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It was a bigger problem before I started seeing you. Couldn’t swing this place on my own and my friend needed a place to crash on weekends because he’s got a part-time job in the city. He pitches in a little rent and it’s enough for me to get by. ” “Fuck,” she said. “When I have good gigs on the weekends I’m out all night anyway. ” “No thanks,” she said, rifling through his shelves. “Wow! I can’t believe you have all of these VHS tapes. ” “When I first moved to the city, I went to this charity place to score some furniture and they had a working VCR for five bucks.

14 BLUE * Although she told Aidan to meet her outside the club at ten o’clock, Tash and Jason arrived at ten thirty. There were throngs of over- and underdressed bodies, fighting for their place behind the velvet rope, without realizing that even if they made it behind the rope there was little hope of actually getting into the club that night. Tash knew those hopefuls didn’t stand a chance and she loved blowing past them, pretending her privilege was so grand it even prevented her from recognizing her special status.

Jeez, you startled me,” she said. ” she asked as she wiped the grounds into the palm of her hand and threw them in the kitchen sink. Jason shook his head. “No thanks. I’m going to try to catch a yoga class. ” “He was spinning at a club in Brooklyn last night. I was too beat to go and didn’t want him to wake me up at like four in the morning, so he crashed at his place. ” “He said it’s tiny. ” “Yeah, it’s pretty heinous but we had a good time. He has an old VCR and all of these great movies. ” “See, he thought I was a freak for not seeing it before.

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