"You're living with a guy named Fish?" Gordy was ready to shit his pants. Why had he been so damn nice to her, he thought as Bella told him about Fish over the phone.
"That really sucked about Kal leaving you and everything, but do you think it was wise, you know, to just move in with a stranger?" He listened to her go on about not judging her and more crap he had listen to while trying to get the dishes washed and Jane fed.
"Well, I met someone too," Gordy decided this was as good as anytime to tell her. "No, I'm not making it up. Somebody actually wants to be with me." Why did she find that so damn hard to believe? And suddenly his mind went blank. He couldn't think of Serena's name. He felt his throat tighten, and he really thought maybe he was loosing his short term memory. His heart thumbed in his throat. "Her- her name- its Serena." Thank God he remembered. "And Jane really likes her, B, she loves her."
Of course, Bella took it that the only reason Gordy was seeing Serena was because Jane liked her.
If he spoke to her much longer it was going to end up in an argument.
"You have to shut up. I have to shut up. I'll get your goddamn phone in the mail, tomorrow." He slapped the phone shut and went to clean up Jane.
"Please, please tell me you'll ever be a brat, Jane." He wiped her hands, her face and let her out of the high chair.
The phone rang.
Gordy picked up, Bella was calling back.
"Don't worry, its not yours."
"I didn't think it could be," Gordy sighed. "So?"
"I haven't told Kal."
"And that's my job?"
"I just thought somebody should know."
There was a long silence.
"I'll mail the phone to you, tomorrow."
"Make sure it gets here tomorrow."
"All right." Gordy hoped she wasn't counting on it.