I Finally Get It (And so Does Cojo)
My therapist came into the waiting room, motioned for me to come in, and I followed him. I knew then I was in for a long hour. But this day, that hour stretched into 6 consecutive days of 3-hour sessions. Mostly of just me talking, but with my therapist interjected every once in a while. But by the 3rd day, my therapist (Mr. Longo) had water laid out for me for whenever my throat went dry (which it usually did). But the first day was the worst. I'll cover all of the first day in the next 4 chapters, but I'm going to tell you a story, of when I, Luther Waffles, lost my girlfriend, lost my best friend, almost killed a kid, and ended up being banned from skating competitions for the rest of my life. This is how the first day started:
I'm Luther and I lived in Gilroy, California.
Gilroy is a nice little town, but, you don't care about that, do you? My mom probably told you about all the shit- I'm sorry; do you mid if I curse?
It's fine, Luther, but first, how old are you?
I'm 19, but in this story, I'm 17…
Here it goes:
It took me a while to figure all this out.
I mean… I guess Bridget liked me… It took me a while also to figure out how to talk to her, you know, without making all those animal sounds.
It all clicked after the Ice Heist. I did the stupidest thing (don't ask, I wanna forget it) and she kissed me! Dude, that's how it all came together!
So Zeke and I go get a donut, a few days after Bridget kissed me, and Cojo happens to hear what Zeke & I were talking about. He has the nerve to walk up to me and say, "You know, now that I think about it, Bridget is pretty cute. I think I'm gonna ask her out! Thanks you bus waxers!"
I stood up to punch him, but Zeke sat me back down and we watched Cojo ask out MY Bridget. And you know what the worst thing is? SHE SAID YES!
Zeke looks at me (cause we can hear Cojo's little ass from a mile away) & I look at him. He lets go of me, walks over to Cojo and punches him out. Don had no choice but to kick Zeke out, and, of course, I followed him.
I took one last look at Bridget.
I turned away… that was the worst mistake of my life, because I didn't see her mouth the words "I love you"
That mistake cost me my best friend, my skateboarding career and my life in Gilroy.