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My Best Friend's Love-Chapter 15

Chapter 15: Visitor
I heard a gentle knock on the door. 
"Are you expecting someone?" Ashley asked me as she wheeled herself over to the living-room window. 
She looked outside.
"No, I'm not," I replied in answer to her question. "Are you?" 
"No," she answered. "I remember seeing her, but I can't remember where..."
I open the door. 
"Hello, Riley. May I come in?"
"Roxy, how did you get my address?" I asked as I folded my arms across my chest, not allowing her to come in.
"It was on file at the hospital," she replied. 
"And how did you get into my file?" I asked, clearly irritated.
"I do work there," she pointed out. "I'm not here to see you anyway. Hello, Ashley," she said as she spotted her beside the window. 
I stepped aside reluctantly, and let Roxy in, shutting the door behind her, wondering why in the world she wanted to see Ashley.
"Hi," Ashley said.
"I came to see if you were doing all right," Roxy said with what I'm sure is fake sincerity.
"I'm quite all right," Ashley said with a bright smile. "Riley takes wonderful care of me."
"Is there anything I can get you?" She asked Ashley.
"You could give me your number. I need a friend to talk to sometimes," Ashley replied.
"I have an idea," I said, my voice heavy with sarcasm. "Why don't you two talk about how Roxy thought that you weren't going to make it? Or how she tried to get me to go out with her while you were in a coma?"
"On second thought," Ashley said coldly, "why don't you leave?"
"You think I'd just let you come over here and pretend like you're her friend?" I asked acidly.
"I didn't expect-" She started, but Ashley interrupted her. 
"Leave our home," Ashley said. "And we never want to see you ever again."
"Well, I was just worried that-"
"Don't worry," I said. "We're fine. Now leave."
"Fine!" Roxy snapped. "Just forget I came."
"That'll be easier than you think," Ashley said with a smug smile.
Roxy left, and I locked the door. Ashley watched her leave through the window.
"Thanks for sticking up for me, Riley," she said. 
"How could I not? I love you," I told her.
"I love you, too. I'm ready for my bath now," Ashley said softly.
karikaiba karikaiba 22-25, F Sep 18, 2012

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