Our poor Marcy truly had no idea how to rectify the situation with her ‘housemate’, as she worked on her latest sculpture, she couldn’t help but sneak glances at the man she shared her house with, he wasn’t bad looking, she supposed.
He helped out a lot around the house, and she couldn’t help remember how he looked after her with her illness and the shame and guilt came back to the fore.
Her day passed with all the normal chores, and a plan formulated in her mind.
She would start by making him a meal. The next morning, she called Robi to breakfast.
He looked a tad baffled, and who could blame him, they had been sharing the same space for over a month by now, and he could probably count on one hand the number of times she had actually spoken to him.
She started the conversation:
Marcy: “Look, I want to apologise for the way I have been acting around you, I have been behaving like a spoilt child who has been denied their choice of toy, it hasn’t been fair to you, I truly am sorry. I hope that we can start again?”
Robi: “Wow, well, wow.”
Was his response. To be fair, this had come completely out of left field for him, he had no idea of the inner monologue that had been happening in our dear girl’s head.
Marcy went to speak again, but before she could, Robi interjected.
Robi: “Sorry, that wasn’t a great response, but, well, I just wasn’t expecting it. If I’m honest, I was expecting you to ask me to leave, because, well, we haven’t really been getting on have we?”
Marcy: “Leave?! How could I ask you to leave, you were chosen for me, I have to trust that decision was made with thought and purpose behind it.”
Robi: “Yeah, but still, that’s what I thought, that this was like the last meal before the hang man, so to speak.”
Marcy: “No, definitely not, I meant what I said, I really hope we can start over.”
Robi took a moment to digest this, then he looked like he had an idea.
Robi: “Hi, my name is Robi Crews, it’s nice to meet you.”
A little confused, it took a moment then she figured it out.
Marcy: “Hi Robi, I’m Marcy, it really is lovely to meet you.”
Then they both dissolved into fits of giggles. The ice well and truly broken, they continued with their meal and got to know each other a bit better.
Marcy divulged a little of her upbringing, and this helped Robi understand why she had so many walls that needed, if not breaking down, then lowering slightly.
Robi told her a little of how he grew up and Marcy came to understand how he simply couldn’t begin to fathom what she had been through as a child.
The conversation between them, once started just didn’t abate, they talked as they went about their chores, and they even went for a swim together.
It seems all this pair needed was a kick up the backside to get them to realise how well they could get on, we never did find out what caused her unexplained dizzy spell… Let’s hope it lasts…