Monday, January 16, 2012

sister cry

jackalmanic
The whole roadtrip with Ravi was an eye-opener to Olivia. It was good to see him out of his element. Now she wished they'd traveled more. Still, she realized he was a homebody. He wasn't into hard core mountain biking like Scott, but he did his part to learn the sport the best he could. Scott had him out on the golf course, too..which left her and Amber more time together.

"Now, you're just going to have to relax." Amber told Olivia they needed the sauna and massages.

"But, I am relaxed." Olivia frowned back as they walked the grounds. She was beginning to think Amber was talking about herself. Something was a little off, Olivia thought as she watched Amber. "Is everything OK with you and Scott?"

Scott and Amber's home was amazing with new furniture and appliances. Olivia knew even that couldn't make you happy, completely.

"What's wrong?" Olivia guessed she'd get her nails done even though she'd never had a manicure before and she talked with her hands, all the time. She supposed it would be fitting to have beautiful finger nails.

"We're fine. Just fine." Amber snapped, but it sounded far from it.

"You can tell me, anything." Olivia promised.

"I love him. I love Scott." Yet Amber looked as if she were going to have a melt down on their way to the manicure. She then rattled off the three different antidepressants she was on which alarmed Olivia.

"OK." Olivia waited for Amber to discuss more.

"Its not Scott." Amber shook her head. "Its me." She sucked in a breath. Amber hesitated as they stood on the bridge in the cool morning breeze. Olivia stared out at the beautiful golf courses and the swimming pools.

"I did something." Amber finally said.

Olivia looked at her, wondering what it could be.

"I just didn't want to tell anyone. And I can't. I can't talk to Scott about it." She wiped a big tear on her cheek, with the back of her hand. "I should have told you. I really should have."

Olivia nodded. "It can't be that bad." Olivia squinted as she watched Amber with concern.

"I dunno where to start. I broke up with Roger and I get to K-State." She pressed her lips tight. "I got an abortion."

Olivia tried her hardest not to eye-ball Amber. She hugged Amber for a good long while as Amber cried on her shoulder.

"You can't tell, anyone." Amber told her. "Not even Ravi."

8 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

It's not Olivia's place to tell. But I'm glad that Amber has someone to confide in. :)

ivy's closet said...

That would have been a shock. Its as if Olivia's between a rock and a hard place.

lucy and sarah said...

I'm sure Amber needed to tell someone.

FWB said...

So good she could confide in Olivia.

meg said...

Amber does need a good friend.

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Sara said...

Poor Amber, must be so hard!

Cuppykirsten said...

I think Amber could use someone like Olivia really hard now.

Thanks for always being so supportive on my posts.

With love, Kirsten