"Hey, you want some coffee?", Steve said as he stuck his head into the doorway of my room.
I was finishing a bagel, mid-bite and just nodded yes. I was gathering up my books and as I headed out the door, I noticed I hadn't changed the calendar for that month. As I did, I realized I had been there almost three months already.
Time flew by and the last three months were filled with searching for jobs, going on interviews and finally landing a medical tech job at a psychiatric facility. I was doing in intake and it was something I was trained for. I was also very confident that they wouldn't look for me there, especially since they weren't even aware I went to college at all.
I walked to the kitchen and the smell of fresh coffee hit my face and I just inhaled deeply. It was an amazing smell and I couldn't get over the fact he grinded and brewed his coffee in an old French press. It was like living in a dream.
Looking back to the night I went out with Steven and his girlfriend as almost like a dream. The perfect looking couple. She was tall and thin, long, dark-blonde hair and a cute smile. She was so well put together and she said the whole "please" and "thank you" thing all night. She was super smart and polite, but confident. I couldn't believe I was living in this situation.
Steve was on the phone and as I entered the kitchen, he was quiet; just nodding and saying "mmm-hmm", every other second or so. It sounded serious and didn't want to stand there as if I was eavesdropping so I walked to the kitchen table and sipped on my coffee. I was reading the comic section of the newspaper when he came and sat down next to me.
"So, I have news.", he said reluctantly.
"My friend, the one I told you about who was overseas, is back in the states sooner than expected. I told him he could stay here, but didn't expect him for a few months yet. I have to pick him up at the airport in 2 hours.", he replied as he looked into his coffee mug.
"Wow. That's exciting...right?", I asked him-feeling confused.
"Oh yeah, no, it is...it's just... I didn't expect it yet and wasn't really ready and I wanted to kind of debrief you before he arrived.", he replied.
"Debrief me?", I asked him.
"Yeah. I mean I just wanted to fill you in with more detail as I knew more info, but it didn't happen that way.", he said.
He had a confused and almost sad look on his face. I was a bit concerned that his friend was a mobster or something and he was letting a criminal in the house. Maybe this was the serial killer I was worried about.
"Okay, well you can tell me now.", I said to him.
He was silent for a minute and nodded his head a few times. He took a breath and then started to speak. I sat there in silence, partly in a bit of disbelief and partly a bit overwhelmed at the magnitude of information.
YOU ARE READING
Sick as SecretsFanfiction
Gabe was running from her old life. She knew if she didn't, she wouldn't survive much longer. She had secrets and knew she had to hide, but where would she go? How could she be sure they would never find her? Little did she know that she would m...