Friday, March 18, 2011

somewhere in the middle

"So, you're saying you knew about the car, all along?" Sam snatched another chocolate chip cookie from the teacher's lounge as he was sitting with Elliot about a quarter of, before school started.

"Yeah. The bank called right away." Elliot nodded. "And, I-I knew I did some bad things, so..you know, she might as well do some bad things. After all, she did need a better car."

"But-" Sam lowered his voice then. "She's with your cousin now."

"Yeap." Elliot really didn't want to dwell on. But that kiss. It was fresh on his mind. Still. Maybe there was something..between them. Maybe not. It wasn't like he'd expected a celebration when he came back. "I know you think I'm an idiot. But..but do you know how hard it is..Starting over? I don't want a divorce."

"Well, how will you know..if..if you don't try." Sam looked at him. "You might like one. You don't have any kids. I mean, you'd be free, man."

Unfortunately, that's what choked Elliot up the most. He'd never started his own family. He wished he had.

10 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

The last line reminds me of my mother's nagging.

ivy's closet said...

I do feel bad for him. But I'm glad Sam is on his side. But Elliot might not know that.

better days said...

I'm glad Elliot has Sam to talk too.

lucy and sarah said...

Hopefully, it won't be as bad as Elliot thinks.

Krystal said...

never say never elliot...:)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Elliot is lucky to have Sam right now! :)

caitlin and megan said...

I'm so glad Sam is around.

molly said...

I feel sad for Elliot.

a book of short stories said...

Well, I'm glad he wanted Amanda to have something to get her back and forth to school and the university.

She is Sara said...

I hope Elliot stays strong!!