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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Troubled Waters

“Wait a second”

Jonah reached out to shake Connor's hand. Meanwhile I was standing next to the two trying to remember the disappearing spell from Harry Potter. Connor's hand stopped in mid reach and pointed at Jonah instead. He squinted his eyes as if he'd just remembered something. His head slightly cocked towards me and asked, “Isn't he...”

I snapped back from my outer body experience and cut Connor off. I could tell by his face that he'd remembered Jonah from the night of the dinner fiasco. “Yeah! He's from the Late Night show.” I tried my hardest to fake a smile. He caught my drift and smiled back.

Connor continued to shake Jonah's hand as he let out a laugh. “Nice to meet you, man!” For him, this was the moment he was waiting for. The man I'd left him for that night was now on the other end of the situation. “This is fucking mad!” Connor laughed nervously again as he thought of the situation we were in.

Jonah, still standing with a straight face, let go of Connor's grip. He looked uncomfortable. I mean, who wasn't? The moment was equally awkward. I tried to lighten Jonah's mood by explaining Connor's reaction, “He's a huge fan of the show” I lied.

He smiled sheepishly before his friend came wobbling over. “Dude, what's the hold up? We're all waiting for our shots!” He nudged Jonah towards the bar.

“Do you guys want to join us?” He asked. Connor and I looked over at the rowdy table. We'd have to be drinking the rest of the night to catch up with them.

“Appreciate the offer bro, but I've got an early morning tomorrow.” Connor responded in a friendly suave tone. I turned towards him surprised.

“Yeah” I agreed, “We just came for dinner. Y'all have fun though”

“Congrats on the show” Connor shook Jonah's hand once again. “It was nice meeting you”

“Thanks, man. It was my pleasure.” As Connor walked away behind the hostess, Jonah turned towards me and tipped the bill of an imaginary cowboy hat on his head as he winked.

I put both my pointer fingers up as imaginary pistols and pretended to shoot him. “Pew! Pew!” I whispered. The smile on Jonah's face grew. “You better get going” He nudged his head towards Connor. “I'll see you around, kid.” Jonah turned back around and disappeared into the crowd surrounding the bar.

The hostess sat us in a secluded area of the restaurant away from the horde. Connor cleared his throat as he picked up his menu. He began to look over his options for dinner. “Thank you” I said quietly as I picked up my menu to do the same.

“For what?” Connor asked without looking up.

“For being nice. I saw your face, you remembered him from that night” I put my menu down to look at him. He was fully concentrated on figuring out what to eat.

“Of course. Why wouldn't I be nice to him?” He smirked. “It's not like he was the one to do anything to me...” Connor finally looked up.

I sarcastically smiled back. “Look, just so you know, I had no idea he'd be here. I mean, I knew he was moving back to the City, but I thought it'd be later in the month. He didn't even tell me he was already here.”

“I'm starving” Connor mumbled as he looked around the restaurant. “Where is the damn service when you need it?”

“So” I folded my arms on the table and leaned in “Why aren't you upset about this?” I pointed towards Jonah.

Connor laughed and sat back in his chair. “Is there a reason I should be upset?”

“One, because you're you. And two, because if this was reversed I would be hella pissed.” I whispered loudly across the table.

“Really? I didn't take you for the jealous type.” He jokingly furrowed his brows, but then noticed the unamused look on my face and continued. “The guy moved back to the City for work. I can't be mad at him for that. Like you said, you didn't know he would be here. We were bound to run into him, right?”

Realizing that Connor had a point, I nonchalantly agreed. “Right”

“Besides” Connor leaned forward and grabbed my hand. “You're here with me and you look absolutely beautiful.” I smiled back.

I was glad to be put to ease with Connor being so understanding. I had been waiting for Jonah to come back to town since the day he left. Now that he was home, and I was with Connor, I didn't know how I felt about it anymore. All I knew was that my relationship with Connor was growing, and I was genuinely happy to be with him.

After dinner we decided to walk off our meal since we were only a few blocks away from my apartment. Once we'd gotten to my door I searched through my clutch for my key. I felt Conner's hands wrapped around my waist. He leaned down and kissed my neck. I laughed as his stubbled facial hair tickled my skin.

We both stopped and looked at the end of the hall when we heard a noise coming from an apartment door. We stood silently for a minute. Connor looked back at me with widened eyes, as if we were doing something we shouldn't have been. I quietly hushed him and pulled his face towards mine. He took a step forward, pressing my body against the wall. He lifted up my leg, wrapping it around his waist, and began grinding his body against mine while we continued to make out.

“Whoa my God!” I heard Kadie's voice yell. She'd opened the door so fast we didn't even have time to process what was going on. “I'm so sorry!” She stepped back behind the door ready to close it again. “I thought I heard something out here, but I guess it was just you two. Sorry!” She was talking a mile a minute.

“It's okay” Connor said as he pulled himself off of me. “I have to go anyway.” He leaned down and kissed me again.

“Come inside” I whispered, tugging at his arm. I could see Kadie from the corner of my eye tip-toeing back into the apartment.

“I wish I could babe. I have reports to finish before tomorrow.” He began fixing his shirt.

After we said our goodbyes I went into my apartment to find Kadie sitting on the couch.

“So, someone had a fun night, huh?” She winked, playfully.

“Uh, more like the opposite.” I threw my clutch onto the table and sat down next to her. Kadie's expression was begging to know what had happened. “We ran into Jonah. Apparently his home coming party was at the same place we went for dinner.”

“What?” Kadie's voice boomed through the apartment. “Jonah's already here? He wasn't suppose to come back til next month.” She spoke out loud to herself.

“Yeah, well he is. And Connor's surprisingly not phased by it at all. Which you would think would be a good thing, but for some reason it's making me nervous.” I grabbed a pillow and covered my face with it.

Kadie sat upright leaning towards me“Wait, you're not having second thoughts about Connor are you?”

“No. No, of course not!” I uncovered my face. “I mean we have our highs and lows, but that's what makes us special. I like Connor, a lot. But, I'm not going to lie, when I saw Jonah my knees went weak for a second...”

Kadie giggled “LA did him good didn't it?”

I nodded my head agreeingly “It's like that scene from that one vampire series, when they get bitten they become even more flawless than before.” We bellowed over laughing as we thought about it.

Kadie added, “I mean honestly did you think he could get better looking than he already was? He legit looks like a  fucking A-list movie star” her laughter slowed as she wiped the tears from her eyes. “I don't know, Lynn. I don't know how you're going to do it.”

20 comments:

  1. Yeah Connor is being fine with this because he somehow knew about it and prepared himself. This is the first post I have been disappointed in. I am not saying that to be critical, but considering the history between Jonah and Lynn, I expected a little more insight into Lynn's feelings. I don't see her relationship with Connor growing. I see that he is happy when she is doing what he wants and acting how he wants her to. It feels as if their relationship is only physical. She had a more honest relationship with Jonah before he left. It seems a bit out of character for Lynn to be so indifferent to the situation.

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    1. As the person below said, marking his territory and the added bonus of "Well lookee there, Lynn, I'm changing! Just like you wanted!" manipulation. The more I read about Connor the less I like him.

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  2. I hope she goes back with Jonah. He was much more fun to read about. I have to say all her and Conner do is sex, argue, go to dinner, and more sex. Lol Jonah was very interesting and had many things to do.

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  3. Hmmm does kadie have a thing for jonah......

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  4. I feel like Connor definitely knew Jonah was going to be there. Maybe Jonah texted Lynn a while back and he saw it or something and maybe Connor wanted to mark his territory in front of Jonah or maybe he wanted to test Lynn to see her reaction. I'm not really sure exactly, but Lynn was right. It wasn't normal of Connor to be so calm about all of it.

    I really hope Lynn and Jonah give it another shot though. It doesn't have to be now or anytime real soon. I just hope at some point, they find their way back to each other. I had a huge smile on my face when I read the part where Jonah tipped his imaginary hat and Lynn did the whole "pew pew" thing. Just being around Jonah for a minute brought back the goofy side in Lynn that Connor really hasn't been able to bring out of her at all. I just think Lynn and Jonah's personalities match more and they seem to just get each other.

    - Holly

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  5. "I had been waiting for Jonah to come back to town since the day he left." That says it all for me. She fell into a relationship with Connor only because Jonah wasn't there anymore. I don't hate Connor, but I also don't love him. Jonah and Lynn seemed like best friends who loved and were in love with one another. I really hope she realizes that sooner rather than later.

    Amy

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  6. Too short I was dreaming of something happening and jonah and her would run off into the sunset lol. No but really, get rid of Connor! Hehe

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  7. Connor knowing Jonah was there kinda make sense because apparently Jonah text her but she said she never got it, maybe Connor intercepted it - but they did have reservations & that means he was faking when he "recognized" Jonah. Were also assuming he knew Jonah was "that" guy...hmmm we'll see. I don't hate Connor but I'm team Jonah. Like someone else said, I just hope they find their way back to each other at some point.

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  8. Hmm I smell a rat in Connor. I hope Lynn wives up to his manipulative ways and goes back to Jonah.

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  9. If Lynn went weak 'in the knees' what does that say about her being w Connor? Does he not move her? I thought Connor was 'hot'! Well, whatever the reason why Connor was so smooth at the restaurant I gotta say 'Well played, Connor, well played.' Lynn needs to careful of her dealings w Jonah ( if any) if she cares about Connor & why do I still feel like deep down she doesn't ? Jonah May or may not stay long & he did pick his career over Lynn.
    I wonder if Kadie gets her job back....

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  10. Not sure why everyone thinks Connor is being manipulative? I don't think he is at all.

    I'll be real disappointed if Lynn starts to string Connor along. I am 100% team Connor but she clearly has feelings for Jonah. Love triangle stories aren't for my liking so I hope Lynn is the nice person I've always thought she was and ends it with Connor before she breaks his heart.

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  11. Man, Kadie is a cock-blocker! Hope she makes up with Adam soon. mum

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  12. Hey You know what they say: if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.”

    I wish i could made 1 person out these two (Jonah & Connor). But please let us enjoy an extra post Soon :)

    A.

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    1. I think she is with Connor only because Jonah left. And I don't think she loves Connor.

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    2. Totally agree with you, but why did she choose to get into a relationship if she still had feelings for Jonah. Being with someone just because you feel sorry for that person or just not to be alone is not the right thing to do. (obviously we don't make the smartest decisions)

      Hopefully she would understand ans she will get back with Jonah

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  13. Well clearly if the main character and Jonah are the perfect couple she can't fall for him, it be perfect, and they live happily ever after, otherwise what on earth would the blogger wrote about?

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  14. I like Connor.. I can't wait to see what happens

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