Re: Call: 7:45 pm
[There is some shuffling as the phone is readjusted, making the sound a bit clearer even if there is something distant and almost chaotic in the background, like a low-volume television set. Loren speaks again.] "How's that panning out for you? Sounds like a pretty good hand to me." [...] "The support of your family, a therapist, some.." [...] ".. pretty decent beer, what else do you need to cheers to?"
[The Irish returns.] "I wouldn’t call it a good hand." [...] "My family is halfway across the world, I fear. We’re close, but we hardly talk now that I’ve moved. They were simply glad that I saw my way out of the house again after the accident."
[Loren's voice is almost smiling.] "Things could always be worse." [Suddenly, the chaotic background noise is gone.] "I mean, we could be stuck in the heads of our people on the other side.."