Dayton was being his quiet self. He did as much as he could to stay out of Nancy's way. He guessed it was hard for Geoff to split up his time. It wasn't like Geoff was really doing anything with Nancy. After all, Dayton was sleeping with Geoff. Nancy wasn't. He definitely got the better end of the deal. He felt.
"So should we be taking HIV tests?" Geoff asked him one night just when Dayton broke a nail in the quick just when the dishes were done. It was horrible timing as far as he was concerned.
"I feel just fine." Dayton told him except for the thumb nail with might take forever to grow back, he thought as he stared at it.
"I'll take one if you take one." Geoff told him.
"You ever had one before?" Dayton was curious.
Geoff nodded as if there was nothing to it.
Dayton wasn't sure he liked knowing that about him now. He wasn't sure why it bothered him. Perhaps the idea that Geoff had been with someone else instead of him. Funny, he didn't think of being with Izzy as being with someone else.
"I think we should call Chris and Max and see if we can all go down to the clinic and just get it done together." Dayton then said as if they could have a party or the horror that there was some sort of dormant virus in every-one's body just waiting for the correct time to be exposed. Which meant needles would be involved. He guessed. And that scared him as much as just the idea of HIV.
"Quit being silly. You can take a test at home, but I'd like for us to find out something quicker like in twenty minutes or so, you know." Geoff informed him.
"Look, its for peace of mind. We don't need the threat of HIV hanging over our heads with a baby coming." Geoff sighed.
"All right." Dayton closed his eyes. He'd do whatever Geoff wanted. He just hoped it wasn't bad news.
National HIV testing day June 27th.