Mitch stayed the night with Minnie and made her pancakes in the morning. They'd had a long talk about how things used to be, before they were grownups. They were best friends, who saw each other at school everyday and talked about everything.
Now, she was doubting she'd grown much. Although, she'd be someone's mother by early spring.
Mitch met someone. He was engaged. Somehow, it felt like a stab in her tender heart, and yet..she was happy for him. Naturally, she'd neglected to tell him she gotten together with Blackie. He thought she was still in some war torn country helping children in an orphanage.
"I didn't think you'd ever comeback. What..what if you'd gotten kidnapped..and..and.." She could tell he didn't want to think such misery. "But..but you're here."
She nodded. This much was true. She pressed her lips tight, hating to admit all her mistakes. Possibly, Blackie was the biggest one.
"I..I didn't mean to take him away, from my sister." Yet, she didn't want her sister to be tangled up with him, either. It was only a ploy to find out who he really was. And now, they'd always be joined together, one way or another. "She could find someone better."
"Minnie..Minnie..Minnie.." Mitch shook his head. "But what about you?" He sounded as if she and Blackie fussed all the time.
"I think I'll be OK." But she was in tears, again. Pregnancy made her an emotional basket-case. There was the thought..she could go back and be who Blackie needed her to be, a maid who cooked all the time and occasionally had sex with him, when he wanted.
But after the things he said, making her feel so low and stupid, no way could she go back to that sort of life.
She needed to get her life back together. No way, could someone like Mitch fix that.
"I'd like to meet her, some day." Minnie brushed the tears away and smiled at her old friend about his new engagement.
Mitch only nodded.
Minnie was certain, the person in Mitch's life would be perfect.