May 06, 2008


This is a continuation of Johnny and June- A Rough Draft. Both sections contain sort of an outline for the story. It needs to be fleshed out, but for now this will do.

The funny thing if you will about Johnny and June was the matter in which they met. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that it was uncommon and unsought for. But what surprised them more than that was how fast they fell in love with each other.

If you were to ask them how it happened they'd supply you with standard answers about having discovered someone who completed them, fulfilled them etc. But that really wouldn't explain the deep connection that they felt. It wouldn't tell you that their relationship had a depth that exceeded all that they had ever felt before. They shared a level of intimacy that few couples ever get to and most could never understand.

That intimacy made June exceptionally happy and exceedingly confused. She prided herself upon living a life based upon logic and order. Don't get me wrong, she wasn't some kind of robot. She loved to smile, loved to laugh and generally loved life. June was a happy girl. Part of that happiness was feeling like she understood the world around her.

Johnny took that organized, picture perfect world and turned it upside down. June struggled to figure out how her Johnny could make her stammer like a school girl. It had been a long time since someone had made her heart pound. It was unsettling to her and she didn't like being unsettled.

She was always the rock. People relied upon her, depended upon her for being steady. Her Johnny had an uncanny knack for wreaking havoc. He used to kid around about how storms followed where he walked. The first couple of times he said that had made her roll her eyes, but over time she had come to agree with it.

It wasn't always easy. Sometimes June would pick a fight with Johnny. She didn't like feeling so unsettled. But the fights never lasted all that long. She couldn't stay angry with him. That infuriated her even more and at the same time made her even happier. It was a crazy contradiction.

Johnny used to tell her to just relax. She hated that, especially when he'd start laughing. But part of her loved him all the more, just because. It was the "just because" that made it harder. She really, really wanted to understand how he could send her over the edge.

Over time June began to see that she had the same impact upon her Johnny. It helped to soften some of the edges, but it also caused a few to become frayed as well. The passion between them had such intensity that they were amazed that it never seemed to fade.


Benji Lovitt said...

Chag sameach, Jack-can you email me? I'm not sure how to reach you.

Jack said...

Hi Benji,

I emailed you.