Geoff hadn't been in anything quite this complicated since Michelle. What was he trying to prove?
He was asking for too much, and he knew it. And he wanted to say just forget it. But he couldn't.
"I'm sorry," He shut his eyes tight.
It frightened Geoff a little that it had come to this because he'd decided it couldn't. Dayton was pretty clear that he didn't care for him. It was just something that wouldn't be. Geoff had always been the one in need or the one with the problem and now someone worse off had come along. Was he ready for someone like Dayton?
"I know you've got a lot on your mind with what you said last night about Bex?" That alone could change everything. He knew. A child could change a person. "And if that's what you need to do first, I'll go with you so you won't have to feel- so alone." He cleared his throat then. "But, us, that can wait, you know. As long as you want. I mean, just get out of Nancy's place first of all. I'll help you find something. Some kind of work. I think that's what you need. You need to find something that can take your mind off these other problems."
"I feel better already," Dayton said. "I mean, it was hopeless at Nancy's. She doesn't even let you shit in her bathroom."
"I guess that would be a little troubling," Geoff cleared his throat. "Call her. Tell her you're moving out."
Dayton just nodded.
"Then call Bex. Get that out of the way." Geoff felt a bit jittery. Perhaps too much coffee.
"You know, I'd have to see her," Dayton sighed.
"You think she'll see me?" Dayton seemed scared about her.
"You won't know until you try." Geoff tried his best to smile. It was good he had a day off from school.