So You Have A Sister?

This is the scene in between when Neela gets the call from her mother and where Michael invites Neela, Abby, and Lester out for a drink with he and Valerie.

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"So you have a sister?" Neela asked Gallant as they were walking to the admit desk.

"Yup, a twin sister," Gallant answered smiling. "I'm younger by two minutes."

"What does she look like?"

"I don't know try picturing me in a dress."

"That ugly, huh," Neela said jokingly. "Really, what does she look like?"

Gallant pulled out his wallet and showed her a picture of his family. He pointed each person out as he said who they were. "That's my mom, and my dad, that's my older brother Jason, and my brother Charlie, and this is my little brother Anthony, and that is my sister Valerie."

Neela smiled as Michael showed her the picture of his family. It's obvious that he is proud of them and that he loves them very much. "She's very pretty," Neela said looking at the picture of Valerie. "You two look nothing alike."

"Well, I got the good genes," Michael said with a smile.

"I'll make sure that she knows that," Neela said teasing him.

"So, how about your sister? What does she look like? Because if she's half as beautiful as you are, then her husband is a lucky man."

"Trying to get yourself back in my good graces, Michael?"

"Yeah, is it working?"

"A little."

"Good. So what does she look like?"

"Like me, except she's taller with longer hair and she just had a baby."


"You've already congratulated me."

"Well, I'm congratulating you again. It's a wonderful thing being an aunt or an uncle. You get to teach your niece or nephew bad things and you also get to tell them embarrassing stories about when their parents were growing up."

"I bet your siblings have a lot about you."

"Sure do," Michael said. He paused realizing that he was just insulted. "Hey, well what about you? I bet that your sister has some embarrassing stories about you too."

"A few."

Michael laughed. He was having a good time talking to Neela. He always had a good time talking to Neela. They pretty much had a good time whenever they were together. Michael looked at his watch. It was almost three. Valerie will be here soon.

"What am I boring you, Michael? And so soon? I thought that we had at least five more minutes to go before we got to the surrepitiously-looking-at-my-watch-trying-to-think-of-a-way-to-leave-without-pissing-Neela-off stage."

"You could never bore me," Michael said with a grin. "It's just that, my sister will be here soon and I have to think of an excuse as to why I don't have a girlfriend. She's always bugging me about how I'm young and sort of good-looking and I should be dating as many women as I can before I have to settle down and get married."

Neela smiled to herself. Sort of good-looking? Not even close. How about absolutely gorgeous. His sister sounded just like her sister. Her sister bothered her about the same things. "Sounds like your sister and my sister should get together and have a chat."

"That sounds like a good idea," Michael said. "Then, as soon as we introduce them and see that they are getting on well, we can ditch them."

Neela laughed. That's one of things that she loves about Michael. He can always make her laugh. "Definitely."

Michael paused a minute before asking his next question. He took a deep breath and asked, "So what are you doing tonight?"

"Why do you ask?"

"Well, I don't know where Valerie and I are going to go yet, but I was wondering if you'd like to join us?"

"I'm on for a little while longer. I wouldn't want to hold the two of you up," Neela paused, "but if you tell me where you'll be I could meet you there."

Michael smiled, "That sounds great. I'll let you know."


"I have to get back to work. I'll see you later."

"Very good. I applaud your exit. Didn't piss me off one bit."

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