Val reached for the door that was swiftly swung open by the kick of Sdizic’s foot, knocking Val to the ground.
“Do you think you could have warned me about that?” Val asked.
“I’m sorry, I just felt like I needed to get out quickly,” Sdizic said.
“Sorry dude, that’s my fault,” Val said dusting himself off and helping Sdizic out of the car.
“Let’s just calm you down a little, before we go inside,” Val said covering Sdizic’s eyes as they stood in front of the house.
“I don’t think this will…okay, I think it’s helping, a lot actually,” Sdizic said.
“Start saying it,” Val insisted.
“I didn’t want to…I haven’t. Ugh, okay,” Sdizic said.
“Here I’ll help you,” Val said as he began to sing, “Winnie the pooh, Winnie the pooh. Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. He’s Winnie the Pooh,” Val sang.
“Winnie the pooh. Winnie the pooh. Willy nilly silly old bear,” Sdizic said exhaling, as he opened his eyes,”Why does that still work? Thank you man.”
“You’re welcome, but if you tell anyone all the things I do for you I will deny it, now what do you got to eat?” Val said looking back as he walked in the house. Sdizic sighed.
Sdizic sluggishly followed, after walking inside he locked the door and pulled out a chair in the kitchen. Val rested himself on it after rummaging the fridge for scraps of a sandwich, eating delicately.
“Do you want a plate? You know we have those, we’re not savages,” Sdizic said watching pieces of meat fall to the floor among crumbs of bread. Sdizic sat on the counter as Val gave him a look.
“And I’m gross. You just put your butt where food is prepared,” Val said.
“It’s my house,” Sdizic said.
“Is it yours, or is it ours?” Which is it because you said ‘we have plates.’ Does that mean that you’re still not over,” Val said as he chewed.
“I am. I’m, I’m, I’m fine. I mean it’s fine that we’re.”
“You’re no longer together.”
“I know but you don’t have to say that we’re no longer together.”
“I think I do have to say that in order for you to realize that.”
“I just don’t want to talk about it.”
“I’m your best friend; you can talk to me,” Val said as he finished his sandwich and followed Sdizic up to his room.
“The upstairs bathroom it still weird, with the toilet thing. I haven’t gotten it fixed yet.”
“Because you have two other bathrooms?”
“That’s right. So what do you want to do first? Comics, video games, movies, clean my house?”
“You can hire a person to do that last one.”
“Obviously but I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t know me, in my house, so that might take a while.”
“What do you need to clean anyway, you’re a neat freak! Every thing is clean in here.”
“No, everything is orderly. Organization is not the same thing as cleaning with chemicals, which I can’t do or I’ll need up in the hospital.”
“Well we’re not doing any of those things, we’re going out.”
“It’s the morning still.”
“Okay lets play video games until 10:00pm which is the reasonable hour to show up at a club.”
“I’m not going to a club, I’m the most socially awkward person on the planet.”
“There are a lot worse people in the world, than you.”
“Fine! But only if you can beat me in this new game I got.”
“I accept your challenge.”
Sdizic and Val settled in his room as the game started. Sdizic’s phone rang, and he removed it from his pocket. The name read “Don’t Answer” His heart stopped as he took in a deep breath. He knew who it was and thought for a moment that he might answer, but instead changed his mind and stuffed his phone back in his pocket.