Phillip. Hmmm. We all love Michelle.”

“That’s true. Michelle is like my little sister, too.”

“And ever since I jumped into the BBQ, Michelle has been like a little sister to me, too.”

“Well, she IS my baby sister, so I guess we’re in agreement there.”

Phillip chuckled again. “I can still see her and Bill Lewis running around. I saw them right over there promising to marry each other. Boy, were they ever wrong.”

All three men broke out laughing. Rick picked up the conversation again. “They are both happy though.”

Phillip replied, “Michelle sure did surprise us a few times though. Marrying Danny, staying with him. God, I remember when he first started at Spaulding and invited myself over to try to put the fear of God in him. I was such an ass.” Phillip chuckled. “Who’d have thought he’d come to be one of my best friends?”

Scene 15

[This scene is going to be a little more TV. After the conversations get going Michelle and Danny are having parallel conversations. They will periodically say the same word or phrase. The shared words are in bold. They go to a split screen on that phrase and then they switch to the other conversation back and forth. Michelle is talking to Lizzie on the far side of the pool and is much less concerned whether people overheard.]

[Proviso: I’m not Catholic and while I know Danny and Ray’s attitudes reflect the traditional position of the Catholic Church, things might have eased up on this at least in some areas, but since I needed it as part of the story I didn’t confirm whether it was or not.]

Back in the yard. Ray watched Michelle walk over to the bar and very formally ask Danny for another ice tea and just as formally accept it. Danny looked after her frustratedly.

Ray walked over to Danny. “That’s it, primo. Come with me.”

“Ray, I’ve got to watch the bar.”

“It will survive for awhile without you, we need to talk.”

Ray walked with Danny away from the people. Finding himself by the people door of the garden shed/garage door, he opened the door and lead Danny in.

“OK, primo, give.”

“Give what?”

“Lately every Bauer BBQ you and Michelle have a fight. What is it this year?”

“We don’t have fights. We have differences of opinion. Last year we disagreed about how careful Michelle had to be while we were pregnant and this year….” Danny scowled and broke off.

“And this year…”

“OK.”

Danny walked over to the door. Stuck his head out and looked in both directions, firmly shut the door.

“Look this is just between us…We love Mikey to death, but two boys, two girls, we feel our family is complete…”

“we just don’t want to be like Reva, popping out kids post-menopause. Family planning means birth control…”

“Ray, you know the Catholic Church’s position on birth control, but we’ve TECHNICALLY gotten around that. Michelle comes to mass a lot with me and the kids, but she never formally joined the Catholic Church. So if SHE took care of it and she isn’t technically Catholic so it wasn’t really a sin like it would be if I took care of it. But now it’s a permanent decision…”

“I think it’s only fair that he takes steps. I’ve taken care of it all our time together. Why should I put up with the side effects or the risk of surgery when the male version is so much so less invasive? I really think Danny should get a vasectomy….”

“A vasectomy! I mean not only is it a sin, but there can be complications. I mean what if something happened and I couldn’t…Well, I’m not going to do it. Our system has been working just fine and I don’t see any reason why we should change it…”

“I mean it’s only fair, right? It should be his turn.”

“Michelle, I think you are completely right…”

“COMPLETELY RIGHT, primo. To permanently do this against the teaching of the Church without possibility of repentance. No, you’re right. I’m sorry you and Michelle are fighting.”

“I told you, we’re NOT fighting. We’re disagreeing. Rationally. We’ll figure this out, but don’t say a word, I don’t want this out there.”

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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