“So you know I broke up with Shelby?”
He had been dating Shelby off and on for almost ten years. We, his friends, gave a collective sigh of relief when he finally and seriously declared that they were finished. Sometimes you don’t know why people got together and you sure as hell don’t know why they keep it up. Although I’m sure they had their good moments, it really seemed like they hardly liked each other. They’d break up. We’d sigh. And it would all start over again.
“For real, this time. I told her we were through and she seemed good with that. We laughed and said good-bye. I got on a plane and just flew away.”
He’d just returned from Vegas, full of excitement, full of stories. He’d met a girl and made some friends. He considered moving out there, taking his business to the big time. It all seemed perfect.
“I got back and do you know what she told me? She’s pregnant.”
Break-up sex does it every time. He’s still serving that life sentence.