Thursday, November 17, 2011
its going around
Penelope had waited. But it was impossible not to want to share it with her sister. Yet, this was Kyle and Rox's wedding shower. It was a happy occasion even if she didn't exactly know them. But there were presents and food and laughter. It was so positive. It energized her, all the more. And to think her mother could keep a secret.
"Oh My God." Olivia dropped a dish in the sink. She'd guessed. Evidently. She looked Penelope over. "You're pregnant!"
"What?" Now Penelope wanted to look at herself. Was she getting fat? "NO." Penelope wasn't sure what was on Olivia's mind. "That's not it." She hugged herself, wishing she had more of the moist cake in her mouth so maybe she could keep this a secret a little longer. But she couldn't. "We eloped."
Olivia just stared at her as if she couldn't have possibly heard correctly.
"What are you talking about?" Olivia looked at her stunned.
"Yeah, we decided to just do it." Penelope so giddy, couldn't help but be excited. "We went to Vegas over the weekend." It wasn't exactly planned. She saw how cheap the airfare was. "It was just for the weekend."
"Did Elvis marry you?" Olivia winced hard.
"No, there are some very nice places out there, for such occasion. It was nice. Neither, of us had anytime to, you know..get a wedding together." Penelope shrugged.
"Huh." Olivia didn't look exactly happy. Penelope hugged her.
"I'm..I'm really happy for you." Olivia finally sighed in tears. "Its just..just..its suppose to be me and Ravi, you know. You've known Elliot..for how long?"
"Hey, you'll have a nice wedding. It'll be great. You two deserve a beautiful wedding. You do. Besides, Mom is still working on the wedding dress." Penelope reminded her.
Olivia bit her bottom lip. She nodded. Penelope put her arm around her. She knew Olivia was anxious, but her wedding would be here before she knew it.