Friday, December 2, 2005

Out of the frying pan...

Alright; since I left you hanging (and since I had to collect my memories a little more), I'll move along a little bit...but it's late & this next part is probably fairly crucial in the process of the whole Project here, so I'm not going to rush through it...I want to try and remember everything. But, for now...


She didn't say anything else; I knew who it was. She knew that I knew who it was. I also knew that she knew it was me on the other end of the phone when she picked it up in the first place. I didn't know why, but right then, I didn't really care...I was caught; hook, line & sinker.

"Hello.", she said; like that covered everything.

"Hi." I said back.

".............Hi." She said. I could see her there on the other line, twisting her hair in her hands & smiling out of the corner of her mouth. I took a deep breath and just said something like "Well?"

"What are you doing?", she asked. Perfectly deadpan. Nothing unusual going on here.

"Cashing out the register; getting ready to leave work.", I said.


Long pause...


"Do you want to meet somewhere?", she said.


Is the Pope Catholic?


"Well....alright. Where?"


At this point I've counted the same stack of $20 bills about 70 times.


"I dunno, where do you want to meet? I don't want to go to your house."


Of course not, who would ever want to go to someone's house?


"Well, alright...you want to just come meet me here at work?"

"No; I'll meet you across the street at the bar."

"In the bar or outside the bar?" We had never been to a bar together in all the time we'd known each other.

"Inside. I'll be there in 20 minutes."

"Alright, I'll be there. Will you be there?" I was smitten, but I wasn't stupid; this was Kara I was dealing with.

"I'll be there, don't start that now."

Of course not...how silly of me.

We said goodbye...or maybe we didn't, I can't remember, and I hung up the phone. Then, I had a mild heart attack. After I regained consciousness, I knew I had about 15 minutes in which to get over my panic attack, and deal with whatever was about to happen. I called my co-worker in to finish closing up the place; I was in no shape to be doing anything important anymore. All I could think was: what the hell had just happened?

I remember I paced around the break room and probably went through a quarter of a pack of cigarettes in about 10 minutes. I didn't know what to think. I wasn't all that surprised that she had taken the opportunity to talk to me; I knew that, as close as we had been, she wouldn't have been able to just shut it off, either, and for everything that I've said about her, there was a very sweet girl inside Kara that I knew probably missed talking to her old friend X, if nothing else. I didn't know what to expect, but I think I knew that she didn't either...and that, knowing the way she thinks, she probably hadn't given it any thought herself, past the fact that, on a whim, she had decided she missed me & wanted to see me. Anything could happen; this was Kara we were dealing with.

I thought briefly about all the ways I had changed & grown since we had last seen each other, and about how proud I had been of myself for moving on with my life & not living in her shadow. Then I grabbed my jacket & headed across the street right back into it...

13 Comments:

Blogger Ana recalled...

Here we go again ... God help us all

Friday, December 02, 2005 6:28:00 AM  
Blogger Mint Tulip recalled...

I agree with ana...this can't end well.

Friday, December 02, 2005 6:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ophelia recalled...

No, this can't be a good thing at all. As I'm reading this all I can hear is that little ditty from "Dragnet" Duummm duh dum dum...

Friday, December 02, 2005 7:19:00 AM  
Blogger scanime recalled...

Why do I have the horrible feeling this will end badly?

Friday, December 02, 2005 7:47:00 AM  
Blogger PAINKEY recalled...

Can't wait to hear which friend she gets with this time......
for your sake I hope none, but considering your track record...

keep bloggin buddie ;)

Friday, December 02, 2005 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Pro-Divorce recalled...

Ahhh, X, you're killing me with this Kara thing. After everything, why can you not get over this chick?

I'm starting to think you are Kara's puppet. Like it's a game she plays with herself just to prove "she's still got it..." let's see what I can get X to do today.

Enough already. Lay down the law with this girl and make her realize what she's missed out on.

Friday, December 02, 2005 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Z recalled...

Nooooo! Not Kara again....

But I know how you must have been feeling. Because if my ex were to call me up right this second, asking me to meet him somewhere, I would drop everything and I would run on over.

Funny how you can be so hurt by someone and vow to not care about them anymore...but when it comes down to it...you still care

ahhh...I can't wait to hear what happens next!!!

Friday, December 02, 2005 2:01:00 PM  
Blogger Charlotte recalled...

oh my gosh, you leave us stranded over the weekend.

i hate that bitch, don't go see her!!!

Friday, December 02, 2005 5:45:00 PM  
Blogger PrincessMax recalled...

It's like yelling at the blonde on the movie screen, "Don't go in there!" Isn't it?

Friday, December 02, 2005 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger John recalled...

Nuke her from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Friday, December 02, 2005 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger ExBF recalled...

Mostly....

Saturday, December 03, 2005 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger Manda recalled...

grrrr. sucks how hindsight is 20/20.

Saturday, December 03, 2005 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Beth recalled...

I think everyone has someone like that...no matter how sure you are they're wrong for you, you'd go back in a heartbeat.

In a twisted way, its what makes life fun!

Can't wait for the update!

Bx

Sunday, December 04, 2005 5:45:00 AM  

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