Thursday, March 02, 2006

Micro-self Storage (A Picture Article)

It wasn’t particularly romantic. It’s dark, dank chain link fences didn’t exactly create a romantic ambiance. But among the boxes and stacked metal chairs and dusty files, Sydney and Vaughn fell in love. Perhaps it was the fact that their relationship, professional and/or otherwise was strictly forbidden by Sydney’s employer; SD-6 and that the private quarters of micro-self storage was a place that allowed them to see each other. Before the downfall of the Alliance, Sydney and Vaughn met in several public places; such as the golf course, the market, the car wash. The blood van was perfect for quick meetings on campus; Sydney leaving with a bandage or an ice pack. And the maintenance van parked down a dark alley was also fitting for late night meetings. But the storage house was the one place they could look each other in the eye, be together without hiding or risking their lives. Once it was no longer necessary for them to meet in private, micro was no longer needed. Though I am glad Sydney and Vaughn’s love was able to come out of hiding, I miss their secret meetings, their shy glances and soft smiles from behind the cages. There will always be a special place in my heart for micro-self storage, as I am sure there is in Sydney and Vaughn’s.

Thanks Liz for the photo!

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lhaaheim said...

You’re very welcome and I too miss the days of those covert meetings at Micro-self Storage. However I think some of my favorite covert meeting moments were the ones in public, the looks and feelings they weren't supposed to have but couldn't help having them anyway. I also especially enjoyed all their secret conversations during a missions "radio silent" time. You however can’t beat the intimacy that Micro-self Storage ironically provided.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite moments took place at the Micro-self Storage. It was on Season 1 Ep 8, "Time will Tell" when Vaughn was training Sydney to fool the sophisticated lie detector test that uses the brainwaves. This little exchange took place between them:

(Remember, the machine reading has to be under 30 for her answers to be deemed truthful.)

VAUGHN: Are you romantically interested in anyone?
(Sydney gives him a look.)
VAUGHN: Could be a question.
SYDNEY: No, I'm not.
(Machine reading - Fifty-six.)
VAUGHN: Interesting.
SYDNEY: Wait, ask me that again.
VAUGHN: No, I don't have to. We have our answer right here. That's very good. Moving on.

It was one of the first time we saw him flirting with Syd and we're all hoping that the guy she's romantically interested in was Vaughn!

Kiki said...

I love that too Anon, it's funny because the move right past it and move on, but we get stuck on it. It always makes me smile.

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