“Did I hear that right?” I whispered to Nat.
“Did you hear Jack Dailey say ‘I’m sorry’?” She whispered back.
“I did.” I used my little finger to clear out my ear.
“No, you didn’t hear it right, and neither did I because Jack never apologizes for anything.”
“Yeah, I know, so we’re both delusional, right now?” There was no wax on my finger.
“Seems that way. Or maybe alternate reality.”
“You mean the multiverse, like in that strange movie?”
Melissa considered Jack, wondering if she had heard him right, too.
At the silence, Jack lifted his head up and looked around at everyone. “That’s all you’re going to fucking get, all right? If you didn’t hear it the first time, you’re shit out of luck.”
“Say it again, but a little louder,” Kate said, holding up her phone to record him.
“Oh, okay,” Jack said. He brought up a middle finger. “Fuck,” he drew out the word, then lifted his second hand identical to the first. “You,” he stretched this out as well. Then he turned the fingers to point at one another. “Sideways.”
“That is definitely a Jack Dailey apology,” I said.