Sean sits in his office at home, trying to do some work and keep the firm going while Brian is on his one week honeymoon. He didn’t mind at all either knowing that Elizabeth and him really needed this time away from everything. He was happy his brother found her, and in a way, if it wasn’t for the meeting, he would have never met Izzy.
Sean sits there and thinks about Izzy, how she makes him smile and brings life back into him. How they talk for hours, and it never gets old. Even just sitting next to each other made him happy. He hasn’t felt like this in forever. Then he thinks is this just the newness of everything? Then in the last ten years, he has met a lot of people, none of them making him feel this way. Never thinking about leaving Martha or wanting to before either. He was happy in his safe little cocoon, until now.
He thinks about how his and Martha’s relationship hasn’t been the same in years. They are together like an old married couple. Now with work not even seeing each other as often, drifting off into different worlds. Was it Izzy? Or was this happening from before and he didn’t want to see it? Did Martha see this also? He knew he should have a conversation with her, it was the only way to see what was really going on. Just in a way, he was frightened too, frightened to hear what she was would say, and not wanting to hurt her with what he had to say. He was stuck, he didn’t want to hurt either woman. And in trying not to do so, he was only driving himself mad and hurting himself.
Sean gets up from the dark brown beat-up office chair and walks out of his office to Martha standing in their kitchen. He just looks at her, feeling disappointed in himself.
“Hey, how is work going? You sure do spend a lot of time in that office. I never see you anymore.” Martha says.
“Work is fine, I know I am pretty busy with everything. Brian’s honeymoon isn’t making things any easier.” Sean answers.