We come into a conversation already in progress between Andy and Miles.
Miles seems distracted by something.
and that kind of stuff
for a fact
put oneself through college
bust one's hump
Andy: …And all the guys down at
the depot have been asking about you. You know how you are and that
kind of stuff. It isn't the same without you down there, you know.
Miles: Yeah. I do miss being there.
Andy: Miles, are you feeling alright?
You seem a bit distracted. Do you need me to get you your medicine?
Miles: Huh? Oh no, it's not that.
I was just thinking…You remember Sadie, the girl you ran into the
Andy: Yeah, sure. What about her?
Miles: Did you notice anything
out of the ordinary about her?
Andy: Yeah, she had a big bruise
under her right eye. But I didn't really think it was any of my
business to ask about it.
Miles: Well, I was thinking about
that black eye. She says she got it from falling in the shower.
Andy: Sounds kinda lame, don't
Miles: I didn't think it made
much sense either. I guess it's possible, but I've never heard of
anyone getting a black eye from falling in the shower. And besides,
her whole mood changed when I asked her about it.
Andy: Do you think her old man's
beating her up or something?
Miles: I don't think it's that.
As far as I know she's single. She had a boyfriend a while ago,
but they broke up…No, I think it's something else. It sure wasn't
some accident like she said.
Andy: What do you think it is?
Miles: She quit her job recently,
and I know for a fact she liked working there and needed the money
she was making. I mean, she put herself through college busting
her hump night in night out. It just doesn't make sense that she
would quit suddenly like that.
Andy: She could've just gotten
sick of the place. It happens all the time. What did she do anyway?
Miles: She was bartender at this
big club downtown. Actually, I think she waited tables and tended
the bar. She used to work a lot of double shifts and stuff like
Andy: I don't know. She probably
just had enough. If she put herself through college working there,
like you said, she probably wants to move on, you know, get a better
job or something.
Miles: Maybe you're right. I'm
probably over-thinking the whole thing. It just seems odd that the
black eye and her leaving her job happened about the same time.
Andy: Who knows, maybe it really
was just a freak accident.