Fragments Chapter 14 Page 9

All animated and thrilling, spinning around your big old town. But you see that ashtray you knocked over? Well the table went with it and now there is some strange woman you’ll never meet. Her dress is ruined and of course you slur, send me the bill I’ll pay for the dry cleaning, and the lad, instead of punching you, says that’s fine just get out of here and you go.

Well that was some cartoon partner but you missed the joke and the punchline. Turns out that was the first night those two beautiful people had been able to face going out on a romantic date night since she’d had cancer and gone into remission.

You see, right up until just that moment, when they dared to fill themselves with even glimmers of hope for a better life