Becca almost took a step back.
Perhaps, it was a blast from the past, but she didn't miss him.
One thing for sure, she hadn't missed Joey.
There were several things she learned from being in a relationship with Joey.
1. Don't settle for a lazy bum who'd rather be on a used couch than going out.
2. Don't fuss over the little stuff.
3. Marry a man who will take out the trash.
4. Be thankful you didn't get completely mixed up with him, even if you almost did.
She pressed her lips tight, but she couldn't avoid him. Especially, when she could see he thought the worst.
After all, she was the one who broke up with him and went off to North Dakota to stay the winter with her brother's friend. Maybe she was never in the perfect family, it had been a tough road. Life had went on. She'd worked in a truck stop for some time. Yet, she'd managed to find a solider and they go married because..well, after all, they couldn't live without each other.
Soon he'd spent some time overseas, but he managed to return and then, they ended up here.
Still, it felt a lot to tell Joey. And with a 9 month old ready to get down and walk, life was always on the go.
"Oh, I didn't know." She smiled, but it was true..Becca didn't know Joey had a daughter.
He kept waiting for her resolve some truth.
"My husband, Cole..we live on the base." She nodded with a smile.
"I see." Still, he looked a bit lost as if it was all a lie.
"So you didn't go back to Minnesota?" She thought she remembered him saying, he was, but then he told her a lot of things she didn't quite believe. Sometimes, she thought he didn't believe a word she said.
"I..I thought you..you went to your grandmother's." He then said.
She shook her head, no. Becca hadn't a clue what he was talking about. She shook her head, no.
"Hope, you're doing OK?" Becca didn't want to be concerned. She felt she didn't have to be. After all, she would have never thought about him, again..if she hadn't seen him.
"Oh, yeah." He cracked a smile. "You, too."