neal’s conveniently located walk-up apartment, spice district, 8:53pm

neal: (lowers voice) save me man….mitzi, this is my roommate marz, and marz, this is mitzi

marz: nice to meet you. (turns to neal) i gotta step out for a bit.  

neal: (raises eyebrows) really? show’s just about to start….is everything ok? you look like you’ve seen a ghost.

marz: (dazed) y-yeah. i just…gotta…i gotta go do something.

yuki bites her lip

neal: ok… you’ll be back later?

marz: y-yeah um later.

he briskly turns around and heads towards the door.