*Through this year I will be writing a longer story called Banana Pancakes. Through this each post will be a short story forming a larger story.
To read the before of this part check here.
The following morning after Troy and Jess broke up and ended their relationship, Troy was sprawled out on the sofa of Claire and Kyles front room of their apartment.
The rain had finally ended and all that was left was the odd drip here and there at the window edges outside. The sun now beamed through the windows, glistening with the puddles outside.
The fresh smell of breakfast is what awoke Troy as he suddenly rised from his slumber.
“Morning you. Good sleep?” Claire said as she walked over flaunting a mug of coffee.
She handed it to Troy, turned and went back to the open kitchen to finish the breakfast she was making, “You could have just slept in the spare room you know, don’t know why you always go straight to that sofa.”
Troy sat up straight staring out the window of the apartment. He could smell his favourite breakfast food, however at the same time he had a major headache which thumped the front of his head.
Ribbons his head, “I feel rough.” he said as he looked at the beer bottles on the floor.
Leaning down he picks up one, an empty vodka bottle and stares at it, “Yeah bet you do. You got messy last night. Think you raided every drop we have in this place.” Claire said.
Troy lifted his head, eyes weak and red from drinking, “Really sorry.”
With a smile Claire replied, “It’s alright. Probably needed it.” After a pause and a look of concern as Troy went back to looking at the bottle she said, “Anyway, I’ve made your usual hangover cure, my special banana pancakes.”
Claire had made this hangover cure for Troy since the early times of when they first met and ever since he insisted on having them, up until the point Claire would just make them anyway.
Troy stood and wandered to he kitchen table where Claire had just put out the stack of pancakes, drizzled with clumps of banana and a little maple syrup to mix.
He lifted to think pancakes and put them on his plate in front and began eating away at them.
“These are great.” Troy said.
Claire pulled up a chair next to him, “Are we going to talk about last night?” She said, placing a hand on his. Troy pulled his hand away and kept eating.
“Think of it like this, it’s the first day of a whole new life. So, now you have to climb that mountain and shout to the skies you’re free.” Claire said, also enacting the motions as she rises and shakes her arms in the air.
Troy smiles then starts laughing as Claire joins in laughing.
Via Daily Prompt