pros of dating me
- have you ever wanted to know the complete history of spider-man? too bad.
cons of dating me
- 'It's 1962. A dark office room, cigarette smoke. Stan Lee has just come off the success of The Fantastic Four, a surge of demand for teenage comic books had hit the comic book market, and he finds himself transfixed, watching a spider ever-slowly work it's way up a wall. 'Wouldn't that be cool?' he thinks to himself; and thus our story begins…'
David is distraught when he gets home and realizes he doesn’t have his iPod anymore. He vividly remembers listening to it in the library. It had run out of batteries on the walk to the bus stop so he slipped it in his backpack and— wait. He facepalmed. Hard.
He put it in the ripped pocket.
Out of all the compartments of his backpack and he put his most valuable possession in the one ripped pocket. David knew the hole was big enough for such a slender device to fall out. It was late and the buses had stopped. There was a chance he could check tomorrow but it was probably long gone by now.
The next day, David sits and waits for the bus after work. It was rather boring without his music. He’d come to rely on the little device for background noise as his thoughts drifted during his commute. The bus squeaked to a stop and he filed on.
David finds a seat near the front, which he prefers because it isn’t crowded. When the bus takes off, Tommy stands and makes his way up front from the back of the bus. He stops right in front of David.
"Uh hey, you dropped this yesterday." Tommy out his iPod, shiny and unharmed. David’s heart nearly stops. He had resigned himself to never seeing it again.
He thanks Tommy profusely and they make small talk. When he turns the device on, it’s fully charged.
"I was just curious what might be on it," Tommy tells him. "You’ve got great taste. I added a playlist, by the way. Some stuff you didn’t have but I think you might like it."
David doesn’t know what to think of that, but his stop approaches and he thanks Tommy one last time before he departs. On his walk, he listens to his new playlist.
It’s titled from the guy on the bus followed by a series of seven numbers and its full of songs David enjoys. He looks up the artists to find out more about them. Most of them are queer. If that’s not a message, David doesn’t know what is. He copies the seven numbers from the title into his phone and when he texts, it only takes Tommy one minute to answer.