we were driving in his truck, playing the Game.
oh right, you don't know about the Game yet. it's our game, we invented it. i name two characters or people who have distinct voices, and barclay has to imitate both of them at the same time. (example: i say "jim carrey as the grinch aaaaaaanddd....let's say....elmer fudd." and he somehow manages to sound like jim carrey as the grinch and elmer fudd at the same time. and then i laugh for a half hour and give him another one.)
so i was about to begin round two of the Game, but he cut me off. "SUZY. LOOK AT ME."
so i did. a little concerned. a little flustered.
he said, "trust me. don't look out your window. just look at me. keep looking at me."
he drove a little faster, turned a corner, pulled over, hopped out of the truck. before he shut the door behind him he instructed me to keep staring out his window.
so i did. a little wierded out. a little confused.
then, behind my head, there was a gentle thud.
barclay got back into the truck then.
smiled at me. pulled away from the curb.
suddenly, i just knew what he was up to.
"there was a spider behind my head, wasn't there?"
he nodded. "a big white one. i didn't want you to see it."
and then we went back to our Game.
isn't he the sweetest thing?