Distractions for two

James is woken by his phone ringing. I really need to put that on silent, stupid thing keeps waking me up, he thinks to himself. He’s expecting the normal ‘Good morning’ text from Autumn, and he feels excited about hearing from her. Though he knows he shouldn’t. But the name flashing on his screen isn’t Autumn and he can’t help but feel disappointed. Oh Crap, he thinks. He doesn’t really want to deal with Jessica though he feels bad for forgetting to ring her. So as much as he doesn’t want to, he answers the phone.

Hey. You never rang me back”, he feels guilty but is instantly annoyed at the fact that she’s so short with him

“Yeah, I know. I’m sorry”

“That’s okay, I was just wondering what you were up to today? It feels like forever since I’ve seen you”, he doesn’t want to say yes, but he doesn’t want to hurt he either. She’s forgotten the fact that she was annoyed at him and he doesn’t want to give her another reason to. It seems like he’s done enough of that already. Though he was actually planning on going to see Autumn today. He wanted to see if the feelings were still there or if he imagined them. He was also, as much as he hated to admit it, missing her. He felt stupid for doing so, after all he just saw her yesterday, but he had a sudden need to be with her. No matter what he felt, he couldn’t feel it, she was his friend. His friend and nothing else. And with Jessica on the phone, it didn’t look like he would have the chance to see her today anyway.

“I have no plans, what did you have in mind?”, he might as well find something to keep his mind of Autumn.

“I was thinking movies and pizza at yours? If that’s okay I mean?”

“Yeah that’s fine, I’ll see you in…?”

“An hour?”

“Sounds good to me, see you later then Jessica”

“It’s a date”, and with that she hung up the phone. He doesn’t want to lead her on, but he doesn’t want to think about Autumn either. Maybe this will be good for me, he thinks, maybe I just need to see Jessica again to realise that whatever I’ve been feeling for Autumn isn’t actually real. Even if he didn’t want to start a relationship with Jessica, one date couldn’t hurt. It seems like he would be hurting her more if he had said no, and he didn’t have the heart to do that.

He climbs out of bed and goes to get in the shower when he hears his phone ring. Walking back through to his bedroom he sees Autumns ‘Good morning’ text and his need to see her grows. He ignores it, he doesn’t want to have these feelings, he doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. So he ignores it and decides that Jessica will be good for him. He needs someone to take his mind off of Autumn and Jessica would be a nice distraction.


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