Frame 2) “Well, I guess we’d better get this over with. Where is he ?”
"Out in the car. He was too nervous to come in. Ya know he swears she’s stalking him! "
"Yikes! That’s creepy. "
“Tell me about it. I think it’s gettin’ to him.”
“Well I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s not really him, ya know?”
Frame 3) “Where ya thinking?”
“Dunno. He was saying he wanted to go up into the mountains. Peace and quiet, and a fair amount of wildlife. It’s a bit of a haul though.”
“What’d you tell Gina?”
“Hunting and fishing with you guys. That’s waht he told Annie as well.”
“Ha! Well, lucky bachelor me. No one cares where I am.”
Frame 4) “I don’t think leaving him out there was a good idea. Especially if he thinks our gal’s stalking him! He might do something looney…well…more looney.”
“I didn’t have a choice really. I wanted some time in here to work things through in my head.”
“Oh really. So this is worked through ?”
“Look, it’s not like any of this was MY idea!! He needed help, he came to me. Hell, I almost drove to the station to just leave him there. But he’s right. He’s been there for BOTH of us when we really messed up. He deserves at least a listen.”
“Yeah, a listen sure, but neither of us has ever messed up THIS bad. Seriously.”
Frame 5) “Is the car a mess?”
“Nah. No mess at all. Anywhere. Very professional.”
“Oh great, cause ‘professional’ is what you should go for in cases like this.”
"Well at least it’s gonna be an easier job. We should be greatful…
“Greatful?! Are you mad?!”
Frame 6) “So when we leaving?”
“Soon as you and I are done hashing out details in here.”
“Well I for one need at least one more stiff one. Join me?”
“Nah. I had two shots already, and we definately can’t afford to get pulled over tonight.”
"Ugh…good point. Hey, can I get one more over here? Ok. I’ll finish this and give you an answer.
Frame 7) “Think this’ll make him stop?”
“Cheating on Annie. She really doesn’t deserve it ya know.”
“I dunno, maybe. But he’s never had much control there.”
“Annie knows ya know. She’s known for years.”
“So then why does she stay?”
“I think after he picked up the pieces for her, you know, after Buddy, I think she figured he cared for her then so he was her best bet. Not like he was her last chance or anything, but she thought he’d be kind and take care of her.”
“Well he does really.”
“Yeah, I guess, but speaking as a lonely single guy watching him mess around on a good woman….it sucks.”
Frame 8) “I gotta ask man. Before we get tied into all this and there’s room for really screwing one another over….”
“Are you still in love with Annie? Be honest man. This could be important.”
“I was man. For a really long time. But I think after she threw me over for Buddy, it kinda mellowed to something else. I care about her, and I hate to see him screw around on her, but no….I don’t love her.”
“Ok, good. Finish your drink.”
Frame 9) " I think we should go soon. You almost done?"
“Yeah I guess. There never really was a decision to make. You two are my best friends. When are we gonna be back? I got a gig on monday.”
"I figure it’s a long weekend. Tonight through sunday morning. You’ll be back long before the gig. Monday night right? "
“Yeah. Ok. so long as we’ll be back. I think I’ll need some normalcy by then.”
Frame 10) “Ok, I’m in. Let’s go be true friends.”
This is for the Challenge Cafe’ challenge 17. A comic strip with no drawing.