or something yeah alrighty

4

“Oh man, I totally forgot– I’ve got an appointment with Dr. Nash tomorrow. Are you free? You wanna come with?”

“Yeah, of course. Are you off work?”

“Er…. uh… no. Crap. I’ll have to ask Mr. Fontaine…. That’ll be fun. He’s so intimidating… I wish you could meet him, Elliot, ugh, then you’d understand my struggle.”

“Why don’t you ask Julian to talk to him for you? He’s always doing favors for you anyways….”

“Oh, that’s a great idea! Yeah, he’s a nice guy. Think he feels bad seeing me waddle around everywhere– I mean seriously, how is it physically possible for me to already be this big?! At only 6 months! I’ve got three more months, but I don’t know if my body will be able to grow anymore..”

“I think it suits you. I don’t know, it’s kinda cool. You look nice pregnant.”

“Is that a thing? Whatever, I’ll take it. Wanna go downstairs and grab some food and coffee or something before I have to go in?”

“Yeah, sure.”

“Alrighty, I’ll go get dressed!”

shapes crystallize then dissipate and lines dissolve as they cross over one another - over and over and over and over, until dark becomes light, black retreats into white…there is no beginning to any end, but still I retrace my steps until-

everything fades