"Maybe this is just the beginning." Hattie didn't know what else to say to Logan. She could tell he was not too happy with the Holidays coming and perhaps Alex leaving. She looked through the suits with him. She found some interesting bow ties for Alex. They were a couple of dollars each. Alex might need more than one. She kept imaging how dignified and confident he'd look. He'd definitely get the job.
"I know, he's really worked so hard the last year." Logan shrugged as if he didn't mean to be so sad. Alex was not a bonafied veterinarian's assistant now. He'd definitely found his calling and by the look Logan gave Hattie, it looked as if he might be lost without Alex, who was now working with sick lions, tigers and apes. It was likely he could become a veterinarian now specializing in zoo animals. "Its just I dunno what to do." He was a bit teary eyed as if he couldn't be completely happy about this situation.
"You could go with him." Hattie touched his shoulder as if she knew he needed a hug. Of course, she thought he might collapse.
"I'll only let him down. What am I suppose to do? I feel like I'm not much of a boyfriend." He shook his head.
"But you are." She thought they were great together.
"I'm still undeclared." He spoke of his studies. "I work in concessions and sell zoo ticket passes in the winter time."
"Don't you work at the iMax theater?" She knew he did more than just petty things.
"I bet you're really good with money." She looked at him as if it were a simple remedy. "Maybe you should look into that."
He looked at her as if he really hadn't thought much about it.
"See, you'll figure this out. You two can help each other." She smoothed the color of his white shirt next to the scratchy gray sweater he wore. She picked the dark suit, thinking it was the sharpest one on the rack. She handed over to him as if this would be perfect for Alex's interview.
"But, we'll be on our own." He choked up.
"Yeah, but you'll be with Alex." She smiled. "You won't need us." She knew he was a lot stronger than he looked.