Empathy No. 038
08/24/02, Diary entry 436
So I've got to figure out what the hell to do about this Carlie-Roderick thing before it gets to be a problem.
I just don't get it in the first place. Why would she be into Roderick anyway? Is there something I'm missing here? She spent a year fooling around with all these older guys, all these bad boy types around Redgrove - so she's tired of them and wants something different? Is that all there is here?
What sucks is that if it wasn't Carlie, if it was just about anyone else, I'd be happy. They just got along so great, and Roderick even loosened up - not much but I swear he did - for maybe the first time since he moved in. And yeah, part of that was Gary being all charming and open and everything, but another part of it is that Roderick and Carlie just kinda clicked. They did at the show too, but I thought that was like a fluke or something, but maybe not.
I mean, Carlie got Roderick to talk about himself! No joke! I don't even know what spell she put on him, but we got to talking and the thing with the ACT came up. Roderick didn't want to talk about it, but Carlie just put him at ease, and then Roderick went on about the whole thing. He was scared to be around all those teenagers but he just focused through it, but then afterwards his Mom was late getting him so he had to hang around the teenagers and that was even scarier...So he wasn't making speeches the whole time or anything, but the point is that I know something about him that I never did before.
Why did it have to be Carlie? God, if it was ANYONE else, this would be great for all of us. But I just can't take the risk of anything going wrong, can I? But what am I supposed to do? Tell Carlie that she can't screw him and walk away? Tell Roderick that he can't screw her, even though he probably really wants to? I could tell his Mom, let her do the dirty work, but what kind of douchebag move would that be?
If I could just find anyone else, ANYONE...
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