"So have things changed between you and Mae?" Taylor asked while he was with Ben and Caden at the supermarket. He'd taken them to pick up some main supplies before the next storm hit.
"I dunno. Hard to say. I guess." Ben shrugged as if he might be depressed.
"You're not going be Scrooge, this Christmas, are you?" Taylor teased.
"Of course, not. I just play one on TV." Ben improvised along since Caden was their audience who sat in the basket. He got to pick which fruit he wanted.
"What if it all turns out in your favor?" Taylor questioned as he put in a bag of green grapes and a few green apples in the shopping cart.
"I don't want to think it." Ben shook his head.
"But..what if..would you..you two get married?" Taylor smiled. Ben cracked up.
"You know, we don't do those sort of things in my family." Ben kept smiling as they moved on to the vegetables. Caden said no to green onion and zucchini, but Ben put them in the basket, anyway.
"They don't do marriage very well in my family, either." Taylor shrugged as if he'd best give up on the idea of it with Sara.
"Hey, there is a first for everything." Ben remarked, as if he thought it was a good idea for Taylor and Sara to be together.
"I dunno, I can't seem to save anything." Taylor didn't see it happening anytime soon.
"So, that's what you're suppose to do." They hurried past the meat. Although, Ben did pick up some ground meat. Caden stuck his tongue out, at that. He wanted his favorite Cheerios, so they had to back up and get some. Ben put in an extra jug of milk.
"We seem to always be running out." Ben then said.
Taylor watched Ben and Caden together. He'd wished it had been more like that with the man who raised him. But it wasn't. He did ponder if he had what it took to be a Dad. Of course, his sister said he did.
Although, he couldn't get over the huge obstacle of even asking Sara to marry him. It felt like the impossible dream.