Friday, March 25, 2011

going back

It was easy to see Doyle was devastated. Sam didn't know really what to say. He helped him pack a few things to take to the truck. Kyle took even less. He just wanted to leave, so soon enough they were on their way back. Doyle sat between the two of them.

"I dunno what to do." Doyle finally mustered up the nerve to say.

"You-" Sam stopped. He really didn't know his situation. There was always home. Wasn't there?

"I'm not seeing my mother." Doyle shook his head.

"I guess, you can come home with us." Sam nodded. How much trouble could that be? Everyone had gone home who'd stayed during the storm. There was room. Doyle shook his head.

"Look, I bet we could, you know, buy us a house, and..and you could move in with me and Elliot. Maybe even, Kyle, too." Sam thought that sounded perfect.

"Sam, do you know how hard it is to buy a house?" Kyle looked over at him.

"Well, if we all pitched in. It could be one of those fixer-ups. You know." Sam shrugged.

"Elliot has a house. He's married, even if its not much of a marriage." His brother's calloused sentiments hit Sam hard. Kyle drove onward on  the slick snow covered interstate.

"He's gonna let Amanda have the house." Sam informed him.

"You don't know that." Kyle was gruff. Sam looked out at the snow covered fields.

"Sure sounds like it to me." Sam told him.

"Great." Kyle sighed. "You know, I work in Lincoln."

"I do too." Doyle finally nodded.

"Then you two should move in together." Sam suggested.

Doyle looked over at Kyle who kept his eye on the road. Didn't seem like anything was gonna change Kyle's world, anytime soon, or at least Sam guessed.

8 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Maybe living together isn't the worst idea. :/

ivy's closet said...

I'm sure its hard for either of them to be thinking of happier times, but they need Sam right now.

lucy and sarah said...

Well, Sam means well. I like that about him. Pretty, happy go lucky. I miss that with Kyle.

Krystal said...

will be interesting to see where they all land!

better days said...

Man, it would be a difficult ride home.

Pearl Westwood said...

Imagine what that would be like it they all got a house!!

Lux and Stan said...

Just one big happy family..one day. Just not today.

cady said...

So many things to consider . . .