scene: the hub and I were sitting at a bar tonight.
what did you think? I asked, as I let the smooth merlot warm my throat.
did you feel the pause and effect? I continued.
what? he replied.
I don’t know. that just popped out. the ‘when she didn’t hear me.’ you know what I’m talking about. the pause and effect.
ah. yes, yes, I did. I was wondering if you were going to break it. and you didn’t. I wanted you to, but then I realized it would be harder if you did.