Post by SODAM Post by Vicky Ayech
On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:36:00 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by Chris McMillan
Pass the sick bucket!
Yes, Lily certainly seems to be cooling a bit on him.
Lizzie needs to play it _very_ carefully, but I think she might well do
so, just letting the romance fizzle out naturally. I think it's mostly
over anyway, just Lily doesn't want to lose face.
Though I hope it (and Lizzie's strong hint of a job) doesn't mean Lily
abandons university. Her character is the sort of intelligent person I
_want_ my tax dollars to go to the education of. (I can't remember what
she's studying - do we actually know?)
She likes her studies and admitted Lizzie was right about not living
so far out from university. I think she realises having Russ in tow
and having to support him, financially, emotionally and practically is
a drag. We never found out who signed the rent agreement for the
flat. I hope he did and she didn't and that she can move into student
There is just one thing. I had a bad feeling while listening tonight
that Lizzie might die, in spite of feeling a bit better,. It was when
Lily said she liked running things. I wondered if she was about to
have to do so.
I took that to mean that she might abandon her studies and become the
manager at LL.
Yes, that's how I took it. The thought of Lizzie dying hadn't occurred
to me. I hope not; I quite like her now. I took it to just be her being
totally exhausted after Freddie, Halloween, Geraldine, and finally the
Post by SODAM
How pathetic Russ is! He’s relying on an 18 year old girl
and her widowed mother to support him so that he can paint - but now he
can’t even paint. “The Art scene in Manchester isn’t what he thought”. I
suppose that translates into “he hasn’t sold any of his paintings”.
I hadn't thought of that, but I expect you are right!
Post by SODAM
Perhaps Lizzie will need heart surgery and Lily will take a year out to
help her, then return to start again but sans Russ.
Would be good as long as Lizzie's OK, and the decision was entirely
Lily's (possibly even against Lizzie's wishes). As long as she _could_
take the year out, that is. Russ would actually have to work.
Post by SODAM
A much better outcome would be for Lily to fall for a young, unattached
lecturer/ student and break up with Russ. Please?
I get the feeling she'd - even though intelligent - have difficulty
separating herself from Russ if back in the same town )-:.
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