It's not a date, Andrew? Then why are we holding hands right now.
Lily decided she was taking everything too literal. She had to just step back and remember that Andy still had Juliet waiting for him at home. Maybe this was just Andy being extremely friendly. Yeah, that's it. Andy was just being extremely friendly and she had to stop reading into everything so much.
When they got their coffee, they went and sat at a booth in the back of the room. Lily slid into the seat and Andy slid in on the other side of her. He smiled at her and she gave him a half smile in return.
Stop fucking with my emotions, Andrew.
"So, how've you been? Are you liking the tour life so far?" He lifted his cup to his lips and took a sip.
"Oh, yeah. Tour's been, um, great." Lily was feeling the guilt of sleeping with CC eating her up with every passing second that Andy was talking about tour.
"Well, that's good. I'm glad that we're not boring you at all." He smiled again.
Could he be anymore ironic right now?
His smile was like a drug that she was getting way too high on. She couldn't help but think she was cheating him by keeping this secret from him. All he had ever been to her was sweet and kind and generous and then she went ahead and made the biggest mistake of her existence.
"I have to ask you something." He said, breaking the brief silence between them.
"Fine, but I get to ask you something after that." Lily negotiated.
Andy smiled again.
God, stop it Andy.
"Okay, well, do you and CC like..."
Oh no, here it comes. He found out somehow. I'm dead. Get ready to start packing your bags 'cause you'll most likely be living on the street now.
"...Have a thing or something? Do you like him?"
Andy could see the petrified look on Lily's face. "Well, I'll take that as a no, then." He chuckled.
"No, CC and I are just really good friends." Lily had to reassure herself as well as him. "Why do you ask?" She lifted her own coffee cup to her lips and sipped the searing hot liquid. She hoped it would burn away all her sins.
"I just thought I heard CC talking to Jake about it before the show. It's totally okay if you do like him, you know. You're single, you're allowed to like who you want." But Andy knew that was a lie. He didn't want Lily to like anyone else. He wanted Lily to like him, not CC.
"Yeah... I know..." She said. "Okay, my turn to ask a question."
Andy nodded, "Go ahead."
Lily took a deep breath and braced herself for what was about to happen next. She couldn't let this question keep going unasked for much longer and now was the time to put everything on the table. This was her chance to finally know why. "Why did you stop writing to me?" She looked at him, straight in his sharp blue eyes.
Andy thought he was going to drop his steaming hot coffee right in his lap. The utter shock of the words that had just come out of her mouth was enough to stun him. This meant that Lily didn't stop writing to him. "But..." He began. "I never stopped writing to you. I loved you. Why on earth would I ever stop writing to you? You were my everything. You stopped writing to me and I've been wondering why you ever let me go."
"Andy, I--" Lily stopped herself. So Andy didn't stop writing to her. That meant something really did happen to the letters. "I never stopped writing to you. When I didn't get a reply from you, I figured you had gotten too busy for me or you just wanted nothing to do with me anymore."
"Lily, I could never get too busy for you." Andy admitted. "So you didn't stop writing to me and I didn't stop writing to you..." Andy pondered allowed.
Now the question was where did the letters go?
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