Tuesday, July 10, 2018

for the time being



Brick didn't care that the 4th was in the middle of the week. It was still awesome.

Gran Betty to the rescue with a cookout, endless fireworks. Yeap, it was a summer to remember. And there was Lily too, taking every step with him.

"It's amazing we didn't get in trouble," Lily said when they met up at the library to volunteer at the children's reading program table.

"What are you talking about?" He winced as if they hadn't stayed out past midnight. Besides, a storm came up and they had to call it a night by 10 p.m.

"I dunno, you did have some pretty powerful fireworks that lit up the sky." She looked at him as if he'd gotten illegal fireworks.

"I wasn't the one who bought them. Gran Betty had'm." He shrugged. Of course, she was in a bit of a conversation with that lady who came to visit. She looked a lot like his grandmother, except she was the high maintenance sort. He hoped she left soon, but she was still at Gran Betty's house.

"Now, if we could just sneak off and go camping." He grinned at the thought. He and Lily all to themselves. She shook her head, no. Hadn't he heard what was happening to that soccer team in Thailand?

"It's not like I'm Tom Sawyer and your Becky Thatcher." He tilted his head and looked at her pretty blue eyes. Yes, she was an angel who was quite bossy, when he thought about it.

"We're not going camping." Besides her mom was going to have a baby anytime. Just because he had a sibling now didn't mean the waiting game was over.

"Oh, you always have something to worry about." Why couldn't they just have a worry-free summer? Ever so often he felt she was keeping tabs on him. Was this Gran Betty's doing? Maybe Lily's grandmother had something to do with it?

Of course, he wouldn't be at the library right now, if it wasn't for Lily.

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