Sir Ian Hanley, pleasure to meet you…?
Shelby Chance. Pleasure, Sir.
I have not met a woman with such beautiful natural blonde hair before. All the rest are so dull to compare.
Why so glum, chum?
Actually no, sorry, I don’t know you well enough t’ say somethin’ like that, do I?
And I’m sorry you look sad. I’m sorry if you are sad. Am I prying?
Sorry for prying. If I am. Sorry for sayin’ I am if I’m not.
Hello sir my name is Elijah?
Things are going by too slow, for someone who likes to move too fast.
Sir Ian Hanley. Pleasure to meet you Elijah.
Sometimes it’s nice when things go slow, though.
What kinda fast-movin’ do you do, if y’ don’t mind me asking? Planes, trains, and automobile? Or just fast-thinkin’?
Pleasure to meet you as well, Sir Ian Hanley. You can call me Eli or Em if you’d like.
Fast thinking, fast moving people, things and time that just goes by at a perfect time for me. Things are so boring, I feel like I’m going to fall asleep and never wake up, it’s terrible.
Please, call me Ian, Eli.
I think I understand how you feel. Sometimes I look around and it’s like everyone’s talking and moving and living and dying in time that’s just…dissonant from me, from my time. Like I don’t even belong on this planet, sometimes.
Sorry! Wow, I dunno where that came from. Sorry.
What’s caused this big slow-down for you, sir?
No need to apologize, I go off like that as well, so there’s no surprise there.
I agree, things seem to be going in a slowed motion and I just get to sit there and watch things for hours and hours. It’s like watching the grass grow.
*Sighs* People leaving. Past friends and muses have all gone, and it’s dreadful.