|Miguel (miguel_ohara) wrote in spinningcompass,|
@ 2019-10-19 23:48:00
|Entry tags:||!open, miguel o'hara, tony stark|
Who: Miguel and Open
What: Not writing a speech
Where: Food court
When: Afternoon, October 19
Getting married was all well and good, and it helped that the guest list was easy (it was "everyone") and that Sarah had already sorted out the vast majority of the things that needed sorting out. She was amazingly organized like that, and he helped where he could.
But the one thing that she couldn't get sorted was his speech for after the ceremony. That was all on him, and for someone who was used to doing presentations and teaching and all kinds of public speaking, he was struggling with this one speech. It didn't need to be fancy. No holoslides required, no data to prepare beforehand, nothing like that. Just Miguel standing up and talking for maybe five minutes, thanking people and then talking about Sarah. Easy, right?
He didn't want to just wing it, because that way led to impromptu science lectures. He didn't want to write out a script, either. He was good at public speaking, he didn't need cue cards or anything like that, he always knew his stuff before-hand. He just wanted it to sound... natural. So why the shock did everything he was coming up with sound stilted and off? Stupid shocking speech.
He'd had enough of their lab. He didn't want to work on it in her (their?) apartment, and he'd only drink if he went to Bad Things, so he had gone to the food court instead and drank coffee instead of whatever bottle caught his eye. And still no speech. A lot of deleted notes on Lyla's note-taking programme, yes, but no speech.
Lyla herself sat on a small stool on the table in front of Miguel, a foot-tall hologram of Marilyn Monroe wearing reading glasses. Her legs were crossed at the knee, and she had what looked like pens tucked into her high ponytail as she waited for Miguel to continue coming up with ideas. The area around her stool had about twenty crumpled-up pages scattered everywhere.
Stupid shocking speech.