I stepped outside one morning and there was no weather. The sky was a transparent block which had no appearance in itself but, of course, there was nothing beyond the sky to be seen through it. The weather was not sun nor rain sleet slush snow hail. The weather on a report would be: NULL.
I went into a coffee shop to meet L. She was already there. -Funny old sky. She said. It’s been all over the place this week. I replied. rained on wednesday, sun on thursday, friday and the weekend were intermittent snow and sleet and then monday found this strange Nothing.
Anyway… L went on. lets get to business. Laura and I had been lovers for 10 days now. 1 was in a cramped hotel room on a business trip (we sold bombs to terror states for american proxy wars) and I’d eaten her out. on 4 we met in this same coffee house and it was raining and we formally acknowledged the situation. we made love later that day and then were interrupted by a call so had to reschedule for 6 (our boss said the terror cells would buy). last night she’d seemed off and left early and now had asked to meet here.
of course the sex was amazing. she said cooly. but i feel we need to-
there was a shriek like a lost soul. an ambulance. I turned back from my surprised gaping at the empty street and looked at L.
I’m sorry I said. what did you say? the coffee shop was almost empty but for us. i said the sex was good. but i feel we need to st-
a plane roared. It was very low for a major city. We paused till it passed.
-i said the sex was okay but I
-no thank you/-no please haha
-i said the sex was bearable but-
the shop opposite exploded. shrapnel rained down on the street between. everything went silent. we both looked with intimate hollow eyes at the ruins. fire burned softly in them.