He turned those big brown eyes on me and I sighed (in my mind, because it is so unprofessional to sigh aloud!). Xavier was one good looking male--not that Skylar wasn't just as hot. I shook my head and tried to focus.
Xavier: I didn't think it'd be this way.
Astrid: What would be this way?
He ran his fingers through his hair, then threw his hands in the air.
Xavier: I don't know--this.
Astrid: I realize you're going through lots of things, but I'm kind of lost.
Xavier: Sorry, it's just I don't know exactly what's going on myself. Three months ago I find out my ma-boyfriend cheated on me, but now I want the person he cheated on me with...hell, I can't live without her.
Xavier nods. I'm pretty much with the program at this point...Skylar and Xavier are mated and now Aspen has been thrown into the mix...somehow? It's starting to sound a lot like those romance novels I read too much of. Ah, who the hell am I kidding? You can never read too much romance-erotic or otherwise! I glance at my watch again...It's 7:50 p.m. and that means I've got--NO! NO! Focus!!!
Xavier: Yes. I just don't know what to do?
Astrid: What's upsetting you most?
He rests his head on his hands and sighs.
Xavier: I'm not sure.
Astrid: Sure you are. What upsets you most? And don't think about it, just say something.
Xavier: That I'll be replaced.
I pat his shoulder. I sure wouldn't leave him if I were Aspen--or Skylar for that matter.
Astrid: What makes you feel like that?
Xavier: I don't know.
I sigh. We could do this all night, but I've really got to get some sleep so I can come back in the morning.
Astrid: Obviously you're not secure in your relationship with Skylar, so you feel like he'll leave you for her.
Astrid: Look, he could've left you three months ago. He could've left you when he came to find Aspen....or whatever, but he didn't. You're right here with him. I think you'd both benefit if you'd sit down and talk with one another. Communication is an excellent tool.
Xavier nods but I can see he's got to work this out for himself before he'll even think about talking with Skylar. I've done what I could, and I'm pretty drained. I can only imagine how drained Xavier is. I stand and pat him on the shoulder.
Astrid: I've got this feeling, Xavier. I've got a feeling that everything will work out.
Xavier nods but I can tell he doesn't believe me. And quite frankly I'm not sure if I trust this feeling myself.