6. I stopped them.
"What the fuck, E.T? What happened to you? " He looks up at his best friend and colleague who is smirking at him: "When are you NOT getting beat up you jackass? " Ethan rolls his eyes, and then he grimaces. "You stupid pussy. Is your nose broken? " He raises his hand to his nose: "Yeah, probably. Why? " Watson goes out to serve some customers. When he comes back he removes his apron: "We should go to the clinic, man. " Ethan shakes his head: "Nah, I'll just have Veronica set it. " Watson rolls his eyes and shrugs: "If you say so, Southside. Im off now, enjoy ya shift. "
Watson gives him a tight hug, then laughs when he sees Ethan's face: "Idiot. " Watson walks out and Ethan puts on his apron and grabs a notepad and a pen: "Do you guys know what you want yet? " He taps his pen on the pad: "Yeah, two cokes. Also can I speak to your manager? " Ethan looks down on the two guys: "Pete? " Peter smiles: "I'm looking for a new gig, my old place closed down. " Ethan nods, his writing on the pad is shaky. "Okay then. I'll be right back. "
He turns around, and on the way to the kitchens he hear the boys talking: "You know that guy? " "Yeah, he's my bunkmate at the 14 on Richmond. Don't get why he's there, no priors or nothing. At least that's what his brother said. " "Pussy. You beat him up? " "Nah. I stopped them. " When he comes back with to cokes Peter and his friend are laughing at him. "Thanks Gallagher. " He looks at his black and blue wrists: "You're welcome, Nelson. " Then he moves over to the next table. Pete's laugh fills the room. Ethan feels like crying.