“Hey. Want to come over and watch a kung fu movie?”
“That’s the sexiest thing anyone’s ever told me.”
Dizzie could hear Kira sigh over the phone. “You coming or not?”
“Geez! Give me a minute to warm it up first!” She slaps her cell phone against her arm.
“Oh baby,” Kira says in a Ben Stein-esque voice. “You know what I like.” She waits for Dizzie to stop. “Seriously, Diz. You coming or not?”
“Should we invite the guys?” Dizzie asks. “They love kung fu, yo.”
“No. I was thinking of having a girls’ night out.”
Dizzie moves her mouth from the phone. “Sadie,” she says, “you want to hang out at Kira’s tonight?”
“Wait. Diz. Sadie’s there?”
“Yeah. ‘Zat a prob?”
“Well, you could have asked me,” Kira huffed.
“Girls night out, I thought you said.”
“Yeah, but you guys hang out all the time now, don’t you?”
“Yeah. Sade’s always sittin’ at home, so she comes to hang out… Kira. What’s eatin’ you?” Dizzie snickers.
“Why are you laugh… oh, grow up, Diz.”
Dizzie starts laughing obnoxiously over the phone’s speaker.
“Sadie’s probably getting the weirdest one side of a conversation ever.”
Dizzie wipes away a tear. “Yeah. We’ll be there in half an hour. Cool?”
Kira’s place is filled with Jesuses. Jesus hanging on the wall, Mary praying in the entryway. It strikes Dizzie as a little odd. Sadie frowns and looks around.
“I didn’t know your parents were Christian,” Sadie says
“Catholic, even. Yeah.” Kira says a little brusquely. Sadie gets the message and shuts up.
“So, uh, what are we watching tonight?”
“It’s called Last Hurrah for Chivalry, the best movie ever created. It’s a John Woo movie back when he was more awesome than he is now.”
“I don’t really know too much about kung fu movies.”
“Just don’t ask what’s going on when ninjas start busting into people’s weddings.”
Dizzie laughs. “Yeah, that’s a good part. Well, any part with ninjas, really.” She rubs her chin sagely and nods to herself.
“Sadie, are you serious about this band?”
“Huh?” Dizzie interjects.
“Shut up for a sec, Diz. Sadie?”
“I’ll try my best.”
“That’s not what I asked. This is important. Music isn’t just something you can stumble into.”
“I don’t think I stumbled. I think I was led here. Maybe it was meant to be.”
“Don’t feed me that bull crap. Fatalism makes me puke.”