This short story was ok for me. 2.5 stars. Danny is such a total mess. I'm not really all that sure what Jake saw in him to begin with, and we never really got to see the connection with them. Danny drinks and does drugs, and doesn't seem to have very solid relationship skills. How he managed to go nine months until he took a major nosedive is astonishing.
But, after basically hitting rock bottom, and with help from his boss, he gets counselling and tries to make his life better. The story skips ahead a year, the two reconcile and decide to try again. So, it was ok, but needed to be longer for me to have any feelings for the characters or the story as a whole.