Don't Call me that
Still so angry?
You're an asshole
Nice to know you still care; what is that, iced tea?
Yep; my break
Be my guest
god, James, you're not still drinking, are you?
And you're not...
I've been on the program ever since you...left
I didn't leave you, Nish...ka; dammit, would you stop looking at me like that?
Like you want to kill me...
You did leave me James, you left me the second you walked into that bar!
Would you keep your fucking voice down?
Where are you going?
To get a drink
But you already have - hey, what is that, scotch?
But you don't drink whiskey
I do now
Thought you were on the program?
Do you have any idea what day it is?
Yeahh, it's June- shit, it's our aniversary, isn't it?
You're so full of yourself
Nis'ku, you've got to stop this, you remember last time...
There's no way I can forget that James, believe me, I've tried
That was cold
Are you going to play or not?
So...where is she?
Lay off Nis'ku, she's not that bad...
How old is she, twelve? Couldn't go out on a school night, could she?
She's twenty-two Nis'ku, and going to University
Funny, I didn't know you needed a degree for prostitution these days
Alright that's enough; you want to attack me that's fine, but leave her out of this. Are you always this hostile now?
I save it all for you, James
So...did you bring her?
Ohh yeah, I just left her out in the car with the window rolled down
Well what did you expect, dumbass? Of course I didn't bring a baby all this way. She's staying with a friend for the weekend.
When can I see her?
On her eighteenth birthday
Now you know that's not fair...
No, what's not fair is you proposing to me and then going out and-
I think we've covered that...
I hope you don't think I've ruled out homicide by now
See, there's that sense of humor I missed
So did you find anyone else yet, or...
Ohh wow! That's none of your business!
Just thought I'd ask
You know, maybe this wasn't such a good idea...
I wanted to see you
That's why it's not a good idea
No, what's not a good idea is you downing your second whiskey in half an hour
I'll say confession in the morning
You're really leaving? We haven't finished the gam-
Eight ball, corner pocket
I should go
Where are you staying?
Why, you want to tuck me in?
I might be persuaded...
Had to try
I shouldn't have come
I'm glad you came
I'll...I'll call you when I get back
I still want to see her
I'll think about it
I may yet salvage parts of it, though I've decided to nix the James character in the novel. At least for now. There's to much going on already for her with Stephen and Rory. And even their involvement is in a state of flux. All that previous plotting I did in the first few entries? I'm changing a lot of it now. But a lot of it will stay the same too.
More to come!