I walked inside my apartment and Andy followed me. I gestured to the sofa as I walked past it to the kitchen area, “Take a seat. You want a drink?”
“Uh, sure what do have?” Andy asked from the sofa.
“Bottled water, sodas.” The water had mostly come from the superstore while the sodas I had scavenged from my neighbors. I had seen beer and other alcoholic beverages in a few apartments but had left them.
“Root beer?” he asked.
“Sure.” I pulled two cans out of a box and walked around to the living room. I handed one to Andy and sat in my watch chair with the other. We sat in silence for a minute drinking our warm sodas.
“What’s with the couch?” Andy asked pointing to the short sofa standing on end by the door.
“I use it to block the door.”
“Ah, ok. So, today was a lot of fun. What are we going to do tomorrow?”
I couldn’t help myself and launched into my best mad scientist mouse voice, “The same thing we do everyday. Try to take over the world!” Andy stared at me blankly for a second while I broke down laughing for the first time in weeks.