Sunday, May 7, 2017
Frank knew that he had promised Marilyn that he would quit smoking. And a week after the Great Shift, it was honestly his first one. He just couldn’t help himself. Being swapped into her body had just been so incredibly stressful; he needed this cigarette to calm down. Of course, when he sat down and took the first drag, he was actually a little let down. Instead of the calm feeling he usually got when smoking, he felt like coughing. The smoke burned his throat, and the taste made him want to vomit. He knew why. He clearly remembered the first cigarette in his own body. It had been an equally unpleasant experience, and he wondered why he ever even considered having a second. He didn’t expect anyone to find a way to undo the Great Shift and get everyone back to their own bodies, but if they did one day, he didn’t want to leave Marilyn with a body addicted to cigarettes the way his was. Instead of going in for a second puff, he decided to put it out. He couldn’t do that to her. He just had one, brief moment of weakness, and he’d never be tempted again...right?