53, Liv and Rebecca. Angst
“Who cares about what they think?”
“Hey, Liv, you’re back,” Rebecca said, spotting Liv in front of The Woolpack.
Liv raised her eyebrows at her instead of responding to the greeting.
“Oh,” Rebecca said, “so you know.”
“Of course,” Liv said. “Robert told me.”
“You know, I never meant to hurt you or Aaron. I just…”
“No,” Liv said and her face scrunched up. “I really don’t want to hear it.”
“Listen, I can imagine how Robert must have told you this story, but he used me.”
Liv scoffed. “Of course he did,” she said and Rebecca looked taken aback. “I’m not surprised about that. I am surprised that you are.”
“What?” Rebecca asked.
“He told you him and Aaron were over? And you thought what? Oh, great now I can get him for myself?” Liv asked.
“No, that wasn’t… He used me. I trusted him. And he used me. Whatever he told you about how hurt he was or whatever, he was vile to me. He always uses people. No exception. Whatever he said to you is just to cover his ass.”
Liv shook her head. “Seriously?” she asked, her voice rising a bit now. “I always thought you were all right, you know? But you are seriously telling me this, how he always uses people, and expect me to believe you were dumb enough to buy into whatever he fed you that night? He told me you were nice, you know? Tried to help him, turned him down, but then he said stuff he knew would get to you. I never thought you would be so dumb to buy into that.”
“He said I was nice?” Rebecca asked surprised.
“Unbelievable!” Liv called out. “That is what you took from this?”
“Look, whatever they told you about me wanting him back, that’s not…” Rebecca started.
“Who cares about what they think?” Liv spat out. “I have a mind of my own. And I think you are not only pathetic, but also delusional!”
She spun around and then she saw Robert and Aaron standing there, maybe twenty feet away, staring at her. Liv looked to Rebecca, who was still stood dumbfounded, and then walked over to them, slipped in between them, one arm around each of them and said: “Let’s go home.”