~The Friendship Series ~
Aaron’s heart constricted as he forced himself to close the door, slowly fitting it back into its frame. He stood there, hand on the doorknob fighting for every breath. Crying at this point seemed hopelessly stupid. It was obvious she had moved on. Curling and uncurling his fist, he stood there, knowing there was not one thing he could do to alter the situation he now found himself in.
He was trapped. When he turned and leaned on the door, his gaze fell to the phone. In a flash he had it in his hand, and in less than a second the other end was ringing.
“Hello?” Harmony’s voice drifted over the lines.
“It’s her,” he said in utter desperation.
“On my couch. They are making out on my couch!”
“Could you give me something a little more than oh, no?”
“Yeah, that’s closer. Oh, man. What am I going to do?”
“Are you sure it’s her?”
“Okay. Of course you’re sure. Okay. Okay. Let me think. Where are you?”
“In my room.”
“Do they know you’re home?”
“No. I don’t know. I don’t think so.”
Her side went silent for a moment. “The fire escape’s on your window isn’t it?”
He looked at the window in trepidation. “Yeah, but it’s only for emergencies.”
The plan was looking better and better all the time. “But where am I supposed to go? It’s 12:30 in the morning!”
Without more than a second’s pause, her voice softened. “You could come over here.”
That stopped him. In all the time he had known her, he had never been to her place, not even once. “Your place? Are you sure?”
“You’re in trouble,” she said as if stating the case for a jury. “When a friend’s in trouble, you do whatever you have to to help them out.”
She didn’t say anything for a long moment. “I think I’ll live.” Quickly she gave him the directions.
He smiled, momentarily forgetting the disaster downstairs as he wrote them down. “I’ll be there in ten minutes.”