Don’t need to be so defensive, Kennedy. I was just asking.
Yes, I’m sure you were. I truly believe that.
I have no objections to that. I haven’t been to all that many concerts, but I can tell you this: anyone who sings while music is blasting and everyone is deaf sounds good. But I’m sure you’re not like that. If I’m a saint then you’re an angel.
I’m glad. You’re right on the money. I go to concerts more than I should but it’s not like there’s really anything else to do. Yes, obviously I’m an angel. My horns hold the halo up.
I don’t even know what ‘being hipster’ even means anymore, honestly. At some point, it probably was actually some sort of group of people, but now anyone puts on a pair of thick rimmed glasses and drinks black coffee and they think they’re better than everyone else. We were talking about music though, right. I’d love to just hear some good acoustic guitar, classic.
Don’t forget oversized sweaters. That’s a must. And we’ll just ignore my large collection of oversized sweaters. And I drink black coffee…. crap, I’m becoming one of them. I am a fan of acoustic. Music in general, really. As long as it has good lyrics, I usually like it.
Has anyone sees my keys?
Where did you last see them?
I’m cool with whatever. [She shrugged.] I’m starting to suspect that you’re actually one of those really great singers in disguise. You act like you’re horrible and then, when you eventually sing, you wow the crowd with your talent.
Great. Because I can’t find the case for it so it’s staying for now. The CD I mean. Well, truth be told, I’ve never really attempted singing outside of a concert setting, and everyone sounds good when they sing at a concert.
If you wouldn’t mind? As much as it sucks, I’m still too young to be behind the wheel. Eight it is. …is it bad that I’m sort of hoping the band sucks, just so we can go up there and do our thing?
No, I don’t mind at all. Preference on driving music? I have Pierce The Veil in right now but I’m not sure if that’d be your cup of tea. Yes, that is bad. Because I don’t like to go back on my word so really it would be disastrous for me.
I would have thought you’d know, Kennedy. After all, don’t you know everything?
If this is an attempt to antagonize me, it’s really, really weak.
You know, I haven’t seen anyone play there in a long time. I hope they actually book someone there soon. It’s nice to be able to enjoy coffee and music at the same time.
I agree. I mean, a lot of the acts around here are really pretentious and more hipster than I can take in one sitting, but still. Music is music. For the most part.
How’d you know?
Well, normally, we decide on where and when we want to meet. It’s as simple as that. Oh, neither do I. But if the act is horrible, then nobody’ll know the difference.
[She taps the side of her head.] Superior intelligence.
Where is covered, that’d be Pound. Unless you need a ride…? Eight feels like it’d be a good idea. Valid point. Then in that case you have yourself a karaoke partner, so help me God.
I’ve never really asked anyone to be my girlfriend before so I didn’t know if I should just… actually ask them to be my girlfriend or if it has to be a big thing. I’m not nervous except fuck yes I am and I’m starting to itch for a smoke so bad now. You’re seriously making it easier for me to die of lung cancer. Let’s stick to keeping the smoking to when we feel like we’re actually dying for one? I think it’s more of lung failure for your kisses, but I don’t want to get too particular about details. Stop overthinking it and let’s just… make out…? What do you do after you make someone your girlfriend?
I’m both surprised and flattered. Mainly flattered. I’m not really about bells and whistles. My heart kind of did this weird little fluttery… thing…. without some grand gesture so, though I’m not an expert, I think you did it right. God, what have we done to ourselves? Do you still have that one you marked? I think this is a good occasion to smoke it. You… did not just say that and I— [buries her face in her hands for a moment, laughing] I did not enjoy hearing it. Nope. Not one bit. Yes. Making out, that’s something I know I can do well. As your girlfriend, I do get to turn you on at incredibly inconvenient times whenever I want, you know that right? That’s the one perk I’m cashing in.