Saturday, March 25, 2017

the light at the end of the tunnel

should have known better

Rebecca did her best to play her part. Funny, how some things didn't change, and maybe it was just as well.

She was grateful to have some conversations with Sam's mom. At least, Sam was resting now. Maybe she would recover and be back home in a week or so, but Rebecca wasn't counting on it.

She neglected to tell anyone that she was with Steve now, a police officer. Honestly, she often wondered why she got mixed up with men in uniform.

But they'd been friends, when she was seeing Bill (he liked her to call him that, but she doubted it was really his name..just like the rest of this fake life with Sky's real family).

Steve was divorced now and somehow they'd found each other, over the past year. He knew about Bill. Steve knew he wasn't doing all that well with his memory loss, from the strokes. Rebecca was sure Bill had had another, maybe more, but no one seemed to mention this.

She went to help herself to some lemonade. She didn't drink, anymore.

Honestly, she was worried about Sky, but he hadn't really reached out to her, Nico had.

"So what have you been up too?" Bill's wince was serious as he looked at Rebecca. Suddenly, she thought she might choke on her fresh greens, but she chewed slowly, thinking how was she suppose to get through this.

Yes, it was all so fake, like being part of a soap opera, yet, this was the family she was bound too. And she did like so many of them..just not Bill.

"Well, uh..I gotta dog."

"Oh, I bet Star loves that, what grade is she in now?" He wanted to know.

Rebecca cleared her throat. She felt faint. Why did he bring her name up?

"Honey, you know, Star's not here." Doris spoked up and squeezed Rebecca's hand.

He said nothing more.

"Actually," Rebecca smiled. "I'm getting married."

"Getting married." He sounded as if he was talking to someone in another room. "Where is he?"

"He's at work, right now." She nodded. She promised she'd bring him over soon.


cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Such an awkward encounter. :/


Launna said...

This was a difficult dinner to deal with... it's hard when we aren't comfortable with certain people ...