October 30th - Early in the second quarter against Virginia Jacory Harris is knocked to the turf by defensive tackle John-Kevin Dolce. Time is slowed for him, seconds pass as minutes, minutes as hours. He is concussed, in a daze, and a dream takes over his consciousness...
A magnificently oversized, soft, white polar bear comforter is flung to the ground. It's camouflaged by the lustrous marble tiling that it now lays upon. It's an enormous chamber, baron except for the king sized bed, made for a princess, anchoring the room out of which pops up an energetic Princess Jacory Harris. He runs towards the bay window bubbling off the room and flings apart a set of sea green satin drapes that are fine enough for King Shannon to wipe his face with. Jacory starts singing out the window.
A fine morning to you, U-Topia. A beautiful day I see.
What's a Princess to do? Oh someone, please tell me.
Princess Jacory's delicate and mesmerizing voice travels quickly all across U-Topia. His subjects are drawn to the palace courtyard. The carpenters and smiths come flowing over the wavy hills to the north. The farmers drone in with their families from the west. They bring their freshest Pterodactyl eggs and the slaughtered, cleaved remains of mastodon, a traditional offering of the land.
Should I relax on the dunes of Schnelly beach, where the sandcastles are never out of reach.
Or maybe I'll just skip along the clouds, and throw touchdown passes of happiness to the crowds.
One of his maids enters the bedroom and interjects, "My fairest Princess Jacory, the ball is tonight, and, oh my please forgive me for saying, you hair... It's unseemly, not high and tight."
Princess Jacory closes the window, turns around and looks into the full sized gold rimmed mirror Maid Kelly is struggling to hold up. Jacory is horrified. "It's true, it's true, just look, LOOK at my hairdo. Maid Kelly fetch my chariot, I must go into town, because only Salon Swagger will do."
Maid Kelly asked in a most timid voice, "My highness, would you like me to accompany you?"
Princess Jacory decreed, "Salon Swagger is no place for a once downtrodden wench like you. Summon Seantrel, oh yes, he'll do."
Princess Jacory accompanied by and the most highly coveted bodyguard in all of U-Topia, Sir Seantrel, ride to town in the royal chariot.
They arrive amidst fanfare, as it's not every day the Princess leaves the 7th floor of the castle to be among the peasants and commoners. Seantrel needs to back away the masses from the royal chariot as Jacory steps out. Jacory cuts right through the center of the mob and walks towards Salon Swagger.
Before stepping inside, he reaches his hands into his pockets and tosses handfuls of gold ducats into the crowd. His subjects lock hands and start swaying and singing.
Princess Jacory you treat us so right.
We could never repay your generosity, try as we might.
It's all about the U-Topia, says the sound bite.
Now go get your hair did, for the ball tonight.
Seantrel opens the door, Jacory walks inside and he instructs the barber, "High and tight, you know how to do up this Princess right." He sits down in the chair only to now find himself on a bench running along the visitor sideline of Scott Stadium...
Thanks to Seattle Hokie for the Salon Swagger picture and to HokiESQ for the Princess Jacory concept.