Tape-Recorded Phone Conversation Between Fraternal Twins / 4 June 2001
ALLISON: [pause, then quietly:] I’m waiting for her to leave.
HUGO: I got a life to lead, you know.
ALLISON: Yeah right. [pause] OK, there, finally.
HUGO: What’s the haps.
ALLISON: You’ve got to get new shoes.
HUGO: You can feel that? I know, it sucks.
ALLISON: Were you walking all day or what?
HUGO: That’s my job. Walk around all day.
ALLISON: I guess you’re qualified for that.
HUGO: Why’d you have to [wait for Mom to leave the room].
ALLISON: So she wouldn’t hear my plans [to kill her].
HUGO: Are they [the same as last time]?
ALLISON: What [was it last time]? The thing with [the nitroglycerine]?
HUGO: The nitroglycerine.
HUGO: So [what is she doing, exactly]?
ALLISON: Oh [the usual], you know. Crazy. She’s manic. Just thank God [she’s leaving soon], you know?
HUGO: She’d never let me stay alone [for a month].
ALLISON: I am going to rage.
HUGO: You’re not going to bust me outta here?
ALLISON: Oh no, no. It’s all for your — how’s it go — like — it’s all about your rehab[ilitation].
HUGO: [I could at least be a] Doped-up rock star or something.
ALLISON: I know. You let us all down.
HUGO: [I’m going to be a] Year behind you [from now on]. That’s just balls-out unfair.
HUGO: [I should go.] Hog wants to teach me something.
ALLISON: OK. [I will come visit you.]
HUGO: [I know.]
ALLISON: [I love you.]
HUGO: [I love you, too.]
ALLISON: Well, take ‘er easy.
HUGO: [Talk to you] Later.
[a thin click, then a dial tone]