Kyle wanted to get Rosie alone. Amanda said she was OK for him to pick her up and take her back with him. She said she would see her on the weekends if that was OK with him. School was starting up.
"I think I should be there," Kelsey said on their drive home.
"I dunno." He wanted to say it wasn't a good idea but then he didn't want to argue, either. The quicker he got Rosie and was home the better everything would be. He found Elliot's place rather quickly. It wasn't far off the beaten track and actually, just a few blocks from his house which made Kyle a bit edgy. He guess he'd get use to Amanda being nearby even if she swore up and down that she wasn't sleeping with him, just staying in the guestroom with Rosie.
But when he went to get Rosie and saw the futon in her room, he couldn't quite think of Amanda sleeping on a futon. That wasn't like her and really, it didn't look like something ready for a good night's sleep, but he knew he shouldn't dwell on it.
As it was Amanda was quite cold and wanted to say as little to him as possible. She wouldn't even stay in the same room with Kelsey.
"So is there anything else I need to know?" Kyle looked at Amanda trying to figure out if she was happy or sad or just mad.
"Like what?" She swelled up a frown as if he had no business knowing what was going with her life.
"Has she been sick or anything? Are there any appointments I need to know about?" She was doing her best to make this communication thing impossible, thought Kyle.
Amanda shook her head, no.
"What do you want to do for her birthday?" It was next week.
"Do you mind if she has a party at the house?"
"Your house?" She started to pout more.
He nodded. It felt strange talking about your house when it had always been our house.
"I guess. I just don't know if I can come."
"Why not?" Kyle was hurt that she'd even think of not coming. "You have to."
She shook her head, no.
"Fine." He hugged Rosie more. It was time to go. He had to wonder if Amanda would even see Rosie on the weekends.