Opening of ‘Curb Children’ chapter 1 (memory/dream sequence)
“AQUA, YOU FUCKING CUNT!”
My eyes shot open. It took me a moment to remember I was at this kid Gecko’s house in Riverside. Last night’s Mad Hatter afterparty had been particularly insane, and I was still having trouble forming sober thoughts. I could hear Modest Mouse droning out on low volume from somewhere…
“BITCH,” Blu snarled, “YOU BETTER OPEN THE FUCKING DOOR—”
“Blu, shut the fuck up!” Johnny snapped angrily from the other side of the room, his blond Pompadour a wild mess after a day spent sleeping on the floor amongst piles of passed-out ravers. A few groggy bodies voiced their agreement.
I shook off my somnolence and went to the source of the commotion, making sure not to step on anybody as I walked across the living room. Echo, Eargasm, Jason, Martin, and Ponyboi were already standing around Blu in front of the hallway bathroom. Blu’s lanky body was heaving with fury as he punched and kicked the bathroom door.
Before I’d even said anything, I felt something warm soak into my socks; I jumped back. “Aw, YO! What the fuck’s going on?” I demanded with a groan. Water was flooding out from underneath the bathroom door. Judging by the giant wet patches on the others’ clothing, I guessed that’s what had woken them up and gotten Blu so pissed
Eargasm snorted. “That girl needs to learn how to stick with fucking showers!” She shook her head. “She almost ruined my goddamn DJ equipment this time—like seriously, she’s gotta stop doing this quasi-meditation shit when she’s fucked up.”
Echo wrapped her arms around Eargasm and gave her a playful peck on the cheek. “Oh, calm down you grump, we were all fucked up last night.”
“Fuck this,” Blu snarled, raising his foot. “This is the last fucking—AQUA, I’M COMING IN, AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE NAKED, I’M GOING TO FUCKING KILL YOU,” he roared before kicking in the door and storming inside, turning a deaf ear to Echo and Eargasm’s protests that one of them should go in first.
“GET GECKO,” Eargasm roared as she stormed out the door, “SOMEBODY GET GECKO NOW!”
Jason rushed after her. The rest of us rushed in. Someone switched on the bathroom light. I saw Blu lifting a face-down, fully clothed Aqua from the overflowing tub. He gave her a few desperate CPR compressions, but I already knew it was useless: water was streaming freely from her mouth and nose.
I felt a crowd beginning to form around us. Heard the growing gasps and screams. None of it mattered.
“Oh my god,” Ponyboi whispered his hands pushing back his bobbed silver wig and clutching his bowl-cut black hair, “oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…”
Blu gathered Aqua up onto his lap and cradled her limp body. In his long arms, she looked even smaller than she already was. Drenched in water and with aqua-colored hair sprayed over her face, she reminded me of a sleeping mermaid child. Except she wasn’t asleep.
I heard more voices outside as chaos spread like wildfire, but I was paying attention only to Blu, who was focused only on Aqua.
“Please w-wake up,” I heard Blu whimper before he began to sob…
(“…I’m trying to drink away the part of the day that I cannot sleep away…”)
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