July 24th, 2005

Adam Greenfield

Decisions and Revisions (What’s Past is Prologue 7/18)

“I don’t interfere in what goes on between you two, right?”

“That’s an ominous beginning.” I’d been glad to have a chance to speak to Wendy alone, and had been looking forward to catching up a bit, since we hadn’t seen each other for a few months. Now I was having second thoughts.

She’d asked about Jean-Paul and me at the outset, but I’d answered briefly and changed the subject. Leaving Arthur with both April and Ezra, we’d gone for a walk on the grounds and chatted about all sorts of things. I’d heard the news from the Outpost, and that the whole Outpost contingent would be in New York for Charles’s memorial service. It wasn’t until we were sitting on a bench in the enclosed garden that she turned the topic back to my separation from Jean-Paul.

“It’s true, isn’t it? You’ve both talked to me when you’ve had issues, haven’t you?”

“You’ve always been totally supportive, and without taking sides. I’ve really appreciated that. I know you’re more Jean-Paul’s friend. You knew him first.”

“I love you both,” she answered, all sincerity. “We all do. And I don’t want to meddle... but I can’t just watch this, Adam! I can’t just see you two disintegrate like this and say nothing. He still loves you. And I don’t believe you don’t love him.”
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