Sunday, January 2, 2011

never too late

"He doesn't remember a thing." Amanda was trying to keep it all in about Elliot and his accident during the storm, but Syd was afraid she might crash. She thought it best she stay by her side at the hospital. Even for a little bit. It was just the two of them.

"But he's OK." Syd gave her a hug.

"Yeah, pretty much." Amanda looked so small as if their was just too much weight to carry. Syd kept her arm around her. "The..things..he..said." Amanda's voice cracked when she was remembering how Elliot was before he took off in the car the day after Christmas.

"Why didn't you tell us sooner, what was happening?" Syd had to asked.

"I dunno." Amanda blinked tears. "I just thought it would work its self out." She caught her breath then. "Its...its like I married my father." Syd couldn't be sure if Amanda was laughing or crying.

"Have you talked to Elliot?" Syd held her hand.

Amanda shook her head, no. "I've been there. In the room. But, but we don't talk."

Syd closed her eyes then, feeling so sad for Amanda.

"Well, if ..if worst comes to worst. Why don't you come stay with us?" Syd thought it was the right thing to say.

Amanda just looked at her. But she didn't say anything. It was like she didn't hear her at all.

10 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm glad that Syd is reaching out to Amanda like this. :)

better days said...

Syd does care. I like that about her.

She is Sara said...

I love how Syd is being such a great person to Amanda, I hope that Amanda takes her offer!

lucy and sarah said...

Syd really is a good friend.

ivy's closet said...

Amanda definitely needs support.

molly said...

I wonder what Eric will think of this??

Em [the writer] said...

Even if I don't like Amanda...I feel bad for her. Syd though...well I love her.

meg said...

Aw, I hope Amanda finds a way to help him and herself.

ori said...

Syd's great.

It's a Girl said...

Aww Syd (: he is being awful nice.