Alex dug what little change was in his pocket and gave it to this guy Javi, the one he'd stolen his lunch from. They'd ended up having a long talk, even if Alex thought Javi was too pretty for his own good.
"I can't believe you, thinking this professor dude is the answer to your problems." Alex didn't envy him a bit. They'd had the diner to themselves. "You can't think you'll have true happiness with him. You won't." Even though, he hoped to never stoop that low, but had Alex, with Logan?
He listened to Javi's plans of moving to New York. Things would be better there. Alex couldn't quite understand, if this was just Javi's fairytale or it might really happen.
"You know, you should just go without that guy. Be on your own." Of course, he wasn't very successful with that himself. Alex was glad they'd met. It made him see his own life a little differently. He knew he needed to do better if he was going to keep seeing Logan. After all, he was a few years older. He was suppose to be wiser. He was suppose to know better than fall into this madness with Logan. OK, so yes, he was crazy about him. It wasn't that he fell in love easily. And he was going to tell all this to Sammi, but she wasn't there when he got to the house. Instead, he had Smed to talk too.
"If I just knew what to do." He really needed some sleep now. It was all starting to be a bad headache. "I don't have a place to live, I just need a place to stay. I'll get a job." He was serious.
"All right then." Smed evidently believed him. "Lets see if you can pay rent by the end of the month." Smed took him to the basement. It was a small room by the laundry room. Practically a closet full of spider webs. It wasn't much.
"How much?" Alex knew there would be a price.
"Twenty-five a week." Smed offered.
"Twenty?" Alex hadn't meant to lower the offer, but really, it was a crappy room with only a mattress on the floor.
"Whatever." He felt Smed had doubts he'd get the twenty-five out of him.
"You got any pillows are sheets?" He hated to ask, but he needed the basics. Was that too much to ask?
"I'll bring some down." Smed told him. So Alex went to cleaning out the dusty room. There wasn't even a window to look out, but it didn't matter. He had to start somewhere.