“I…Laurie? How did you… Why?” Andrew finally speaks, his words being air ripped out of his chest.
He digs his nails into the wood of the door frame, partly to keep himself still and partly to see is he’s awake.
“Andrew,” Laurie had stood up suddenly and now, feeling unsure, he turns away. “Dave--”
“Just talk to him,” Dave says, standing up and pushing past Andrew through the doorway.
“I’m sorry,” Andrew whispers. Laurie looks at the ground, wondering if it will give out from underneath him.
Andrew steps over to him, softly.
“I’m sorry,” he says again, slowly reaching a hand up to Laurie’s face.
Laurie flinches away.
“Don’t say that, please.”
Andrew lets his hand fall.
“I will say it. Laurie, I’m sorry for what I did and what I asked you. If you were with Ralph, I don’t have a right to be jealous and it was wrong of me to ask you to tell me it wasn’t true.
I’m sure Ralph is different with you and I probably pissed him off. I’m sorry and you need to hear that and I understand if you don’t forgive me, I just need you to--”
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