Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a sore subject

"Its a good thing you called when you did." Asa was happy to pick up Matt at the bar. At least Matt wasn't driving, anywhere. "You look like you could use dinner." Asa drove him back to the house. Matt needed food and not to be alone. At least, he wasn't a goner.

Asa didn't talk about the drinking.

"I'm not really hungry." Matt winced as if he might puke at the sight of food once they got to the dining room. Amanda and Max were waiting. Derrick was off at the school for try-outs at the musical.

"We've got plenty. Just make your self at home." Asa kept being friendly. He introduced Matt to Amanda.

"We were just talking about you." Amanda got her flirt back as soon as she saw him which Asa tried not to be alarmed about. Max remained quiet. He ate as if he wasn't to let this interruption bother him.

"You were?" Matt's smile was open. Asa hoped Amanda didn't ask him too many questions. They passed the salad and baked beans his way. Then came the pigs in a blanket. "I haven't had these since..." Matt was quiet for a few moments as if he might have a little breakdown. "The kids always liked these." He nodded then.

Suddenly, Asa understood what Matt's real problem might be. It must have been the drinking that kept Matt away from home.

10 comments:

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ivy's closet said...

I do feel sad for Matt. But also for his family too.

Gianella Peralta said...

Uh oh. An alcoholic?

lucy and sarah said...

It'll be interesting to know what Matt's problem is.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Matt has so many surprises lying in wait for us. :/

mazzy may said...

I'm glad to see more of him..of course...=)

J said...

OOOH i'm interested in hearing more about Matt!

Sara said...

I am glad that they brought him home. Oh, Amanda!

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Outbound Malang said...

familiar greetings and good luck always