April 12, 2017:
What were those candies? Something caramel and coffee, hard, maybe Werther's. An old woman gave him them. The lonely grandmother of a school friend. He remembers them being more old world and rare than Werther's, but, it's not like he'd be one to know.
The school friend introduced him to Playboy. The dad had boxes of them in their garage. It was game over, after that. Porn for life.
Later there was falling out. The school friend and his crew went criminal for revenge, ended-up in juvie.
Ultimately it's all 'cos those apartments were so close together.