Thursday, April 26, 2012
you were older, but not any wiser
Willow didn't like what she smelled. It was very clear to her about what was going on with Topher. And it wasn't what she wanted. Especially, him high at the coffee shop.
"You didn't make up with Josie, did you?" She thought their last conversation meant that Topher would do the right thing. Evidently, he hadn't, or he was smoking weed with a pregnant teenager.
"No." He was in a fowl mood, instantly when she asked. He pulled off his backpack and hung it in back with his army coat.
Willow frowned with disapproval. She was waiting. Who had he found this time? He could go months sometimes without ever having to fall back into his very old ways. And then like a change in the wind, it would happen.
"Don't judge me!" He snapped.
"Well, you are the one who's OH SO predictable." She eyeballed him as she wrapped her arms around herself and watched him from a distance.
"Then I don't need to tell you anything." He scoffed as if she was being nosy.
"I know you'll tell me. You always do." She snidely remarked as she went to the register as soon as the door dinged.
She was pissed, but she smiled ever so endearing to the customer who wanted a scone and the house coffee.
Perhaps she'd given up on Topher so long ago, but here she was after him like a sister, and he was perhaps the normal brother she never had. However, Jonah was more normal these days. Quite chatty on the phone with her, since he moved in with Gilly. They'd found them a small flat which their mother provided for, the most part. Of course, he did pay some of the rent and living expenses. He was quite grownup now compared to Topher.
"All right." Topher decided to tell her, after all. Willow rolled her eyes. Here they'd go again. It was as if he prided himself in these adventures with girls. She was certain of it now. Topher didn't want to grow up.