News travels fast
Will walked out of his bathroom and into his modest office to a grouping of messages blinking on a cluttered computer screen. His incarcerated employer left him with a conveyor belt of finances to take responsibility for. Among the emails and spreadsheets, an Instant Message blinked in the corner of the screen, eclipsing the infinite labor with additional tribulations. Will sat at his desk and leaned in to reply to the blinking window.
BabyG23:Are you there? I need to talk to you
BabyG23: Where are you?
BabyG23: Why aren’t you responding?
BabyG23: Answer your phone! Where are you??
Andable: Hey hon, sorry I was in the bathroom, whats up?
BabyG23: yeah, cause guess who was out jogging in the park this morning?
BabyG23: your asshole pal Jaime!
It had been a while since Will talked to Jaime. Even when they did, it was always business and nothing more than it had to be. He wasn’t sure how to respond to this and had to pause again.
BabyG23: r u there?
Andable: you didn't talk to him did you?
BabyG23: i tried! But he wanted to be an asshole as ussual! You know what he said?
Andable: why did you do that?
BabyG23: do what? I just tried to say hi!
Andable: what else did you tell him?
BabyG23: Nothing! We just ran into each other when running!
Andable: he hurt you?
BabyG23: gawd no!!!
BabyG23: i just meant that as an expression!
BabyG23: besides i didn't even get the chance to say much! Do you know what he told me though?!
Andable: what else did you expect?
BabyG23: whats the big deal! Calm down!
Andable: Why couldn't you just keep runnin?
Andable: you knew he wouldn't want to talk to you
BabyG23: He’s an asshole! he needs to grow up! Maybe you do too!
Andable: Jaime’s just a bitter person. He’s not going to forgive overnight,
Andable: We’re not supposed to be together and he resents us for that
Andable: why cant you understand that?
BabyG23: Now you're being an asshole too!
Andable: Im not. Im just concerned about you
BabyG23: no you really aren't. You're more concerned about you! I'm not scared
Andable: i know you don't really think that
Andable: not after everything we went through
:::BabyG23 has signed off:::
"Dammit!" preceded more cursing. Will’s neighbors heard his apartment door slam as he left. He tried calling Abigail and predictably she refused to answer her cell phone. It flashed and rang, ignored as she was busily applying make-up at her house. She knew Will would be coming over to apologize. He would take the time to drive out of the way to the “good” Chinese take-out place. He didn’t need to be reminded to order her the usual; the #7 sweet-n-sour chicken without the sweet-n-sour sauce and crab wanton with hot-n-sour soup. Abigail’s favorite.