Junette’s voice interrupted her musing again. “Gill, would you turn this shit off. Every time I come here, you’re playing the same crap.” She swirled her beer in the air. “Like hello, we left the 80s over thirty years ago.”
Simple Minds was singing “Don’t You Forget About Me” and hell if she was going to turn it down or off. It was one of her favorites. “It’s a beautiful night for it.”Gillian opened her arms and did a slow twirl. “A warm summer evening in Michigan. Lawn mowers buzzing, sprinklers sprinkling. The kind of balmy night you want to sit out and turn up the music until the mosquitoes drive you nuts and you head inside. The kind of summer night you’d love to be in love.” Gillian let her arms flop to her sides and turned back toward the car. “I was born in the wrong era.”
“Old news. Let’s move on.”
“No, I’m serious Junipers. I don’t get it these days. It all seems so complicated. All this technology and pace. I can barely breathe trying to keep up.”
“It’s not complicated. You just have to embrace it.”
She gathered the socket wrenches from the various places she’d left them scattered on top of the engine block and chucked them into the tool box. Heavy clanks of metal on metal kept Junette from going on about Gillian’s life, or lack thereof. She’d heard it before.
“Maybe you need to grow out of all those geeks you chased after. I mean really. Ignacio from Spain? Come on girl. And really, you have to stop waiting for your own Lloyd Dobler to come along. What about one of the boys in the Blues? Are there any hotties playing this year?”
Gillian chose to avoid answering Junette outright. There were quite a few sexy boys on the team that she had noticed, but she wasn’t into testosterone turds. Although, the Irish fella with his dark hair and bright eyes… He’d probably turn out like the rest of them. He had already shown signs when she’d seen him and Del at the pub the other night. Rude. Full of himself. More muscle than brain cells. But, hell. Sexy. Fantastic accent. A body to die for.
“Le sigh. Lloyd is super dreamy.” She rested her hip against the car door. “Who are you to talk? You married the guy you dated in high school. And you’ve got a kid. You’re not even a quarter of a century.”
Even though Gillian regretted the words as soon as they left her mouth, typical Junette didn’t seem bothered at all. “That’s why I’m here on a Saturday evening, drinking light beer and watching you struggle over you’re fucking car. It’s actually fun and interesting compared to Telly Tubbies and poo diapers.”
Laughing, Gillian walked over and grabbed Junette’s hand. “Not really, but I love that you’re here.”
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