Thorson Thorkelson The Thord – Part 41

Despite the fact that Samantha was not the girl that he ideally wanted to be with, Thorson was enjoying himself.  He was glad to be getting to know Bertha’s friend…but he was still looking forward to seeing Bertha again.

After a few hours of touring, Samantha parked near the one Seattle landmark that Thorson had already heard of…the Space Needle.  He began protesting that he had been planning on coming here with Bertha, but Samantha said, “Bertha asked me to bring you here.”  At that point, Thorson was fairly certain that this was to be the rendezvous point, and when they got up to the observation area, he found that he was not disappointed.  Samantha grinned and said, “It was nice to finally meet you in person, but I think that you will enjoy having a different tour guide now.”  Thorson thanked her for showing him around, said goodbye, and gave Bertha a big hug.  He hardly knew what to say, but for the time being, that seemed to be OK for both of them, as their embrace, and then holding hands seemed to be all the communication that they needed for the time being.

Finally, Bertha broke the silence and said, “I’m glad that you’re here.  I’ve missed you sooo much!”  Thorson indicated that the feeling was mutual (if not in those exact words), but then said, “Sam said something had come up…can you tell me what?”

Bertha smiled and said, “I’ve got a job!  I auditioned for a role a few months ago.  I didn’t tell you then, because, if I got it, I wanted it to be a surprise.  I found out just yesterday that I got the part, and I had a tele-conference today with the producer and the other cast members!”

“Cool!  What kind of movie is it?”  Thorson knew that, despite having two movies under her belt, Bertha had been going through a bit of a dry spell.  Either the movie script was not something that she felt was right for her, or she had not been what the director was looking for, so Thorson was glad to hear that she had finally gotten another part.

“Actually, it’s not a movie…it’s a TV series!  When I heard the premise of this show, I just had to try out!”

“What’s it about?”

“The show is tentatively being called ‘Absense Makes the Heart A Wonder’.  They haven’t settled on that name yet, but for now, it’s the working title.  It’s a sit-com based on a dating couple that live a long distance apart.  I figured that based on our experiences, the part was right for me.”

Thorson smiled and said, “so…who’s your boyfriend in this show?”

“Actually, I’m not the main girl in this one.  I’m playing the sister of the love-struck boy.  I’ve made a three year commitment to the show.  That’s based, of course, on the show’s success, but I’m hopeful that this’ll provide me with a steady job for a while.”

“Congratulations!  I think that we should do something to celebrate…do we already have dinner plans, or can I take you out somewhere?”

“The evening is ours.  Mom figured I’d want to have you all to myself for the rest of the day.  You have someplace in mind?”

“Well…this is my first time in Seattle, so I’ll let you pick.”

Bertha grinned.  There was a new restaurant that she wanted to check out, and she figured that it should be within Thord’s budget, so she said, “OK, I know just the place!”

~~to be continued~~

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