Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was to use “bug”. This happens during my Jonas & Isaac story, though it may not appear on the page, though what comes after probably will. And before you read, I’ll leave you with a warning. There is a mention of suicide here, so if you need to skip it, I completely understand.
“I hope I’m not bugging you.”
Konner looked up and smiled at Arcelia. He did have a nice smile, but she didn’t really care about that. Especially not now. “Not at all. What can I do for you?”
“I was hoping you’d tell me where Isaac has been hiding himself.”
The smile fell away at that. “What makes you think he’s doing that? Maybe he’s just been busy.”
Arcelia scoffed. “Yeah, I know better than that.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“He’s avoiding me. He’s avoiding everything. He hasn’t come back to see Jonas. He claimed he loved my brother, yet at the first bump, he’s taking off and hiding away. So much for standing by him through everything.”
“Ever think maybe he needs to protect himself? Have you forgotten he found his mother much the same way he found Jonas. He’s got to take care of himself before he can take care of your brother. He should have known what it would do to Isaac to try to kill himself.”
“He didn’t!” Arcelia insisted. “He didn’t mean to take so many pills. He was in a lot of pain and doesn’t react well to them anyway. He wasn’t thinking about what he was doing.” At least that’s what Jonas kept insisting, and Arcelia wanted to believe him so much.
“If he was having problems with them, why didn’t they put him on something else?”
“Seriously,” Arcelia said, “have you met my twin brother? He’s got to be the most stubborn idiot I know. He thought it’s just the way it was, and that he could handle it. Like I said, stubborn idiot.”
Konner burst out with a laugh at that. “That doesn’t seem like a nice thing to say about your own brother.”
“Well, it’s the truth. As long as no one else says it. Now where can I find Isaac?”
“He’s over at the shelter. I’d warn him, but I doubt there’s any armor that would protect him.”
“I don’t want to hurt him, just knock some sense into his fool head.”
“Well, good luck with that. I’ve never had any luck.”
She couldn’t help laughing as she headed for the door. Wasn’t that the truth? Jonas and Isaac were the perfect match for each other. If only they would see it.