I knew Joelle was dangerous, but I wasn't thinking too clear right then.
"Can you get me a sixteenth of speed?" she asked.
"No, I'm not doing that anymore," I said, keeping my voice down.
"Well, can you just go find somebody to get it for me?"
Her voice was real flirty-like. I knew if I did her a favor, I'd get something good in return. Girls who needed drugs would do anything. That's how I liked it.
"Yeah, okay," I said. "Where do you want me to meet you at?"
We worked out a plan where I would meet her in Burbank to get the cash to buy the drugs, go buy them, and then hook back up with her in Burbank. If there was one thing I had learned, it was to never buy drugs for someone without getting the money up front. People were always trying to pull something. And if she didn't pay me for the speed once I bought it, it would be worthless for me to hold out on giving it to her, since I wasn't using anymore. What I cared about was how she was planning to say thank you. I had a few ideas in mind.