Monday, August 24, 2009

paint it green


Lon loved the idea of painting the room.

"When we get this done, we should really think about painting our room," Lon said while he was helping her with the little room.

"Sure."

"You know, maybe we could bring Leia down some weekend. This could be her room." Lon nodded.

"I guess." Ellie smiled she liked that idea. She told him about how she thought Leia was improving. She was walking a little now. And she talked so much better than before. Ellie mentioned the purple hat she'd made her.

"You don't think she'll have a problem with green, do you?" Lon asked.

"I might have to make her a new hat." Ellie laughed.

Ellie asked about Charlie then. Had he called Charlie's grandmother to find out where Sarah was?

"No, I haven't." Lon shrugged. Maybe he didn't have the nerve to do it. Possibly, he had no business trying to find Sarah now. After all, he didn't want to start anything up with her. He just wanted to know about Charlie.

"He's not mine. I should leave it alone." He told Ellie. "But I can't help to think-" It made him teary eyed to think Charlie would never have a father at all. "I just remember wanting to know what he'd look like months from now, even years to come. That's all gone." He thought about how happy his father was that Sarah was out of the picture. It seemed all his Dad could think about was what a burden Charlie would have been. And now all Lon could see was what a burden he'd been to his own Dad. Yet, still, he didn't see having Charlie around would have been anything like that. He was this bundle of happiness that Lon had wanted to nurture.

Lon had to get back to painting. He didn't want to think about what could have been because it wasn't. He resented the fact that his Dad had made sure of it. As he painted the walls the cool green, Lon knew he wasn't going back to Texas.

12 comments:

the oaks said...

Its nice to see them doing things tgether.

aiLee920 said...

green.. heheh like that kind of tint...

Sharon Rose said...

Nice to see Lon feels settled with Ellie.

em said...

So Lon is staying for good :) Did you take that picture of find it?

ellie said...

actually, its a friend of mine..she sent it to me..her first apartment way out in the middle of Nebraska. I liked the color.

em said...

It is a pretty color. I will promote my story blogs more on my other blogs, good idea. Well right now, I am doing something much bigger with Summer is a Comin that I am not quite done with so I haven't posted it up yet but I hope it turns out alright. As for Lady GaGa's cd, it really depends on what kind of music you are into.

simon n josh said...

Its good for them to do things together. I liked their conversation.

aiLee920 said...

thanks for leaving a comment at my header....
take care!

em said...

haha it's ok. I am actually renting Freaks and Geeks right now :)

Cait said...

I hope he gets the Charlie thing worked out.

elda said...

hi E,how are you?
i'm a hell busy, no no..a lot from you to read eh =D
have a good day

Eyeliah SS said...

Green is so great, to soothe or bring life to a room!