They don’t talk. It’s not like they really know each other that well. Warren seems to be a careful driver. He is very focused on the road, which is in some parts still slippery from the rain and mud last night. Scotty doesn’t want to break his concentration and stares into the dark. The car shifts a bit as Warren tries to avoid some branches on the road and Scotty snaps out of his silence.
“Thank you. For taking me home.” He says. Warren has almost forgotten about Scotty being with him in the car. Hearing his voice suddenly in the dark startles him. Scotty notices and smiles.
“You’re welcome.” Warren replies.
“I don’t mean to pry, but what happened between Kitty and you?”
“We discovered this weekend that we weren’t meant to be.” Warren sounds casual, but Scotty doubts if he really is.
“You like her a lot, don’t you?” he’s surprised by his own audacity to ask.
“She’s amazing, but….. I don’t know…. She and I, it just wasn’t there… It wasn’t supposed to be.”
Scotty thinks about those words, as Warren finally takes the highway. Now that he has to be less careful about things on the road, Warren takes a quick look at Scotty. His face is white and his eye too big. He’s obviously trying to hold back tears.
“What about you and Kevin?” Is eventually his inevitable question.
“I don’t know yet. Let’s say, that for the time being I’m really done with him, with the Walkers and with their dramas.” Scotty replies.
‘’They are good at drama, aren’t they? I mean if Nora doesn’t reveal her dead husband’s mistress, than Tommy and Julia are caught making out on some expensive mink or they discuss sperm over pasta….” Warren shakes his head and Scotty starts to laugh inspite of himself….
“Thanks for bringing me.” Scotty says. Warren nods. And Scotty gets out of the car.
“Will you be alright?” Warren asks following Scotty’s example. He helps to take Scotty’s bag.
“Nothing a bucket of chocolate ice-cream can’t fix.” Scotty says bravely.
“I guess, we won’t see each other anymore.”
“No, I don’t think we travel in the same circles.” Scotty smiles.
“It’s been nice knowing you, Scotty.”
“You too, Warren.” They shake hands and then Warren quickly goes back in his car. After watching Warren leave, Scotty returns to his own little apartment. He not very sure of what will happen, but he begins to fear, after what happened this evening, that Kevin Walker will not become a part of his future.