At the bar

I sat there, looking at him, unable to believe what he had just told me.
The noise of people talking, drinking, having fun, had just faded into silence as my brain shut down ancillary functions so that I could process this new shock.

“You’re what?” I exclaimed.

He raised his eyebrows as he looked at my shocked face. “I honestly didn’t know that you would be this surprised,” he said.

“Surprised? You call this surprised? I’m gobsmacked. I’m flabbergasted. I’m absofuckinglutely flamboyantly flabbergasted! In fact, I don’t believe a word of it!”

“How can you not believe?” he asked. He took a sip of his beer. “Anyway, stop making such a scene. People are beginning to stare.”

I sat down. A pool of water had formed around the bottom of my beer glass. I wiped some of the condensate off the side of the glass and picked it up. “You’re crazy, you know that?” I gulped down my beer.

He just smirked at me. Bastard.

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