Friday, January 20, 2023

Finally laughing after trying to hold it in


This was strange. Tristan guessed it was OK to pick up the pickup. After all, he'd called about it, but when he got to his parents there was company. They were eating dinner. He felt as if he was imposing. For a moment it was was like they had another son. A son that he didn't know about. Their laughter was haunting and really he wished he hadn't came after all.

But it was Holden.

"Come on, sit down, eat something," his father got up and practically coaxed him into to a chair across from Holden. Tristan didn't know what to say, but he was handed a plate of tacos with his mom's famous hot salsa.

He cleared his throat.

"Don't tell me you have forgotten completely about your old friend," his dad laughed.

Tristan nodded. He didn't know what he was talking about. Holden laughed at him.

"Look, man, I haven't forgotten you, but you know, it's been a long time too. I wouldn't know you, you know," he smiled at Tristan who only cleared his throat and managed a smile back.

Still, Magz came to mind. He only thought of Holden as Magz's almost ex. Except he wasn't.

"So-" he started to ask about her, but Holden cut him off.

"I hear you work at the zoo, how crazy is that? I mean, I seriously envy you, dude," He drank at the beer and finished another taco.

Beer was offered to Tristan but he only wanted water. He said it had been a long time since he'd had his mom's salsa. He'd need a lot of water. 

"You were raised on this stuff, man," Holden's smile was open.

Tristan did his best to play along, but he didn't know if he could do this. Be somebody's best friend he hadn't seen in a good decade or so.

"Man, we gotta get together now, you know," Holden told me. 

"Absolutely," Tristan found himself lying. No way did he want to be friends with Magz's boyfriend, but it looked as if he'd found his old new best friend, again.


  1. Grande capítulo, gosto de ler!
    Amiga, desejo-lhe um abençoado final de semana.

  2. Amizades verdadeiras nunca se acabam,
    mesmo depois de muito tempo.
    Um abraço! 😀

  3. uy ojala a Tristan no le vaya mal. Genial fragmento. Te mando un beso.

  4. It's an interesting chapter. It can be hard to connect to all friends. People can change so much.

  5. Reconnecting with old friends can so often be a challenge. :/


  6. Can you say awkward? This plot has such romcom potential, what with the smitten, rough-around-the-edges guy forced to play nice with the doctor boyfriend of the girl he's crushing on. I feel more sympathetic toward Tristan with each installment!

    The WTF - Where's the Food Shirt? in the collage is so funny! 🤣🔥🌮🔥🍍🌵


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