Saturday, October 29, 2011
as the days go by
Asa was surprised when Matt called back. He hadn't expected it. So they got together for lunch. Matt thought he could squeeze him in if they met for something quick at the BBQ place.
"So what's up?" Matt asked as if he were there to help Asa with some financial matter. After all, Matt worked at a bank.
"Its just, you know..been awhile." Asa wanted Matt to bring up what had happened at home. "How's, how is Ruthie?"
"Fine." He shrugged it off as if there was nothing to say. They ate the pulled pork sandwiches in silence.
"I guess Rachel never caught you, huh?" Matt grinned. He told Asa he'd met Rachel's husband. Told him Sam was a coach. Asa nodded as if this was news to him.
"Its just funny, I figured you for a preacher, you know. One day, you'd be in charge of the whole damn church." Matt told him. He didn't sound happy, even if he were smiling.
"Well, I like what I'm doing. I'm not sure I'll even get married. But I'm OK." Asa told him about Amanda and his job at the library.
"See, I dunno. You've changed." Matt winced.
"Have I?" Asa wasn't going to be discouraged. Honestly, he felt it was Matt who'd changed.