But it was on one of those nights. Or mornings. Yeah, two in the morning, when he saw them. Bridget and her old boyfriend, Stan. Practically, just the three of them in the store. Awkward moment. They were in buying prophylactics and gum. You couldn't have one without the other. Evidently. Ravi, assumed. Naturally, Bridget was all over Stan. Ravi couldn't be sure just who's benefit she was doing it for. Possibly her own. It was best to act like he didn't know her. She would want it that way. Wouldn't she? Of course, they knew each other. He knew Stan knew who he was. Perhaps that was why he kissed her back when he tossed the stuff on the counter for Ravi to ring up.
"Aren't they just the cutest?" She gave him an easy smile. Ravi just nodded as he rang her up. "I bet they'll have cute babies."
Suddenly, a lump emerged in Ravi's throat. He thought he might choke. He didn't want to hear about cute babies. Not now. Not Bridget and Stan. Would he and Bridget not have had cute babies? He found himself thinking. He squinted hard, but the tears came, anyway.