As much as I'm happy for Cal, scratching that itch, I am just about ready to get back to normal.
I was talking about it over coffee with Trish/Robbie. We've gotten into the habit of having these brother/sister chats. I'm kind of the centerpiece of the group, since I live with and am best friends with Derek, work with Roy, and am technically siblings with Trish. I don't talk to Cal much anymore, but Trish does, so I hear about him that way. I mean her. Shit, funny after all these months I still do that. Ah well I'll leave it there.
So yeah, Trish had some thoughts about Cal dating that guy, and he was just going on and on (oh I did it right that time!) about how rude it was to make that kind of move in someone else's body, especially so close to the end, and yadda yadda... and so finally I just said "You're just mad because you regret shooting her down."
He denies it, but I think there's something to it. I think he feels guilty seeing as how Cal is such a nice chick - and let's face it, a cutie - and Trish, usually pretty accustomed to getting attention, is sitting around deliberately cockblocking himself.
"You could've just done it, just to do it, and now you lost your opportunity. You're officially a dude."
"That's so simplistic," he snapped back, "If it was gonna be anyone... I mean, it's just not safe to date anyone out side the group."
"You said it wasn't a good idea to date anyone inside the group, either."
"It's not, but it's better. If I'd known... she was just gonna go ahead and do it anyway..."
"Wow, you're a hypocrite," I laughed.
"I totally stand by my decision," Trish said, "It's just that that led to Cal making a worse one. He's a sweet guy, girl, whatever... he isn't going to be able to handle this."
"And you, what, would have let him down easy when you got back to your regular body?"
"At least with me everyone involved would know the score."
"Hey," I said, "If you just wanna get laid, Derek told me he'd give you a try."
"Ew," he said, "Derek said that about me?"
"Like you haven't thought it? Look at those tits. Girl's a goddess. A screamer, too. A real moaner."
Trish looked embarrassed, "You can hear her through the walls?"
"I don't have to, I'm usually in there with her."
He nearly spat his coffee out, "Don't look so embarrassed, we're two dudes trapped in the body of hot chicks with nothing else to do. Didn't think we'd get around to it out sooner or later?"
"I thought you said you liked guys in Keisha's body," he said.
"You're such a loser sometimes," I laughed, "You never heard of experimenting?"
"Well now I really don't want to go out with Derek. OR do anything else. Or even look at her."
"Hey, I offered," I said. "Not my fault you missed out on Cal."
"I didn't miss out on anything," Trish said, "She said she doesn't even like it that much."
"With David," I said, "But I bet you have some info he doesn't."
"Oh, I could rock Cal's world. Or Derek's. Or anybody's."
"How about mine?"
"James!" he said in shock, "You're my sister, remember?"
"Oh, yeah, I forgot," I said, laughing, "Oh my God, could you imagine? That shit would be hilarious. Like some Game of Thrones shit, right? Fuckin' right."