Heath didn't want to think about being alone again. True, being with Nick was spoiling him, and he didn't want to think about what was back at his job, nor the kids, especially, the principal and everything else that went with teaching at that school. If felt like an ugly disease he didn't want to be a part of.
"So what would happen if I came back with you?" Nick asked.
"But you're not. You've got a job, remember? And you've got to be thankful your boss just let you have Spring break off, you know." Heath reminded him.
"So." Nick seemed reather calasoued about going back to the library.
"I know things have changed since..." He didn't want to mention what was painted on his car. "But...but you like it there. You do."
"Not enough to be without you." Nick looked at him as if they could stay here another day. They didn't need to go back.
"Are you listening to yourself?" Heath glared back. Honestly, he wanted to be near him too. But there was a bit to think about. Their future would need money of some kind. Sure, love was free, but it didn't exactly pay the bills, did it? "Look, things haven't changed, completely. We have to go back and work."
"But that's not the way I want my life to be and you know it." Nick was frustrated.
"Its not going to be forever." Heath winced. "Lets get through May and when June comes, well, I promise I'll move back. I'll start looking for something in Iowa. OK." His hand came around Nick's face, who was about to crumble. As if he'd told him the worst news possible. But they kissed as if that alone would have to suffice until then.