fragment | iv

“you know, you don’t have to keep doing this.”

“doing what?”



“explaining situations. reassuring people. what do you think they’ll think?”

“who said i thought they think anything?”

“you did.”

“no i didn’t. when?”

“only for the past twenty minutes.”


“every time it even remotely could come up as a question you jump in there and start reassuring people they have nothing to worry about. i’m beginning to wonder who it is you’re trying to reassure.”

“i’m not sure i know what you’re talking about.”

“oh, i think you do. are you afraid someone, somewhere might question your actions or second-guess your motivations?”

“not in the least.”

“then why do you keep answering a question nobody’s asked?”