(Our friend Leeroy,whose electronic door I have not darkened in a while for no good reason, along with his carbon based life form friend Lance, present us with Billy Idol's "John Wayne" this week for the 100 Word Song. This is called "Distance".)
Modern technology brought her voice right next to me, but I could still feel every single mile that separated us.
"I'd save you all this suffering if I could."
"I know," she said. She sounded like she had just finished crying. Or was just about to start.
"There's nothing I can do?"
"Not unless you have $12,900."
I didn't. "I'm sorry. I feel helpless. I hate feeling this way. I want to save you. That's what I am supposed to do. I'm a guy."
"I'm not looking for a hero," she said softly. "I'm just looking for a friend."