Post by Jack Russow on Oct 10, 2019 23:30:21 GMT -5
-I AM JACK'S DELUSION-
"...and that was the second time I watched my father explode on a plywood board wrapped in barbed wire…"
(The scene opens to show Jack Russow lying on a couch petting a sleeping Pip the Papillion as a wide-eyed therapist frantically scribbles on a notepad.)
Jack Russow: ...and then my best friend got kidnapped by a sadistic cult leader who threatened war against my father and all of his friends for complete domination of the company they worked for. But that was after *I* got kidnapped and held in kept hostage in an open grave in some cemetery in...I wanna say...Georgia? No, THAT time it was Louisiana…
(Jack keeps rambling as the therapist shakes a hand cramp out before she finally gives up altogether and keeps looking at the clock.)
Jack Russow: ...and I think THAT'S why I start to itch everytime I see a Home Depot, but that's for a whole different reason I think.
Therapist: Err...Jack. Why don't we switch gears now...tell me about the GOOD in your life. Do you have a significant other?
Jack Russow: *blushing and acting shy* Yeeeeees…
Therapist: That's great!!! Why don't you tell me about her!?
(Jack has almost a little kid quality to his voice as he acts like a coy, bashful little boy thinking about his Wild Irish Rose.)
Jack Russow: Her name is Alanah...she's from Ireland...and she's the most beautimous, perfected person I ever met!
(Pip wakes up and perks up at the mention of Alanah's name. Jack takes his front paws and holds them up so his little head rests on them as he gently bounces him like he's talking…)
Jack Russow: Oh top o' the marnin',, handshum! Did you hear mommy's name!? We love mommy don't we? Yesh we do! YESH WE DOOOO!
Therapist: She sounds delightful! Tell me a bit more about her...to take your mind off things!
Jack Russow: Well...she likes horses...and Oreos...and no she has two brothers. Lachlan and Malachi.
Therapist: Oh? And does she spend a lot of time with them?
(Absentmindedly answering lime it's completely normal, still just focused on playing with a yawning Pip.)
Jack Russow: Oh yeah...whenever she can!
Jack Russow: *quickly rambling again, seemingly without breathing like and teenage girl on the phone* Never at the same time though...cause since I've met her, they've been locked in a he'll acoustic blood-red spanning across multiple countries, continents, and companies trying to break each other mentally and physically to prove who's superior leaving her stuck in the middle having to deal with both the desecration of her family name since Malachi wants nothing to do with the family which is breaking their elderly mothers heart and 'lanah wants to be there for her mom but she still lives in Ireland and has to watch her children needlessly bicker from afar and Alan ah essentially left behind the only land and love she's ever known to move to the states and then WE met and now she feels like she is trapped in the middle of all MY problems and I try and go behind her back as much as possible cause iont want her getting hurt but now I've got to fight my father in a winner-takes-all death match and I can't hide stuff from her cause she says "Together. Or not at all." and I really, really love her so often times its just me and her and Pip and Lady and Potato...but Potato is getting old so we're both worrying about him dying soon.
Therapist: Oh my...you have...no friends?
Jack Russow: *taking deep breath* Well I have Mack McKane, we call him the knife cause he knows a lot about knoves, he's been cut with a lot of knives his father was a knife-thrower, and he himself walks around twirling a butterfly knife whenever he's nervous or angry or bored and he has a really, REEEEEEALLY messed up backstory fraught with peril, substance abuse, mental anguish, and explicit violence and I guess his life is kinda like he's living in the DC Universe but not like the cappy TV shows or the PG-13 movie types but more like the Joaquin Phoenix Rated R fucked-up Joker type? But we don't...we don't talk about it.
Therapist: Well wh-
Jack Russow: Then 'lanah has Mattie which is short for Matilda but God be with your soul if you CALL her Matilda. She's this totally badass artist chick who TOTALLY has the hots for Mack and Mack TOTALLY has the hots for her and she's all "...ohey." and at first he was all *hisses like a cat* but then he was all "osup?" and they've been hanging out like A LOT to the point we barely hear from either of them lately and I'm HOPING it's because they're all "bow-chicka-bow-wow" but it's probably more "rational conversation, we drink tea!" so there's a "will they, won't they" vibe and I totally think they will but I'm not allowed to harass him about it cause "waah...goth boy got feelings."
Therapist: ...well that isn-
Jack Russow: And then there's Miles...we call him Milo...iunno, he and Mack have history and I guess he turned out to be a pretty cool guy but he's like cover of GQ, never wears a shirt kinda dude and that's BASICALLY the main focal point of his personality so far and like, we started out as rivals and enemies kinda thing cause there was a whole thing where he got the hots for Bella but Bella had the hots for ME and it was all awkward for awhile and now they don't really like each other anymore cause Bella is with Malachi now and it's kinda wei-
Therapist: Wait so...your girlfriends BROTHER, Malachi?
Jack Russow: Yeah and they totally hate each other but that's not really surprising cause up until lately when Mal and Mack developed this weird kinda pseudo-friendship slash respect for each other that anyone BUT Bella liked Malachi cause he was and still is KIND of a douchelord but I can't CALL him douchelord anymore cause he is being nice to and taking care of Alanah again and there's this kinda silent understanding between us now that we'll probably never be friends but we both care about Alanah so we just find a mutual respect when it comes to her wellbeing?
Therapist: ...a-...alright? Well this Bella sounds like an interesting character.
Jack Russiw: ...I mean I guess? See cause it's like...the psycho cult leader guy that kidnapped my dad kidnapped her first but that was like a decade ago but he did weird stuff to her but iont think it was like Chris Hansen level stuff but more Peewee's Playhouse kinda stuff? She still has nightmares about it and stuff. Anyway when you grow up with as much bonkers-ass shit that WE have ya kinda almost HAFTA be close to each other. I'm pretty sure like, our families were trying to betrothe us or whatever and she was into it and it's not like I woulda been COMPLETELY against it...she ain't exactly ugly and she knows me pertnear netter than anyone including my own family it's just…
Therapist: ...just what, Jack?
(The boyish grin stretches across his face as he scratches a very satisfied Pip behind the ears.)
Jack Russow: ...it's just when I saw 'lanah, y'know?
(The therapist smiles and relaxes a bit.)
Therapist: ...the world stood still?
Jack Russow: ...what? No. The world sped up!
Therapist: ...wait, what?
Jack Russow: ...it's felt like...time was moving so fast, that there'd never be enough to spend with her that could ever satisfy me...like, I WISH the world stood still. I don't...I don't know where I'd be, what I'd be doing, or WHO I'd be without her now and honestly? I don't...wanna.
(Jack wraps his arms around Pip who has now nuzzled up into his neck.)
Jack Russow: She is...the very best part of me. She is THE most important person in my life and that scares the Hell outta me...because before her the most important people in my life were always mom and dad and now dad...dad's tried to kill me on LIVE TELEVISION. But I'm gonna save him...I HAVE to save him. Because I have this crystal clear vision in my head that won't go away and I can't stop until I see it through.
Therapist: And what vision is that, Jack?
Jack Russow: ...I need my dad...to meet Alanah...for real, y'know? My DAD...not this...this brainwashed sociopath he's become...that's all she knows him as. I need MY DAD...to see I made it! I turned out okay! I FOUND my happy ending!!!
Therapist: ...that's beautiful Jack.
Jack Russow: Thanks...if only I could have stopped Bella from cracking him in the face with that chair and starting him on his road to madness…
Therapist: ...wait what?
(Jack takes another deep breath before spewing on her again.)
Jack Russow: See Dad is the one that went all crazy LAST time waging war on Bella's mom and stepdad who was also Dad's best friend and they came like SUUUUPER close to killing each other but it's like, all because that backwards ass company told dad they needed ratings so they helped him fake my mom's death and my brother and sisters deaths and MY death and we had to like go away and I couldn't talk to anybody and Dad like kept mom's "body" in this aquarium lookin' thing and everyone was all "OH MY GOD" and Bella was all "I'm a sweet little gurl, imma get Uncle Levi a Christmas present but it's not FOR him, it's for my mom's memory and it made my dad super sad and he realized no amount of money was worth breaking everyone he ever loved hearts over it so he gave her one of my mom's lockets and she saved him from the psychotic monster u e became THAT time and so he's always been really, really, really protective of her but then she started hanging out with Milo who Dad didn't like but then started hanging out with Malachi who he REEEEEALLY didn't like and they both said stuff they shouldn't have said and then she showed up at a show and hit him in the face with a chair and bobs your uncle, here we are…
(Jack sits up and looks asnt the therapist who is back to being just absolutely gobsmacked and there's an awkward silence for a couple minutes until she croaks out…)
Therapist: ...is...is that all?
Jack Russow: ...I often wonder what the world would be like if dogs had thimbs…
Therapist: LOOK AT THE TIME! That concludes our session, Jack thank you for sharing.
Jack Russiw: This was great! Should I make another appoint-
(Jack and Pip jump a little at her...enthusiasm.)
Therapist: No...Jack...I dont...I don't think I'm the best fit for your...particular case.
Jack Russow: Awww! How come!?
Therapist: Javk...may I be frank?
Jack Russow: ...I mean, if I still get to be Jack I guess?
Therapist: Quite. Well Jack...in all my years of counselling I have never come across a case so...so…
Jack Russow: ...sooooo?
Therapist: Sooooo COMPLETELY. AND I'M USING A TERM I'M CERTAIN YOU'LL UNDERSTAND AND PARDON MY VULGARITY...SO COMPLETELY *FUCKED UP*!!!
(Jack gasps and covers Pips ears)
Therapist: Your family sounds like the most VILE, HEINOUS excuse of lacking humanity I have EVER heard if even a FRACTION of what you've told me us true and your "FRIENDS" sound like walking future inmates of the New York Penal colony!
Jack Russow: Heh…"penal"
Therapist: And YOU, dear boy, are so vividly DELUSIONAL that you cannot reflect upon your own history from a subjective point of view and realize how HORRIFIC your life seems to have been so far! How you're not a massive serial killing axe murderer is beyond my comprehension but it sounds like you are WELL ON YOUR WAY!!! I PITY YOUR EXISTENCE AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON ALL YOUR SOULS!!! GOOD. DAY!!!
(She has backed Jack out the door the entire time she has been ranting and after the impending "GOOD. DAY!!!!" promptly slams the door in our heroes faces...there's an awkward period of time where Jack stands awestruck looking at the door before he turns and holds Pip up to his face and calmly states.)
Jack Russow: ...I think that went well!
(Pip playfully lick Jack's nose.)
Jack Russow: ...I like her too, Pippers! NOW! TO LUNCH!!!
(Jack swiftly leaves the building with Pip under his arm.)
-I AM JACK'S RECOMPENSE-
(The video opens up to show a Montage of Jack Russow working out both at the gym and at the ring.)
Jack Russow: *voice over* ...I mean there isn't much left to say, is there? How much more cut and dry does it need to be?
(We see Jack slipping on Levi's old ring jacket looking fiercely into the mirror.)
Jack Russow: ...when the battle lines are drawn for you, all you know is its time to show up...and square up. I was weak last time...I gave my father the benefit of the doubt...and no he put me in the hospital.
(We see pictures of Jack in traction, Alanah crying at his side.)
Jack Russow: ...the Reverend Synister…
(We see jump scare cuts of Syns face and examples of his brutality cut together.)
Jack Russow: That sonuvabitch knew JUST when to strike...snakes always do. He slithered into my father's head like a parasite needing a stronger host to survive...and you don't find stronger than my father.
(We see a montage of clips of the highlights of Levi Russow's entire career.)
Jack Russow: ...this time...it isn't about a grudge...THIS time...it isn't about Bella, Syn, or even my own convictions. THIS time...I'm just coming to save my father from Syn...and from himself. The stranglehold...MUST be broken. If I can win my father back from Syn...Syn will have nothing left. And then? One by one...we shut every inch of his stupid carnival down.
(We see Jack bent over leaning both fists against the sides of the mirror glaring at a picture of Syn...and staring at a picture of himself as a baby sitting on a young Levi's lap.)
Jack Russow: ...I'm not here to play games...I'm not here to make empty threats...I'm not here to listen to your paltry sermons. I'M here...for one reason and one reason only…
(Jack looks into the mirror so his reflections eyes are staring directly into the camera as he snarls.)
Jack Russow: ...I WANT MY FATHER BACK YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!
(Jack viciously punches the mirror shattering it and turns slowly looking at his shaky, bleeding hand...and he smiles looking up sadistic ally into the camera speaking as he smears the blood across his face.)
Jack Russow: ...and I'm just the RUSSOW...TO GET IT DONE.
(Jack absolutely seethes walking past the camera as we end on a shot of the broken mirror and the faint sounds of "All I Want" by A Day to Remember playing in the background.)