17. I loved you, E.T.
"Hey, you filling in for Watson tonight? " The voice used to fill him with dread. He couldn't be on his feet so soon, it'd only been a couple days, weeks- He'd lost count. He'd almost forgotten. But Pete's voice fills him with fear. "Yes. " Ethan can hear Pete smirk: "You aren't going to turn around? See the damage that you did? I thought we had something, Gallagher. But you pussied out. "
Did they have something? He felt a little guilty. He didn't even check up on him at the hospital. Pete could have died, and he woulden't know. "You beat me up. You fucked me. " Peter's straight up laughing now: "I loved you, E.T. And you hit me with a pipe. " Ethan turns around, slowly, and looks up at the beaten giant.
"What did you say? " He couldn't have loved him. After all the things he did- "I love you, Gallagher. I did it all for you. I got a job here, I tried to get you to be truthful with your family! And you hit me with a fucking pipe. Did I deserve that? " He really never did anything wrong, did he? A couple of beatings, but every couple fights. He wasn't that bad. He deserved a second change. Of course he did. Ethan looks down on his shoes. And shakes his head.