Fritz and Zooey: In Which Zooey Discovers the Identity of the Guy in the Red Pants

His face was shadowed by the wide brim of his hat that made him appear like a seedy journalist from the fifties.

“Hello, Zooey,” he said. The monotone hum of his voice made her quickly think of the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Any minute now he would be calling me Dave, she thought.

Zooey opened her mouth, but nothing came out but a small, silent gasp.

“I believe you’re wearing my shirt,” he said, pointing a long, feminine hand towards her. His nails were painted with chipped red nail polish.

I’m being stalked by a transexual? Zooey thought curiously. She peered down, and in fact, she was wearing the David Bowie shirt Miyoko had left. Zooey returned her gaze to meet with the shadowy stranger.

“Who are you?” She asked, trying to squint to clearly see his face.

“My name,” he said taking off his hat in a dignified manner, “Is Reid Thurston.”

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