Cute darlings in my new book.
SNOW DAY PLZZZZZZ
NO NO NO NOOOOOOOO I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER SNOW DAY
u ever have that friend where ur like. yes lets get an apartment together. lets adopt 200 cats. lets DO IT
It’s right at the end of Chapter 2. Nick goes to that terrible party where Tom hits Myrtle and breaks her nose. He leaves with one of the guys (Mr. McKee) there and they go back to his place, both super drunk…then it kinda jumps to Nick, in his underwear on the bed….then it jumps to Nick going home on the 4 am train.
And it never mentioned again in the book. It’s…rather odd really.
Then Mr. McKee turned and continued on out the door. Taking my hat from the chandelier, I followed.
“Come to lunch some day,” he suggested, as we groaned down in the elevator.
“Keep your hands off the lever,” snapped the elevator boy.
“I beg your pardon,” said Mr. McKee with dignity, “I didn’t know I was touching it.”
“All right,” I agreed, “I’ll be glad to.”
. . . I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.
“Beauty and the Beast . . . Loneliness . . . Old Grocery Horse . . . Brook’n Bridge. . . . ”
Then I was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the Pennsylvania Station, staring at the morning Tribune, and waiting for the four o’clock train.’
Thank you for the actual quote. :)
I’m just saying, those ellipses are pretty damn suggestive.
There is literally no other way of explaining this scene in anyway that makes sense. If anyone can begin to explain this scene in a way that doesn’t involve Nick fucking this dude, I’d love to hear you try.