Monday, January 21, 2013

the good times

Zac was surprised that the three of them could sound so good. Zac was actually having a good time. Fish was smiling and laughing, which was something he seldom ever did. And Derrick was actually taking Zac seriously.

Who would have thunk it? Derrick coming to the rescue like that. He helped him with some of the melodies, and promised he'd get the keyboard over, as soon as possible.

However, none of them could actually devote much time to a band. Derrick worked at the grocery store, and there was also that drama thing. Even Fish had his weekend gig at the movie theater.

"You really must hate this girl you're singing about," Derrick said ever so casually as they were done.

"So you noticed." Zac couldn't help but smile.

"Nothing like a sure fire breakup." Derrick smiled. "It inspired you."

Zac took that as praise. He needed to hear that. Honestly, he didn't know if he could ever move on past Sunny. Maybe he didn't want too. Maybe he could write another song about her, even yet.

Fish's cell rang. Which was a surprise. It must really be getting late because his cell never rang.

"Ugh." It didn't sound like anything good though. Zac couldn't imagine anyone actually calling Fish. Must have been his Mom.

"Kat's home," Fish said when he got off the phone.

"Who's that?" Derrick squinted as if he wondered what that was about.

"My sister." He closed his eyes as if it were the worst information he could possibly get at this hour. "She's home." He sighed heavily.

Derrick nodded as if he understood.

"I guess she's calling it quits with Wilder." He shook his head as if she'd upset his calm home.

"I didn't even know you had a sister." Zac finally admitted. Fish didn't really talk about his life nor family.

"Well, she wanted a wedding. And she got it, but they haven't been married quite a year," Fish said it as if she must rule the house. It was kind of sad to see all this happiness wash away from him by one phone call.

"Hang in there." Zac gave Fish a slap on the back. He flinched as if he were scared stiff. Zac laid off. He'd forgotten how Fish did not liked to be touched. One would probably never know, but Fish was a sensitive guy.

6 comments:

Take me to Tarah said...

I could kind of tell Fish was sensitive. People that don't smile or laugh often usually are guarded.
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Cafe Fashionista said...

I wish Fish would open up to everyone a bit more. :/

Caitlin and Megan said...

I hope his sister isn't too mean.

ivy's closet said...

I feel bad for Fish if he feels this way around his sister.

lucy and sarah said...

Aw, Fish. Maybe it won't be that bad.

Sara Gerard said...

Fish is sensitive, but that is not really a bad thing.