CHAPTER 44: GETTING TO KNOW YOU (Episode 10)
"Oh. Wow. Unexpectedly unique taste. What's in these things, anyway?" "Rough-milled organic flax seed, tofu, free range sea gull eggs, tender spinach leaves grown in worm-friendly manure-treated fields, chopped raw pumpkin seeds and eye of newt. No corn syrup or refined sugars." "What? So I like to eat healthy."
Adrian rebounds gracefully. "Oh, totally right. You're so beyond the mindset of most people, I bet most of them can't even see you."He sets aside the tofu donut. "So, hey...I think I'll leave the rest of this for you. Your health is so much more important than mine. You need to be around to lead the new wave, like, after the collapse of the world markets due to global pollution. " "Can I have some of these?" "You're going to eat mustard on crackers?"
"My favorite meal as a kid. My mother wasn't much of a cook, but she always kept plenty of mustard and crackers around. She made sure we got lots of preservatives in our diet so we'd live a long life. How about your mom. How was she?""I'm remembering her more fondly by the moment."
CHAPTER 45: REALLY GETTING TO KNOW YOU (Episode 10) "..... so anyway, I'm still exploring who I am. You know, I'm not feelin' it in the mainstream like other guys my age; sometimes I think I have these deviant tendencies."
.."Oh, oh, I just kicked it into awkward, huh? Now I suppose you're not gonna want to talk to me anymore. Am I right?" "Au contraire. I was just thinking how much alike we are. I have the same thoughts sometimes. There's days I feel like nobody understands me. But then I don't really understand myself, either." "Wow, I feel totally at ease talking to you. You're so open. So, hey, here's another factual about me. I wasn't always going to be a plumber. For awhile I went to med school. Mostly to please my mother. But it didn't work out for me." "Let me guess. The sight of blood made you sick, right?" "No. Thirsty." "Okay. Now it's awkward." .