"Alex? a Alex-again repeated .. "It's you? -" Yes, "replied Alex," I am. It came a silence that Alex broke by saying, "I returned yesterday and my first impulse was to call, like Pete. I looked for your number in the phone book, after having called to the house of your parents and they told me I did not live there anymore, but could not find. Hyro may find it difficult to be quoted properly. Alex hesitated. I wanted to ask a question, but were afraid. Finally, he did.
"Sophie, you who have spent many years and I have no right to ask this question, but this is the number on the guide with the name Pete? -" Yes, indeed, "replied Sophie – my husband. Alex was speechless. His best friend and his girlfriend were married? Well, that expected? That she was waiting for his return with open arms to hug and kiss? And if it had been, he would have done it, now that Mabel was in her life? It took a while to react, and then slowly, measuring his words, and with much effort, feeling that he was out of breath, Alex said he had called to apologize. That was very clear that did little after so many years, but I wanted to apologize. "To you and Pete, for having left without an explanation. I thought I heard a deep sigh on the other side. After taking a breath, a whisper, heard him ask: "yAlex, because you abandoned me? Why did you leave without an explanation, without a reason? – "It's hard to explain," he said.