“Yo yo yo, you’ve reached Shani’s phone. Leave a message after the tone, and if you do I’ll get back to you. Bye everybody, boop boop dee do.”
That was not the outcome Lucas was hoping for. He was hoping that Shani would pick up her phone, and he’d be able to hear her voice for more than ten seconds. Mushy shit like that generally wasn’t his style, but this girl had some sick hold over him. He never missed girls, he never had to. Either they’d come crawling back to him, or he’d move on to another before he gave second thought to the last. And fights? Those never affected him. He just didn’t feel right about the way things had been left off between the two, and since they hadn’t spoken since their fight it was beginning to eat at him.
“Shani, it’s Luke. Look.. I don’t really know what to say. I know it was a prick move of me to just thank you as if what you said meant nothing, but.. I don’t know how to deal with this shit. A commitment to me is spending more than a day with the same girl. Look, I.. lo–”
“Oh you’ve got to be kidding me. FUCK.”
The machine would cut him off right as he got the courage to admit he had feelings that didn’t just involve getting him laid.