Thursday, July 4, 2013
What's a guy to do
Simon listened. He'd decided that was what he was there for. Just be the listener for Torri.
They'd gone out for pie after Torri's stressful night with Griffin.
"But you'd been so happy to see Chance." He could see her rapport was easy going with the dude. They were so close to holding hands. They were so close. And the way he made her smile. It was like nothing could touch them. Evidently, Griffin did. "Don't let Griffin get to you, like that."
Besides, the young adult librarian should have been worrying about his girlfriend Delia. Wasn't he aware that maybe she wasn't as loyal and devoted as she should be?
At first this seriously bothered Simon. Funny, how it seemed to get twisted. How he'd felt sort of loyal to Griffin. But not so much anymore.
"I think he's got a boyfriend." Simon couldn't help but remember Delia telling him this.
He looked at Torri wondering if he should say anything. Well, she wouldn't let him get a word in edge wise, anyway, so he forked at the chocolate cream pie and hoped to dissolve from his memory what happened in the stacks while Griffin and Torri were having their little spat.
Simon drew a breath. He hadn't really thought of the books falling off the shelf like a little earthquake, until now. But yes, his rush of excitement was still in him.
At first, he thought Delia's fall on him was just a bit of an accident. Like perhaps the building actually swayed. But there she was, perfect and oh so kissable. And then it happened. Another book fell from above his head..and another..and another...like rain. He'd closed his eyes, thinking he just might melt into her.
But like a built in alarm, he awoke from the dream that needed to end now. It was time to shut the lights out. It was time to go home.
He thought of the books on the floor. He supposed he'd tell them tomorrow that the ghosts were back. Maybe in full force now.
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