Episode 994: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do“Our niece really got the lucky end of this weekend with pizza and kid movies with Hero, meantime we’re walking into who knows how much drama,” Quentin said from the driver’s seat.
“Yeah, some light funny cartoon has to be a better way to celebrate our anniversary than whatever torture this turns out to be,” Justine agreed. “We’ll figure out something else for our anniversary, literally anything would be better than this.”
“Under any other circumstance I would have turned down the invite but this reeks of my father so I think Tans is right, backup may be necessary.”
“What do you think your brother is up to?”
“I don’t know, probably something manipulative.” Justine shook her head. “You know, this isn’t just about Xavier for me. I’m still mad at Sebastian but I’m concerned for him, too.”
“Hopefully we can figure out a way to diffuse things for everyone. It’s obvious how in love with Ava he is, doing something stupid could destroy his relationship with her, which in turn, maybe could destroy him.”
“My thinking exactly. Maybe if I take him aside as soon as we get there I can talk him out of whatever he’s planning. Maybe.”
“Look, you don’t have to go to this thing with me,” Xavier said, “at best it will be strained and awkward, at worst...”
“Carrie on prom night?” Lucy guessed as she slipped into her shoes by the front door.
“Well, I’m your friend so I’ll be there to support you whatever the scenario.” Lucy slung her purse strap over her shoulder. “Mind if I ask you a tough question?”
“Everything about this is tough so sure, why not one more.”
“Okay. Do you really have an interest in forging a friendship with your ex and her husband or is part of you hoping for Carrie on prom night? Did you agree to this hoping he would do something that blows up his life with Avalon, something she’ll break up with him over?”