9/19/08 11:09 pm - "Five Dollar Guy" - a short story by Vlad & Haru (based on real events)
There was once a man named "Five Dollar Guy." He lived a simple life, working at FYE and pleasing the juvenile adolescents coming in. He had to cope with countless amounts of "sticky rolls of quarters" coated in slime at his cash register. Many times he thought he would die of the unthinkable; boredom. sfx dundundunnnnnnnn! sfx
A day out of the norm; two teens approached this simple man. One was short; shorter than the normal stature; but despite her height she had the characteristics of a Totalitarian (God, that's hard to say.) The second of the two teens contradicted the first in both physical attributes and in personality. She gave off a happy, content aura; while the other was just, well; pissed off!
Putting the item on the counter that they wanted to purchase, he noted that the DVD contained too much blood and gore for the eyes of the two teens. The "pint-sized" accomplice of the two had a malevolent glint in her eyes while she gave a slight upturn of her lips. The "gentle giant" simply grinned, trying to hide the evil ways of her companion.
Pulling out bags of coins and uncerimoniously plopping it on the "glass" counter, the "Five Dollar Guy" opened his eyes wide in shock of all the change he needed to count. Making light of the situation, he told past experiences of strange situations where the conditions were worse than the present one.
He proceeded to count out the multiple coins in the bag with care. This tedious task was one of the numerous chores of the day. Finishish (<--hahaha I'M DUMB!) Finishing off the final few, he realized that despite the large amount of coins before him there wasn't enough to cover the cost.
Luckily, the two companions had noticed it as well. With a quick movement, the taller one of the two pulled a bill out of her pants pocket. Unfolding it gradually, it revealed to be a five which made up for the entire cost of the change. She smiled so annoyingly brightly that it is inexpressible in words. Laughing, the five dollar guy returned the coins to their plastic sandwich bag and handed it to the smaller girl.
"Sorry about my friend," she said hastily while stuffing the bag into her winter jacket.
With the amount of money he had been give, "Five Dollar Guy" placed the obscene DVD and receipt in a bag and held it out. Before the taller one could take it, the angry one snatched it, leaving the employee to return to his work. However, he noticed that as they were exiting the small one clenched her fist and startled the taller one by connecting her fist with the tall one's right bicept. After a moment, they disappeared from view, never to be seen again, except by their AP Western European History teacher, but he wouldn't admit it anyway.