Saturday, January 29, 2011

feeling like an old friend

"Is there anything you want to tell me?" Kyle was still in shock that Amanda got a car that new. "I can't believe you got that on a trade in from your beat up car."

"I didn't." Amanda was even lipped as if she didn't want to tell him any secrets. "It was Elliot's LTD."

"What?" Kyle winced hard. He was in her kitchen with Rosie in his lap, drawing him a picture. Of course, Rosie wanted his full attention, but he had to pay attention to what was going on here. "How? How did you get him...too..."

"Oh, its-its fine." But she wouldn't look at him when she talked to him. She was busy cutting a chunk of gooey brownie for him and a glass a milk.

"Its fine?" He kept eying her hoping she'd tell him the truth.

"Look, I'm going to wake up one day, and-and he'll just be gone. Then what?" She put down the plate in front of him.

"That's why you need to get legally separated, right now. File for a divorce." He told her, but she looked as if she might pass out when she sat there at the kitchen table.

She sighed.

"Are you really, all right?" He thought he'd know by now if she were pregnant, but he might have been wrong. He hoped she wasn't. "Look, you have the next two months with student teaching. You can do this."

She nodded. She told him Asa told her the same thing, but she put her elbows on the table and smoothed her fingertips over her forehead. She looked as if she were ready to rip her auburn hair out. "I'm such a failure," she broke down.

"Don't say that." Kyle said and Rosie mimicked his words. He gave Rosie his brownie and let her sit in his seat to eat. "You've come this far. You have to see this through." He knew she'd worked plenty of long hours getting college credits even when she was pregnant with Rosie. Where had that determination gone?

But as he watched her, he wondered if she was talking about something else.

16 comments:

Holly said...

Kyle has remained a constant friend. I liked how Rosie reacted in this conversation.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Kyle is such a good influence on Rosie; she's lucky to have him in her life! :)

She is Sara said...

I really like Kyle, he is a great friend. I like when Rosie is part of the story too :)

Meg said...

Kyle is sure a supportive guy.

meg said...

Just think how good her life would be if she'd never left Kyle.

lucy and sarah said...

It would be good if she'd really open up.

molly said...

I have to wonder if she can live with herself.

better days said...

Lets hope it works its self out.

Lux and Stan said...

I wish they'd get back together.

Krystal said...

poor girl :(

cady said...

Wow. Kyle seems like he's changed a lot. In a good way.

Cait said...

I still love Kyle. She let the wrong one go, a long time ago.

Holly said...

Oh, I hope he can be there for her..through the thick of it.

Yesha said...

Kyle is such a nice guy. Aww.

ivy's closet said...

I'm hoping Asa really cares about her.

Through My Eyes said...

Kyle is a great friend (: