I turned on my heel in one swift motion to face Justin. "Hey, babe," I said as I threw my arms around his neck and planted a kiss on his lips. He hesitantly kissed me back. I could see his eyes were on Moose as I set my feet fully back on the ground. He repeated his question.
"Nothing, I just went to my car to get my sweater. This is my friend, Moose. Moose, this is Justin."
Moose stuck out his hand and Justin reluctantly shook it. This was so not how I wanted them introduced to each other.
Moose mumbled something that sounded like 'nice to meet you' and walked back towards the backyard.
I looked at Justin and smiled. I didn't know what it looked like to him, but Moose was really just talking to me. Sure, he was asking me why we never dated or anything, but it's not like he was trying to kiss me. Even if he did try to kiss me, I obviously wouldn't have. "So what're you doing here?" I curiously asked.
Justin shrugged. "People were starting to leave and I figured it'd be nice to stop by here. You apparently weren't expecting me."
I furrowed my eyebrows at him. "Nothing was going on, Justin."
"It didn't really look that way," he replied. He didn't raise his voice or look upset. It was a little eery how calm he was considering I could tell he was angry with me.
I took a deep breathe before speaking. I knew it was best to simply tell Justin about Moose. After all, I couldn't change the way Moose acted and I'd want to know if one of Justin's girl friends had a crush on him.
I quickly briefed him on what Moose was saying to me and told him that sometimes when he gets really drunk, he tends to open up too much. "I swear to you, I was just trying to shut him up and go back to the yard. Do you want to head back there now?"
Justin looked at the ground and shrugged. "I don't know. This is a lot to process right now."
I moved closer to Justin. I felt so terrible. I didn't want him to think I was trying to hide anything from him. It just didn't seem necessary to bring up. "You know, last time I even saw Moose he told me he was happy for me and couldn't wait to meet you. I'm sure you guys will get along great."
"Yeah, we have something in common," he replied, looking me in the eye. I saw a slight smirk on his face and I could tell he was at least trying to be okay with the situation.
After some pushing, Justin agreed to go with me into the backyard. We avoided Moose but besides that, the night was really fun.
I'm so tired of these misunderstandings with Justin. I just hope for smooth sailing from here on out.