Walt wasn't sure what to expect when he drove over to Jesse's house. The text message had been vague. "
?" it read. After staring at it for a minute, Walt had hesitantly responded, "
?" and realized how quickly he called into question whether Jesse truly needed help.
After all, there had been far from urgent moments that had elicited panicked phone calls and cries from Jesse. Being a text message in itself made the claim of needing help suspicious.
," was Jesse's immediate response, which caused Walt to reconsider. Please was not a word he commonly heard from his young friend.
With a sigh he responded, "
After all, he couldn't admit to having much more going on that day.
It was a staggeringly hot New Mexico day, and with the lab closed for three days on account of the laundromat undergoing its annual pesticide fumigation, there was no cooking.
Having also been a particular agitated week with Skyler, Walt had resigned himself to the air conditioning of his condo with a solo marathon of James Bond movies on cable TV.
He could certainly momentarily break from that to see what Jesse needed.
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