xxxix. doesn't it say something?

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"Indie, you know you don't have to leave," Gwen sighed as they got into the apartment. "You can at least stay the night here. I get that you need a break from Harry but, I like having you around."

"I'm sorry, I have to," Indie sighed as she tossed her stuff in her bags. "I'll still be around and you're always welcome at the dorm. Tina would love you, I'm sure."

"How do you even know Tina's going to let you back into the dorm?" River asked, pulling Gwen down into his lap and wrapping his arms around her waist. "When was the last time you even talked to her?"

"A few weeks, maybe?" She shrugged. "She has to let me in. I do still pay to live there, even if I've been living here."

"That's true," Gwen nodded and then looked at River. "Well, looks like I've got the place to myself for the night. Feel like watching some horror movies and spending the night."

"Sounds great after the night we've had," he mumbled. "Ind, you're going to be alright to get yourself there? You were pretty drunk earlier."

"Yeah, well, getting into an argument with your estranged brother can sober a person up pretty fast," she tried to laugh. "I'll make myself some coffee before I leave, don't worry. I'd have you drive me if I didn't think I was capable."

"Alright, well, you finish packing up," Gwen stood up. "I'll go put on a pot of coffee and make the popcorn for our movie. You take your time."

"Thanks Gwen," Indie smiled softly and folded her shirt, laying it in the duffle bag.

"You sure this is what you want to do?" River asked, standing up and walking towards the dresser, grabbing a stack of clothes for her. Indie's eyes fell to her best friend and she knew he was just trying to help by asking her that.

She nodded, "It's time I make up with Tina. I've been living in a fantasy world, Rive and it was nice for the time being but I can only pretend like this is okay for so long."

"What makes you think it's a fantasy world?" He asked.

"A world where River Taylors is tied down to one girl? That has to be some kind of fantasy ," she mumbled, trying to make light of the situation. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean it like that, you know that."

"I do," he said as he set the clothes down. "However, this is about Harry. Not me."

"It's better this way, okay?" She sighed and set everything in her bag, "I don't deserve him."

"You do though," River argued. "You deserve to be happy."

"Not yet," she shook her head. "I'm not ready and I can't hurt him. I feel like a broken record, saying this over and over again. Can we please just drop it?"

"Sure but you're only going to hurt him by doing this," he frowned and when she fell silent, her eyes settled on her hands. "I'm going to check on that coffee for you."

"Thanks," she reached for him and he took her hand giving it a tight squeeze before kissing the top of her head. She rested the last piece of clothing in her bag and zipped her bag up but knocked her phone that sat on the comforter to the floor in the process. Indie groaned as she finished zipping her bag and then knelt down to grab her phone, she peaked under the bed where it fell and reached for it but found a frame instead. Taking another look, she took her phone as well as the frame and found the napkin from the bar inside.

She sighed and brushed her thumb over the glass only to find it not there before bringing it to her chest. She stood from the floor and gave it one last look before setting it in the middle of the bed and taking her bag.

"Thermos?" Gwen held the teal cup up to her.

"Thank you," Indie smiled as she walked towards the door. "I'll see the two of you later, okay?"

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