Hey! Wow, been a long time huh? Nice of you to stop by. I'm in a hotel again this week. Traveling is a big part of my life nowadays. But I'll get to that later. 'Tanya told me you had visited her recently. She told me what she told you... guess that's a good place to pick up.
I told her that I was still looking for a Job. She told me she'd talk to her father and see if there were any openings. Katy called me the next afternoon telling me that I had an interview. I was so excited. I hopped in the car and headed to the mall to get a new suit.
I happened to run into Jaq while I was there. I told her I had an interview and she offered to help me pick something out. Shopping with Jaq is an experience everyone should have. She filled me in on what's in style and was running around grabbing anything she thought would bring out the color of my eyes. I just stood back and watched, held what she gave me to hold and didn't agrue with anything she said. I simply nodded and smiled. Three hours later, after I tried on and modeled about fifty different suits, we finally found one that worked. Jaq was so enthusiastic about how good I looked in the suit, I didn't even flinch when I handed the clerk the two hundred dollars to pay for it. We left the mall and headed for the coffee shop to meet Dante. We drank some coffee, talked and had a good laugh when one customer accidently spilled hot coffee in his lap, even though he didn't think it was too funny. Jaq and Dante followed me back to Sam's place. Dartanya was already there, watching TV with Sam. Since she got the new job at the museum I don't see her as often. We haven't gone out and done anything alone together in a couple months. We just aren't as close as we used to be. Jaq and Dante however, are more in love than ever. Even with Jaq's modeling career taking off, and Dante's Musical Therapy practice going well, they still spend every spare moment together. Still as different as night and day, but content.
Musical Therapy, by the way, is Dante's belief that all emotional turmoil one may go through in life can be healed by music. Little stange to me, but he swears it works. Back on the subject of Dartanya. She has basically become "Mother Hen" to us all. She does the majority of the cooking. She's not the best cook, but she is learning. 'Tanya and Sam seem to have formed a nice friendship. He's lonely and still dealing with some depression, and 'Tanya pampers him. She really is a good friend when people need her. It's really funny to see how we all build up 'Tanya's confidence about her cooking. When really at times, we just chew and swallow and try to keep the gag reflex from kicking it back up. She rarely eats with us. She nibbles and snacks on the food as she's preparing it, so when the time comes to eat, she is full. The only person who actually enjoys 'Tanya's cooking is Dante. But I've seen him eat things like pickled pigs feet... so he has a pretty strong stomache. He usually finishes off mine when 'Tanya isn't looking. Jaq gives hers to Kibbles now when 'Tanya's back is turned. Kibbles is a big hit around the house, though his favorite is clearly Sam. After dinner I told 'Tanya about my job interview. I left the fact that Katy got me the interview out. She was happy for me. We also talked about our plans for our three year anniversary that was coming up soon. I convinced her to let me make the plans so she could be suprised. The next day I woke up early, got dressed and made it to my interview about 45 minutes early. Natasha, the secretary, greeted me warmly. We talked until Mr. Lipton (Katy's father) was ready to see me. It wasn't long before Mr. Lipton called me into his office. I could tell Katy must have gotten her good looks from her mother, except she had her father's eyes. The interview went well, Mr. Lipton liked a lot of my ideas. He said I had potential and that any friend of Katy's was a friend of his. I was pretty happy when he not only told me I got the job, but that if I could prove myself worthy and worked hard enough, I could someday make partner with the firm. As I was leaving Natasha congratulated me, and said she'd see me Monday. When I got home I called Katy and told her I got the job. She was pleased and told me I owed her one. So I offered to take her out to dinner to show my appreciation. When I hung up the phone I picked it up again to call 'Tanya, then thought twice about it. I knew she'd be happy for me, but I wasn't so sure what she would think about my outing with Katy. I picked Katy up and we headed to a nearby resturaunt. We talked about the interview and what it would have been like if we had dated and stayed together when we were younger. We pondered if things would be different. We went outside and walked around a while we talked some more. I told Katy that my relationship with 'Tanya has been pretty non-exsistant lately. How we don't see each other much and aren't as close as we used to be. I was suprised to see Katy really is a good listener. Katy told me she was sorry things weren't working out. And then she suprised me by apologizing for how she treated me when we were younger. She admitted to being jealous and that she never really got over me. She started crying and said she wished she could be a better person in my eyes, because I was the only one who's opinion really mattered to her. I reached up and turned her face to mine. I bent down and kissed her on the forehead then... before I knew it... I was kissing Katy.
When we broke apart I felt so guilty. I took Katy home and thanked her for the nice evening, and that I would call her sometime. I drove back to Sam's apartment. I sat in the car for a while replaying the last couple hours in my head. I finally got out of the car and went in the house to find Sam. I found him in his room. I asked him how his night was. He just looked at me, got out of the bed and stormed past me heading downstairs. I followed. I asked him what was wrong. He turned and looked at me. Hands on his hips he said, "Are you out of your mind?! What are you thinking going out with Katy!?"
"Uh... How did you know?!" I asked. "What does it matter how I found out?! You answer my question first!" Sam yelled.
I had never seen Sam so mad. I sat down on the couch and explained everything to him. From Katy getting me the job interview up to me pulling into the driveway that night. Sam didn't seem to understand. "How could you do it Blayne?" he asked furiously. "You have seen what a wreck I've been in these past few months! How could you even think about putting 'Tanya through that? If you weren't my best friend I'd punch you right now!"
I assured Sam that I never had any intention of hurting 'Tanya, and that I planned on telling her the truth about everything. Sam seemed relieved to hear that. He calmed down some. He nodded at me and said...
"Well Blayne, I hope you realize what you are doing, what you are giving up... and what you are getting in return. You will never find anyone better than 'Tanya. I know it... and you know it, even though you are too stubborn to see it right now. I'm not judging you, okay I am a little. But it is more of a bit of advice... think about what you are doing and if you are planning on breaking her heart, don't do it slow." Sam left the room and headed back upstairs. I knew I was alone when I heard his bedroom door slam. I stayed up that night, thinking about things. I love 'Tanya, I always will and I knew that. But we are growing further away from each other and maybe it is time to give it a break, see where our lives take us... apart.
Moving on cont. (Little Dartanya pt. 13)
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