[collab with sarah loooovvveee youuuu moreee lol and this is waaaaaayyy late but blame it on my 10 hour shifts]
I sat in the booth feeling like a dose deja vu had hit me. I hadn't sat in this exact spot in so long and after so many times it kind of felt weird.
"Hey, they didn't have any more of the cinnamon so I got you the chocolate instead" Bren smiled as she offered me my latte
"Thanks that fine, need to try something new anyways" I shrugged
We sat in silence for a minute as we both tended to our latte's. This was weird between us because anytime Bren and I were together there was NEVER any silence, especially weird silence. We were usually cutting each other off or arguing about who should talk first.
"Sooooo," she started "what been up with you?"
"What do you mean?" I shrugged
"I mean, you were supposed to call me this week so we could go looking for your place. What happened?" she looked at me
I smiled getting that feeling remembering how tough Bren could get.
"I'm sorry Bren I meant to set that up for Wednesday because that was my only free day but I forgot I had some other stuff to do and it just got away from me that's all...."
I looked at her and watched a small smile crack.
"In that case, I guess, your forgiven. Wednesday wouldn't have been good for me anyway. I was like a nutcase running around in the office all day." we laughed
"So what did you do? Wednesday, I mean?" she continued
"Oh yeah, Wednesday" I laughed remembering the day "well I actually needed some photos to fill my album with so you know how I usually just go some random place and take pictures of whatever? Well I did that down at Central Park. And the weirdest thing happened I meant this crazy girl, really pretty but crazy. Her name was Charli and I actually had alotta fun-"
"Wait a minute did you just say crazy and Charli in the same sentence?" she looked at me blankly
"Yea, why? What's wrong?" I laughed
"Really long blond hair? About model height? And looked like she hadn't slept for ages?"
"Yes. Actually that sums her up perfectly."
"Oh god, I can't believe you met Charli!"
"Wait you know her too?"
"Yeah I actually do. Don't ask. Story for another day." she took a rather long sip of her latte
I looked at her weirdly, the only time Bren never wanted to talk about something was when s.x was invovled.
"O. M. G! You slept with Charli, didn't you?!"
"What?! Noo I didn't sleep with Charli, Jade."
"Well then what is it? You got that look and I knoww that look. The one you get when your all uncomfortable cause you start to think about-"
"Okay okay stop right there." I laughed knowing I hit her right on the nail
"Spit it out..."
"I had sex with her roomate" she said all at once
"Oh my god!! I knew it Imagine New York being a small world!" I said a little bit too loud and she laughed at me "Okay well I get it. You don't have to tell me the deets today BUT you are telling me the deets!!" I pointed at her as she threw her napkin at me.
"Shut up!" she couldn't help but laugh with me "....seeee this is what I missed about you J. I missed this, I missed us, coming here. I'm really really happy your back right now." she smiled at me from across the table
“I miss it too.” was all I could manage
Then there was that weird awkward pause again.
“What’s wrong J? This. Us. We’re not like this.” Bren finally broke the silence
I knew exactly what I wanted to say. What I had been wanting to say to her since the first day I saw her here. I mean how could she just expect us to just pick up where we left off after...
“You stopped.” I said aloud
“Stopped what?” now she couldn't remember?
“You stopped writing….me I mean. You stopped calling….”
“Jade I e-mailed you everyday after I stopped writing. I stopped calling because I dropped my phone in the sink and lost all my numbers and addresses and I needed them. I thought that we had just…drifted apart.”
What?... Then I remembered and instantly felt like an a.s.
“I changed my e-mail.... I'm so sorry, I figured you’d just found a replacement.” the words stung aloud more than they had after mellowing in my mind all this time
I looked up at Bren as she grabbed my hands, smiling at me.
“Baby no one can replace you.” she winked at me, causing a slight blush
“Are you hitting on me now that you’re into girls Brenn?” I teased dodging a pack of sugar from her side of the table
“Very funny.” she laughed
You are missing out then that is all I'm saying”
“Cocky isn’t my type.” we both laughed
“Now I know that’s not true…”
“He’s back J....." she cut me off
"He’s back and I don’t know what to do…..” my eyes almost bulged out of my head hearing Bren say the word 'he'
There was only one 'HE' that she could ever be talking about and given the circumstance that wasn't good thing.. or was looking at the expression on Bren's face?
"BREN Oh my god. He, he as in THE he?"
she only nodded
"Okay stop right there. This isn't coffee house talk. First, we gotta get out of here"
I snatched her by the wrist as she followed behind me, of all the things we to catch up on THIS was totally unexpected.....