“Because I watch and listen. I’ve been the rebound guy from time to time. I know what works. I also know what doesn’t. Sitting by, wallowing in self-pity, isn’t sexy. Step up. Be a man—a kind, considerate, nurturing man who puts her first—and you will win the day. I’m telling you. Be you, dude.”
“Thanks, Clay. That means a lot.”
“Don’t go all soppy on me, you flake, or I’ll cut ya.”
Li laughed, throwing his bottle cap at his friend. Clay caught it, tossing it back. After Li threw it and it nearly hit him in the eye, Clay decided it was time to leave.
© 2016 Dellani Oakes