Saturday, February 5, 2011
admitting before the consequences
"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.