Tuesday, February 21, 2012
out on the town
Gilly listened to Jonah talk nonstop about Ste for quite awhile. They went to a pub after work, except Jonah wouldn't hear of drinking. He was absolutely a non-alchohol fellow.
"Its quite all right." Gilly told him he wasn't much in to drinking lately, either. Especially, being around Tristan. So they drank a juice and ordered a meal. Still he could see the frustration in Jonah's face. He could see this Ste was important to him.
"Do you?" Jonah started. "Do you think we're alike?"
Gilly laughed. "Heavens know, a face like yours and ginger. I don't think you'd have a problem finding someone to shag."
"What's that suppose to mean?" Jonah winced.
"Which part?" Gilly supposed this was a laugh, wasn't it?
"You? Putting yourself, down like that." Jonah was serious.
"Was I?" Gilly pushed a crisp in his mouth thinking on what Jonah said. "Well, you know, I mean..." He shrugged. "I'm not so lucky with..with the ladies." How could he put this, without sounding like more of a loser, than he already was. He didn't even remember losing his virginity. But evidently, he did. "Look, I'm going to let you in on something, but you don't need to bother Jules, with it."
"Like what? You're in love with him too?" Jonah jumped to the conclusion.
"Hardly." Gilly played around with another crisp. "He's a looker and all, but its something else." He studied the crisp for a bit, as if he didn't know what to say. "I took a different kind of test."
"Like what?" Jonah finally took a crisp to and bit into it.
"The kind to find out if ..if you're someone's father, or not." Gilly bit his bottom lip.
"Huh?" Jonah wasn't exactly adding in his head.
"I found out I'm Tristan's biological father." Gilly told him.
"What?" Now Jonah thought it was a laugh. "Tristan?"
"Yeah, he's mine. And..and I would have never known..if.." It was so mind boggling, yet a thrill to learn. Gilly hadn't the slightest idea, but the more he was around Tristan, and comparing his own baby pictures made him wonder the truth. "I just thought I'd give it shot. Of course, Collette doesn't believe the test. Has to be a mistake. But, but he's with me and she's left the village." He supposed she couldn't stand the thought that he was the father of her baby. It was a low blow, but it was good to know just how shallow she really was, and who was the most important. Evidently, not Tristan.
"That's great about Tristan." Jonah was happy for him.
"Yeah, it is. He's the sweetest. Me, Mum is sure I'll leave her to handle him, but I don't want it that way. I want us to be on our own." Gilly was applying at jobs, already. It was now the waiting game. "So you know, thought I'd see you, before..things got too busy."
"But I have to come visit. I have to meet him. I have to meet Tristan now." Jonah was set on riding the train back with him.
"I dunno. You can't just take off like that, can you?" Gilly was sure Jonah couldn't be serious.
"I'll call in sick. Believe me, they do it, all the time where I work. Hangovers, no less." Jonah laughed. He motioned for the waitress to come over. They needed to celebrate. Jonah wanted to try a lager, after all.