Eighteen steps around the corner. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Damn! Only twelve. Seven steps to the bench. One. Two. Three. Four. Fi-
“Hi, Dana.” Two.
“Whatcha doin?” Two.
“Oh! Cool! Cause, well, I was wondering if you wanted to come-” Twelve. Damn. One- Two. Two times six-
“Chuckie! Did you hear me?”
Seventy-eight windows, thirteen balconies, two doormen- Seventy-eight plus thirteen equals ninety-one, nine plus one equals ten, ten minus two equals eight- seventy-eight-
“Fine. I’ll just leave then. Obviously I’m not wanted.” Nine- wait, what?
“Dana! Dana, wait…” Three
It always adds up to one.