"God, do we have to?" Jared made a face when he looked at the text from his mom about having Cara over.
"What is it now?" Angel wanted to know as she waddled over to see what this was about on his phone.
"Oh, it's nothing," he hadn't meant to upset her. "Just my mom wanting to entertain that step-daughter of hers."
"You make it sound like a bad thing?" Angel looked at him but snatched a carrot to eat on the kitchen counter. As it was, she had snacks left around everywhere. Usually carrots and almonds. She didn't really eat a whole lot at meals these days.
"How could it be a good thing, huh? She probably wants her dad to get back together with mom," Jared knew these things. It was in her blood. Wasn't she Noreweigen or something?
"Whatever?" Naturally, Angel wouldn't acknowledge that her dad was with his mom.
"Fine, we'll do this stupid potluck and I bet Cara won't even show up," Jared told her.
"Now why do you think that?"
"She hates Jay."
"I guess they were in love once." He shrugged and went on to clean the kitchen. The floor needed to be mopped. Honestly, Angel liked everything clean and sometimes made him feel he didn't do enough.
"Thank God, it wasn't you," Angel looked at him as if he better be on his best behavior.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Sometimes, her attitude bothered him, but she hadn't left yet.
"You fall in love far to easily," Angel told him.
"And that's a bad thing?" Why did she always find the bad in everything?
"You know, I'm your backbone." She informed him. He wanted to laugh at her, but knew she was serious.
"Look, I know Jay won't come," He was back to the Cara and Jay saga. He needed to stay out of this.
"Oh well, as long as we aren't having it here." She smiled back at him. Yes, they were getting ready for the arrival of their baby son. His name would be Salvador too, but they were going to call him Lucas.