Happy weekend, snippetteers! As usual I’ve had a busy week and a busy weekend. Today went to visit my dad and he took me out for lunch to a posh hotel. Tomorrow I’m going hiking with my mate and for a pub lunch. The weekend will go much too fast.
Anyway, here’s another little teaser from Favourite Toy 2. Ryan’s chat with Remy doesn’t go quite the way he expects. (It’s a bit longer than usual to get in the important part of the conversation).
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I went back to the bar and ordered two more bottles of Bud. When I returned to the table and sat down, Remy smiled again and took one of the bottles from me. His manicured nails were painted blue to match his shirt.
“Wait. You don’t have to say anything.” He paused and gulped some of his drink, his white knuckles as he gripped the bottle betraying tension. He placed the bottle back on the table and folded his hands together in his lap. He met my gaze, his hazel eyes determined. “I don’t want things to be awkward anymore at home. It was my fault it happened, and I’m sorry. You were so drunk you barely knew what you were doing. When you kissed me, I stupidly thought if we could sleep together once, I’d be happy, and you’d just enjoy having a bit of fun and it would all be okay. You must know I like you. I’m not very good at hiding my feelings.”
“Let me finish. I should have gone to bed and left you on the sofa and everything would have been fine. I couldn’t help myself and since you seemed happy to go along with it, I encouraged you. This last week has been really shit, and I just want to forget about it and be friends again. I’m not even gonna tell Casper. You can imagine what he would say, I’m sure. He’d call you all the names under the sun and it was me who acted all out of character and asked you to fuck me.”
I glanced away and stared at my beer. He was giving me the easy way out. All I had to do was agree with him and go back to being friends. It wasn’t what he wanted, but he was doing it for me.
“So?” He tilted his head until I looked at him again. “Are we okay?”
“Yeah. We’re fine. Friends.” I grinned.
He smiled back, a too-wide smile that didn’t reach his eyes. “Great! It’ll be good to get back to normal.”
“Definitely.” I lifted my beer bottle and gulped some. Why did I feel so disappointed?
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