Bubbles - Chapter 1
Published Mar 18, 2011

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So glad you are back to read about my dream! My own Bed and Breakfast! The day is here... the day that my first guests arrive!

Thank you: April, Jack, Maris and Margo! A big Hug for Zusje!

So glad you are back to read about my dream! My own Bed and Breakfast! The day is here... the day that my first guests arrive!

Thank you: April, Jack, Maris and Margo! A big Hug for Zusje!
It was still very early in the morning… The morning the first guests would arrive. Bubbles was very excited. She woke up, but hadn’t slept very well… did she have everything? Did she have everything for Miss Winters's diet? She received an email shortly after the booking that Nora Winters was a vegetarian. Bubbles prayed that Miss Winters would be less formal in real life than the way she wrote her emails… Oh well… too late to turn back the clock now. She made her bed and while she did so, she made a mental note to get a new housekeeper. Anita Klenehaus was not what her name promised all of them when she had hired her…
Bubbles was ready! She went to take a shower and get ready for this big day.
Bubbles heard a car pull up the driveway… and the sound of a big motor cycle… yes.. many CC motor bike… *squeal* They were here at last!!! "Hey, Mister! Yes…you… please take my bags inside." "You must be one of the guests too! Hi! I am Wesley Damen. I won this weekend! I hear they grow their own vegetables too! Isn’t that cool???!!!" Nora never met a more inappropriate person in her life. What had she gotten herself into?
Now they were waiting in this odd reception room. All the bright colors…
"My dear guests! I am really happy you are here. And… my brother Barry and I will see to it that you will have everything you need. Oh… Mr. Damen! I will get you your key to your room, would you need some assistance with your luggage?" "Is it Mr. Damen and me for the whole weekend?"
"No, actually Mr. Jozef Tremont will join us too. And I will show you to your room too. Welcome party will be at 5."
"Oh… Mr. Tremont??? You startled me for a minute… Welcome! I really didn’t hear you come in! I will get you your keys now. I have the small room for you Mr. Tremont. It is the quietest room and it has a desk, just as you requested." "Mr. Tremont, are you joining us for the welcome cocktail on the back terrace?"
"I mean… Will you join us for drinks?"
"I heard you… maybe…"
Nora was shocked to find out she was staying in the colorful Tropical room Jozef sat down while Bubbles was still preparing for happy hour.
"Am I the first? I really like the place Bubbles. And… please call me Jozef. Mr. Tremont would be my dad."
"You seem worried about something… " Bubbles asked while taking the quiet and serious mood of Jozef in… "Are you alright?"
"Oh…. Yes… I am OK… I have to get used to the silence… and the sound of nature… that’s all…"
Wesley was very excited about this weekend. He hoped that the third guest would be someone he could relate to more than that other creature… that Miss Nora Winters… she was definitely not his cup of tea… He dressed up for the welcome drink. He was going to enjoy every minute of his stay… Bubbles had the welcome cocktails all figured out. She was a bit intimidated by Nora Winters, who insisted to do the BBQ tonight… She was thinking hard about her sessions with Dr. Evan Enqvist, the psychiatrist … who forgot the part about assertiveness… Maybe she should give him a call… Oh… there they are now…
"Nora!, Wesley! Please sit! I made the Bubbly Bluewater for you to welcome you here and to drink to a wonderful experience!"
Nora asked if she could prepare the barbecue. She didn’t trust anyone that first night. It had to be one hundred percent vegetarian food… The veggie dogs she brought from back home… she was sure she would eat tonight. Too bad if the others didn’t like them… "Sit Wesley… Doesn’t matter where. Tonight our lovely miss Nora prepared her special dish for us. Let’s eat… Where’s Barry???
BARRY!!! Come and eat!!!"
… yea yea.. I’ll be right there…
Barry was intimidated too. Nora Winters insisted on using her own stuff… the only thing she trusted were his tomatoes and lettuce. He hoped the weekend would be a success
"… well… and then I said to that man, Sir… you should just spit it out… I mean, the man was chewing on some beef jerky! Can you BELIEVE IT???"
Wesley was now almost at the point of saying something. The dogs were not at all bad, but the woman got on his nerves. It was Jozef who spoke first.
"Well, Nora. If you would just shut up for a minute, I can eat my hot dog which you so lovingly prepared. I came here to get some peace and quiet. Maybe you can respect some of my space?"
Everyone was silent after that.
Wesley had seconds… he ate… Barry was watching in anticipation what would happen next. Bubbles was quiet, thinking where she had Dr. Enqvist’s phone number.
Nora looked at Jozef… tapping her feet. Jozef just stared back.
“What’s for dessert?” Jozef said…
Nora lost.
1-0 Jozef
"Thanks for preparing dinner Nora", Bubbles dared to say.
"Yeah… bring out the rest… I hope you baked some cookies woman. The dogs were FAB though. 10 points from me."
Nora, for the first time in her life, had no reply… she felt a tingle of excitement.
It was bed time… she thought… getting ready to sleep. But the bright colors in her room made her jumpy and she felt so much excitement. No… She would go out and try to relax before going to bed. Some herbal tea would do the trick. She was sure! After dinner, Wesley sat down next to the tent that was out there. The campfire was lit, and he soaked it all in. This was beautiful. He wondered what that City Witch was doing here… Oh well… He saw some cool fishing spots. He would have a good time anyway. Nora put on some clothes (and mind you… not just SOME of her clothes… she had a list of what to wear on what day and on what time of that day. For any occasion she brought an outfit) and went outside. "So Mr. Damen… is it OK I call you Wesley? What brought YOU out here? Hey… didn’t you have enough to eat tonight? You know that marshmallows are bad for you, don’t you?" "WHAT? Now listen miss know it all… I’ve had it. I came here to enjoy myself. Not to have my mother with me telling me what to wear and what and what not to eat! How about yourself? I can understand you are still hungry after that mouse bite you had to eat tonight.
… Oh … and I told you why I am here. If you'll excuse me."
"…I’m sorry Wesley… You won a prize. Yes, you told me. Where do you live?"
"Uh… OH… I have no address… I have my bike. I need to see the country… and beyond…"
"Hmmm…. What is it you are running away from?"
"… I am not running from anything… Am I??? Noooo… well… am I???"
"I don’t know Wesley… Are you?"
"I am going to sleep in the tent tonight. My room is great, but maybe a little bit too nice for a simple guy like me. Here I can hear the fish jump out of the lake. I will get up before 6 and catch some nice ones for breakfast… or lunch…. Hey…Can you eat fish???"
"… Goodnight Wesley… "
Nora sighed. These people were a little too simple for her. No match. No match at all.
"So… is it you? Or do I smell an apple pie in the oven?"
Nora froze… Oh God. What an obnoxious man. Too late. Too late to run.
“… Brrr… I am cold. Probably just sleepy… I need to go to bed. Goodnight Mr. Tremont, ehh.. Jozef”
“SHHHH…Woman… Can you hear that????”
Nora stood and listened… What? Creepy sounds? Burglar? WHAT???
“… The sound of Silence Miss Winters….”
Listen… and Enjoy!”
Bubbles was in the kitchen looking out. Her guests were back there. Was it all good? Did they enjoy their stay so far? Jozef and Nora had been out there for more than 2 hours already. They were engaged in a deep conversation for a long time now. Yes, that would be good. She should go to bed. She had everything set out for a good and hearty breakfast. Tomorrow she would see how the cards were dealt. Barry couldn’t sleep either and he saw something no one else saw. It was Jozef and Nora hugging….

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#22PenelopeTMar 19, 2011

Argh....I clicked on the last screenie three times before I realized it was the end....LOL! \:D Loved part one....can't wait to see what juicy and exciting things take place at the B&B in the next part. Fab job, Fred! \:rah\:

#23PenelopeTMar 19, 2011

Terrific screens too! \:wub\:

#24jasminehellokitty121994Mar 20, 2011

Lovvvee your story! and nice pictures too. Gr8 job!

#25Mar 21, 2011

thank you

#26Midnight222Mar 21, 2011

Wow interesting twist. I guess Nora and Wesley would be way too different but Jozef is definately keeping her wings clipped! Will disaster strike Bubbles? Will the kitchen burn down? Thieves strike? A biffo bitween Wesley and Jozef over Nora? Looking forward to the next chapter! \:rah\:

#27libertyMar 21, 2011

Busted Nora \;\)
I had to writein in capital letters, en in het Nederlands \;\) maar ook weer geen orginele ideen om iets orgineels te schrijven naja dan maar dubbelzinnige zinnen lol \;\)
Wonderfull story \:wub\:

#28urm0mMar 22, 2011

Haha I love this! Comedy gold!

#29orlovVIPMar 27, 2011

\:wub\: Just as I suspected! Nora is a Handful. . .or is she? I think all that aloofness hides a great deal of loneliness and fear. I wonder what he said to her. . . . . .  .

#30FlatterApr 24, 2011

Your characters are slightly off-beat as usual, I like that very much. But what keeps me entertained for hours are your pics, so full of detail and well-designed! Marvellous creation \:rah\:

#31ShelleyBJun 21, 2011

\:rah\: You go Jozef and Nora... Some of the best relationships start off a little rocky. I do hope brother Barry ends up getting as jazzed about the whole B&B business as Bubbles is. (Plot point?)

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