Rented by: Animal
Co-signer: Matt Pelishek
Moving to Dino Drac’s Luxury Apartments was supposed to be a fresh start for Animal. And no, before you say something that makes you sound racist, he’s not THAT Animal. No, this Animal is quiet, shy, and socially awkward. After graduating high school, he took a semester at the community college, but his social anxiety got the best of him. That was 3 years ago. During that time, Animal did 2 things: managed to read a couple books on assertiveness, and got into cos-play. The result is that he is no less awkward these days, although he is much more confident with it.
This new apartment was a physical representation of a new start. Animal is throwing a party. His simplicity is on full display, but now it offers a certain charm. His table, for example, was a thrift store find. The giant star fish mounted to the top makes it completely impractical for setting anything on. This is to his advantage tonight though, as he didn’t think to provide any drinks anyway. Then there are the Christmas lights. They might work, but he isn’t sure as he had hung them before realizing the cord couldn’t reach the nearest outlet which is on the adjacent wall. In the back is a poster for the obscure Marvel character Rage. Animal didn’t realize this was the characters name, he thought he had bought a Punisher poster that described the characters motive.
In case you didn’t notice, he wore his best cosplay effort for the party. Even though he doesn’t seem to understand that Boba Fett does not have a lightsaber, he is proud of this costume, and rightfully so.
Only Leatherhead showed up for the party, and he clearly isn’t thrilled about it. The two work together and Leatherhead is planning on taking two weeks off soon. He thought coming to this party might make it easier for Animal to say yes to work double for him, but now he isn’t sure it is worth it.
To Animal though, it doesn’t matter. Ignorance truly is bliss. He has made his first steps into a larger world. A friend came to his party, he had some leftover creme eggs for the occasion, and his pet aardvark is a trustworthy companion.
Note to the landlord, although he didn’t say anything yet, Letherhead plugged up the toilet. It’s a doozy.