“You know where Batman The Long Halloween is?”
“Yeah, there’s one right here on the table. I saw it earlier. You like comics?”


“Mind if I ask why?”

“I read lots of textbooks ’cause I’m in Engineering. E.C.E. So it’s an escape.”

We talk a bit more, then his phone rings. He talks for about a minute, hangs up and says…
“My brother.”
“He call you often?”
“Usually around this time, dinner time. He wants to know if I’m gonna eat at home. He’ll leave food for me.”
“Aw. That’s sweet. Are you guys close?”
“When we were younger, we had problems. But we’re OK now.”

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