They're having coffee together when she tells him she's pregnant. She's not sure how she expected him to react, but he just stares at her and his mouth shapes into a surprised 'oh'. He doesn't have to worry, she tells him and smiles a little, feels that she owes him that much at least. He doesn't have to do anything, won't be forced to pay child support and they sure as hell aren't gonna get married. She's going to have an abortion, and it all sounds very clinical. He twirls his spoon, frowns a little. She's determined not to let him influence her decision in any way though, so determined that she's surprised when he tells her that he'll be there and support her no matter what she decides to do. Just so she knows that. But they're just fucking, she reminds him and he looks away. They're still friends, he reminds her. She studies his profile. She loves him at that moment.
They sit at a park bench together, Honey smoking her clover cigarettes, Vito smoking Marlboro Menthol. He's never been able to settle for a specific brand. Honey pokes her cigarette against his, clicks her tongue in a displeased way. He should stop smoking those things. Nicotine is bad for him, and Vito laughs and tells her smoke in general is bad, 'sides, caffeine isn't that much better. Honey tells him he should quit it all then, ignoring her own habits for the time being. Vito thinks that's stupid, because there's no way he'll be able to quit smoking and coffee. Nicotine and caffeine, makes up half his addictions in life and what is he without them all? Honey thinks that's bullshite. She says it with a heavy accent, and the corners of her mouth turns downwards. The only one of his addictions that he needs is his addiction to love. Vito laughs and hums a little of that old pop hit before he steals Honey's cigarette and drags in a breath through it. It tastes bleak and smells sweet and burning, it makes him think of summer.
The sun will rise in just a few minutes and Pez knows Jaden will probably wake up before that. It's rare for Pez to wake up before Jaden, actually getting to see him sleep; face completely relaxed and unguarded and eyes moving rapidly behind his eyelids. There's a tiny smile playing on his lips and Pez strokes Jaden's hair, smiles a smile of his own. Soon Jaden will wake up and Pez will either have gone back to sleep or out the door. He doesn't know yet, but he does know he doesn't want to ruin whatever this is that he has with Jaden. Pez doesn't want to appear too eager, crowd Jaden too much. Even though all Pez really wants to do is snuggle up close to Jaden, trace his eyebrow, kiss his shoulder, what he really will do is get out of bed, get dressed and leave. It's not often he gets the chance to do so, since Jaden sleeps less than him, so Pez is going to do just that. He just has to stay a little longer, the first rays of the sun is starting to creep in and making it all feel ethereal.