The honesty and straightforward conversation between her and Piz had been refreshing. He was fast becoming the person she most preferred to talk to. It was so easy, and while he was still with his girlfriend, still safe.
They'd hung out a few times without issue, having great conversation about what the future held for them. He was kicking around the idea of going on in his schooling and getting a second Masters, but then would still be living with his horrible girlfriend.
They met up one night with plans that just continued to go wrong for them, and ended up at the bar at the base of her building after dinner.
She dropped their conversation rudely when she realized the bar had a giant blind sheepdog hanging around. After she was done playing with the dog, they took a couple of seats at the bar and ordered their cocktails.
"So, I graduate in May...and I've decided to move back to where I'm originally from. I'm gonna move in with my two best friends again, back to the couch again for now and we are going to find a three bedroom house for all of us while I figure things out."
Damn, another one bites the dust. She was going to have to go back on the dating scene again, she felt like she was losing them all over the place.
"Have you told your girlfriend yet?"
"....No. She's going to get so pissed off, it's going to be a huge mess." She scowled at him.
"Of course it is, she believes that you love her but you are not only going to break up with her, but move out of the state. That's going to be a lot to deal with at once."
"She's going to yell at me that I didn't tell her that I didn't actually apply for the Masters program. The application deadline was in February."
"Well, she'll be right. You didn't tell her. You need to start owning up to your own cowardice. We never like to admit that we did the wrong things, but we have to admit it, own up to it. If you can have sex with the person, then you should be able to talk about anything and everything. You and I can."
She admitted she was going to miss him and the friendship they had managed to form despite everything. He admitted that she was one of the only people he could talk to this about, his dad and his friends had little experience or sympathy. She said she'd always be there for him.
A few days later he said he'd broken up with his girlfriend. She had lost her mind at first but then calmed down the next day, and everything seemed to be fine.
"I want to see you at least a few more times before I leave" He said. She said that would be nice, though considerably more dangerous now.