Saturday, April 2, 2011

hoping for a clean slate

"I'm serious." Doyle was too. He thought he and Kyle should both get tested.

"For what?" Kyle just wasn't listening. Evidently. "Can't you get..whatever done at the hospital where you work?" He was digging into the grapes his mom had left on the counter. Doyle didn't feel exactly at home, anywhere. As it was, he hadn't called his own mother. But still, he had to do something. It was making him nervous. What if he had HIV now? Some infectious disease. Had Kyle forgot they lived in a state that rated number one in STDs.

"I can't get a test there." Doyle winced. He couldn't have anyone finding out at work. It was hard to decipher  how he really felt now. Was he just emotionally sick, or was there really something wrong? He couldn't sleep. He felt like a zombie. "There's a clinic, we could both go too. In Old Towne."

"God." Kyle winced. "I have to go? Seriously, I was the only one with Amber."

"So you thought." Doyle sucked in a breath. "Maybe that's not true. I-I have no idea what Roger has been up too. I thought I knew him. I did." He sighed, hopelessly. Life was miserable now. Couldn't he and Kyle be miserable together?

As it was, Kyle seemed his normal self. He went to work. He came home, ate, washed the dishes and then watched TV. It was annoying as hell to see how comfortable he really was. He had his brother to joke around with.

Doyle felt as if everyone had someone, but him. He was alone. No family. No one.

"All right," Kyle said. "I'll do it."

"You will?" Doyle was shocked.

"If this'll help you make a fresh start, then I'm in." Kyle nodded. Maybe Kyle was a real friend, after all.


Cafe Fashionista said...

Such a bad situation. :/

ivy said...

I feel sad for Doyle.

lucy and sarah said...

I hope Kyle will be the friend he needs.

molly said...

I wonder how this will be?

Lux and Stan said...

I wonder how Doyle will cope.

better days said...

I so hope Doyle is OK. A very emotional time for him.

E.L. said...

I really like Doyle.

caitlin and megan said...

Oh, I wonder how this will go. I feel so bad for Doyle.

Bex said...

I feel really sad for him.

Mimi said...

hi! i am new to your blog, so i was just wondering if you wrote this? it's amazing, you are very talented! :D

<3, Mimi