Learning To Love You More
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Assignment #52
Write the phone call you wish you could have.

Grampa Seth
San Francisco, California USA

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Me: Hello?
  
Ness: Jesse? Hey. This is Ness!
  
Me: What's goin on Ness?
  
Ness: Sorry to call so late.
  
(Simultaneously)
  
Me: It's O.K.
  
Ness: I was--.
  
Ness: What?
  
Me: It's totally O.K.
  
Ness: What is?
  
Me: Calling so late.
  
Ness: Oh, that's good. Were you sleeping?
  
Me: No. I was just reading.
  
Ness: That sounds nice. That's exactly what I wish I was doing right now. Reading.
  
Me: What's wrong?
  
Ness: (Pause) What are you reading?
  
(Simultaneously)
  
Me: I just started--.
  
Ness: You still reading The Outsid--.
  
Ness: What?
  
Me: No, I finally finished that yesterday. I started Franny & Zooey. Have you read it?
  
Ness: Yeah. I read it in school.
  
Me: It's so crazy. I mean, I read it when I was younger... When I was twenty or something. And it meant so much to me. And now I'm reading it again and it's like... It means even more to me now. But I don't really remember it at all!
  
Ness: I love when that happens. That was like that when I re-read this book called Half Magic.
  
Me: What's it called?
  
Ness: Half Magic. It's about these kids who find a coin that grants their wishes, but only half of the way. Plus they don't even realize that it's the coin that's affecting things. God I should really read that book again.
  
Me: I wanna read it.
  
Ness: Really?
  
Me: Totally.
  
(Simultaneously)
  
Ness: Why don't--.
  
Me: Let's--.
  
(Silence)
  
Me: Hello?
  
Ness: Hey Jess?
  
Me: Yeah. I'm here.
  
Ness: Look, I gotta go. (Driving sounds in the background)
  
Me: O.K.
  
Ness: I'm so glad you were awake.
  
Me: Me too.
  
Ness: I'll see you on Sunday, right?
  
Me: Totally. Yeah. Should I pick up a coupla pumpkins or do you wanna buy them on Sunday?
  
Ness: Let's buy em on Sunday.
  
Me: But what if Cala only has retarded ones left?
  
Ness: Then we'll make retarded ones.
  
Me: All right.
  
Ness: Sleep well.
  
Me: You too Ness. G'Night--.