"What if mom has met someone?" Brittney knew Tiffany would brush it off with a WHO CARES remark. They'd met at the old diner where the burgers were only 5 bucks on Saturday.
"No, I'm serious." Brittney didn't bring Theo alone. He was with the guys, back home. They were going to watch Brick at a soccer game. "She was so crazy about this guy she..she did the production with. You know, THE RED QUEEN."
Still Tiffany was treating her as if she were a bore. She munched on a fry, but then put more ketchup on her plate.
"I don't really care." Tiffany sighed.
"But..but he's like, twenty, possibly more, years younger than her. He's our age, Tiffany." Brit was serious. She even felt a little nausea, thinking of her mother with such a young guy. She nursed her lip. It was impossible to eat.
"She'll mess that up, too." Tiffany felt certain and she ate another fry.
"Maybe, maybe..if you and I did more things with her, and found out..if..if you know, its really serious." Brit couldn't be certain. Her mother was so giddy that night of the play. She had her arm around him, as if he was good as gold.
Tiffany rolled her eyes.
"Has anyone, wanted to find out..anything about me and Irwin?" Tiffany pursed her lips, as if they should be worried about her love life, not their mom's.
Brittany sighed, thinking she was missing something, or someone. She felt naked without baby Theo. Still, the burger made her sick to her stomach.
"OK, you and Irwin should come over. Carson, is loving the new grill. We could make it a picnic." Brit guessed they could turn it into the Tiffany show.
"Brick will be there." She hesitated.
"What's wrong with that? He's your son?" Britt glared at her sister.
"I just don't know..if I'm ready for that." Her frown was small.
"You, should have thought about Brick, the moment you met Irwin." Britt informed her. As usual, one little thing could make Tiffany so defensive.