Saturday, February 12, 2011
now that you know
"I thought we could do the Valentines Dance," Amy said. "I'm in town. It'll be like old times. And you know, its my senior year."
"Sorry, I'm taking someone." He told her. His skin flushed then because he really didn't want to get into Derrick with her. The less said, the better. "You'll probably-"
"Who? Who are you taking?" Her voice was so demanding. He didn't want confrontation. He didn't. But he didn't want to go out with her, either and let her boss him around.
"Why do you need to know?" He squinted hard and gritted. It wasn't that he wanted to hide Derrick from her. It wasn't exactly a secret. Kids saw them together at school. They knew. But then again, they weren't walking around holding hands, either.
"Why can't you tell me?" Her voice was so cold and suddenly, he felt he was about to plunge into deep waters or fall off a cliff.
"Because, you probably already know." He didn't want to give her an inch. He'd dreaded this phone call for so long, but now was the time..even if he felt a little queasy in the process.
"You and Derrick." She pressed. "What a joke."
"But it isn't." He found himself smiling. "Its no joke, Amy." He sighed then and hung up.