Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight.
Days have a way of passing into each other without rhyme or reason when you are trying to find your focus once more. I had been focused. I had known what I was doing and where I needed to be until Edward showed up on my door step and once more I doubted myself.
"You know you are welcome to stay with me for as long as like," Demetri called out to me, pulling me from the thoughts in my head that always seemed to swirl around another man.
"Yeah, I bet that's exactly what you want," I snickered in effort to make light of his serious suggestion.
"I mean, nothing screams single man out on the prowl like a pregnant woman passed out on the couch with a carton of Ben and Jerry's on the coffee table in front of her," I laughed as he shook his head at me once more. That was always his response to me. This soft denial as if I was crazy one and not him.
"I haven't been out on the prowl in forever," he half whispered as if he was scared to confess it.
"What?" I shrieked in denial as he continued to shake his head at me, telling me no without saying anything more.
"What about Vickie?" I demanded as I took the cup of tea from his hands that he offered. I didn't have to look at it to know that he had already placed the sweetener and cream in it just like I liked.
"Vickie was a friend from work, but beyond that… No," he confessed in a nervous tone that caused me to gawk at him in shock. I scrambled, trying to think of the last girl he was even remotely serious with, but came up with nothing.
"What about…" I began as I looked at him while seeing vulnerability in his eyes that I wasn't used to seeing in this man whom I had counted as my closest friend outside of Leah. He wasn't one to complain about his love life, but up until that moment I had always believed that he had a love life, instead of this life of being alone.
"What's the point of looking when the best girl was already taken?" he asked me with a half laugh and too blue of eyes to be telling the truth while taking his age old jab at me being with Edward just like he always did.
Thanks for reading!