Simon found himself hiding at the library, consumed with his work. Alone. It was best to set his mind on what he could change and not what he couldn't.
He knew he should talk with Kelsy. But he kept putting it off. Just as he had with Josh. Yes. It was all so cold now. In passing. Even at home. A quiet breakfast. Tea without conversation.
What had happened to them? Was it anyway to start the new year? Could they possibly make up? Was there anything to make up too? He felt so guilty and sad and he didn't want to tell Josh the truth because, in fact he didn't know the truth. Really. Would Kelsy even know? He had his doubts.
He did make an appointment just to get checked out. Of course, Newt had joked with him about it when he overheard him with the clinic. "What's this? Are you going to have a baby?"
Simon couldn't even look Newt in the eye. Yes, Newt had gotten Kelsy home. He knew nothing. He promised.
What if Simon showed up with an STD of some kind? It all made him sick to think about. Sick with worry..wondering what the year would bring. How would he ever bring it up to Josh? He'd been so true, and he made no mistakes. For the most part...until now.