Chapter X - Call from King, Still PackingA Chapter by Suze
Thought of Anthony had led, as inevitably as death, to places that just weren't worth going. I realized I was standing still in the middle of the floor with a handful of bras and tossed them in my still empty suitcase disgustedly.
F**k this, I told myself. This isn't worth the pain.
But I continued to pack, folding jeans and t-shirts in with a few dressy things I had had to buy that day.
I was trying to remember the last time I had invited my brothers up to visit when the phone rang. I considered not answering, but in the end trudged over to the couch, flopped down, and picked it up before it stopped ringing.
"Hey King..." I closed my eyes, wondering if eyeballs could actually fall out from too much crying.
"I don't even wanna talk about it, I just want to know if you're coming."
"Oh thank you, I don't think I can have the conversation again today. And, ah, yes. I'm coming."
"You don't sound too sure."
"I'm not, but I'm packing right now."
"Hm. Well, s**t. I called you expecting to have to fight it out, I'm kind of let down now."
I laughed. "Sorry to disappoint, King. Want to fight about something else?"
"Nah, nah, I'm good. I should have figured you wouldn't want that old lady haunting you for not showing up to at least make sure her good wig was on straight."
"Yeah, no s**t. She'd never give me any peace. How's Casey?"
"Good. You'll finally meet her, I guess."
"I know! At least something good will come out of this."
We chatted for a few minutes more but didn't say much of anything. That was how King's and my calls always went, we danced around a few things but never really talked.
After we hung up I sat with head cradling the phone long after it had gone dead.
© 2012 Suze
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