Tonight I should have stayed at home
Playing with my pleasure zone
- New Order
And the bar is full of people you're not used to seeing, other than your small group of five. Usually - because you know this spot - it's the same fifty faces you recognize. Now Blake's gone to Alberta, and the kids are done exams. The spring and summer crowd moves in like a storm front. But the music's always fine, fine. They're your favourite songs, by your favourite friends, and the rhythm's relaxing.
But then, the boys. And their masterful way of making you feel worse than before.
"You're the most beautiful woman in this whole city."
"Really. Wow. And I don't even live here."