"They actually liked those pictures?" Leo squinted. He couldn't imagine anyone wanting him for a real fashion show. He hugged himself trying to imagine actually doing it. Honestly, it made him a little nauseous.
Still it was nice enough of Garvin to ask him over. He was grilling steak.
"We need to celebrate." Garvin was being all positive. Leo felt as if this was really bringing him down, like a brick wall.
"I dunno the first thing to do." He couldn't help but scowl. He sighed. Finally he confessed. "I just wanted to make some cash, for college, you know."
"And you can." Garvin was still postive. Probably, just a salesman of some kind.
Leo shook his head, no.
"I really shouldn't have gotten you into this." He was straight lipped. He wanted to call it off. It would be, too much.
"Gotten me into?" Now Garvin thought it a laugh. "No, I got you into this. And it was truly an accident. I mean, I think you have a natural talent."
Leo wanted to smile, but it felt hopeless, too.
"God, that was such awful day when..when you took those photos." Leo remembered.
"And..and you still managed to pull it off." Garvin looked Leo in the eye. "How is Henry?"
"I haven't seen him." Leo looked quite sad. He'd gone to the hospital when it happened, but Henry didn't want to see him. Now it felt like the worst time of his life. He'd never felt so alone.
True, he hadn't really mentioned to his parents about the modeling.
"Look, I'm going to make a few calls. Try to find someone who might know a few things about this local spring fashion show coming up." Garvin did want to help. "You know, one show at a time. And if this isn't what you want." He sighed. "Then decide."
He went to check on the steaks out on the grill. Finally dinner was served.
"Oh, and remember there is always YOUTUBE." He suggested as they set down to a basic man's dinner, steak, a baked potato with a salad on the side.