Sunday, September 12, 2010

stumbling around

Jack still wasn't sure how he was going to do this. What he'd say. How Kelsey's mom would react. He'd paced most of the morning at work when he wasn't off in his golf cart checking out something someone told him to do down at the park. Usually, it was kids. He'd have to tell them how dangerous the water levels were and not to go in.

Of course, he wondered just how much danger he was in, having lunch with Kelsey's mom. Especially, when he didn't tell Kelsey about it. As it was, it seemed the new place was Kelsey's little island. She didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. She'd had a dream. She was never going home, she informed him. Not right now, anyway.

"Kelsey is just fine." Jack told her mother after he introduced himself and hoped she didn't think he'd kidnapped her or anything. "I guess, she needs a little vacation, from everything." Every word he said made him wonder if her mother thought he had her down in a cellar somewhere and was just buying her time til she had that baby and then..

"Look, I know you want to see her. I would. And-and-maybe you could come out." He just looked at the woman wondering when. "Tonight."

Maybe she could talk her into coming home. He didn't know their troubles. Possibly, Kelsey was feeling something that wasn't even there.  Or was that just with him?

"Whats going on with you two? Who are you?" Her mother sounded as if she was about to call the police.

"It was just an accident." It was, but he didn't want to go into Kelsey's speed demon ways. "I know she's got a lot to deal with, right now. And, and...." Jack licked his chapped lips. He wasn't sure he could look at her mother. Especially, with what he was about to say. "We got married."


natalie said...

Oh goodness, I can't even imagine the reaction my mother would have if that happened with me.... Jack is in for it.

lucy and sarah said...

Wow, that was quite a step there for Jack.

a jacob black tale said...

He's something.

Victoria said...

I dont think its possible for me to overdose on radiohead O.o

^and I agree with everyone up there. Jack really is something

ori said...

So shocking that he'd do it.

meg said...

total shock.

Keith said...

That's quite a stunner!

Syed said...

:O I wonder how her mother is going to react to that!