Sarah watched as Jeremy settled in the seat next to her with his lunch. She sighed and shook her head. "Are we just going to sit in the lot today or do you want to drive around?" she asked, tapping her fingers against the wheel.
"You know driving and eating makes me sick," he mumbled. Then he pointed down. "We'll stay right here and then you can leave."
She rolled her eyes and settled back against the driver's seat. "I don't know why you want me to come every time you work," she murmured. "I don't want to just sit in a parking lot and watch you eat."
He held out one of his snacks with a goofy smile on his face. She shook her head and looked out the window. "I won't be able to pick you up tonight," she murmured. "I'm working."
Jeremy looked down and scratched the back of his neck. "That's okay, I guess." He looked out the window towards the direction of the apartment. "It shouldn't be a long walk." "Exactly," Sarah laughed.
He looked at her before looking down at his food again. "How long are you going to be at work?" "I should be there just until midnight," she shrugged. He smiled softly. "I should still be up when you get home then."
She glanced at him and sighed. "I'm tired and I want to get some sleep before work. Think you can hurry up?" "Is there a stick up your butt or something?" he murmured. "I'm just trying enjoy my break with you. I've got fifteen minutes."
"I told you, I'm tired." He pressed his palm into his eye and took a deep breath. "Shut your eyes, try to get some sleep here. I want to spend time with you."
Sarah looked at him with a guilty look. "I know," she whispered. She leaned over and kissed his cheek. "I'm sorry."
For the rest of the break they sat in silence. Sarah played a game on her phone while Jeremy finished eating. They rarely ever spoke to each other. It was all small talk now. Barely even that.
When Jeremy went back in for his break she drove back to their apartment. He would be fine without the car for the night. It was hers anyway. Keith called her as she was driving. She grinned as she picked up the phone. "Hey baby," she hummed.
"Hey gorgeous," he smiled. "Coming over tonight?" She giggled and couldn't stop grinning. "Yeah, I'll tell him I'm working late." "I don't know why you just don't break up with him," he sighed.
"I told you before, if I break up with him, I lose the apartment. I'm not dealing with that. And no, I'm not moving into your apartment. It's disgusting." He sighed softly. "I told you I'm looking for a new apartment."
"I'm hanging up now. I'm heading home," she told him. "I'll see you after my shift."
Before the end of Sarah's shift, she sent a message to Jeremy telling him that she was going to be taking up a few extra hours at work and not to wait up for her.
He responded with an okay and an I love you. She laughed and shook her head. Her boss walked over and she quickly put the phone away. She smiled up at her and waved before she walked away.
Then she took her phone out again and sent a message to Keith that read: He fell for it. I'll see you tonight. When her phone dinged with a response the color left her face. Jeremy responded. She opened it up and the message read: We're done.
Sarah covered her mouth and tried to call him to explain but he didn't pick up. She quickly called Keith. When he picked up, she covered her eyes with her hand. "I think I need to move in with you."
"What? What happened to your place?" he asked. "Jeremy broke up with me," she whispered. "I accidentally texted him what I was going to text you."
Keith slowly started laughing and he shook his head. "I can't believe this," he murmured. "I don't know if you can move in here. You did call it disgusting remember."
"Keith don't start this now," she said. "I don't know where I'm going to live if he kicks me out." "You know what, I'm not even that sorry," he said quietly. "I'll see you later, Sarah."
Sarah stared at her phone in astonishment. She let out a scream and smashed it against her desk. She messed up more than she thought she would.