Monday, September 15, 2014

Its about time

Its about Time

Ash was a little late, but at least he had the keys to their new place in Student Housing. He got a scholarship at the University, and they were going to pay him at the local University playhouse. Yes, he'd practically sang for his supper.

Ash was still shocked how it all came about so quickly. He was pretty sure someone up there thought Lola was having twins.

No, they were not going to California. Not just yet.

Lola was on bedrest with her high blood pressure.

He liked her friends. Even her brother Milo. It was all going to be OK, even if they were in the oldest housing on Campus.

"It has charm." He assured Lola. "You, can play house."

She looked around the large open spaces. They had nothing. Not even a bed.

Luckily, someone he'd met at the drama department was getting divorced and was giving them furniture. Thankfully, Max came to the rescue. He came by with a pickup truck. Hopefully, he and Ash could haul it to the duplex, in the woods, as he called it.

"Well, the professor says the bed has never been used." Ash smiled, thinking he knew his mum was worried sick about them. They were suppose to be in England with her. But he was happy he was on his own with Lola. They were doing this. There was so much to look forward, too.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

moving on

moving on prt. 1

Holden was thankful Matti came home. Of course, the last month or so he'd been hanging out with her and her sisters and finally found the connection between Hansen and his best friend Crosby.

They'd been running a foodtruck after the concerts. And it was a success. Holden helped out too. Matti liked working the truck as a cashier and yelling orders to them. Sometimes it was a madhouse, but it was always exhilarating. Sometimes, he found it hard to believe she was ever a ballerina.

She was good with people. He guessed her sisters liked him. One moved out with her boyfriend so he never got to see them.

Matti still lived with Julie for the most part. But he heard her mention that she would be back in Denver for a couple of months. She hadn't exactly told him, but he had heard her talking with Julie. Holden could see Julie couldn't wait to have the apartment to herself with Crosby.

"Oh, its just for the holidays." Matti admitted. But getting ready for the tour would start in a couple of weeks. He didn't want to see her go.

"Well, right now, we have to help Crosby and Hansen." She smiled.

"OK." A part of him wanted her all to himself, but she knew how to help people.  "Besides, you are going to cook for the fund raiser for the tornado victims, aren't you?"

"Yes, of course." Holden wasn't exactly a short order cook, but he promised to help Hansen at the old diner where they were having a chili feed to help victims of the recent tornado.

"This isn't just some old diner." He then heard Crosby reminding Hansen. "This is Daisy's."

It was also the grand opening of the diner that Daisy's Dad now owned and operated.

moving on prt.2

Jane was out of the hospital but Ezra their baby was still in the preemie ward. She barely felt like going to the fund raiser, but Asa promised they wouldn't stay long. Still she could barely leave Ezra's side.

Yes, the tiny thing was mesmerizing. She didn't want to speak of how she almost lost her own life during the birth. No one, really had a good explanation. She was healthy, for the most part. Still, she felt so light headed these days. She didn't want to eat. Actually, she forgot to eat.

It was the baby that mattered to her, and yet there were the children at home that had missed her too. Now they were all together. And she could see Asa was happy they were here at the opening of Daisy's.

Naturally, everyone wanted to hear about the birth of Ezra. Jane shook her head. She talked how Ezra's operation went. How he might not have to have another one. But it was possible he might need surgery when he was older. He would be prone to respiratory illnesses, too.

She felt so sad, wondering how they could possibly manage through all the hospital bills. Still, when she looked at him... she saw Asa and that alone was a sweet thrill that she wanted to see live which gave her hope and faith.

Yes, she wanted to say she believed in God, but it was personal and she didn't have the heart to explain it. She would just have to live it. So she smiled.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

within the grooves

within the groves

Oliver was in a certain funk. He wanted to call it so.

Yes, he'd made cupcakes for Lena and Tony's wedding. They didn't want anything fancy. After all, it was just a wedding in the park. But it was lovely, even if he watched from afar.

He knew Kayla wasn't in a wedding mood, either. He guessed it was nice they'd brought along the dog.

Yes, the dog might have been controling their lives, lately. Oliver lived down the hall in a studio, away from the big flat that he used to call home with Kayla. And he kept the dog.

Thankfully, it was an obedient animal. Oliver would take walks in the evening with the pet. He and Avery would take care of him while Kayla only watched. He was certain Kayla wasn't fond of the dog, but she must have known how much Avery loved the spaniel.

They were going to a marriage counselor, too. But that was slow. They might never move forward. He didn't see any reason to move back in. He was close enough. And there was work. Oliver felt oblivious to everything. But that day at the wedding, he looked up and saw a particular someone watching.

Oliver held his breath, certain there would be a change of some kind, but Garvin went back to the small gathering and perhaps mingled and started talking to the first person he could find.

There was no trouble. Kayla hadn't noticed a thing out of the ordinary. She looked so tired and withdrawn. Her eyes were only on Avery.

Naturally, Oliver didn't bring Garvin up.

Friday, September 12, 2014

What about tomorrow

What About Tomorrow?

Sometimes, Gage scared even himself.

Oh, he really didn't love all this family togetherness ever so suddenly at home. His Dad. Ren. All of them were making all too much out of this. He hadn't saved anyone, except himself and of course, Macy.

When he thought of her, all he saw was this little girl..he needed to protect. Not a young woman. It was weird.

And he knew he'd do something to sabotage whatever this was with his Dad.

Gage wanted to be loved. He needed love, but he wasn't so sure he deserved it. Not when he thought of his past. Even this week. Especially, at the grocery store.  Wondering if he'd actually done those things, or was it other people?

It was a fair question.

He seldom thought of the Gage who burned things. Yes, he had had a fascination of burning things since he was a small child. Now, it felt like a ghost inside him that rarely ever haunted him. He didn't have the time nor the energy to do it.

Besides, he was OK now. Still, he could sense it, he knew if he got too close to Macy, someone else would take over and God knows what might happen to Macy. Could be a repeat of what went down with Halie. Gage couldn't have that.

So, he'd ignored her calls. Wouldn't say a word to her now. Besides, the grocery store was closed for repairs and there was school. His Dad had Ren. He just hoped they'd settle down. They already had a special dinner for him. Carson was over with his girlfriend. Actually, Gage thought he might sleepwalk through the whole ordeal.

People really didn't make over him. There was nothing to make over when it came to him. He felt himself close off from the rest. Except he was wide awake and fully aware of everyone.

"What's wrong, son?" His dad wanted to know after Carson and Essie went on their way. The fried chicken was leftover in a container in the fridge and the ice cream cake was in the freezer.

"I'm fine. I am." Gage nodded as if this was the only way to get through this. Forget. Go on. Repeat.

"No, you are not fine. survived a tornado and you helped all those people." His Dad told him.

Gage looked at him numb, not really knowing what his Dad was talking about.

"It was nothing, really." Gage slightly smiled. He was telling him the truth. He didn't remember. He was not one who helped other people. Must have been someone else.

Of course, he did recall Macy blabbing about it like there was no tomorrow. He guessed he had rescued more people than just Macy. He just couldn't talk about it.

"Son, don't you want to tell me something. Something about that girl named Halie." His father looked at him as if he might put Gage in a hypnotic state.

Gage froze. His Dad knew about Halie.

Gage felt his heartbeat flutter, as if it might actually stop.

"Oh God." His fingers covered his face before he could let his Dad see what he'd really done. "I didn't want to say anything..." He started. But then he couldn't go on. His Dad had his arm around him. Gage choked on tears. "She lost the baby." He choked.