Well, my instincts tell me I will never hear from Alan again. At the end of our conversation the other day I told him that I have Charles, but intend to break up with him as soon as he gets back. He sounded surprised, but appreciative that I told him. I said I would call him today, but when I called there was no answer. My gut just tells me that's on purpose.
Oh man, I can't really be disappointed, because I am so disenchanted about relationships and I am sure some of my anger at Charles would be misdirected towards him.