There was no answer to her questions, no response to her words of love and affection. He didn't think he deserved those words. Even after the kiss, after walking toward the door, her words were still echoing in his mind. As he put his hand on the door to leave, he hesitated saying..."I don't know Alexis, I really don't know about any of it?"
As he walked back to his home he tried his phone and it still wasn't picking anything up after being dropped back at Alexis' door.
Getting to the apartment, he felt empty and really torn about the conversation that he just had with Alexis. He didn't know if he should tell Shana or not. He went to his bedroom and found the charger for his phone. He took a look, snapping the battery in and out, making sure everything was tight and turned it off, then plugged it into the wall.
A knock on the door "can I come in..." and the door opened without waiting for a response.
Travis took a seat on the edge of the bed watching Shana come on in the room.
Shana smiled, "you're home late...everything ok?" She joined him on the bed, laying her hand in his.
Travis interlocked his fingers into hers and asked "how are you feeling?"
"I'm alright" and shaking her head lightly, "but are you?"
Travis just looked at her and tried to seem the same as before, before he talked to Alexis. He tried to put it out of his mind how he truly felt and tried to remember his promises to Shana. As he looked into her eyes he did see something, but it was not the same as when he looked into Alexis' eyes.
They talked for hours, losing track of time until the sun came up. Shana walked to the window pulling back the curtain. "I need to shower and get to class." She left his room to go to hers and tidy it up a bit.
Still in his own room, Travis could hear the shower water running from across the hall. He threw a clean change of clothes over his bed and thought he would check on his cell while waiting for the shower.
He let out a whoop sound when the screen shown full bars. Thumbing through, he found her text. "If you need my help with anything please please call me..you know what I mean by that..and i love you too" A smile opened up his face and he replied with a text to her "Thanks...I do need you....and love you". He wasn't sure how she would take it, or where things were going from here. His drifting was darted when Shana banged on his door "see ya later, I'm heading out now" he yelled back "later" and grabbed his clothes to get his turn in the shower and maybe make class on time.