The Emails, II

Continued from here. To read the whole story in a more linear fashion, go here.

From: William E. Dryer <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Date: September 14, 2010 2:11:47 PM MDT
To: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Subject: New Subject Line?

I’d been thinking about coming east for Thanksgiving. My parents are coming up from South Carolina and staying with Eric and Maggie.

Would you save me a dance if I did?

-Will

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From: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Date: September 14, 2010 12:34:17 PM EDT
To: Will <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Subject: Re: New Subject Line?

If you ask me very nicely.

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From: William E. Dryer <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Date: September 14, 2010 2:36:29 PM MDT
To: Sam <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Subject: re: Re: New Subject Line?

Please, Sam? Will you save me a dance at Christmas?

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From: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Date: September 14, 2010 12:40:38 PM EDT
To: Will <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Subject: Re: re: Re: New Subject Line?

I will. How could I resist?
I have to get going. I’m covering one of my Mom’s classes tonight, so she and Dad can go see some concert down in Northhampton.
~S

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From: William E. Dryer <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Date: November 16, 2010 9:44:21 PM MST
To: Sam <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Subject: Christmas

Hey Sam,

I just talked to Eric, but I wanted to let you know that the holidays aren’t going to happen. We’re short handed at the ranch this winter and Ron’s had some health problems. I’ve been handling a lot of his business as well as working the ranch.

I hate that I won’t get that dance.

Maybe you could come out for New Year’s? I’d love to show you the ranch.
Will

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From: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Date: November 19, 2010 6:15:41 AM EST
To: Will <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Subject: Re: Christmas

Sucks you won’t be home. Noah and Ava were looking forward to seeing you.
New Year’s on the ranch sounds great, but I’m going down to New Orleans right after Christmas.

Craig wants to patch things up, and I feel like I should give him the chance to explain himself.
~S

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From: William E. Dryer <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Date: January 27, 2011 11:52:44 PM MST
To: Sam <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Subject:

Sam,

I tried to call you. You’re not picking up.

I’m not letting it go. I heard from Eric what happened in Louisiana, and I’m sick to death worrying about you.

I booked flights for you from Albany out to Bozeman for three weeks from now. You can be pissed off at me later, but you’re getting on that plane.

Will

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From: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Date: January 28, 2010 3:24:59 AM EST
To: Will <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Subject: Re:

jesus, shitty news travels fast in this family. i barely made it home from new orleans in one piece and you want me to fly across the country for what? really, will? why? we talk all the time, you want me to come out there, when it suits you, you flirt with me, but you’re in goddamn montana with your horses and your rich boss. i’m the one sitting on my ass in vermont waiting for you to tell me what the hell you want. what the fuck gives you the right to book me on a flight?

you want to make sure i’m okay? come the fuck out here and see for yourself. take your tickets and go to hell.

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From: Samantha Ellis <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Date: January 28, 2010 2:41:12 PM EST
To: Will <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Subject: Re:

Will,

I think I owe you an apology. Technology and a mean drunk aren’t my best combination.

To say that I’m embarrassed would be putting it mildly.

If you haven’t canceled that itinerary, I think I’d like to come out. We have some things to talk about.
I’m sorry.
~S

ps, you still owe me a Christmas dance

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From: William E. Dryer <wedryer@eatkinsoninc.com>
Date: January 28, 2011 3:03:09 PM MST
To: Sam <samanthaellis@ellisfamily.net>
Subject: MT

No apologies, Sam.
I can’t stand the thought of what that bastard did. I need to see you, make sure you’re okay.

And the coffee still sucks here. We need you, Sam. I need you.
Will

5 responses to “The Emails, II

  1. And I need you to keep writing their story.
    LOVE!

  2. What did I miss in New Orleans?
    I love this.
    I need to know more.

    We are going to the ranch, right???

  3. awesome. i love that you make it so real, like real email, with irregular punctuation, not too much as they are trying to impress one another, but a little. yay!

  4. I’m so fucking jealous of your talent…
    I wouldnt usually say that word, but its in the post!
    so its ok to say!

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