Julie and Benjamin sat across the table from one another, staring eye-to-eye.
“I don’t love you,” said Julie.
“And I don’t love you,” said Benjamin.
“So why are we still together?” said Julie.
“I don’t think we have a choice at the moment,” said Benjamin.
The two continued on staring, eyes locked on one another, and even after the waiter served the lobster, neither bothered to glimpse at the meal, let alone eat it.
“You know you’re pathetic,” said Julie.
“And you know you are fat,” said Benjamin.
“I hate you.”
“And I, you.”
The waiter came by, delivered the check, and Benjamin told him refused to pay for a meal he didn’t even eat.
“You ready?” said Julie.
“Are you?” said Benjamin.
The waiter returned and took the full plates of lobster back with him.
“Yeah, you go first.”
Benjamin laughed. “Nice try.”
“Fine, then I’m going first.”
“Someone is going to spot us. We are going to get arrested.” Said Benjamin.
“We don’t have a choice,” said Julie.
“All right, on the count of three. 1…2…3!”
The couple stood up, knocking over the table when they did. Their wrists were handcuffed both handcuffed, and an iron chain dangled between, binding the pair together. They sprinted side by side out of the restaurant. After they charged through the front door, they ran straight into a police officer and knocked his cup of coffee onto his uniform.
The three all stopped and shared the same dumbfounded expression, until Julie finally tugged the iron chain and the couple sprinted away.
The policeman chased after them.
Part 2, Coming Soon!
– Thomas M. Watt