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  • Writer's pictureLavender Milk & Honey

Sleepless nights



Across the bar, a couple is celebrating their anniversary.


Man : To five years of ups and downs! But mostly downs!


Woman : (laughing) Screw you Peter!



V : That’s a milestone in Night City.


Saul : Guess some things are worth staying after all.


V : Right...



V : Shame that’ll never be us.



Saul : That’s messed up V... Why are you saying that?



V : Shit, sorry I’m... I’m not thinking straight.


Saul : I know, but still--


V : Can I have a cigarette?



Saul : What?


V : Just give me one will ya? I know you still stash them in your pocket.


Saul : Those are for emergencies only.


V : Exactly why I need one right now. Please don’t make me beg again...


Saul : Alright alright.



Panam : Thought you were going out or something?


V : Yeah, but kinda sucks here.


Panam : Then why’d you insist to go there?


V : Dunno, tryna make it feel like a normal relationship I guess.



Panam : But you don’t have a normal relationship V. You don’t have to do all this, just relax together and please, stop making him feel like it’s already over!



V : I know Panam, I feel like a giant asshole... but I can’t pretend. I can’t be optimistic like him, I don’t see any other option.


Panam : It’s not always about you.


V : Think I don’t know?


Panam : Then try harder for christ sake!!



V : Saul?



V : I’m so sorry for all this, I...



V : I just wanna be with you. More than anything.



V : Hey look!


Saul : What is it?



V : Remember when I told you about that dirty pun you can only see around 2:30 a.m. on the billboards near my building?


Saul : The one with the airline?


V : Yep.



Saul : Hmm...


V : What?



Saul : Tryin’ to put ideas in my head?



“I won’t pretend... but don’t tell me it’s over yet.”



 

Oldest story that got stuck in my draft since summer last year. Be free now!


 

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