Madhere: Part Twenty Three

19 Sep

[For the first Madhere story arc, click here. For the second Madhere story arc, click here instead. For part Twenty One, Twenty Two, click here.]

There are one hundred and one things that Todd Arlong is ashamed of. (He keeps a numerical list of them in his pockets at all times.) And out of those one hundred and one things, at least thirty three involve coffee.

Which is why Todd is so ashamed to currently be sitting in the Café, enjoying a mocha.

“Mmm…” Todd leaned back in his green leather chair. “Tastes like shame.”

Cherri, behind the counter with her nose buried in a romance novel, silently agreed.

Before either of them could interact further, perhaps in a way that would start a burgeoning romance sub-plot, Darren burst in the door, with a jingle of bells and a rustling of papers.

“Todd! I was wondering where you ended up.” Darren burst out with a smile.

“What the hell are you talking about? I texted you, like, 20 minutes ago.”

“Yeah, I just ignore everything you say.”

Todd let out an audible sigh. “Okay, you already ruined my secret shameful time-”

“Don’t you need a massaging shower head for that?” interjected Darren.

“- So what do you want?”

“I still think I should get the Tumblr project!” pouted Darren. “Half of our views come from people looking for porn anyway, so why don’t we just start peddling it?”

“Oh, jesus, you’re still on about that?” moaned Todd. “It’s been weeks! Give it a rest, I’ll decide eventually! Or I’ll get bored and make you fight to the death, either or.”

“Not good enough!” snapped Darren. “I can’t take the chance that Lilah will get her filthy political activism all over my porn!”

“Good point, that stuff is impossible to clean off.” Todd frowned. “Hey… what’s with the rustling of paper when you came in?”

“Well, remember that hard drive I told you about?”

No, no, no, no…” whispered Todd.

“Well, I took some of the more interesting pin-ups…”

No, no, no, no…”

“… And then I printed them out! Wanna see?”

“NO, NO, NO, NO!” Todd screamed and covered his ears.

Darren sniffed. “You could have just said so.”

Cherri poked her head over the counter at the noise. “Could I borrow that when you’re done?”

“5.95 an hour.”

“Done.”

END OF PART TWENTY THREE.

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