“There must be must be something we can do Emery?” I groaned at Sutton’s statement, it was currently just the two of us having lunch since Dri cancelled on us. Sutton had been going on about Damon for about 10 minutes now and she was getting on my last nerve.
“What would you like us to do? What happened to you all for supporting Dri and her relationship with Damon, what happened for you to change sides?” I spoke and watched her carefully and noticed all her usual tell tail signs of being anxious/unsure/nervous basically everything we were probably both feeling right now about Dri and her new relationship.
It was true, up until our weekend in the Hamptons Sutton fully supported Dri in her relationship with Damon, whereas me, well I had my concerns, most of which included what the hell was wrong with Damon to willingly be in a relationship as fucked as this one.
Yes I sucked it up and told Dri what she wanted to hear, mainly because I knew what would happen if I spoke up about what I thought. Damon seemed like a nice enough guy but Dri isn’t in the best shape to be in a relationship right now, especially because of Spencer.
I don’t know if Alec or Alex had gotten to Sutton but for all of Dri’s friends to have concerns when it comes to her new relationship there must be something wrong with it right? We don’t know if she just latched onto him because he was there and not a dick or if there is something none of us don’t know about.
“It’s just the way he handled the whole letter thing, he seemed to calm about it and about the fact that Dri is clearly hiding something from him, Alex would lose it if I was keeping something from him.”
“I know Sutton but what can we do, it’s like Nathan all over again. You and I both know what will happen if we try to convince Dri to end things with Damon or even talk to us about our concerns rationally”
I looked over at Sutton and she hung her head, we both hated the way Dri was treated in her relationship with Nathan and ever since we’ve tried incredibly hard to make sure it didn’t happen again.
Yes I may have set Dri and Spencer up but only after knowing Spencer long enough to know he will treat her right if something did come out of their relationship, and he has, enough to make us wish he was back here for her and Damon wasn’t in the picture because none of us were happy with it and we didn’t know how to tell her without pushing her away.
“So we just have to sit back and watch everything explode in our faces again?” even without the tone in Sutton’s voice I knew she wouldn’t be happy with this idea.
We tried so hard to try and make Dri see reason when it came to Nathan, we knew he was manipulating her but she wouldn’t see it, even after she saw it and we convinced her to end things he had somehow convinced her she did the wrong thing and they got back together for a couple of weeks before everything blew up in our faces.
The final way we could make Dri see reason and finally end things with Nathan and not willingly go back to him, she needed to see who he really was and the only way we could do that was to show her where he was going behind her back but we didn’t expect to find him having sex with one of our closest friends. Both Sutton and I were so mad at ourselves for how badly Dri was hurt after everything, it didn’t matter how glad we were things were finally done between the two of them, we couldn’t believe we hurt our best friend like that.
“Emery I don’t like this”
“I know Sutton I don’t either but what can we do, we have no proof that Damon is that bad of a guy except a bad feeling. Both us and the guys will keep an eye on Dri and Alex works with the guy, surely Alex will notice if something is up with Damon”
“You’re right, I just hate this”
“You’re not the only one, Alec is furious about the whole thing” Sutton nodded in agreement as we both stood up leaving cash on the table for our lunch and leaving the restaurant.
We both knew how much Dri meant to Alec, he treated her like the sister he never had and it didn’t matter if Spencer was his best friend he would still look out for Dri and right now Damon was the last person he trusted.