Saturday, February 5, 2011

admitting before the consequences

"I need to talk." Asa said what was on his mind to Kayla. It was just the two of them. The library hadn't opened yet. He seriously needed to say it to someone. Perhaps it would have been better going to confession. He didn't have Nick to unload on. Besides, generally, they only talked about young adult librarian reading programs, a couple of times a month. He wasn't sure what Nick would think of him, but with Kayla..well, he didn't really care. Or did he?

"What? You're quitting?" She looked at him sternly and told him he was valuable. She liked that he helped out more than any of the other librarians at circulation.

"No, I'm not quitting." But he planted himself on the counter by the sink across from her desk. "I did something."

"Like what?" She winced. "It couldn't be that bad. You did something with a patron?"

"No, not really." He had to think about that. Patrons. "No. no!" Who did she think he was? He looked at her wide eyed then. "Its, its Amanda."

"Amanda?" She looked at him as if she hadn't a clue what he was talking about.

"You know, Rosie?" He winced.

"Oh, that Amanda. Sorry." Kayla smiled then as she twirled a pencil around.

"She's my cousin's wife." He shrugged. "Only, they aren't exactly together."

"Yeah, I think I remember him having an accident." She nodded as she watched him.

"Yeah, that's one of the reasons I wanted to help out. I thought I should. She's family. And so much going on." He thought then, wondering which part he really wanted Kayla to know. That he'd accidentally stolen Elliot's identity to buy a car for Amanda or that he'd slept with her.

8 comments:

She is Sara said...

I wonder if Asa feels more than he thinks he does for Amanda? I really think he is a great guy, I hope that he knows what he is doing.

cait said...

Oh, gotta watch what you say to co-workers these days.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Asa is definitely harboring a lot of secrets. :/

Yesha said...

Is he really doing the right thing? o_O

Lux and Stan said...

Its hard to keep secrets to yourself.

lucy and sarah said...

Dunno what I'd do.

cait said...

wow, well..I thin he needs to tell someone.

Through My Eyes said...

I guess he needed to tell someone and Asa is as good as anyone else, right?