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April 6, 2006
She stares at me incredulously and starts to open her mouth. I shake my head. "Don't ask; I don't know why. The eleventh pair didn't break."I pause. I play with my coffee cup. "They didn't work though."
"How didn't they work?"she demands. "What'd you do, get them trapped behind your eye?"
"No."I play with my cup again; wish it had coffee in it. Or the other thing. "They didn't cover the outer color."
Next few minutes, there's just silence. I don't bother looking up. I know already. I shouldn't've let myself get bribed. I shouldn't be here.