Lyle wanted to let out a belch so bad, but he didn't. He stood by Sammi as they looked through used CDs. He didn't want her thinking he was Shrek.
"What are you looking for, anyway?" He hadn't a clue what music she really liked.
"I dunno. Something cool." She shrugged.
"The Smiths are cool." Lyle shrugged.
"Aren't they gay?" She winced as if she wouldn't have their music in her collection of tunes.
"Are they?" He winced as if that was definitely a touchy subject with her. "Well, you have gay friends. What's wrong with the Smiths?"
Lyle supposed they'd been around each other enough, that he could ask questions if he wanted now. He thought it was a comfort zone. Although, he sort of knew her schedule of things. It would be all, lets study hard and go here and go there. Then the last twenty minutes was devoted to making out or what sometimes came afterwards. It came down to the fact that she didn't want him to go. Or so she said. But it could have been an act of some kind, he was beginning to think
"I don't like them." She was blunt.
"Fine, but I do." He shrugged. She could have all the Green Day she wanted, which he guessed that she thought he liked, since she got him a GREEN DAY Tee shirt for Christmas. "The point is..." He hated to say it, but he had to. "I don't think you know me, at all."
"Huh." She looked up at him then as if she was taking him seriously. Finally. Only, he didn't know where to exactly go from here.
"I don't mean to hurt your feelings, but..are you really listening to me, or..are you listening to what you want to hear?" He glared at her with concern.
Sammi sighed. She turned and walked away.
"Oh, great.." He sighed.
But then she turned back in a huff, as she hugged herself.
"Are you breaking up with me?" She wanted to know.
"No. Absolutely not." He came to her, and hugged her quick. "Its just, I want things to be better. I..think...." He sighed then. "We're getting into a rut."
Sammi nodded, but said nothing. He kissed her on the lips, as if he didn't care who was watching. Maybe, just maybe they'd try something he liked to do instead of being on Sammi's schedule.