(a feeble-minded continuation of Girard Freeloader pt III <— that is a link)
It had been three years and they were still hanging out. It was probably somewhat important that he no longer felt like the freeloader he did before, but for the sake of continuity, he decided that this belonged with all the others
They went to the place that looked like Germany and she showed him
things from her old life when she lived here and she was a child. He found them interesting and he squinted at her school and imagined her inside.
She said that at that school a retarded girl falsely accused a teacher of rape, but then admitted that she had lied and there was no rape. He said something like ‘I always feel like that is questionable, maybe she was coerced to say she lied, or maybe she just lied. Is weird to think that has definitely happened in the past.’ She said ‘She definitely lied, but yeah, that has definitely happened at some point.’ They walked a little bit in silence because the world is weird.
They walked to the mall and she used to be there a lot but all the stores had changed and it sort of felt like a whole lot of nothing.
She said something like ‘I feel like I have closure here, just like when I went back to Kh———-. I had been dreaming about this and now I’m here and now it’s over and I know that.’
Then they argued cause they were ‘hangry’ and went to a diner. He said something like ‘sometimes my job sucks’ and she said something like ‘you do your job too much’ and then they ate cheeseburgers and went home and it was a very long way.
Later they were going out and he looked at her and thought that her skeleton was still amazing and hopefully she still liked his pumpkin and it was weird that they were the same things that they were then the first time, back when one could argue that they barely knew each other.