Discussion in 'The Spam Zone' started by Jiku Neon, Jan 29, 2017.
nvm my first choice
this is better
You say that he can call you whatever he wants to for now. He laughs it off and says that he'll think of something. You actually laugh a bit too (not creepily). After the two of you get done with your involuntary humor spasms you look at each other for a few seconds. It's getting awkward again. Just as you try to break the silence he says he'll be done with his shift in fifteen minutes. He's not asking you to wait but if you want to meet sometime after... Of course you'd be fine with that.
Soon after that you an Matt separate to avoid his manager coming over and asking what's wrong. You're still kind of (very) fuzzy on how all this happened. After a moment's consideration you choose to ignore it and go get something to drink. Thankfully the mall is home to a personal favorite of yours. Boom/Bust: Tea/Coffee is a fairly ordinary bubble tea stand aside from its name and stock market themed decor. You remember coming to one of these a lot when you used to frequent the arcade in high school and college but since the game center in the mall closed you hadn't much reason to come.
By the time you have your tea it's only five minutes to meeting time. You decide to sit down on a bench and take it easy rather than getting too worked up. It's not often you get second (or even first) chances when meeting with new people. As you watch the people pass by calmly as the seconds tick by just as calmly you notice something. Well, more you are forced to notice something. Your phone is ringing. You pick it up. It's Jeanne. Something about her husband, what you catch is she wants to see you as soon as possible.
You hang up.
Well, you have a problem now. Should you...
 Wait the last 5 minutes and explain why you're bailing.
 Head on over right now, it could be very important.
☑ Wait the last 5 minutes and explain why you're bailing.
Wait 5(five) minutes and explain(explain)
Wait the last 5 minutes and explain why you're bailing
Wait five minutes
Head on over right now.
STOP MAKING SENSIBLE DECISIONS. WERE AWKWARD
[X] Wait the last 5 minutes and explain why you're bailing.
You think to yourself and a(n uncharacteristically) spiteful smirk crawls from one end of your lips to the other. Jeanne has less than 24 hours ago stood you up on your birthday along with her stupid husband (who you don't even like). And it wasn't just yesterday, you were friends more out of inertia than any form of actual interest or compatibility, she always did stuff like this. So kinda like Roommate but not because Roommate actually shows up to stuff and tries to level with you. Either way, you knew her from Gym class in high school... and English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and History. She was just always around you in particular it seemed. It would have been stupid if you weren't friends at least for that time. Not that you ever really liked her, you just liked the benefits of not being totally alone and outcast like some of those other kids. Looking back you were kind of a selfish little shit and a gutless little worm. But now you're so much better. Talking to boys and getting petty revenge. So much growth.
Five minutes pass and Matt walks up to you as expected. You immediately bolt to your feet and greet him (robotically). You should have come up with what you were going to say instead of reveling over how clever you've become. Damn. You lower your head and sigh. You tell him that your second oldest friend just called and told you that there was some emergency. He looks kind of confused you swear it's true and show him your phone like it's going to prove something.
He laughs it off and grabs your phone. He hands it back quickly as he took it with a few new pieces of information. His name and number. Not the first male you've had added to your contacts but the first in such a memorable fashion. He waves and tells you to call if you ever don't have a huge emergency to deal with.
Well, he's gone and you have places to be. You, lacking a car, have to take the train uptown to meet with her. She said she was at Monk's Cafe. Thinking about it more deeply, it's probably some relationship stuff. When you finally get there you're beginning to wonder why you even bothered and more importantly why she called you and not one of her better friends. She's sitting alone (for once) when you join her. She looks (expectedly) drawn. She doesn't say much at first.
Where to begin...
 Ask her what's up?
 Ask her if she's doing fine?
 Ask her if she's ordered yet?
Ask her waddup
[x] ask her if she's ordered yet
If there's gonna be relationship drama, might as well eat while you listen. XD
[x] Ask her if she's doing fine?
HAH, cuz it's... a comic... I get it :'D
☑ Ask her if she's ordered yet?
[X] Ask her what's up?
When you sit down across from her the very first thing you do is pick up a menu, call over the nearest waitress, and ask if she's ordered yet. As you leaf through the menu she first confused and then when you offhandedly greet her she smiles. She tells you that you always know what to say to calm her down. That is what you intended, yupperino, that's your story and you're sticking to it. You order yourself a sandwich or something and you order her something more expensive. She immediately leaps into telling you how she is doing without either being asked or asking how yesterday was for you. You know, your birthday. You frown (internally) and listen. She tells you all kinds of things you don't particularly care about. First it's how she thinks her husband is cheating. Maybe you should have tried waiting more than six months before marrying him you total-- Then it's something about her being maybe kinda sorta pregnant. Maybe you should have tried using a goddamn condom you total-- Then it's something about how she doesn't like her boss-- Maybe you should have... actually no one really likes their boss. Then it's just more and more.
You sigh at her as your food comes. You motion that you're gonna be a minute as you stare awkwardly at her and chew through your sandwich. Some kind of club. She keeps going like nothing's weird about this scene until you're finished. What you've gathered is her life is fine but she's completely paranoid and needs someone to allay her fears. Like always. She likes seeming confident but she's ultimately a neurotic mess on the inside. Show some consideration for people who are a neurotic mess on the outside bitch. The only thing that will make her feel better is venting and then hearing it's fine.
After taking a sip of your water you finally tell her...
 That you'll look into her husband's activities for her.
 That she's being ridiculous and needs to be calmer and more reasonable.
 That you're hardly the one to ask about real people problems.
That you're hardly the one to ask about real people problems
Private Eye that **** (look into her husband's activities)
Put on your deerstalker cap and grab your pipe, we BE DETECTIVEZ NOW.
Tell her you'll look into her husband's activities