Near the zine store was a park with a bench.
They bought some Czech cereal bars and sat down and watched the pigeons for a while. After eating half of her bar, Joanna started breaking off little pieces to give to the birds. Sila told her not to, they might not be able to digest it, but she ignored him. Irritated, he switched tack and talked about how to prevent arguments for the next two days.
First idea, don’t talk at all, but that was unrealistic as they were sharing a room.
Second idea, only talk about the city. That was more plausible, though also depressing.
Third and final idea, talk about anything except Ljubljana and don’t get so wound up, both of them. After that, after two days were up
he could go his separate way
she could go hers
and they’d never have to see each other ever again.
Joanna wasn’t convinced, saying, ‘despite everything, we make a good team, and your cabinet mission is really growing on me. It’s something I think I can adapt to.’
‘Bullshit, you just wanna get me back on that hill.’
Joanna broke off another piece of her bar, threw it at a bored-looking bird and said, ‘not true.’
‘Not true at all.’Continue reading