I may have been a bit agitated by Alan at first, but his cloying personality was actually making me feel more comfortable in some strange way. To imagine a purpose so bold as he claimed was most likely no less than a good sales pitch and something that I knew better than to look past. I thought about how to respond, looking towards Lucy for some inspiration. She could tell I needed some assistance and took hold of the conversation.
“I suppose that is all well and good,” Lucy commanded, “but how about you hop off your soapbox and tell us how we fit into this elaborate plan of yours.”
As if on cue, Alan stormed back with, “I thought you would never ask. I have been drawn here by some subconscious force in the hopes that I could find a simple partner to explore with in the creative arts. I was actually told the two of you would be here now and might be interested in making some music together. Do you have a guitar handy?”
I must mention, that in addition to trying to play the keyboard, I also bought an electric guitar and amplifier before I finally settled on the bass guitar. Maybe I was just not bold enough to carry the lead and I passed on to the bass guitar soon after acquiring the equipment. It didn’t get much use, except on some basic recordings I have made recently, so I quickly responded to Alan’s question in the affirmative.
To be continued…