Archives for: June 2008
Just me and Moe.
I told Moe that I thought it was funny how we both ended up falling in love with the same girl and how she ended up ditching both of us as soon as she found out. I'd gotten her round to my room. It's a funny story in retrospect. I paid Moe to get her round here, quite a lot of money actually. I had to ask the landlord for extra cash, which is never fun.
So I got her round here and we were having this really intense serious "let's all sit a circle and tell each other how we feel" session. Man, whatever. Anyway, it didn't go that well and she left. Actually, right before she left that pesky landlord walks in (I'm just joking, he isn't pesky). He's got Moe by the arm. He's really gripping him with all that Irish strength. And says a little curse in Irish and pulls Moe in through the door along with him.
"What is this, Shark?" he says loud. Really loud, I think. He was shouting. I don't know how to get across how hard he said this. It made us forget about how we felt pretty quickly. "How does this make sense to you at a time like this? How can you possibly make sense of this?" He was talking and there were no breaks for me to speak in, but he didn't really seem to know what to say, he just wanted to be talking at me.
I smiled at him cheekily. I mean, come on. You can't just burst in and just rant off with Moe and Sarah in the room not at all knowing what's going on. Moe definitely did not know what was going on. I thought he would just unleash himself and destroy the landlord. You would think he would have ripped the landlord's arm off and just simply pushed him hard against the wall, not even showing any anger. Because you just don't do that to him. No, Moe just stood there looking at me. He looked so angry he was going to cry. I think he was trying not to because of Sarah. Sarah was crying from before.
"Come on, let them go, they've got nothing to do with it." I told the landlord. He let go of Moe immediately and looked at me with this complete disbelief.
"Nothing to do with it? Nothing!" He looked like he was trying to laugh for effect. It was actually pretty lame, but he was so angry at the time no one mocked him about it. "These kids are going to get you burned at the stake." His voice had calmed remarkably. He looked like he'd never held Moe, not a thing about him was out of his control. "Shark. They've seen you. The neighbours. They know what you are. [Sarah ran out of the room] They're organizing a mob. They're on their way up here right now and they're going to burn you to death. Not me though. I'm on their side. I've won their trust. All week I've been talking. Talking about things that don't matter. Talking about their jobs. Talking about their children. They trust me. You're the one they're going to burn."
He smiled in a way. And he nodded to end it off. And blinked. His whole body had been hunched over but now he straightened it. He sniggered. He had lost his control again. You could see he was trying to laugh. Again we didn't mock him for it because we didn't want him to freak out.