ficlet: get that man you deserve
A quick, silly lil thing inspired by today’s clip and the many incredible posts about the possibility of Even reuniting with the balloon squad and Isak having a similar experience to the one the girls had today. *smirk* Title from Kanye West’s “The New Workout Plan.”
I just need to swing by and pick Even up at the gym on the way to mine, he had said.
It’s not a big deal, he had said.
But by now, Isak should have known that if given the chance, the universe will seize upon every opportunity to humiliate him, like clockwork.
He considers himself to be marginally intelligent: he gets good grades, he routinely kicks his friends’ asses at Trivial Pursuit, he takes time to contemplate particle physics more frequently than the average person. So he had understood, in theory, that one goes to the gym to work out, and that Even going to the gym with his friends would result in some form of vigorous exercise, on Even’s part. The logic was there, the science checked out.
He just hadn’t considered what the sight of it would do to him.