See Me by KC Wellls

See Me by KC Wellls

Author:KC Wellls [Wellls, KC]
Language: eng
Format: epub, mobi
Published: 0101-01-01T00:00:00+00:00

Adrian switched off the car engine and sat there in the darkened driveway, his mind in the same state of confusion it had been for the last couple of hours. He didn’t get it. He should have been feeling relieved that he’d finally run Marty off, but all he felt was a gnawing sense of unease.

I didn’t do anything wrong. Fuck, compared to how he and his friends treated me, I’ve been a pussycat.

Then why did he feel like he was in the wrong?

He fished his phone out of his pocket, staring at the glowing screen. Should I?

Hell, he needed to talk to someone.

Hey, you awake?

Ric’s reply was almost instantaneous. You all right? Everything okay?

Adrian regarded Ric’s text with a sinking heart. No, everything is most certainly not okay. He debated how to reply, but even as his thumbs were dancing over the letters, the phone rang.

“What’s up? I figured you’d just finished work.”

“I didn’t expect you to call, seeing as it’s past midnight,” Adrian observed. “Hang on a second, I just got home. Lemme get my key in the door.” He fished his keys out of his pocket and let himself into the small house. Once he’d switched on the lamps and locked the door, he put the phone back to his ear. “And the answer to your text is no.”

Silence at the other end. “Did Marty come back to the restaurant?”

Shit. Adrian said nothing but walked into the kitchen, opened the refrigerator, pulled out a half full bottle of white wine and poured himself a glass. He didn’t give a damn how late it was, he needed a drink.

“He did, didn’t he?” Ric paused, and in the background Adrian detected music playing quietly. “What did you do?”

“What makes you think I did something?” Adrian walked into the living room and sat on the lumpy couch that molded to support him.

“Whoa. You did do something, didn’t you? It’s that bad that you can’t even tell me?”

Adrian took a long drink from his glass before replying. “Let’s just say, I don’t think Marty will be coming back to the restaurant in a hurry.” That sense of unease was back, but there was something else. Something had been nagging away at him ever since Marty had fled the scene, and Adrian had been trying to put his finger on it all night, but so far it had eluded him.

“Don’t stop there. You’ve started, so finish. What happened?”

Slowly, Adrian recounted what had passed, omitting nothing. The feeling of relief he’d expected that he’d brought the matter to a satisfactory conclusion just wasn’t there—the way he was feeling was anything but satisfied. There had been no joy to be found in him when Marty had run away like that.

Ric’s sigh filled his ear. “I’m really disappointed in you. I thought we’d talked about this. And before you say anything, yes, I remember how bad things got for you in high school, but that’s just it. We’re not in high school any more, and you need to grow the fuck up.


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