Sunday, February 03, 2008

How I Met Sara

Flynn Murray here.

I don't think we've met.

But I understand from Anne that I've got a contest going on. Something about Here Come The Grooms! -- which she says is in its second year.

And someone is going to win my book and find out how I
finally got Sara to say YES.

But I also understand that Anne has asked a question you're supposed to answer -- and said it was MY question. And the truth is, it isn't.

I would have asked you something about Sara, not about what I was doing when I met Sara. Sara's what's important -- not that. I would have asked you what Sara intended to do with her life. Answer: go to med school. Or idealistically: save the world. Or I would have asked: "What colour are Sara's eyes?"

They're brown. Except when she's angry -- and then they sort of flash gold. They did a lot of flashing in our book. She was pretty peeved.

But Sara, annoyed, is pretty exciting. And certainly tempting. Not that I wouldn't have settled for her just falling into my arms.

She didn't. In case you want to know. She took a LOT of convincing.

Well, you would, wouldn't you (this is Sara, by the way) if some here-today, gone-tomorrow Irish journalist knocked you off your feet, chatted you up, turned your world upside down, acted like he loved you -- did actually make love to you -- then went his merry way?

It wasn't like that. It was a matter of honour. Of doing what was best for her. I had nothing to offer her th
en --

And you do now, I suppose?

I'd say so, yes. Marriage. A home. Family.

Ha. You live in Ireland!

People do. You like Ireland. Beautiful country. Very green.

On account of the . . . ?

All right. So it rains . . . A lot. You had three feet of snow on the ground in Montana when I first came here six years ago. And now there's more!

We've been saving it for you.

See? This is what she's like. She fights me every step of the way. And most of the time, believe me, what we're fighting about is not the weather!

I'm not fighting. I'm only saying. And you don't have to come in here and complain to Anne's readers. You get your way in the end, you know.

It's YOUR way, too.

Well, yes, but, just tell them what you were doing here six years ago when you came to Montana, so they can answer the question.

I was covering The Great Montana Cowboy Auction for Incite Magazine. But then I met you and other things were a lot more appealing like . . .

Flynn! We are not doing Public Displays of Affection on Anne's blog!

No? Why not? Doesn't she permit it? We could go to Kate's . . . I hear she's running a dating service for cats.

So that's where Sid ran off to. I wondered. No, we're not going to Kate's. Not unless she invites us. Anyway, she has Raul and Alannah to deal with -- and Sid and Lola.

We're not cats. And we're not going anywhere.

We're helping Anne this month. She's signed you up to write for her blog, and that's what you're going to do.

Yes, Sara. Whatever you say, Sara.

He acts like this when he wants his way. I'm warning you, Flynn! Flynn! Put me down! Anne, get this hero under control! Anne!

Oh, good heavens. Well, don't mind us. We'll be back. Flynn has been looking forward to blogging ever since he talked to Theo and Spence. I'm sure he'll ha
ve something to say when he isn't . . . distracted.


Whatever you want, Sara . . .

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Blogger Madeline said...

Hi Flynn and Sara. I'm so glad to meet you on Annes Blog. I'll be getting your book soon, and I can't wait to read your story.

Anne always writes about the best people. I know that I'm going to love both of you. Thank you for letting me get to know you a little before I read your story.


05 February, 2008  
Anonymous Flynn said...

Hope you enjoy it, Mads. Anne has told us about you. Sara thinks you need a kitten named after her, too. She said to tell you Sid is in our book. Sid is in A LOT of books from what I can see.

06 February, 2008  
Blogger Madeline said...

Hi Flynn, I don't know about another female kitten. I already have 2, and they are both being very difficult females. Maybe a nice male kitten will do them both a bit of good. How would you like a nice little black kitten named after you? Do you think he can handle those 2 active females?

Sir Sid is in your book? I hope he isn't causing any trouble. I can't wait to see what he's up to. I'll have your book in just a few more weeks. Tell Sara that if I can't get a male kitten, I promise to get a cute little female kitten and name it after her. I don't know what the other 2 will do with another female in the house but, it will definitely be fun to watch.


08 February, 2008  
Anonymous Flynn said...

A cat named after me? Interesting idea. Let me know if you do it.

08 February, 2008  

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