Tuesday, October 27, 2009

spinning circles

Olivia felt as if she were camping out at Kyle's. At least at the moment. She checked her watch. Amanda was twenty minutes late.

"Is she always like this?" Olivia looked at Kyle who was busy finding a snack for Rosie.

"Pretty much, she might not come." Kyle told her.

"Will she at least call?" Olivia felt a bit lost here. This wasn't her predicument, but here she was in the middle of it. She hadn't exactly promised Eric anything, but she at least wanted to get Amanda's side of things.

"I dunno." Kyle shrugged as he rummaged through crackers and cookies. "Juice?" He handed her a boxed juice.

"I can't believe it would turn into this." Olivia found herself saying. "She was always so-"

"Thats old Amanda. This one, well, she has time for nothing. Maybe just Elliot. Maybe she has time for him." Kyle remained even lipped.

"I'm sorry." And Olivia was. She felt her eyes swell with tears. "I still think you are the only one who can reach her. It was probably a bad idea I came, anyway. I don't need to be involved with this. Really, its Amanda's and Eric's problem."

"Yeah, you're right." Kyle looked at her then at Rosie. Olivia looked at Rosie who was nibbling on a short bread cookie.

"Its just not fair to her, you know. Really." Olivia believed.

"Did you have any siblings?" Kyle wondered.

"No." Olivia sucked in a breath. "Look, you will handle anything that comes your way, beautifully, I have faith in you." She gave him a pat on the back. The doorbell rang. Olivia held her breath. She so dreaded this conversation with Amanda.

"What took you so long?" She could hear Kyle say in the other room. Naturally, Amanda wasn't exactly forth coming. It was there in the kitchen that Olivia saw her. There was no reason to hide it anymore. Amanda was pregnant.

5 comments:

Elise said...

great post - thanks !

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-no wonder Amanda is in another world at the moment, lets hope she can get some support.

simon n josh said...

I don't know what Olivia is expecting, but I hope she can be a friend.

the oaks said...

I'm really glad she's there for Kyle, too.

Meg said...

I hope pregnancy hormones don't make Amanda too crazy!