Rainbow Snippets 6-4,5 Crossover: Cody meets Alex
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Today I’m featuring one of my favorite scenes from There You Are. Cody has just royally screwed things up with Phineas, and leaves with his band for a gig at a river rafting lodge. Cody takes a walk outside one night to brood about Phineas and runs into Alex Harrison from Mercury In Retrograde. Alex is a gregarious extrovert (and also a movie star) and he offers Cody some wine and a listening ear. I really enjoyed bringing these two characters together!
SNIPPET (I’m going to cheat and go over six lines to give a good sense of Alex.)
Cody took the glass and drank. “Wow. This is good.”
Alex brightened, as if Cody had given him a present. “Glad you approve.” He took a sip himself. “Ahh. Yes, nice.” Then he turned back to Cody. “So? What’s wrong?”
Cody let out a sigh. “So, I’m an asshole.”
“Really?” Again with the happy look, like Alex Harrison loved honesty or something. Very weird for a celebrity. “Me too. Tell me about your brand of assholery.”
That startled a laugh out of Cody. “Okay. I run away from things.”
“Things? What things?”
“Relationships. Love. Being with one person for the rest of my life.”
“Ah. And how’s that working for you? The running away, I mean?” Alex grinned at him like he understood completely, and Cody found himself grinning back, despite his self-hatred.
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