Yes, Eddie. Now, before you try to kill me, let me explain.
Mickey then took Eddie to Ruby Pier. He started to tell Eddie his story.
It all started when I began to work with your father, fixing rides here, at the pier. We were friends before hand, and working at the pier after a while, we became closer. We drank and played cards together, and after he married your mother and had you, we continued playing and working together. I watched you grow up here, and watched you go to war.
We were always drunk or drinking, and it a horrible thing to happen. You know the story, I tried to take advantage of your mother. Your dad ripped me of her as I ran into the night. He chased after me after a while, and saw me roll off the pier, in my drunken state.
He knew I wouldn't survive, so he tried to save me. He got me to the beach, even though we were both hurt. Soon after, your father died, and left your mother in tragedy. I am so sorry I did this to your family. When I was alive, all I cared about was getting drunk and gambling with your father. I didn't care about anything other than that. But, deep down, someone cared about that stuff for me. It was your father.
The Sixth Lesson
Your father and I had an unbreakable friendship. He saved me because our friendship was so strong. Although, my actions killed your father, he still is my best friend. After the war, you cut off all relationship with anyone you knew, except Marguerite. Friendship is important, and you had barely any after she died.
Then , Mickey took Eddie to the cemetery where his mom, dad, and Mickey were buried. They walked through the rows of gravestones. Mickey took a drink of his beer, and turned to Eddie.
Dominguez, Will, and all the kids you met at Ruby pier considered you as a good friend. You didn't see them as anybody important. You thought your last few year of your life were spent lonely and depressed. Friends give us happiness, and maybe if you saw that, you would have saw things differently. And you might not have been grumpy too.