"What were you doing?" Ka-rad had noticed Ali was talking to someone. He'd helped break down the band and put their stuff in the van. Now it was late and everyone was thinking about a 2 a.m. breakfast at the truckstop just up the road.
"Nothing." She looked all innocent, but he wasn't sure he believed her.
"Really?" He just kept staring at her hoping he might get her to come clean.
"OK, this girl was just asking about Benny and Spencer." She shrugged.
"What?" Who would want to know about them? Who cared?
"I just said it wasn't about Benny and Spencer anymore. It was Benny and Casey." She sighed.
"Benny and Casey? What the fuck? Like they're a couple?" He shook his head. This was the mid-west. Small town band. Not like they were the Beatles. But still, no one needed to know their personal business. And it wasn't even true.
"I guess." She sounded indifferent now. As if it wasn't that big of deal.
Ka-Rad watched her walk away as if he hoped this didn't blow up in their face. Not everyone was kind when it came to gay couples.