Sunday, June 28, 2009

if not here there

The more Ellie thought about Leia, she knew she had to find out more about her. Was she OK? What was she doing now? She had the weekend coming up. She knew she needed to go home. Check this out. See how it was going. She would have gone home earlier this past month but with her Dad still off with his work and with Lon here, Ellie just hadn't quite decided what to do yet.

"You could come home with me," Ellie offered. "You could meet my Dad and his wife and Kyle too." They were in their room lounging around listening to the Jayhawks. They'd danced, just close, awhile.

"I don't think so." Lon shrugged. Besides he was starting his job at the University. Luckily, he'd gotten the job so quickly because a few wanted to be off on vacations. They needed someone, and he didn't want to spoil it. "I have to work." He'd be mowing fields, practically, which started on the weekend. "You go and have a good time."

"All right." Maybe it was best, but she had wanted to introduce him, but then there would be the explaining and everything.

"I promise I won't do anything you wouldn't do." He smirked. "Besides, I'll be dead tired." He stretched then as if he was already tired and hadn't even started yet.

"You're still working on that book for Lydia, aren't you?" Ellie had completely forgotten about it. As it was, she was knee deep in papers to file for Lydia that Ellie so wanted to toss, but she couldn't.

"Yeah, its coming along. I'm getting used to her handwriting. Finally." He grinned.

"So I guess its settled." Ellie shrugged. "You sure you won't need the car?"

"I'm sure."

Just then she heard Roger complaining to the TV. He was playing a video game.

"What about Roger?"

"What about him?" Lon almost smiled. "Olivia will take care of him."

"Olivia?"

"Yeah, if she's not here, you know, he's there."

This was news to Ellie. They were really getting close. She hadn't noticed until now.

7 comments:

the oaks said...

Its like Ellie is so involved with Lon that she's not really noticing what's going on with Roger.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-Ellie and Lon seem good for each other.

Cait said...

interesting about Ellie not knowing about Olivia...but she is busy.

Cait said...

too bad Lon couldn't go. it'll be interesting to see how things are at home.

dapper kid said...

It's nice that Ellie has the time to go home, I kind of wish she could introduce Lon to them as well. Haha and Roger and Olivia will make quite the couple.

Ivyoaks said...

Oh, this'll be interesting them apart. Her trip home. Lon home alone with Roger..oh..the possibilities..heheheheeeee....

taffy. said...

whoa, ellie!

i hope lon doesn't do anything bad.