Alex starts the engine. “I don’t know how you managed to get Ricky to come to lunch with us,” he says, pulling off. “Ain’t nobody seen his ass in weeks.”
Chance sighs, placing a hand against his forehead. “I told him it would be just you, me, and him. Pulling teeth would’ve been more fun.”
Ricky breathes out. “Alex, it’s not that. It’s…just…that I’m going through some things.”
“I got that. But we’re your friends, Ricky. Ain’t nothing that deep that you can’t come to us.”
Ricky takes off his glasses. “Look at these dark circles,” he says.
Alex jumps. “Damn, bitch,” he says, laughing.
“See,” says Ricky, snatching a roll from the bread basket and throwing it at Alex. “Everything is a joke to you.”
Alex shrieks. “Oh, now you’ve done it, Ricky.”
Ricky sits up straight. “Okay, you’re going to read me, right…gir?”
Thanks for the encouragement, guys. I needed that. Episode 3-04 is complete. See you on Thursday.