Midnight Pub

26. The DJ


"Hello!" I waved to the bartender.

"Aye yo! It's good to see you again!" He grinned.

I set up my laptop in the DJ booth and plugged in the outputs. The guitar riffs echoed through the pub.

Look into my eyes, what do you see?
Cult of Personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be
I'm the Cult of Personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality

"Look who showed up tonight!" I looked up to see Anne's face hovering through the glass panel. "Anne!" I grinned, "I missed you!" "Oh yeah, you did?" she laughed, "Is that why you keep disappearing for weeks?" "I'm sorry! I was undergoing training at the Cosmic facility," I replied. "Really? What kind of training?" she asked, running her fingers through my hair. "We're prepping for a short flight test. They're gonna load me in a capsule and shoot me off into the stratosphere!" I said excitedly. "Krsnah! That sounds dangerous!" Anne said, holding my face. "Eh, maybe a little. But that's what you gotta do before meandering off into space," I grinned.

"Your music - it stopped," Anne pointed to my laptop. "Oh!" I clicked on the next track.

"So, how long will you be here?" she asked, holding my hand. "Oh, I'm sticking around. I gotta fix an appointment with the mayor and set up a few things at the LibreKrsnah HQ in the city, I replied. "You want me to come with you?" Anne asked. "Oh! That would be fantastic!" I said, enthusiastically. "Okay, I'll fix an appointment for you," she replied.


"You look different," Anne said, twirling my hair with her fingers. "Different?" I glanced into her beautiful brown eyes. "Mmhmm! Like you look really happy," she smiled. "I am!" I nodded, "Things are finally falling into place, and I feel more optimistic about the future."

"Your hair's grown really long," she smiled. "Yeah," I grinned, "I figured I needed to change things a bit, y'know, spice things up." "I like it," she laughed.

"You look really beautiful tonight," I said softly. "You too! You look really cute and handsome!" she replied. "Ye think?" I laughed. "Yes," she said, holding my hands, "I'm so happy you're back. I really missed you!" "Yeah, me too," I said.

Anne leaned forward and kissed me on the cheek.