Amanda took a sip of
her coffee while she waited for Todd.
know," Amanda said as he sat down across from her, "Just a coffee
with cream only takesa minute. You're
likely to get it sooner as the cashier will make it while the other guy makes
the complicated drinks.
that," Todd said pointing to Amanda's basic coffee with cream, "I can
make at home. My
easier to buy it here than it is to make it at home.
"Yeah, but it's
almost $5!" Amanda said.
"Yeah, I know
you miser." Todd said teasingly and took a sip of his coffee. "Have
you had any migraines recently?
"No, not at
all. Which is odd. I was having some serious problems soon after we got home,
but then it all stopped." Amanda didn't feel comfortable mentioning the
fact that they stopped right after their falling out. She also didn't want to
mention the dream she had afterwards.
After a pause she
said, "You know, I don't think it will be a problem with me walking here
anymore. I don't think I'll get a migraine anytime soon."
"Oh? What about
Amanda held her
coffee in midair as she was about to take another sip. When the name came up,
she immediately remembered the dream.
"I'm not afraid
of him," She said slowly as she set her cup down. She was having a
difficult time trying to find the right words to convey her thoughts.
"I'm just angry
with him," Amanda said finally.
understandable," Todd said, "After all, he did violate your trust in
Amanda said slowly, still trying to figure her own mind out. "That's not
it. It's like I want to blame him for all of my problems, everything from my
migraines to misplacing my phone this morning. It's weird."
"You want to
blame him for your migraines?" Todd asked flatly. He sounded tense.
sort of." Amanda was surprised at Todd's demeanor, "But that's crazy,
though. I've only seen him twice and I haven't had a migraine since."
Amanda shifted in her chair and then added, "He certainly didn't have
anything to do with my phone falling in between the love seat cushions."
Amanda chuckled, trying to lighten things up.
Amanda was relieved
to see Todd relax a little. He took another sip of his coffee. She decided to
try to change the subject.
submitted my book yet?" Amanda asked.
Todd did submit it,
but hasn't heard back. They talked about how some publishers miss out by
rejecting good books that make millions later.
In the back of
Amanda's mind, she still couldn't stop thinking of Todd's reaction. It seemed
that every time that she mentioned Brian Lane, Todd would get a little hostile,
just like she would every time she thought of that dream.