Re: Tandy/Alex: the comic book store
Savor. Best savor for your buck [Tandy said, looking at the comic book, but he lifted his eyes just enough to catch Alex's. He had a high estimate of probability that Ren could talk about blends and roast-times and sources giving Alex the lowdown on how to get most caffeinated most quickly but Tandy's expertise was limited to the combination of factors the machine gave him control over. Water, pressure, heat, &c. He relied on Ren excessively for the conventional discussion of blends and perhaps that was poor form but Tandy wasn't called to deliver coffee. It was a time-card punching gig, in the metaphorical sense.]
I blame Holly for many things. [Tandy said easily. It was continuation of teasing, albeit via a proxy and it was years and years of comfortable low-key ribbing and he flipped through the stash slowly as Alex sidled toward boxes. He didn't walk with a degree of purpose, but Tandy didn't hold people to account for purposeful walks or otherwise. He hit the point where the receipt was folded into the stack and removed it. Tandy's face wasn't super expressive, but he wore confusion pretty clearly.]
Why does it say 'paid'? Who bought two hundred dollars of comics?