Characters: Doctor Schneeplestein, Chase Brody, Jackieboy Man
Warnings: injury, homelessness
I woke up covered in sweat and feeling gross.
The clock on my phone read: 2:14 am.
The same as yesterday.
I shambled to the living room and plonked onto the couch beside Henrik.
He was flicking through a comic book, but I got the idea he wasn’t all that interested in reading it.
“Ah, hello Chase.”
“Hey man. That one of Jackie’s?”
“Yep.” He it down on the coffee table.
“So.” I said, sinking into the back of the couch. “What are you doing up?”
Henrik rubbed his temple wearily.
He raised an eyebrow.
I stared at the comic book. It was one of Jackie’s favourites, about a crime fighting duo and their pet cat.
“you worried about him?”
Henrik exhaled slowly.
“Of course. He’s aways landing himself in trouble! You saw his nose yesterday.”
“Yeah. Dude can take a punch.”
I was pretty impressed, but I felt Henrik’s worry.
“He’s out at it again, apprehending the criminals and serving justice!”
He spoke with humour (and maybe a bit of pride), but there was a slight strain in his voice.
“He’ll be alright.”
I meant to be reassuring, but I don’t think it worked.
“I hope so.”
“It still surprises me that he actually fights crime.”
“Yes, well, it surprised me too when I found out.”
“When was that? I don’t think you guys have told me about how you met.”
“Would you like me to tell you?”
“Hell yes.” I turned to him, and tucked my feet up underneath me. “So?”
“So.” Henrik grabbed the blanket from the back of the couch and pulled it around his shoulders. “When I met Jackie-”
“-Toss me the other end of the blanket.”
He threw it to me, and I snuggled underneath it.
“Alright, go on.”