Saturday, January 21, 2012
an unlikely subject
It took Jonah most of the month to get the courage up to make the call to Gilly. But it was a bit of a surprise. When he called, Gilly was still at work. He couldn't talk long, but promised he'd call back as soon as he got off.
"You're a friend of Jules', right?" Jonah needed to get that clarified. Of course, he hadn't expected to hear from Gilly, practically at midnight.
"We go way back." Gilly told him.
"Just, how far back?" Jonah wanted to know, yet he didn't want to make this about Jules.
"Before we started school. Always quite cool. Never figured him to move to the States." Gilly admitted.
"Must have been a shock, I guess." Jonah found himself saying.
"He might be dead by now, if he hadn't." Gilly went on to say.
"Are you serious?" Jonah was suddenly wide eyed in bed. Of course, he wasn't thinking of what might have have happened to Jules so much, but an idea for his saga of a story he continued to write. He wanted to know more.
"I would not shit you, he's troublesome." Gilly didn't exactly gush about Jules' adventures.
"How troublesome?" Jonah winced.
"He's not exactly a hero. Never was to me. There were times we'd be on the run. Got his face, busted a time or two, but always manage to look good in the. No matter what." Gilly sounded tired though.
"I'd-I'd like to hear more." Jonah wondered if he could e-mail him. "I like letters. I'd write you."
Jonah was intrigued. Even better, an e-mail pal.