I Swear

I Swear

“Hey Writer! What the h-e-double hockey sticks!” D walked in yelling.

“Hockey sticks?” Alex said with a snort, not looking up from his book.

“Oh what the frou-frou,” D muttered, throwing himself into a chair beside Alex.

“Frou-frou?” Alex chuckled and shook his head.

I smirked.

“For schzizzle,” D said with a sigh.

“Oh stop,” Alex gasped, laughing in earnest now.

“What the frou-frou did I do?” D asks a little desperately.

Alex falls off his chair to roll around laughing while I ignore them both and D glares down at him.

“Seriously man, a little help here?” He implores.

“Oh geez,” Alex gasps as he sits up, wiping tears from his eyes.

“What the frou-frou did I do?” D glares at me.

“Pretty sure it’s your attitude,” Alex says as he stands up, looks over at  me.

“My attitude? I’m peachy keen jelly bean,” D snaps. His mouth opens, snaps closed, opens again. “F-I-N-E, my attitude is f-i-n-e,” he says triumphantly.

“You yelled.” Alex slaps the back of D’s head then strolls over to make coffee. “There you go babe,” he says with a smile as he places a perfect cappuccino before me then retakes his seat.

“I yelled?” D repeats. “Well for frou-frous sake.”

“Thanks Alex.” I take a sip, wait for D to make nice.

“Hey writer babe,” he begins but Alex’s slap to the head cuts him off. They exchange looks and D rolls his eyes but starts again. “Hey princess, how are you today?”

“Oh hey D,” I reply, all ‘I didn’t see you there’. “I’m great, how are you?” Big smile.

“Oh um.” He winces. “Just fine,” he says with a grin. “Fucking great!” A relieved laugh.

“Good to hear.” I go back to reading and drinking.

D clears his throat so I give him my attention. “It’s just … I was wondering about my story.”

Your story?”

The story. The zombie story,” he quickly corrects himself.

“The one without any zombies? What about it?” I frown.

“It’s the new character, I don’t think he should be in there.”

“The doctor? I sent him to save your girl.” Didn’t think that needed explaining …

“I didn’t need help,” D snaps. “I was about to go raid the nearby doctor’s office.” He shoves up out of his chair and starts to pace.

I watch him for a minute, shoving his hands through his hair, mumbling something that sounds a lot like ‘I’ll fucking kill Max’.

“Are you … angry about this D?”

“No he’s passionate,” Alex says with a grin.

I laugh. “Thanks Alex.”

“Any time babe.” He winks at me then goes back to reading.

“So this is about Max?” I clarify.

“Did someone say my name?”

D growls, Alex laughs, I sigh. I think I’m going to need a bigger table.

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