While Jenny talked with Brenda’s parents and her grandparents; Brenda was washing all of the dishes leftover from the coffee. As she washed the dishes her and Jason were having an argument about last night’s kiss.
“Brenda we kissed for the first time in twelve years and you can’t tell me that you didn’t feel that spark that we had all of those years ago light up again.”
“No I am going to tell you that.”
“Because what happened last night between us shouldn’t have happened.”
“But it did happen you even called me babe when I cut my hand.”
“Old habit Jason sometimes they never die no matter how much I may have wanted it to. What happened between us was a mistake.”
“Oh so now you’re calling it a mistake.”
“Yes it shouldn’t have happened.”
“Brenda no matter how much you may just want to pretend that it didn’t happen doesn’t mean that you can.”
“Oh please people do it all the time.”
“Well say I don’t want that for us.”
“Jason there is no us, and sometimes I think that there never should have been.”
“Never should have been, never should of-
DAMMIT! Brenda I love you, and last night I thought that we were finally getting somewhere.
Brenda look at me.”
Brenda looked up from the sink.
“Brenda if you don’t think that I care about you you’re wrong. I wouldn’t keep trying to be with you, and get shot down time after time if I didn’t care about you. Every time I do it I get so nervous; because there’s this fear in the back of my mind that you’ll never let me in again, and I do realize that I don’t deserve it, but I just want to show you that I do love you and I do care. I’m not that stupid 23-year-old punk I was when we were engaged. I’ve matured since then and realized that I had it all, and stupidly threw it away. Now I’d do anything to make it right, to have your heart and all of your love again, only this time I’ll treat you the way I should have treated you before.
Please could you give me one more chance?”
Brenda looked into Jason’s eyes there was a large part inside of her that was screaming yes, but she couldn’t bear being hurt again no matter how much she loved him, or felt the same way as he did; she just couldn’t take another heartbreak.
“Jason I’m really very sorry, but I just can’t.”
Jason looked at Brenda completely disappointed he shook his head and said “You can’t, or you just won’t.”
Jason sighed and looked down at the kitchen floor.
“I think I’m going to go so, I’ll see you this summer.”
Jason walked out of the kitchen and walked toward the living room quickly; with Brenda following behind him saying “Jason wait I’m sorry.” But Jason didn’t stop or turn around and walked out the front door to his car and left.
Brenda stood on the front porch for a moment; while her parents, Jenny, and both sets of Jenny’s grandparents watched Brenda looking very puzzled and wondered what had happened between the two of them.
Brenda turned around with tears running down her cheeks and she walked back into the house and shut the front door.
“Brenda,” said Ginger
“Everyone I would greatly appreciate it if you would just leave me be right now and not ask me any questions,” said Brenda, as walked toward the bathroom.
Ginger wanted very much to follow her and talk to her, but she knew that it would do either one of them any good.
“The poor things,” said Marie.
“I know Jason’s been trying so hard,” said Thomas.
“What going on?” asked Jenny.
“It’s nothing sweetie just old drama and old feelings that were brought up by Jason and Brenda,” said Marie.
“They used to be engaged until Jason cheated on Brenda,” said Ginger, who was looking very upset.
“Really I didn’t know that.”
“It wouldn’t surprise us Jen it’s not something Brenda likes to discuss,” said Matt, who was trying to comfort Ginger.
“Okay so happened?”
“We should let Brenda tell you that if and when she wants to,” said Matt.
Once Brenda came out of the bathroom after fifteen minutes of crying everyone sat around and talked for a little while longer then they all went home.