Scene Fifty Five
In which something is lost.
Charlotte was conflicted, and confused, and generally in two minds about everything. This was a fairly normal state for her, but this time was worse than usual. She had fallen for Tony Tony, there didn’t seem to be much point in lying to herself about that. She had fallen for Tony Tony, but she was still in love with Devlin, and she didn’t know what to do.
The fact that she didn’t know where Devlin was made it all the more worse. She wished she could find him, but no matter how she looked, there didn’t seem to be any sign of him. He wasn’t responding to any kind of phone call, or anything else for that matter.
Men! Charlotte thought angrily. Then she corrected herself, Human men! I bet the world was all nice and simple before they showed up and made everything complicated. But angry thoughts didn’t solve anything.
It was getting late; the sun was starting to set.
Tony Tony would be going to bed soon, on that hard mattress, in a broken down house, in the middle of a coco farming village which was barely dignified with a name. He would want her to join him, she knew, and Gods knew that she wanted to, but she was afraid that if she was by his side tonight, then she wouldn’t be able to leave tomorrow.
Paralyzed by indecision, Charlotte watched the sun go down.