John couldn’t say that it didn’t hurt still, having Dave back only to find out that the man didn’t know him. As he took the glass, he muttered a thanks before looking into the glass, loosing himself for a moment to thought.
He needed to forget about the past, forget that he had failed. Forget that Dave was gone. He wanted to forget all of that and just focus on the present. On the fact that he technically had Dave back. Sure, the situation was different, but one thing remained the same: John felt the same way no matter ‘what’ Dave he was around. Content, happy, relaxed, and he wanted the other to feel that way.
Not implying anything of course, no.
“You’re welcome. It must be hard.. so.. uh,” He finally looked up from the glass, yet another smile, this one almost forced, “If you ever just need someone to talk to, or to distract from storms and other hell like that, just give me a call. I’ll be glad to help you however I can.”
And here starts another ramble, “I mean, you still took the time to talk to me, even after I said crazy things, like you already knowing me, a different world.. usually people wouldn’t give it a second thought and just walk away. But you listened, and you still deal with me and my, somewhat crazy, ramblings about the past. It still feels like I’ve known you forever, despite everything..”
He shook his head, deciding it was best to stop talking while he was ahead. Stupid Egbert, stop bringing up the past.
It hurt to sit there with someone who claimed he had known you for so long and you were best friends but to not know anything. To not remember that friendship, that bond the two had. Something he wished he had had when he had nothing. He were alone.
“Yeah, that’d be awesome John. Look, if you need someone too you know I’ve got your back. I’ll scoot my pasty ass on over to your house or whatever you’ve got. No questions, alright?” He hoped that would be rather uplifting. Something inspirational or supportive in a sense.
“I mean you said you knew me. How was I going to deny you of your thoughts? I don’t remember a lot of shit, man, I kept talking to you because I damn well think you know what is going on better than I do. I had to believe you, ya know? I’m not the kind of dude to toss you out because you sound nuts, I’ll listen. And I did, now look where we are.”