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In Zürich Oerlikon, close to Leutschenpark.
- You bet. See you at 7! --Calamus 11:17, 12 February 2016 (EST)
After a considerable amount of overtime, Calamus was already late for the meetup with Chris when he missed his tram. He ran the way from the train station to the hashpoint. It had been more than two years since they'd last met.
More. Than. Two. Years.
When Calamus arrived at the hashpoint, panting, several minutes late (a cultural crime in Switzerland), Chris was already there, grinning. He hadn't changed a bit, still didn't look a day older than Calamus even though they were ten years apart. After an extended series of greetings, the two of them started taking pictures of the dimly-lit hashpoint in the far-off district of Zurich neither of them had visited before. Duty done, they moved to one of the first pubs they'd been to together. It hadn't changed a bit.
Times, on the other hand, had: While Chris was still working at the same institute, Calamus had been forced to turn into a professional nurse for a year due to his genetics (Swiss law is weird) and of their love lives had seen some change (or a seizure-inducing series of changes in one case).
As beer streamed by, revelations unfolded: Chris was the creator of some incriminating material that had costed a few of Calamus's minor political opponents their post, Calamus was the author of some soon-to-be-voted-on referenda Chris was rooting for. Both had obscure romantic ties to the Dutch, both had ever so slightly nudged Swiss politics in the same direction, both had opinions that were almost embarassingly aligned.
Chris and Calamus toasted to Randall, four thousand miles away, for bringing together two minds resonating in unison. I can't remember the rest, I'm still drunk.
I have a hangover. For the first time after a hash. Details see above.
- Me too, but I've been changing incontinence diapers since 6.30am now. Good thing I've got a broad range of headache medication here. :D --Cal 15:09, 13 February 2016 (CET)
on a glacier, on a lake.
in a bathroom, in a bank safe.
we will reach it.
Let's be honest, Chris is ten times more reliable than me when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Yes, i am.
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