Several weeks pass,since Mary stopped at Freddie’s. She was afraid of going in there, because she didn’t want to get in an argument with Stan.
When Mary got up the nerve to go back in. She slowly walked in the door,and looked all around. Their wasn’t any Stan sitting in their. Relieved, she shut the front door,and walked over to the bar.
“Where have you been Mary?” said Jab
“I’ve been staying home,I didn’t want to get in another argument with Stan again. Has he been back in,since the night time I seen him?”
“Yes he has!” “He’s been in here every night,but I haven’t seen him for the last two days. Stan really looks bad,he hasn’t shaved,or changed his clothes. He smells bad,who knows when he had a bath last.
He can’t be working,because, he was in here early in the morning,till late evenings. I ask him,where he was staying,and he told me,it wasn’t any of my business.”
“I wonder where he could be staying Jab?”
“If you want my personal opinion, I think, he is living in his truck.”
“That’s not good,” sigh Mary
“No,it isn’t Mary. But he is a grown man,who are we to tell him what to do?”
“I almost forgot to tell you. Last week he had a phone call from a man named John. I yelled over at the corner table,where Stan’s been sitting. He told me to tell John,to go F..k himself. I just told John he wasn’t here.”
“John is my sister’s husband,they work together.”
“Well anyway,the last time he was in here,he stumbled out of here. I told him to be careful,and he just slammed the door behind him.”
“I’m starting to feel guilty Jab,I just used Stan,to get even with an old classmate of mine,which is Stan’s wife. I led him on,in a way. When his wife found out about us,she threw him out. I’m really ashamed of myself.” cried Mary
“Nevertheless,it takes two to tangle. You can’t take the whole blame.”sigh Jab
“I wish,I could agree with you,but I can’t. I’m going to go home. Good Night, Jab”
On her way home,she thought she might call Amy. Maybe John knows where he’s at. I hope Amy doesn’t hang up on me, because she was really mad at me the last time I was talking to her.