Sunday, April 24, 2011
if only he knew
"School will be out by then." He reminded her. He guessed he had time to make arrangements at work for some time off. "I'll make sure Hannah gets there."
"But yall are all coming, aren't you?" She meant Ellie and the baby, Charlie too.
"Well..." He didn't really want to go alone, but he might have to. Seriously, all of them? He knew how Ellie was about traveling. She was a homebody. "I guess." He winced, already thinking what Ellie would say.
"Great, I really do want to see the baby." Reese told him. She seemed more interested in Zoe than Hannah. "I mean, I think if I had a baby now, I'd appreciate her so much more than with Hannah."
"I see." Lon could tell there was some resentment there. He supposed it was all his fault. He got it. She'd had to be a mother too soon. "Is-Is Hannah going to be in the wedding?"
"No. She...Look, she's better off with you. She doesn't like Lance, OK." Reese told him.
"There might be a good reason for that?" Lon was baffled now. But whatever may come, he knew he was going to be on Hannah's side.
"She's just jealous, you know. That's all it is, Lon." Reese told him.
Lon worried that it was more than that, but he couldn't think of anything more to say. He guessed they'd be there for Reese's wedding. One way or another.