Jaq had begrudgingly accepted a job at the motel. Since he was staying rent free with his brother, Jonah insisted that the least Jaq could do was help out with the business. She he reluctantly manned the front desk and did the laundry at the motel. Nothing exciting ever happened there. Elderly couples wandered through and spent the night as they were on their way somewhere more interesting. Young, and often forbidden, lovers staggered through the front door, slammed a fist full of money on the front desk and were off to their motel room before Jaq could even reel off the pool rules. Jaq had often asked for a TV to be installed in the reception but Jonah said it would be too distracting. So he wandered around, scooped leaves out of the pool and figured out how to get free candy out of the vending machine.
Hey, kid. A voice said to Jaq’s back. Got any empty rooms left?
Yeah. Jaq sighed, not moving from his seat on the desk.
Good. I’d like to book a room. Indefinitely. He said, setting his bag down on the edge of the desk.
Welcome to Eden’s Garden. Jaq said, standing up, reeling off the same thing he did every time someone booked in. A place where all your hopes and dreams can come true. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. The pool is open during daylight hours but no under 11’s are allowed in… How long is indefinitely?
Until I choose to check out. He said with a shrug.
I’ve never entered ‘indefinitely’ into this computer before…