“So there’s three houses I think we could live in with enough room and privacy. This one, pool, two bedroom, one bathroom, kinda small kit-” Phil said showing us the picture and description of the house.
“Wait.” Sydney and I said together.
“One bathroom?” I asked.
“Small kitchen?” Sydney asked.
“This house won’t work.” I said.
“Alright, this one has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, nice sized kitchen, living room, dinning room, pool, three car garage.
“That one sounds and looks nice.” Sydney said taking the paper.
“Yeah, I like it. What about the last choice?” I asked.
“Oh um, Three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, medium kitchen, no pool, two car garage.”
“Three bedrooms?” She asked.
“What would we do with the extra bedroom?” I asked.
“You and Sydney are gonna share a room?”
“Well yeah.” I said.
“Won’t that be weird?”
“Can’t be anymore weird from now, we already live together.” she said and smiled at me.
“What? Since when?”
“Last night.” I smiled.
“Oh, that’s…yeah!” he said and looked down. She looked at me, with hurt feelings, I grabbed her hand.
“So the second one, then?” I asked.
“Works for me.” she said looking down.
“Yeah.” Phil said. “I’ll go put in the offer.” he got up took the paper and walked in the office.
“I’ll be right back.” she said and got up, she walked in the office I listened behind the door.
“Can we talk?” She asked him.
“I guess.” he said.
“Why do you hate me again all of a sudden? Like first you didn’t like me, then in LA we were cool, now you hate me again.”
“It’s not hate, it’s just that I’ve seen your type before.”
“Yeah, you go out with a guy for the money, as he’s famous you’ll be around, but if something happens, you split.”
“Whoa whoa, first of all you don’t even know me. If you DID know me you would know that I’m not like that at all! I have my own job remember? I got signed too, remember? And I was with Bruno before I knew of his dream, remember? I love Bruno for him, not his career, not his money, just Bruno!”
“Every time a girl come in his life, he ends up getting his heart broken.”
“Well a girl like me has never come into his life until now because I am one of a kind. NOT one in a million because there are more than a million people in this world. One, of, a ,kind.”
“Don’t” she cut him off. “When we move, I’ll keep my distance from you, I expect the same in return. You don’t like me, whatever, I can’t change that, so…see ya in a few weeks.” she walked out of the room and into the lounge area. I walked up behind her and wrapped my arms around her waist; she jumped a little, scared.
"What's this for?" she asked.
"Nothing, I just love you." she turned around in my arms, she starred at me.
"...You were listening..." she said eyeing me.
"What? No...!" I dropped my arms and walked around her, she grabbed my shoulder,
"Peter...Peter something Hernandez! Don't lie to me." she laughed.
"Gene." I told her
"Peter Gene Hernandez? Hmm I like that it suits you well. It fits go- wait don't change the subject she said shaking her finger at me.
I laughed, "Who said anything about that?" I smiled and walked away.
"Peter Gene Hernandez." she said I laughed.
"Okay I was listening, so what?"
"You never heard of privacy?" she said.
"Are you mad?" I asked serious.
"No." she said and smiled.
"You asid all nice things in there."
"If you wanted to hear a compliment you should have just asked me." she laughed. I smiled.
"Did you really mean all that?" I asked her.
"I don't lie when it comes to the ones I love. I don't love you because of your money, I'm not with you for that and if you don't believe me maybe I should leave?" she asked.
"No I believe you, I meant when you said you love me for me."
"Of course I do, why wouldn't I?"
"Well we just don't really know each other that great."
"Where is this coming from?"
"Nothing I just...he's had me thinking this might be a little fast."
"I though this was OUR relationship, TWO people, not three. If you really think so what do you wanna do?"
"I don't think that...I think."
"Bruno what is this? You have your fun, write a few hit songs, FWB type thing? Seriously?"
"...No..." she starred at me.
".......Right...." she nodded blinking her eyes a few times.
"Save it, you don't owe me any explanation." she laughed. "I'll um...I'll be out of your apartment by tomorrow." she looked at me, then the floor.
"Wait!" I said as she walked away.
What the fuck did I just do?! I don't feel that way about Sydney, I love her! Why couldnt I tell her? This feels like it's supposed to be this way. I don't wanna break things off with her.
When I got home most of her things were packed in boxes.
"Are you really leaving?" I asked her.
"Yeah, I'm going home early, I'll meet you and Phil in Hawaii, then were goin to LA together." she said taping a box.
"Bed room's all set." a guy said coming out of our bedroom.
"Thanks Jacob." she said standing.
"Who's he?" I asked getting a little mad.
"My friend from home. He drove up in a U-Hall to help me with my stuff."
"Jacob." he said and held his hand out to me, I looked down at it, up at him, then shoved past him. I took Sydney's hand and pulled her in the bedroom closing the door behind us.
"You can't leave." I told her.
"Why, you made it clear earlier what I was to you. You're not getting anything else from me except maybe some dirty looks."
"But I love you, honestly I do. I don't know what happened earlier, but that's not how I feel!"
"I don't know Bruno." she crossed her arms over her chest and turned her head.
"Please, you have to believe me." I leaned down to kiss her, she leaned back, it hurt. "Please Sydney. You know I love you, please don't break up with me."
"Come on, remember us, the feeling of love." I grabbed her hand and held it over my heart. "This heart, it only beats for you. Without you I'll cease to exist."
She looked at me, "Alright, I guess." I smiled and hugged her, she didn't really touch me back.
"I'm still leaving early though. Tonight." I let go of her slowly and looked her in the eyes. She opened the door and walked out of the room. I stood there for a minute. Jacob had already took most of her boxes Dow stairs, he had about three left, he was fast.
"Well that's the last of them." he said and walked downstairs.
"Goodbye Bruno." she said standing in the open doorway. She turned slowly.
"Wait." I ran to her and kissed her. She kissed me back, but there was nothing there. No spark, love, interest; nothing! I felt one of her tears fall on my face.
"Bye." she whispered crying. She backed away and walked downstairs. I stood there with my eyes tearring up. I ran downstairs,
"Wait Sydney! You forgot your sea turtle!" I yelled waving it when I got outside behind the truck, it was already driving off though, it's gone; she's gone.