Chapter Sixteen Page 9
Sparrow: So, you’re an anime girl dating a Superwholock? And it’s not, like, Alucard-and-Anderson levels of conflict?
Bianca: So far, so good! But tell me more about this job! When do you start?
Sparrow: As soon as my drug test and background check go through. They’ll call me!
It could happen any time!
Five days later:
Sparrow: Any day now!
Thirteen days later:
Sparrow: Any week now!
Twenty-two days later:
Sparrow: Why am I here?
Patrick: Because the town-hall debate for your House seat is a good place to show up with a sign? That’s how Bee explained it, anyway.
Sparrow: No, I mean, I wasn’t even supposed to be available! I was supposed to be spending my afternoons either stocking shelves or collapsing on the couch in exhaustion by now!
Patrick: Can I go get you a soda or something?
Sparrow: Yes, please.
Cybele: Hi there! Nice sign!