All at the same time, Sam is turning around to wrestle the power cord into his duffle and he’s trying to estimate how far he’ll get between Kansas City and Winona, Minnesota on what he’s got left in the tank and Dean’s still rattling off from a coroner’s report. “I mean the bite marks look right and this dude is moving fast. He’s probably one of those under-the-radar guys who survived on backstock blood supplies and just tasted fresh one day and lost it. I say we slam him before the good stuff gets him running faster-”
“Can you- can you just hold on, I-” he’s, like, twisting and he’s got the last of the cord… but one… hand still looking for his other jacket sleeve after pulling the door closed and… the other still on the phone and it hits him-
Yes. He’ll probably need the keys to the goddamn car he’s driving if he wants to, you know, drive it and so he whips around instead and knocks on the door-
For Chuck, who was still right there at the entrance.
Dean’s still talking and. Holy shit. “Shut up!” he barks and it wasn’t-quite-at the phone so he presses it to his chest. “Sorry. Not you. Did you see my-”
Chuck reaches, snatches, holds his keys up. Drops them in Sam’s open hand.
Kurt and Courtney met the second time in May 1991 during an L7 concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Kurt was backstage drinking cough syrup directly from the bottle. In a bit of fate, Courtney opened her purse and displayed her own vial of cough syrup, a more powerful brand. They wrestled to the ground again. The vibe was very sexual. When Kurt let her up, they talked shop. Courtney was quick to brag that her band, Hole, had finished recording Pretty on the Inside, with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth producing; Kurt talked about his own album, which was still in production. Kurt was usually meek when meeting someone for the first time, but in his efforts to impress Courtney, he pulled out every name and credential he could—he clearly wanted to one-up her. As Kurt soon discovered, few could gain a verbal advantage over Love. She knew far more about the music business than he did, and Hole’s career was accelerating as quickly as Nirvana’s at the time.