Saturday, March 19, 2011

no good answers

"Who is he?" Todd thought he might lose it right there at the comic book store. As it was, it was before school had let out and nobody was there but just Benny. "I saw him in Spencer's car." He paced about, trying not to be upset, hoping Lucy wouldn't find him. He had to talk to someone, and he couldn't talk to her about this.

"I'm not really sure." Benny was his casual calloused self.

"Don't you do this to me!" Todd snapped. He grabbed Benny by the collar of his hoodie.

"Relax, man. Just chill." Benny gave him a stern look.

"So..so how long..have they been together?" Todd felt his voice crack. He felt like puking his guts out, or screaming. He hated this feeling of loss.

"Funny, to see you this way..when, you only give a fuck about yourself and whats yours." Benny snidely said. "Still do, don't you? You moved on. Spence has moved on. Deal with it, dude."

Todd gave him a festered look.

"I think he's looking for somebody like...me." Todd finally let slip.

Benny laughed out loud then.

"God, you self-absorbed bastard." Benny winced with another annoying laugh.

"Its true. Just look at this guy. Its me, all over again." Todd's eyes lit.

"I don't think so. Look, he's known this guy, like high school. If anything, Todd, you reminded him of this dude. Not the other way around." Benny kept a hearty laugh inside him.

"Who in the hell is he? And..and..."

"What? You're wondering if they're fucking?" Benny's lips curled up.

Todd knew Benny didn't have to answer that. He hugged himself tight. Todd felt more miserable than from before.

7 comments:

ellie said...

Benny really set Todd straight on this..hmm..well, maybe now.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Wow! That was extremely brash of Benny. :/

Holly said...

Oh, Benny, I never know what he's gonna do.

Lux and Stan said...

I love how Benny is though. He's something.

a book of short stories said...

Benny is just so Benny. Sometimes, I do wonder if he hates Todd, though, even if he had a crush on him in the beginning.

meg said...

Such a dazzling header!

molly said...

Benny, I thought he'd be nicer. Love the header.