*Curly walks into the meeting room, holding Quote’s hand in tow. Marina, Pearl, Paruko, Agent J, Geno, Pitbull, and Eminem are already settled in.*
… [You feel content.]
Hiya, guys! Are we late?
Oh, not at all, we were just about to start.
Welcome, all, to the… third?
Third meeting of the First Round Loser’s Support Group.
I really think this group needs a name that isn’t as stupid.
I think the name is honest.
Well just because it’s “honest” doesn’t mean it isn’t stupid!
Hey, ease up, Pearl. We’re not changing it this far in.
Huh? O- oh, right, sorry… one second…
So, who couldn’t make it tonight… ?
Oh, Popoy and Marcianito couldn’t make it tonight. Didn’t tell me why, but I trust ‘em.
Dude, they’re probably off fuckin’ some bitches without you, or dancing somewhere, or some shit like that…
H couldn’t make it either. Off on, uh… personal business.
And HOBaRT is still in the hospital, right? Does anyone know how they’re doing?
I overheard a conversation earlier today, they’re expected to return tomorrow.
Oh, good for them.
Hmm… I don’t think I’ve ever seen Adam here.
Yeah, he hates our guts!
Eh, I can’t blame him. This whole place is still un poco loco to him, y’know? Shame he doesn’t even try and come over, though.
I asked him for an autograph for a fan once, and he just brushed me off! How rude is that?
Huh, woulda never taken you as a fan of Levine.
T- that’s not the point! I, just…
He was just kind of a jerk, that’s all.
(Are you really a fan of… that guy?)
(Kara’s Flowers is a guilty pleasure of mine, okay? Don’t judge!)
So, how has everybody been since last meeting?
I’ve been alright.
Fine, and all. Y’know what I’m sayin’?
… [You know what this is about.]
Me and Quote have been doing great!! Quote even told me about how he got to make a new friend, which I think is very sweet!
(That guy talks to her? …that guy talks??)
Me and my partners have been doing good, too! We’ve been workin’ on a track in the studio and ooo boy, es muy caliente. Can’t wait for it to drop.
Oooh, sounds hot!
That is the English translation!
I think I’m finally starting to get over it. The loss, I mean.
Like… at the end of the day, we didn’t win the tournament, but… I still have Marina. And WE still have Paruko. We can still make killer tracks together, and it’ll be awesome!
That’s very sweet of you, Pearlie.
Of course we’ll still be around, Pearl.
That’s very profound, Pearl.
Winner or not, we’re gonna continue making songs that’ll blow your socks off!
YEAH, you guys!
-oh! Didn’t see you come in, amigo! Take a seat.
Me and my bud have been out there, just doin’ what friends do. I don’t think I have anything more to say than that.
Aw, that’s okay! It’s good to hear!
I think that’s everyone, right? We are running a little short on time-
Hey, is this the right room for the…
“First Round Loser’s Support Group?”
Oh, hi, Adam!! Fancy seeing you here!
Yeah, this is it… we were just about to wrap up, though.
Nah, I think we have time to hear him out. C’mon, amigo, I saved you a seat.
So, what brings you out here tonight, Adam?
I guess I just… wanted to get out of my room and get some fresh air. Remembered that this was happening and decided… yeah, sure. I’ll come.
It’s always nice to go out and catch a breath of fresh air every once in a while.
Yeah! Actually, do you know the bench under that blue and pink… tree, lookin’ thing? You know, the one outside the studio?
Oh, yeah, of course.
I know it well.
… I think so, yeah. Never thought much of it.
Quote and I go sit out there some nights, just looking up at the moon and the stars. It’s usually just a personal outing, but I think a group nightwatch could be really fun!!
… [You nod your head in agreement.]
I think that would be very nice!
Maybe not tonight, though. There’s some- uh, stuff happening.
(Hey, M- Marina, we’re gonna be late for our meeting with Mariya…)
(Alright.) Unfortunately, we’ve run out of time. Curly, let’s meet up later to discuss a nightwatch sometime this week.
You got it!
Hey, thanks for comin’ out tonight, Adam. You still got some time to test the waters out. Keep it up! Dale!
Hey… I can tell you’re uncomfortable. But, uh… I can tell you it gets better. When I first joined the tournament, the first one, I was a little uncomfortable too. Didn’t show it, but… yeah. I had no idea who most of the people around were, and I had to rely on Marina a little bit to understand what was going on.
But then, I started talking with the other people that were around, and I had a really fun time! Made a lot of friends, too. …so, uh, it’ll get better if you put the effort in a little. I promise.
Oh, and uh, one more thing if that’s okay with you…
Could I get an autograph? I’m a big fan.
…yeah, sure, you can.