60. Forgive Me If I Don't Understand
While Mikey listened to Tiffany torture the tuba, Devin tried to patch things up with Lori. “I love you. I love having sex with you. We’ve been having sex. What’s so wrong about asking if we’re still gonna have sex?”
“You truly don’t understand?” Lori asked with a sigh.
Lori felt the frustration overtake her. She wanted to scream at him, drive over to his house and kick him. She took a deep breath, put the phone back to her ear and said, “You put your needs ahead of my feelings at a time when my feelings should have been your number one concern.”
Devin thought, here we go again, her endless fascination with everything she feels. She’s like a nervous pilot on her first solo flight, rattled by the slightest turbulence . “I’m sorry,” he said, feeling sorry for himself.
“It’s OK,” she said, thinking ‘he really doesn’t understand.’
Today I will remember true forgiveness often rests on understanding.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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