Between Two PointsWARNING: This is a DELETED SCENE from my novel Convalescent. It contains MAJOR SPOILERS. Do not read until you've read the novel first.Between Two Points2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Are you okay?” John asked.
Hailey opened her eyes, and saw stars. Out of breath, she said, “It’s just been a while, that’s all.”
“Has it?” John asked with an arched eyebrow. “Do you mind if I ask how long?”
Hailey searched his eyes. Could she trust him? With certain things—like his own life—no. But here she was, lying naked beside him. Did she really have anything to hide anymore?
“Two years... That guy... The one that cheated on you with that Power Girl cosplayer?”
“Yes, him,” Hailey said bitterly, old memories of Trevor being drudged up.
“It’s really been two years since you’ve slept with someone?” John said with disbelief.
Hailey’s heart skipped a beat at that, wounded, embarrassed.
The RoomI should be with you right now. In that room enjoying the night, watching a film with my head on your chest. But I’m not, instead I’m lying here writing this, feeling the way I do because of how you’ve dealt with things. I do wonder if you’re there right now, did you go to the room? Where are you? Are you OK?The Room3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I’d really thought you’d grown out of this way of deciding things when it came to us. You could have just spoken to me, rather than do what you’ve done. Do you not think I‘d understand? Do you not think I’m open to things? Do you not think I can learn? Do you honestly think I’m that selfish?
The result from this is that I think I care about your feelings more than you do for mine. All I wanted to do was to make you happy, even after everything you’d put me through.
I’m not the person you think or worry I am. I want you to be able to express yourself around me. It’s okay to have thoughts like that;