In Before The Night Blows Cold, Billy tries to convince Azumi to help hide him before the people trying to kill him find him.
BILLY: Azumi, you want to do this sh’t right now?! I’m hanging on by a thread over here!! I can’t—
(AZUMI slams door.)
…Az…Azumi…grrrr…(forced calm) honey tea listen…damn it! …Honey, listen, okay, it’s been a long three months…I’ve been screwed every which way possible. I had your money weeks ago but as you may have discovered, I got a gambling problem, alright? Big fat bastard Tony somehow found out that I had a stash and I owed his dumbass money and he pressed me for it and took the whole thing. Didn’t leave me sh’t! I didn’t wanna face you until I had what I owed you, alright?
…I been trying ever since to raise the cash back and I’ve come close a few times, but…tonight I thought I finally had it but as always I have no luck and it’s worse cause I took off at some card game, took some lumps but barely got away and now I have all kinds of people after me…I’m in so much sh’t I can’t even stand straight up in it, baby…you’re all I think about…day and night…your skin, your lips…sometimes I think about you so hard I can smell you and it drives me crazy…last freaking thing I wanna do is bring you into any of this but I got no one, no one, not a living soul who even cares an inch. I’m a scumbag and I know it and I wanted to try…one last…I’m sorry, I’m going, I…
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In the one act eplay Before The Night Blows Cold, Billy is on the run for his life and he tries to hide out at the only place he feels safe, Azumi’s. Drama. Crime. Serio-comedy.