Wrapping my arm around Rollar's waist was just natural when I was around her now, and I didn't mean to upset Kyle at all. Though it made it easier to know that he was interested in someone, not that I was going to tell him that I knew. How awkward would that conversation be?
"Let's go inside," I said into the uncomfortable silence.
Kyle didn't respond, simply turning and going inside. I sighed slightly and kissed Rollar's hair, pulling her closer to comfort myself a little.
"He'll be fine," Rollar said, smiling reassuringly.
"Yeah, but when?" I murmured.
She paused for a little while, beginning to walk inside the building. "Why don't you apologise to him?" she suggested quietly, looking up at me for my reaction.
"Yeah... Yeah, I should," I agreed after a few moments.
I noticed her sigh of relief but didn't acknowledge it.
"Just be honest with him," she said, smiling.
Kyle had already taken one of the lifts and was heading up. Rollar and I got in the second one. As the doors closed behind us, I wrapped my other arm around her waist and just held her to me.
"What would I do without you?" I murmured, holding her close.
"I'm sure you'd be just fine."
"No, I doubt it." I kissed her forehead gently. "Still up for meeting my family this evening?"
She nodded, though I could tell something was bothering her.
"Hey, what's up?" I asked softly.
"Nothing," she murmured. "I'm fine, don't worry."
I frowned slightly but didn't push it. When the lift doors opened and we stepped out, we walked down the hallway to Rody's office. Kyle was already there.
"Sorry we're a bit late," I said, shutting the door behind us.
Rody just grunted in response. Well, he seems to like me a bit better now...
"So, tomorrow morning we're announcing our tour dates," he said, consulting a piece of paper.
"Already?" I asked.
"The album's doing really well, and we've got a fan base so I think it's time for a tour, yes."
He told us the dates, and the venues. It all seemed just fine. All except for the fact that the band itself wasn't getting along right now... I glanced across at Kyle briefly, seeing him focusing on Rody. I did the same.
It was only a relatively short meeting, basically just informing us that we'd better get ready to start travelling.
I followed Kyle quickly out of the room as he left.
"Kyle, wait," I called to him.
He stopped and, after a moment, turned around.
"What?" he said indifferently.
"Look, I want to apologise, for the way I treated you."
"Rollar put you up to this?" he asked.
"No. Well, yes, okay, she did, but I don't want things like this between us. And I know that I owe you an apology anyway, so... I'm sorry."
He looked at me in silence for a short while.
"Okay," he said, turning and walking away. I don't think he actually believed me.
"That went well," I muttered as I felt Rollar's arm loop through mine.