A vast concourse of people, buried deep within the clay of the Eocene period, move beneath your feet in underground trains.Rooms and corridors have been created for the settlement of thousands of people in the event of calamity. The native black rat was supposed to exist underground, but is now more likely to be extinct.But try to get some payback with a ride to the airport or something like that and it’ll feel like you asked her for a kidney. She wants to rank herself and figure out what ended those relationships so she can act accordingly. Tread carefully over the pavements of London for you are treading on skin, a skein of stone that covers rivers and labyrinths, tunnels and chambers, streams and caverns, pipes and cables, springs and passages, crypts and sewers, creeping things that will never see the light of day.
Some girls like to mix it up every now and then, and that’s cool, but too drastic too often indicates identity issues. Odds are, she’s been called crazy before, and this is her attempt at heading that off at the pass.If the stories of how she got them don’t ring true, watch out: She might start telling people you gave them to her. Crazy people like to dominate others, and if she knows you’re uncomfortable, she also knows you’ll say whatever it takes to get her to calm down. When things are good, you’re the king of the world and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. People who compliment themselves in this way are almost never being truthful.Sometimes it’s out of legitimate concern; sometimes it’s just her testing you to see how you feel about your future. When things are bad, you’re a useless shit who will never achieve a single one of your goals. And unless it’s part of some cute little joke, who wants to hear that, anyway?You are also treading on the city of the past, all of its history from the prehistoric settlers to the present day packed within 24 feet of earthen fabric. A hundred feet beneath the ground the temperature hovers at 65F (19C). It is hard to estimate the number of rats beneath the city, but urban legend that they exceed the human population can be discounted.The past exists still as the companion of the present city. It was once a little cooler, but the heat of the electric trains has quickened it. They are in any case diminished by natural forces; if they cannot escape, they are drowned in heavy rainstorms.
Whether you’re explaining, apologizing or asking for something, she repeats it back to you while adding her own ridiculous details and exaggerations. Unless one of your buddies has actually made a pass at her, she has no business telling you she doesn’t want you to hang out with him.