Chapter 5:

cocaine is a hell of a drug

The Hives Chronicles


I asked my bodyguard if he knew a good doctor who could also be a little discreet.Bookmark here

'Hmm? What?'Bookmark here

My bodyguard is hard of hearing. Too much time spent at the club without earplugs when he used to be a bouncer. Or maybe it's just because he's 6'5" and the sound doesn't reach him.Bookmark here

'DO YOU KNOW A DOCTOR?'Bookmark here

'What's wrong with Doc Heroin, boss? You go to another doctor and if he don't keep mum, the po-po gonna be on you.'Bookmark here

'Doc Heroin isn't a real doctor.'Bookmark here

'Huh?'Bookmark here

'DOC. HEROIN. ISN'T. A. REAL. DOCTOR.'Bookmark here

'What kinda illness is bothering you, boss?'Bookmark here

'I GOT HIVES.'Bookmark here

'We removed the beehive just yesterday.'Bookmark here

'HIVES.'Bookmark here

'Oh. So that's why you're scratching yourself all the time. I always thought it was all the crack and heroin you did.'Bookmark here

'THAT'S THE THING. I'M ADDICTED TO CRACK ALREADY BUT I DON'T WANT A HEROIN ADDICTION AS WELL AND THE DOC WILL GIVE IT TO ME IF I DON'T FIND A REAL DOCTOR.'Bookmark here

'I understand, boss. I got a cousin who's a dermatologist. I'll fix something up for ya.'Bookmark here

'THANKS.'Bookmark here

'Say, boss, you got any extra crack today?'Bookmark here

'YEAH.' Bookmark here

'Spare a couple grams? Feelin sleepy today.'Bookmark here

'SURE. COME ON IN. I'VE GOT A BIT OF A CRAVING AS WELL.'Bookmark here

'Cocaine is a hell of a drug.'Bookmark here

'IT SURE IS.'Bookmark here

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