The Caller ID showed Alice’s number.
He wasn’t ready for this. He had just determined to put Alice in his past. Cat allergies or not, he simply couldn’t afford to see her. Besides, look at her history. The woman was clearly homicidal.
So he would have to explain that his business kept him busy most evenings. Or use that really lame: ‘It’s not you; it’s me.’ ” What could he say?
After a distressing conversation, he hung up feeling guilty and dissatisfied.
And realizing he really did miss female company.