|Max Castle ☾ Máni (manen) wrote in paxletalelogs,|
@ 2011-09-11 19:26:00
|Entry tags:||mani, quetzalcoatl|
I like M&Ms I cannot lie
Who: Dominic & Max
What: Dom does not approve of Max's cleanliness, or his eating habits.
Where: Vending machines, lobby, elevator.
When: 9:03 pm
Ah, the vending machines. They were quickly becoming old friends of Max's, and though he often wished he had begged Philip's secret in opening the locks to save some of his precious pennies (gaming was an expensive lifestyle), but he could not stop his sugar cravings any more than one could stop a locomotive going at full speed down a 90 degree incline. So it was almost like clockwork, how Max found himself in front of their glass-faced offerings, making a careful selection until he'd found that he'd sampled nearly everything. Then he was able to take note when various things changed, something he wasn't sure he should be proud of. Still, he persisted in making his nightly runs, always being sure to devour the candy in the lobby before heading back up to his and his sister's apartment - no reason to have Lily finding wrappers or smears of whatever confection had made its way into Max's stomach that night.
Usually such rendezvous with his mechanical friends was done alone, and in silence, befitting the covert act that it was. Tonight was different - another man stood in front of the machines, studying them as though he could read all the secrets they held. Max dug into his pocket for the change he'd brought in order to procure this night's indulgence - a regular sized bag of M&M's - just chocolate, no nuts or other additions. Old school, if one were to go so far, and the machine rumbled as it processed Max's order, dropping the back of tiny candies to the bottom drawer for the young man to grab. He turned to the newcomer, as though to instruct him in the ways of the vending machines, and grinned.
"Hi, I'm Max - from 605. Are you new?"