,i>It'd been tough for Jonesy to find a job in order to pay his parents back. Every place he went to turned him down. Some wouldn't give him an application and others told him they were not hiring as soon as he walked through the door. Word must have traveled fast. Even Wyatt wasn't able to get him a job at Underground Video (Fucking Wayne. Acts like he's guarding a fucking vault. What's so special at that place? It's just him and Wyatt.)
One place accepted him right away, though. Apparently, Albatross and Finch was hiring because of some big sale they had coming up. They wanted the extra help and he'd worked there once before. Briefly. He knew the job, walk around shirtless or all skanked up and ignore people. Easy work, and then he could get the hell out of this town and on with his life. No one could hold anything over him ever again.
But this time things were different. He, like everyone else, had noticed the changes Albatross and Finch had made over the last few weeks. The new uniforms with the shiny tight material were...something. Definitely a change. They all still kept those amulets they always before, though. Must be some fashion world thing.
Besides, they all accepted him right away and gave him a job. Only this time they said he needed to go through an initiation of sorts. Apparently, the upcoming sale also worked as a staff initiation in the past (he'd gotten hired after the initiation years ago when he was first hired so he missed the one for that year) and this time things were going to be a bit different. The recruiter said that in order to be Greeter God you needed to show your dedication.
Jonesy couldn't help but hang on the recruiter's every word. His voice was so calming and those eyes...the last time he'd seen a person with eyes like that were...that party.
Jonesy inexplicably became determined to join the ranks of the Greeter Gods and Goddesses. He couldn't explain it. He was motivated. He'd do whatever it took.
And today, the sale begins. Good luck, Jonesy Garcia, we're all rooting for you. </i>
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The Coming Darkness and Black Wednesday
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