Five Minutes Previous (Superhero Black Hole, part 57)

Avatar Author: J. A. Keane J. A. Keane has spent the majority of his 19 years trying to act like a somewhat normal member of modern society, but seeing as nobody else seems to be acting normal these days (which basically makes the entire concept of... Read Bio

Five minutes before, Zoe was a few moments away from asking me for a coffee as we stood about a hundred yards from the coffee shop that would – or did, depending on your point of view and preference – soon become the background to Zoe’s smashing of that guy’s figurative melon.

We were back to five minutes ago now, and the cracks in the pavement were as non-existant as the mouthy teenage douche.

“Do you think I can get a coffee while we’re here,” she asked me, her voice as cool and calm as a cucumber in an earthquake-proof room. Or something.

This unnerved me quite a bit, and she’s since apologised about this incident, but that didn’t stop me shouting at her incredulously in the middle of the street.

You’re asking for a COFFEE after what YOU just DID?!

Her look of utter surprise wasn’t fake, I can tell you.

“Um…dude? Chill out a second, OK? What did I do?”

I was taken aback, again. “Do you not remember?”

“Remember what?”

Oh, boy, I thought.

“Let’s get a coffee. I’ll, uh, clue you in…”

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