Lamar slurred heavily, nearly deep-throating the microphone with how close it was to his lips. Franklin’s face was already in his hands.
“Fuck, Lamar, get off the stage! It’s karaoke, not fuckin’ freestyle—“
“Man-!” Lamar hiccupped; the microphone screeched. Next to Franklin, Michael winced, scrubbing his face with the back of his hand, the whiskey in the other slopping over the edge and onto the floor. “Man, I’m tryna—I’m tryna show you my love, homie, ‘n you gotta be all… be all like this.”
Trevor raised his beer, his eyes just as dilated. “Fffffuck the rules,” He growled, having some trouble with the letter F in his state of inebriation; he also had trouble standing, and yet managed to get to his feet, even as Franklin physically curled away and Michael insistently tugged at the hem of T’s shirt. “Fuck the police. They can’t tell you not to sing for your favorite brother, your real true legitimate G, dedicated to your ffffavorite friend—“
“You tell ‘em, T!” Lamar shouted, his voice cracking somewhat, shaking his fist in solidarity.
“Who you sometimes think of when you’re jerking your salami on the toilet ‘cause you’re takin’ too long to shit,” Trevor blustered onward without acknowledgement of Lamar’s initial support, and he kept on even as Lamar’s fist lowered and his face scrunched up in deep, confused thought, “that same friend who changed his fuckin’ name ‘cause he’s a big, fat snake with big, fat tits y’wanna just–“
Michael’s tugging finally toppled Trevor, replacing his words with a shout as he fell to the floor. There was silence for a few more beats before Lamar dropped the microphone, uttering a “Aww, fuck, wait, y’all talkin’ ‘bout you two–!”
Franklin stumbled to his feet, turning to look towards the small, speechless crowd at the divebar’s karaoke night. He rubbed a hand over his mouth, his other hand gesturing lamely as he cooked up a response. Franklin finally shrugged, glancing down at Trevor, who was trying to crawl up Michael’s leg as the other man vigorously tried to shake him off. “We uh. We gonna leave now.”