Kip supposed he was going to have to defend Liz, but he wasn't sure how.
"Look, you're one to question me." He gave Syd a serious look. "Who? Who does things, like this?" He pointed to her stomach then. "You - you didn't even know the guy. And now you're having his baby."
Syd gave him a dead stare.
"How convenient." He gave her a snide smile.
"Look." She heaved then. She needed to sit down. He squinted, just watching her, hoping he hadn't said anything to make the baby come too soon. He knew there was no chance the baby was his because they had never done anything more than look at each other across the table every morning just to see if someone was finished with the butter so they could butter their toast. It was true, they were no more than roommates. She always looked as if he made her ill by the sight of him. Possibly, they depressed each other. He guessed now.
"Just don't worry about me." He looked at her. "I'm not going to bother you or this new life of yours."
"Kip." She looked sad. "I just don't want to see you get hurt. Do you love her?"
That small question was so hard to hear. He hoped he did, but the more he listened to Syd talk about Liz's devious ways. She even told him about Eric's one night stand with Liz. It felt like a jolt inside him. He felt as if he were losing air fast. Maybe he didn't know Liz, at all.