Thursday, December 22, 2011

every moment counts

Smed was caught off guard about what was exactly going on. They went out to the club that Alfie suggested. After all, it was the holidays, finals were over and Megan and Derrick were getting married.

He didn't want to say it, but it was all a little too much. After all, they weren't the club going crowd. They stayed home, saved their money, survived college. But Alfie seemed to be a different breed. This was his life. He knew all the cheesy dance moves that the girls were destined to learn, or at least wanting too. If that wasn't enough, they gathered around Alfie to watch him compete with a video game on the lit dance floor. Smed was certainly not smitten. In fact, it was a little aggravating. Smed decided to sit this one out. No need to stand their like some sort of fan club rooting Alfie on.

"You can't be jealous of that, can you?" Megan found him in the corner. She was the last person he expected to question him, as he sat their with a lite beer.

"No, of course not." He squinted a frown. Suddenly, he felt as if she was expecting a speech of some kind. "I just can't compete, you know." After all, he'd never learned to dance and didn't want to try now. The sleazy disco rap pulsed through the establishment as lights lit and faded just to jump in again to be a part of the nightly show.

"Remember, you are the boyfriend and you get dibs on every dance with Nat." Megan told him. Smed nodded.

"So, you're really going to do this? You and Derrick?" He looked at her out of the corner of his eye. They were leaving on their destination wedding in the morning, or more like the middle of the night.

"Yeah, it feels like I'm getting ready for the biggest ride of my life." She assured him.

"Well, it takes guts." He told her, wishing he could stop peeling the label off the beer bottle, but he needed something to do. "I'm..I'm excited for you." He sighed.

"Good, I'm excited for you too." She told him.

Smed stared at her, unable to speak. Was their time together, just for nothing? Or was it preparing them for this moment? Getting them ready, to marry other people.

5 comments:

lucy and sarah said...

That last paragraph is sooo sad. But it has some truth too.

ellie said...

That would be a hard revelation to think on.

Mimi said...

oh gosh, that last part really is sad. :(

<3, Mimi
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Cafe Fashionista said...

What an awkward experience for them both. :/

ivy's closet said...

What a poignant moment.