The very first night Kirk decided to live the rest of the evening inside a bottle was by all means, the same he made the worst mistake of his life. The devil definitely knows how to catch us with our pants down. It was the worst of times for Kirk. Under the dim and convoluting lights of the joint, Kirk wasn’t quite what you would call at home with himself.
He’d had enough booze to sail the Titanic. In a few days, Kirk would hardly recall the high points of this night. After wearing himself out on the dance floor, Kirk took a stool by the bar. And somebody who’d probably being watching him for the perfect time to make his move took the stool beside him.
“Hey, buddy. Wanna play a little game?” It was the devil in human cloak.
And the game was that the guy set up the worst pick up line and Kirk tried to see if he could get a girl for the night. The wager? Just 500 bucks plus the lady, if Kirk won. And if he loses?
“Your soul would do just fine,” the man in the tweed coat said.
Notes to myself:
Does Kirk win?
What if he wins and the devil still takes his soul? (It’s The Devil we’re talking about here.) Can he be trusted to come through with his end of the bargain?
I’m tinkering with the idea of allowing the guy (Kirk) win and the devil comes back after him in the future out of vengeance for being outwitted. Possibly, after Kirk’s son.
But, there’s also the possibility (now, let’s say Kirk’s into biotechnology. Can I use that. Can The Devil use that?
How about the woman? What role does she play in the whole affair? Does she know about the game or is she a case of being in the wrong place at the right time?