Friday, September 3, 2010

picking up the sword

picking up the sword

"Jesus." Sal flung his cigarette off the top of the building as he pushed his phone back in his jacket. He was on a smoke break with Puck who was in maintenance. They usually talked about cars. Not much else. Sometimes bands. They did find out they'd dated the same girl in high school.  Of course, Sal had gone out with Shelly once while Puck had dated her his whole Freshman year when she was a senior. Sal sometimes wondered if they even knew the same girl. The downside was, Puck had never gone out with anyone since.

"Huh?" Puck looked at him then who was still smoking.

"Its this thing, my girl wants me to do. I guess I better do it, cause, we might be on the outs if I don't." Sal said all sleepy as he shoved his thin hands in his smooth black suit jacket he wore over a slim V neck white T. He looked down to make sure there were no ashes on his black pants. He yawned once more looking at his black high tops. He was semi-professional. Of course, he worked in the basement and no one saw him but Puck, anyway.

"Like what? You gotta buy her tampons or something?" Puck looked slightly sullen, but not exactly arrogant as he winced at Sal.

"No." Sal slightly shook his head. "She wants me to find her co-worker a date. Tonight."

"Is she pretty?" Puck asked.

"I dunno. Hadn't seen her a very long while." Sal shrugged.

"I like geeky girls." Puck explained as he blew smoke into the breeze.

"She works at the library." Sal's thin shoulders pulled in from the cold.

"Cool." Puck nodded. "Do I have to dress up?"

"Well." Sal had to think on it. It would probably be a dark place they'd go. "Casual's fine."

"I dunno. I don't really date." Puck looked sad.

"How long has it been?" Sal squinted.

"I stopped counting the years." Puck sighed.

"Well, its your lucky day, Puck." Sal gritted a smile and gave Puck a slight slap on the shoulder.

"Ow. You're really scaring the s h i t out of me, Sal." Puck put his cigarette out.

"Meet us at Rumors, nine o'clock sharp." Sal decided.

"Why so late?" Puck looked confused.

"That's not late." Sal almost laughed.

"But that's when I go to bed." Puck told him.

"Not tonight." Sal gave him a cool smile as if he just might be a matchmaker.


Sara Lynn said...

Puck sounds pretty cool, I hope it's a good night for him.

ivy said...

I love Puck's lines.

ori said...

Oh..Puck and Tess. Like Oil and water.

mazzy said...

I'm excited.

maxxie n tony said...

so wonder how this might work out.

meg said...

Puck sounds like he might be a good guy. I hope.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I wouldn't mind meeting up with a guy like Puck. :P