Kathleen continues, “I believe you need closure, Jackie. Maybe you’re not ready to do it yet, but I think it’s important – vital, even – for you to get some answers. Find out why he did it and why he didn’t tell you. Learn the guy’s name, for Pete’s sake. You deserve that. It’s the only way you’ll be able to move on.”
What she says makes sense, only...
“If I do that – talk to him and get closure – then it’ll really be over,” I admit helplessly.
“Yeah,” is her reply; and though her tone is kind, the meaning is clear: it is over.
“Or,” Ashton adds hopefully, “maybe you’ll find out that he regrets ending it with you, that he wants you back.”
I can’t even allow myself to hope that could be the case. Rather than replying to Ashton, I simply reach for my glass of water and down it in several long swallows. Setting it down, I change the subject. “You know what...it’s been a long day. I’m wiped out.”
“Of course, Jackie,” Kath replies. “It’s ten o’clock, and you’re two hours ahead.”
“Yeah, plus I slept on the couch last night, because there was a woman in my bed.”
“There is so much wrong with that sentence,” Ashton mutters.
“Sounds like a perfectly healthy response to me.” Edward grins at Jasper, extending his hand to him. “Let’s go home and check our bed for women, Kas. We might have to sleep on the couch.”
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Deep Dish Chapter 25 teaser
I like to support The Fictionators' Teaser Monday, but I'm holding out hope that this chapter will be posted tomorrow; which would make posting a teaser on the same day, somewhat irrelevant. :)