Monday, October 24, 2011
the better of the worst
"Isn't this a good thing?" Doyle reminded Amanda who met him on an early Saturday morning. He bought her coffee and a cupcake. The place was hopping at Oliver's, and Doyle was glad he could do his part by spending some time here with Amanda, who had been offered a chance to work with the State Children's choir.
"Its just more work." She wasn't particularly happy.
"Yes, but the recognition. You will get paid, won't you?" Doyle peeled back the liner on the cupcake and looked at the red velvet cake.
"A little. Its just I feel so short for time, as it is." She felt bad that she was here. She was on her way to see Pearl.
"But this is great news." Doyle remained optimistic. "Asa is fine with it, I'm sure."
Amanda nodded. She sounded sad though, how she'd let down so many people. Even her brother Max.
"Well, he sounds to be adjusting. He's got a girlfriend." Doyle told her not to worry.
"You and Finn? Everything OK?" Amanda finally asked.
"Yeah, its great. We keep busy." He nodded.
"Is that really enough?" She grinned then.
"You know what I mean." Doyle laughed. "We're fixing the house." He told her.
"Does this mean you..you two thinking about kids?" Amanda teased.
"I dunno. Maybe some day. But we have church. We enjoy what we have. Not that I'm against having kids with Finn. Its just, not yet, you know." He sighed with a smile.
Amanda said she understood. He told her she should check out the Saturday evening church service, but of course, she didn't have time.