I woke up because the IHOP was on fire. Various bullshit acquired importance. The menus sprayed flames and the curtains burned like freebasing comedians.
I blew out two windows with my Austrian pistol and stumbled through the front door. People were standing around the building, star-eyed in the night and red-eyed from the shitty weed I sell them.
Someone told me I owed him five dollars. Someone else said my dick was out. I peeked down.
“Got you motherfucker!”
Smoke rose from my shirt. Shit. I got got.
The IHOP burned down and people turned out for it like it was a goddamn barbeque. Ricky showed up and passed me an L and I contemplated my dick. It was all right, nothing weird on it. Probably smelled like a Duraflame now. Someone jabbed me in the side with a finger.
“The fuck you want?”
Ricky loved that phrase. The McDonald’s on First Street fired him four times for saying that to customers. Once to an infant.
The man who jabbed me ended up being Theo. I suppose he’s a crackhead. That, or his mother engaged in relations with a jackal, because he doesn’t look correct at all.
“Your dick’s out, brother,” he said.