Arriving at lunch with Sara few hours later, Liz went into the restaurant and looked around. Not spotting her yet, she walked to where they normally sat and when the waiter came, she ordered a water with lemon. It wasn't like Sara to be late but then again she knew Sara had two sons who were having to be bounced back and forth between their parents now. Something that they had been doing for the last seven months.
"Sorry I'm late," a voice spoke and Liz looked up smiling as she came face to face with Sara.
Liz shrugged and when the waiter brought her water and got Sara's drink order she sighed, "It's okay. I figured if you were late it was probably something important keeping you," she laughed. She would hate to be in Sara's shoes right now. Going through a divorce with two young kids.
Sara nodded after ordering a sweet tea, "It was," she muttered rolling her eyes. "Eli was throwing a fit," she sighed referring to her almost five year old son. "He didn't want to go be with daddy and daddy's new girlfriend."
Liz scrunched up her nose as Sara spoke, "So I'm taking it Isaac introduced the kids to Nicole already?" she asked hoping she was right on the name of Isaac's girlfriend, the woman he had cheated on Sara with.
"She prefers to go by Nikki," Sara muttered as she smiled at the waiter when he brought her tea. When he asked what she wanted, she ordered a salad. "Eli hates her. Though Oliver kind of loves her. He even wanted her at his sixth birthday this past weekend."
Liz ordered her food, the usual for her here, a burger and fries, hold the tomatoes and onions. After ordering she took a sip of her drink, "When did the kids meet her?" she asked curiously not even sure how she would handle it if Zac and her ever did divorce and he let their kids meet his new girl.
In her mind, Liz knew that she would definitely compare herself to the hypothetical new woman and she would also be the type of woman who would kill the bitch if she interfered with the parenting of her children.
"Isaac thought it was best that they meet her at Valentine's day," Sara said as she looked at Liz. "I would have told you around then but I was still trying to come to terms that this chick was actually sticking around and that she was meeting my children. That Isaac had the nerve to let the woman who had been his mistress for a year meet our boys."
Liz frowned as she let Sara talk, "I'm sorry Sara," she said meaning the words when she said them. "I'm sorry that you are going through this."
Sara shook her head and took a drink of her tea, "No use in having pity for me Lizzie," she said using her nickname for Liz. "It is what it is now," she whispered giving a half-hearted smile. "How are you doing?"
When Sara asked how she was, Liz knew she was changing the subject and Liz just smirked. She couldn't blame her for doing that at all. Hell if it were her she'd change the subject too.
"I'm good," Liz nodded as she looked down at her water on the table. "I got a surprise visitor," she said as she looked up in time to see Sara look at her curiously.
"Who?" Sara asked right as the waiter came, bringing both her and Liz's food.
Waiting until the waiter was gone, Liz picked up a few fries and put them in her mouth, "Taylor," she answered after swallowing the food that had been in her mouth. She was scared of how Sara would take her words.
Sara dropped her fork mid bite, "Did I hear you right?"
"You heard me right," Liz nodded as she picked up a few more fries and put them in her mouth.
"I didn't even know that Taylor was visiting," Sara said not even touching her fork. "Why is he visiting now?" she asked engrossed as to why Taylor Hanson was back after so long away. "Did he bring Natalie?"
Liz wanted to laugh after Sara asked about Natalie, "No, he didn't bring Natalie," she said shaking her head. "In fact he and Natalie are getting divorced."
"Really?" Sara asked shock showing in her tone. "She is really letting her claws out of him after all of these years?"
Finally laughing, Liz picked up her burger and took a bite, swallowing, "Well, yeah I guess she is. She left him," Liz said pausing as she took a drink of her water. "For another woman."
Sara's eyes widened at Liz's words and Liz laughed even more. Sara's facial expression was definitely how Liz felt about the whole thing. Amusing.
"That's how I felt when he told me as well," Liz smirked as she finally watched Sara pick up her fork and take a big bite of the salad she had ordered. "Apparently it was a friend of hers named Kate."
"Damn," Sara said loudly after swallowing her bite. "And I thought my life was fucked up."
Liz couldn't help but break out laughing again. She was glad that their conversation had now turned into her laughing and she knew this would be how it would stay. Once Sara had gotten her to laugh, it stayed that way until lunch was over. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "I'll see you next week Lizzie," Sara said as she hugged Liz outside of the restaurant an hour later. "I need to get home and make sure there are no messages on the machines from Isaac about the boys."
Liz just nodded as she pulled away from the hug, "I need to get home and call Zac," she smirked. "He has the night off from any concerts."
Sara smiled, "Well have fun talking to your husband," she winked before turning and walking to her car.
Liz just looked down and shook her head, oh she would have fun. Looking back up she turned on her heel and went to her car. As she reached her car she unlocked the door and got in, soon starting it and driving home.
Within thirty minutes she was back at her house and she had bid Eleanor goodbye. She was thankful that Eleanor had put Jude and Emerson down for a nap.
"Now I have a time to call my husband in peace," Liz muttered to herself as she walked into the kitchen where the cordless phone was. Picking it up she dialed Zac's cell phone number. A number she knew by heart.
After she had dialed the number she walked over to the kitchen table and sat down as she listened to the rings, waiting for her husband to answer.
"Zachary the magnificent speaking," Zac's voice sounded after the third ringing. "May I ask if this is my lovely ass wife speaking?"
Laughing at her husband, Liz rolled her eyes, "Of course this is your lovely ass wife speaking," she said as she smiled. It was nice to hear his voice again. "Who else would it be calling you?"
"Well, I mean it could have been my lovely ass girlfriend," Zac reasoned as he chuckled lightly.
Liz fake glared as she heard Zac, "If it was your lovely ass girlfriend I would have to kill her," she joked as she shrugged.
"I guess it's good for you I don't have one," Zac sighed. "Though I did get a visit from a girl today."
Liz raised her eyebrow as she heard him, "Oh yeah?" she asked wondering who visited him. "Who?"
Zac hesitated before speaking, "Andrea."
Liz went silent at Zac's words. She almost felt like pinching herself to make sure she hadn't dreamed his words. "My sister Andrea?" she asked. She knew Zac knew the history between her and Andrea. That Andrea was the one Taylor cheated with. The one they had been arguing about when she miscarried her first child.
"Yes," Zac whispered. "She apparently knows our lead singer and he invited her on the road for a few days."
Liz frowned at Zac's words, "So she is on the road with your band now?" she asked not sure how she felt about that. She didn't trust Andrea to be alone around Zac, not after Andrea had slept with Taylor.
"Are you okay with that?" Zac asked. "If you aren't I could try talking to Griffin."
Liz shook her head, "I'm fine Zac," she lied. "I don't want you to cause drama with the band just because the lead singer is friends with my sister," she sighed. "Just keep her at a distance."
"I will babe," Zac said and Liz could since the honesty in his words. She trusted him. It was her sister she didn't trust.
Liz nodded though he couldn't see her, "I need to go. The kids will be waking up from their nap soon. I love you Zac."
"I love you too Elizabeth," he sad his voice sounding sad before the phone clicked off.
Liz frowned again and hit end. Standing she took the phone back to the stand and sighed. She didn't like that Andrea was anywhere near Zac right now but she had to deal with it.