#74 We’re Not Right Together, Babe (400 words)

Inspired by: It Ain’t Me, Babe

Sadie woke up in Juliana’s living room. Before she opened her eyes, she prayed that last night was a dream, and she was back in her childhood bedroom. Sadie opened her eyes and saw last night was not a dream. She really did get way too drunk and went home with Juliana. 

“Hey, she’s awake.” An unknown voice said. 

Sadie recoiled and covered herself with her blankets, unsure what was happening. 

“Sadie, how are you feeling?” Juliana asked and sat on the couch beside her feet. 

“I’ve been better, but not as bad as I expected. I’m so sorry…”

Sadie emerged from beneath the blankets.

“Don’t apologize, it was great catching up. Besides, now I can introduce you to my wife.” 

“Wife?” 

“Hi, there. I’m Liz. It’s nice to meet you and finally put a face to the name.” 

Sadie looked at Liz, who sat at the dining room table drinking coffee, and gave an awkward wave.

“You know about me?” 

“Yeah, dating history usually comes up before you get married.” 

“Congratulations, I’m so happy for you two. Now I’m even more embarrassed about last night.” 

“Why?”

“I don’t know, come home, run into an ex. Get drunk, go home with her…” 

Juliana and Liz laughed out loud. 

“Sadie, we were terrible together. Besides, you’re too afraid to even tell your family about me. We dated for like two years. We were never going to make it.” 

“I wasn’t embarrassed! They’re just close-minded, and it would have been more trouble than it was worth.” 

“If I wasn’t worth the trouble, we wouldn’t have made it. That’s the point. Don’t worry babe, I’ve definitely moved on.” 

“Sorry, I thought you might want to hook up! Sue me. I should probably get out of here. I’m heading back to Beacon tomorrow.” 

“I’ll give you a ride,” Juliana said and grabbed her keys.

They made the short drive in silence.

“I’m sorry we laughed, but we weren’t right together. We had each other when we needed each other. I have the woman I need. I hope you find the same.” 

“Yeah, thanks. And I am really happy for you.”

They pulled up to Sadie’s house and hugged. 

“See you around, maybe.” 

“If you ever move back here, I can set you up with a lot better people than the Sniffer.” 

“Please!”

“Bye, Sadie.”

Sadie got out of the car and waved as Juliana drove off.

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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