Sorry I haven't updated in ages, I had a two night sleepover with some friends :P Enjoy and review please! :)
I turned over to look at Ray, closing my sketchbook. “What did you say?”
“Come on, man!” Ray said, rolling his eyes. “You haven’t done the grocery shopping for three months.”
I frowned and opened my sketchbook again. “It can’t have been that long...” I mumbled.
Ray jumped down from his bed and reached underneath Frank’s. Sometimes Ray liked to keep stuff there so that he always knew where everything was. Unfortunately, he often forgot that he left things there. Like his diary. Mikey and I spent many days giggling over it before Ray finally discovered us. After that, he kept it in a locked box and started wearing the key around his neck. Paranoid much?
Ray found what he was looking for and held it up. It was a battered old calendar, one of those boring ones with pictures of fields and churches on them. He flipped it open to three months ago, and pointed at one of the small dated boxes.
“August 16th,” he read. “Gerard goes grocery shopping.”
I sat up again. “Give me that!” I yelled, grabbing the calendar. Ray wasn’t joking. There it was, in dark blue ink. I growled and sank down into my bed. “Okay, I’ll go. But I get to decide what we’re eating for the rest of the month.”
Ray smiled at me. “Deal.”
On my way out, I passed Mikey and Alicia. They had their arms around each other’s shoulders, and I was shocked to see that they actually didn’t notice me. Grinning, I pulled out my camera and took a photo. Mikey turned at the sound of the shutter, but didn’t come towards me. He knew I’d taken a photo. Normally he would have screamed at me to delete it, but he just smiled and went into the motel. I couldn’t believe it. I thought I would die right there because of how adorable they were.
It literally took me four and a half hours to get to Walmart. It was already starting to get a little bit dark by the time I pulled into a space in the car park. I guessed I’d have about two hours before it would be pitch black. I hate driving in the dark.
I got a huge surprise when I went to check out our groceries. I didn’t look up when I got to the cashier, and just put all our shopping on the conveyor belt. When I did look up, however, all I saw were incredible aqua eyes. Lindsey’s eyes.
She seemed surprised to see me as well. I pulled down the scarf that was covering my mouth.
“Hey,” she smiled.
“Hey, Lindsey. I didn’t know you worked here.”
She shrugged. “Part time job. Usually I bartend at a pub near my apartment but the payments aren’t enough.”
“Oh, right. Um. So...”
She laughed. “I know how you feel. It’s weird seeing you too since you just left me at that sleazy bar.”
I looked down at the floor. A huge part of me knew she wouldn’t have forgotten that. “Sorry about that, Lindsey... I needed some air...”
She put my groceries into a bag and winked at me. “Don’t mention it. Hey, you want to get a coffee sometime? I’ve only got an afternoon shift tomorrow. Want to get a morning coffee?”
I couldn’t stop myself from smiling. “Sure, but only if it’s Starbucks.”
She laughed again. I was really starting to like her. I paid for the shopping and went on my way, but not before she’d put a piece of paper with her cell number in my bag.
I can’t get too close to Lindsey, I thought, while I was making my way to our van. I still wasn’t sure how things were with Frank. Were we in a relationship, or was I just something to have fun with but not be taken seriously?
Either way, I knew that I wanted to be with him, and that I would never, ever think about loving anyone else.