Part 88: Drinking Through the Night
Looks like Claire isn't around anymore.
Music: Glass in the Hand
Ah, Mr Hyde.
Still drinking, I see.
Claire not around?
Looks like it's just you and me now.
So what do you say, shall we have something to drink?
Sounds like a plan to me.
He takes what appears to be some sort of special bottle from one of the shelves.
It's got a smooth taste with a fruity aroma and real impact. Sure, it'll get you drunk alright, but at least you'll be a sophisticated drunk. Sidney and I raise a toast and drink our fill of the exquisite brandy.
It really is fantastic.
You really know a good drink when you have one, Mr Hyde. You're just like my ex-wife in that respect.
Is that so?
If we still have the $1000, we'll have a chance to give it to Sidney for a bottle of the brandy. Which we can't do since we gave the money to Tony.
Music: Impervious to Love
When we used to run this place together, we used to have a quiet drink, just the two of us, after closing time.
Why did the two of you separate?
It wasn't her fault, it was mine. I was way too stubborn.
I can see it so clearly now.
But it's far too late to do anything about it, now.
Looks like I'm getting lost in my thoughts a little here.
Can't say I have.
I think this might be the perfect night to play it.
The perfect night?
Can't think of any better time than when you're alone on Christmas Eve.
We're not alone! We have Mila...before she left. We also have Tony...who ditched us for Betty.
If you've never heard it before, you'll really get the most out of it tonight.
Sidney places a single record on the counter.
Quite an old one you've got here.
Yeah, it's old alright, but just brimming over with memories.
There was only one copy of it at the shop I went to and I was keen to buy it. Thing is, Claire's mom had gone there for the exact same reason.
Let me guess, that's when you fell in love, right?
Absolutely. It was love at first sight.
What kind of woman was she?
She was the best, at least the best for me.
Ha ha, what am I saying?
You're pretty good at making me say the most embarrassing things, Mr Hyde.
Believe me, I'm not trying to.
I think I've reached my limit.
Then it's probably time for me to shut this place up for the night.
Thanks again, Sidney. I had a great time.
Me too, Mr Hyde, me too.
*Kyle goes outside*
Music: Overstepped Memory
Music: Heating Up
Use Sidney's record on record player
(Maybe I should give Sidney's record a listen.)
New Music: Promise (Listen to this!)
(The kind of song that makes a person depressed if they listen to it alone.)
(Guess this is the final Christmas Eve I'll be spending in this apartment.)
(Okay... I think it's time I gathered my thoughts about all that's happened...)