Deciding to give the women some space, Caleb finally left them, making his way over to a somber looking Reef.
Taking a seat by him Caleb sipped his beer, then said,
"So I gather... Something happened there and you broke up?"
Marcus made a scoffing sound, then said, "Yeah... something like that. I said we needed a break. We both have things to think about."
"Like if you even want to be with her now?" said Caleb. He took another sip, then said, "What did she do?"
"I don't really want to talk about it..." said Marcus, but then added, "She mislead me. Let me believe things about her that weren't true... I'll tell you more about it later maybe. But suffice to say she is really attracted to me and I don't think it's necessarily for the right reasons. I was just made aware of a lot of shit this evening and... It's better this way. We need distance."
Caleb nodded, then said, "If you really love something you let it go, and if it was yours it will come back to you? Something like that?"
"Yeah... something like that," answered Reef. "Or maybe if I was ever hers then I would come back. I've just had really bad experiences with liars in the past, you know? They are so sorry about it now that they love you but... I would prefer they did the right thing when you were just a casual crush. Says more about them when they have little to lose instead of everything. And then every time there is an issue in the future their shady side comes out."
Caleb nodded along, wondering what exactly Lily lied about. But finally he said, "Well if you ever need to talk you know where to find me. Or just sit in silence and drink," he said with a smile.
"But I have a feeling this will look a lot better in a day... or week or so. But seriously mate. Don't be moping about alone. In fact..." he glanced over at Robin and Lily, then looking back at Marcus he said, "I think my entire night just freed up. You want to go to the carpet races with me? I got an extra ticket."
Marcus gave Caleb half a smile, then said wearily, "Maybe... maybe that would be a good distraction."
"Yeah?" said Caleb, brightening. "And hell, we can probably hang out and drink all night. With the state Lily is in she will probably want to curl up on a sofa and talk to Rob until the wee hours of the morning, so it's not like I'm going to be going home to Robin in my bed tonight."
"Er…" Caleb's face suddenly paled as he realized what I said, "I mean. Uhm…"
Marcus did a double take, then said, "What?!"
"Fuck, fuck, fuuuuck….." said Caleb into his hands. Then looking up at Marcus he said, "I was going to tell you.... We were going to tell Ivan..."
Fuck, Robin was going to kill him. How could he be so careless?!?! she had wanted to do the right thing... They were going to! He was just waiting until things settled down more, and he was sure Ivan was in a good mood...