14. I'd Rather Hurt You Than See You Get Hurt
Accross town Devin sat next to his girlfriend on the custom designed couch in her den. He stared at his phone, mulling over his options. Lori, who he'd been dating for two years, squeezed his forearm and pointed at his phone. "Text him," she said almost whispering. "You'll feel better if you do."
Devin shook his head. "If I offer him a ride, knowing he drove himself, it's like accusing him of driving drunk. He might be insulted, he'll probably be hurt."
"Or," Lori said, stroking his arm,"he might accept your offer. If he doesn't, and something happens, at least you tried." There was a long silence as Devin thought about what might happen.
Devin texted his father: Do you want me to pick you up?
Today I won't ignore a problem to save someone's pride.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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