Gaston guns his scooter to the max. The sun is shining. There is a light breeze wafting.
‘I could not ask for better, so why do I feel like throwing it all in?’
He checks the rear mirror to ensure he knows the dynamics at play. Judging distances and speed carefully, he executes a gentle swan dive behind the oncoming Lexus. He returns to the vertical and heads off down Merlin Street.
‘I like my job. I like my apartment. There is enough interest from the chicks to keep my hand in.’
He checks the road surface, before going up and over the culvert, the only entry into Gaussman Lane, avoiding the hole gouged out by the recent heavy downpour.
He brings the scooter to an easy stop and eases the helmet off his head. He shakes his head, and gives his hair a ruffle.
‘Not enough irrational chaos’.