Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Can't have this

Can't Have This




Sawyer just about got in shoving match with Cody when he saw him with that middle schooler at the bookstore, but Angie practically tripped him and caught him before he could fall while they were in the graphic novel section.

"Who is that girl?" Sawyer squinted hard.

"Well, we certainly aren't going to find out." Angie was practically in his face. "You, haven't talked to him..since.." She really didn't want to finish the sentence.

"OK, I know I..I should have talked to him." He never felt like going to the funeral. He knew he should have. Cody was his friend. "But..but he's with a little girl." He whisper shouted now, giving Angie a helpless look that he had to do something.

Angie rolled her eyes and went back to a Fruit Baskets book.

"Hey." Sawyer was suddenly all grins as he approached the coffee date in progress. "Whatcha doing?" He gritted a hard smile.

Naturally, Cody introduced Bree to him. Sawyer kept staring, wondering just how these two met. Instantly, he turned and motioned for Angie's help. It wasn't long until they were sitting together. Actually, everyone nursed smoothies instead of coffee.

Angie kept watching Sawyer as if she was part of his audience for a monologue. Sawyer didn't think he could break this date up. By the looks of Cody, Sawyer knew Cody wouldn't listen to a word he had to say.

What's Stopping You




Martha didn't know how this happened, but she invited Dorian and Ruben along with Abel to a Haunted House. Actually, she'd called to ask about Garvin but somehow never got around to it.

She guessed it worked out OK, because Brice showed up last minute when she mentioned the Haunted House to him at work.

"How did this happen?" Effy tagged along too and got Martha in the restroom to have a sisterly talk with her.

"Nothing's happened." Martha shrugged.

"God, they aren't even family." Effy reminded her.

"What does that have to do with anything?" Martha swelled a frown. She'd never gotten this many people together since high school. Even then it might have been all of two people, and it was never to a Haunted House. "Besides..I wanted to do something for Abel."

"But he's too little for a Haunted House." Effy frowned back.

"He's having fun with the games and the petting zoo." Martha looked at her as if she was really thinking of Abel, when maybe she wasn't.

Why did she have to compare Garvin to Brice?

"And Brice is here?" Her sister reminded her while they were in the stalls, going to the restroom.

"Yeah, I know." Martha was in a huff. She went to wash her hands so did her sister.

"You never said how your date went." Effy looked at Martha.

"It didn't feel like a date." Martha nursed her bottom lip then. It was just so easy with Brice. She didn't even have to try. "Maybe it wasn't really a date." Martha then said trying to tell herself he wasn't what she wanted. However, there was Brice, all grins, when she got back to her new circle of friends.

5 comments:

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Perhaps the best dates are the ones that don't actually feel like dates...

xx

Ivy said...

Brice just might be the one. I think Sawyer needs to butt out.

Launna said...

Cody should know that Sawyer won't listen... we rarely do when it comes to certain decisions of the heart xox

I think Martha should see who she wants... :)

Sara Gerard said...

Ah! I used to read Fruits Basket! I am picturing them all sitting with their smoothies. Sounds awkward.

deb said...

Oh, I so like the Martha and Brice Story!