Members of Household: Zachary Alpough
Featured in Post: Zachary Alpough, Patricia Vincent, Fairfax Darwin, Robert Schmidt, George Schmidt
Zachary is hoping that this time it’ll be different. He had tried many times to talk to Robin but she is great at avoiding him. She seems to change her running schedule right when he had it figured out. Robin almost never answered his calls and when she did she always rushed him off the phone.
As he listened to the phone ring he promised himself that this would be the last call. If she didn’t answer he promised himself he would move on. Finally after ten rings and she still didn’t answer, he signed. It was time to give up.
“I feel caged.” Zachary stated to Patricia. Zachary and Patricia had met at work. In fact, she is his supervisor but her personality is so laid back and easy going they became friends, fast. When he had invited her over originally it had been just to watch a game on television and eat some pizza. Now he finds himself sitting on the floor spilling his guts.
“You should just move on. She obviously doesn’t want your support. She seems determined to handle this situation on her own. You should move one, she has a man. Remember, the cop?” Patricia questions.
“I haven’t forgotten about Ramin but I thought we had something special” Zachary frowns and pull fibers out of the carpet.
“You did before. When her sister was alive and expecting. Now her sister and the baby ae gone. That kind of tragedy has away of making people reorganize their priorities.” Patricia pauses unsure of how she should state her next round of advice “her new priorities don’t include you. Move on, hang out with the boys. Do anything or something. Date and find someone else.”
Zachary sat in shock he had told himself the same thing she just sad over and over again. Somehow, hearing it from another person, hurt just a little bit more. She was right and he knew it but he wished she was wrong.
“What about her?” George asks
“Dude, not so loud” Fairfax scolds. “Whatever happened to being subtle?”
“No, not her. SHe could win a fight against a sumo wrestler,” George says, turning his attention back to the game. “Did you see those arms?”
“Hey, my agent got me an interview for this movie.” Fairfax said trying to change the subject.
The poker game ends shortly afterwards. Robert decides it time to head home, he has a family at home waiting for him. Fairfax shares a taxi with him deciding to go home and study his lines.
George followed a girl to the karaoke machine, and Zachary finds himself with nothing to do. He heads to the bar to order a drink, maybe a drink would help him boost his confidence and propel him back into action. He is shaken by how his Robin’s reject has shattered his foundation. Determined to repair the damage, he turns to the red head sitting across from him and ask “So, have you lived in Eaton long?”
She quickly turns him down. She doesn’t even bother to answer his question, which he can admit to himself was a pretty weak opening line. She just draws way back in her seat and says “Not interested.”
When did he lose his fame? Never in his life had he had so much trouble with women. He couldn’t wait until this rough patch was over.
After being shot down at the bar, Zachary decides it its best to get back in the game. What better way to do that then the internet? He sets up a profile on a dating sites and beings the hunt. He meets a lot of women but only one really holds his interest. He has such fun talking with her that he invites her to dinner and bowling. When she finally arrives at the diner, he is impressed and so is she.
Bowling goes well but dinner is even better. Zachary feels an instant connection with her. It’s not all cerebral. There is an equal amount of intellectual interest mixed with lust. He can even hear his heartbeat drum in his er when she causally reaches over and caresses his hand.
Zachery is rather pleased with himself. His first date since Robin and it was good. He didn’t think about her at all the whole time or as he pulled his date into his arms for a goodbye hug.
- I can’t remember her name but she was a Garden Club elder that I aged down when I found out the two of them had such a high chemistry.