By Dan Simmons
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He shmgged, took a small swallow of the doctored cofand felt it go down real smooth, like honey that coated the tongue and swelled the taste buds. Before he reached home tonight, he'd be half-drunk. So be it. There were lots worse things to be half of than drunk. Like hungry and having to depend on handouts. The girl in the pink center-stage spotlight was no longer a girl, but she could move. The platter player, the deejay. fee, 26 Billie Sue Mosiman She was nobody's baby, but she'd make a helluva birthday cake surprise.
Then he'd have to help her change. Bring a fresh nightgown to the bathroom, stand outside to walk her to bed again. Why didn't she let him get things done on time? Why did she always wait until there was a skim on the water or her bladder was full to bursting? Didn't she know that only made him feel worse than if she'd asked his help when it was really needed? "I'm sorry to call you away from your work. Son. But this water ... " "I should have changed it before now. " He gripped the thick glass handle of the pitcher and was about to turn.
He'd never seen the place this lively. What the hell could be the new attraction? She must be a knockMitchell after ten out. Not the girl onstage. She was Babycakes and the regulars knew her. Great and sexy, but no Jezebel. He scanned the room and gauged the temperature. It was pretty steamy and rising. Guys were after the girls who served the tables. closes?