Before Mole met Ratty, she wrote. Ratty recently discovered Mole’s writings and strong armed her into sharing them.
Scene: It’s the first day of classes and three first-year students, Paula, Christian and Lindsay, are sitting together in the courtyard at Hart House talking about courses, kissing and Cafe Sicilia
Paula: Anyone feel like going to Little Italy?
Lindsay: It’s too far to walk.
Paula: Oh come on, we walked there yesterday.
Christian: You guys walked to Cafe Sicilia from here?
(Paula and Lindsay nod in agreement)
Christian: Yeah? But you walk slow, you walk slower than me.
Lindsay: I do not! Not that slow
Paula: Lindsay, it took us more than one and a half hours to walk to Sicilia.
Lindsay: Yeah, but it was so worth it. Those frozen hot chocolates are delicious. They’re fantastic.
Christian: Who was working there? Someone our age?
Paula: Guess who was there??? Kevin!
Lindsay: Oh yeah, I almost forgot.
Paula: Lindsay, you were sitting on his lap!
Lindsay: I was giving him advice.
Paula: Kevin was like, “I can’t believe Val doesn’t want me!”
Lindsay: It’s not Val’s fault; it’s completely Kevin’s.
Christian: They’re morons; they’re beyond help
Paula: We were with them at the Phoenix on Thursday…Lindsay got so trashed.
Lindsay: He kissed me! He was not a good kisser!
Paula: I’ve only randomly kissed one man.
Christian: Me, three
Lindsay: I don’t know why I did that; it was a moment of weakness.
Christian: It’s because women are sluts.
Paula: See if I made out with anyone in Portugal, they’d be my cousins and that’d be wrong
Christian: No, that’d be hot!
Paula: That would be like having sex with myself. That’d be masturbation.
Lindsay: I need some caffeine
Paula: Since you’re too lame to walk to Sicilia
Lindsay: I am NOT lame, but it’s like 35 degrees and I’m wearing these things on my feet.
Lindsay points to her high heeled sandals
Paula: I was going to say, let’s just get something here.
Lindsay: Okay, what do you guys want?
Christian: I’ll just keep gnawing on my coffee cup.
Paula: Can you get me one of those frozen tiramisu desserts? I gotta get a headstart on my freshman fifteen.
Christian: You guys should come over tonight, after the bookstore.
Paula: You just want to rub it in, don’t you?
Christian: You mean that I have my own place and you’re still living with Elvie and Eddie?
Paula: Hey, show some respect. That’s Señor and Señora Gomes to you.
Christian: I don’t see why you and Lindsay don’t get a place together.
Paula: I couldn’t live with Lindsay; she’s such a slut.
Christian: Oh, I know! that thing about “Kevin kissed me!” Who does she think she’s kidding? God, she has no boundaries.
Paula: Hey that’s my slut you’re talking about….here she is.
Lindsay returns with tea and tiramisu
Christian: I thought you needed caffeine.
Lindsay: Green tea has caffeine and plus this has ginger.
Paula: Look at all this shit that’s in this tiramisu! Hydrogenated cottonseed oil. Tastes good though. All the chemicals make it seem even more sinful.
Lindsay: So did you decide between your classes yet?
Christian: Well, I think I’m going to stay with Beauty and the End of Art. I’ve heard too much stuff about Levitin.
Paula: You just want to watch gay porn in class and get credit for it. YOU are the slut, not Lindsay
Lindsay: You think I’m a slut?!
Christian: Well, you did kiss Kevin
Paula: And you sat on his lap
Lindsay: I am so not loved in this group.