Maybe November was right, maybe going out tonight is a better idea then sitting at home ignoring calls I want to take and drinking myself to sleep again.
I feel like I always keep repeating the same mistakes, being out with my friends feels good but reminds me I’ve done this all before.
I’m getting too old for this shit, I mean I’m not a kid anymore, I have real responsibilities that I’ve been so quick to push a side for a guy.
Maybe I need another drink.
“CC I feel like I never see you anymore.” Nov spins the handle and the ball goes through the hole with a plop.
CC stand up straight, her cheeks turn pink and the biggest smile ever lights up not only her whole face but her eyes too.
“That’s because when I’m not working or doing school shit I’m seeing someone.”
Nov smiles, “Yeah?”
CC nods her head and her blush deepens, “Ugh this is gonna sound so cheesy but he’s like a freaking dream come true.”
Both Nov and I laugh a little, her enthusiasm and happiness is uplifting and a bit contagious.
Nix walks through the crowed bowling alley stopping beside the Foosball table, “Our lane is open.” He wraps his arm across my shoulder leading me through all the people.
“So does this guy have a name?” I barely hear Nov ask over the noisy crowd.
I get bumped from the side and stop to apologies missing CC’s answer, but I catch Nov’s pale face and worried eyes.
We change our shoes and bowl for a bit, every time I try to get Nov’s attention she goes out of her way to avoid me.
Four loses, three flat beers and a hot dog later I’m in a cab and on my way back to my empty house.