Savannah sits up yawning.She wipes dew away from her face while sitting there.Kade is leaning against one of the posts of the playground watching her while he smokes a cigarette.Panicking, Savannah stumbles to her feet almost falling off the play set but Kade manages to grab her hand before she falls off.
Gripping her wrist, he pulls her up in front of himself.Savannah no longer struggles.Instead, she just stands there squinting a little and tensing her muscles.
What’s your name?
I don’t watch people in their sleep.
Oh well.You should. It’s a lot of fun.You
can tell if they’re dreaming or not by the
expressions on their face.The way their lips
move and sometimes curl back while muscles
tighten and loosen.A simple orgasmic smile
can tell so much about a person.The way they
toss and turn and how eventually…
Don’t worry, I haven’t watched you in your
Well I came here to ask you for some help.
Somebody said they recognized you.So please
tell me…how fast do you drive?
I’m special.My psychologist says so.
I don’t believe that.
You slept on a playground obviously you don’t
have the money to afford a psychologist.
Who’s to say I’m not the psychologist?
You steal cars.I steal cars.My friends…
they steal cars.It’s our way of life to have
money to afford things and I’m sure a person
like you could use some money.
Well you could say that I’m trying to speak
Do you have free food?
Well then it looks as if we have a communication
me a heads up and maybe we can have a nice
Savannah waves to him before rolling her eyes as she walks away leaping off the play equipment.Kade stands there watching her for a bit before chasing after her as she heads back toward the city away from the park.He grabs onto her almost slipping on the plastic grass.It’s dangerous when it is wet.Savannah helps him stand up straight and stares into his eyes while he grips her arms even though his balance is perfect.Gradually, a grin spreads across Savannah’s face and she pulls her arms away from him.
What’s your name?
People call me Kade.
What’s your real name?
That’s a very nice name but I’m still not going to
tell you my real name.
You’re not as tough as you want to appear Kade.
And what makes you think that?
What if I told you my real name?
Tell me then and I’ll tell you.
My real name is Thomas Jason Dunlap the Seventh.
That’s a long title.I can read minds.
You’re lying to me.
How do you know that for sure?
I just know stuff like that.
If I bought you something to eat will you
hear me out?We could really use your
help right about now.Those new police
robot things are killing off my men.
Are you really the leader?
So then like manager or something like that.
Um yeah sure.I guess.
Aren’t you worried that a girl like me would
get herself killed right away?
From what I heard, not by the way you drive.
Maybe I’ll consider you option after you buy
me something from McDonalds.I have to let
you know…I love their breakfast sandwiches.
At least you’re cheap.
To an extent.
But let me know.Why do you steal cars?
Because I’m the bad guy on a bad day.
With this being said, Kade mockingly salutes her before walking away from her.Now it’s Savannah’s turn to linger there for a bit before she runs to catch up with him.
Goddamn your long-ass legs!I can hardly
keep up with you.
I’m not that much taller than you.
Hell yeah you are.Slow down.
Why were you named Savannah?
It’s my dad’s favorite name.I’m not really
sure why he loved it so much but my mom
told me that’s what he named his ship and
that was his first choice for me before I was
So aren’t you going to ask why they call me
Kade or what?
Now why would I do that?
Um I don’t really know.
Not really.I just don’t care since it’s not really
your name.Now if you told me your birth name
maybe I’ll show an interest.
You’re a tough cookie.
A tough cookie?That’s like a phrase my great,
great, great, great, great grandmother would use.
Sure whatever.Just let’s talk about all this stuff.
They walk into a McDonalds.The doors slide open revealing a rundown fast-food restaurant that used to be all chrome.It looks extremely futuristic but over time things started to wear down.Letters in the signs have stopped glowing.Broken tables litter the room along with trash.People stand behind the counter along with a rusty old robot that does not move or make a sound.Kade walks up to the counter with Savannah.He glances at her but she looks off into the distance lost in thought…