What Bob Needs

by Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars
originally published at 02:20PM on Monday, September 24, 2007

What Bob needs is his AA sponsor. Instead, he drove down to the market on the corner of 13th and Central, the one with the yellow and black sign that said “The Corner Market”, to buy himself a drink.

He got out of the Eldorado, trudged through the snow, and entered the market, nodding to Chinese Tom, the half-black, half-Korean kid behind the counter.

”’Morning,” Tom said, frowning. “Jeez, Bobby; you ain’t looking so good.”

He was right. Despite the fact it was 20º outside, Bob was sweating; and he still just couldn’t stop shaking. But it was almost over. Bob just had to pick up the stuff from Tess, make a quick delivery, and really soon, he’d be sitting pretty.

“You got that other thing?” Bob asked, looking around nervously.

“Here ya go,” Tom said, sliding a brown paper bag across the counter. Bob scooped it up and put it in his coat pocket. He paid for the package and his can of liquid-confidence and downed it in three long gulps. The shakes stopped immediately.

Tom smiled. “Use it in good health.”




  • from THX 0477:

    Such a wicked version of events…kind of funny how different it is from the now romantic drama developing in the other branching.

  • from Alexa ♥:

    I like it. Bob obviously has some bad plans.

  • from Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars:

    I just thought somebody should tell Bob’s story.

  • from artistsrunwild:

    oh i love this series/collection of characters but its SOOO CONFUSING because i dont know where the start is!! aaaahhhh!