November 18, 2011
McMillans - Round 12
"Lawrence," his Dad called from the back door. "Time to come in and eat."
"I don't want to eat," he yelled.
He heard his Dad sigh and felt worse.
"Fine! I'm coming," he said as he pushed away from the swing.
Chester put his fork down and touched Lawrence's shoulder. "I know it's going to hurt a lot right now. But, it's going to get better. We're going to be okay."
Lawrence just shrugged his Dad's hand off his shoulder and ate in silence. After they finished their dinner, Lawrence hovered near his Dad. "Can I sleep with you tonight?" Lawrence asked. "You know.. just for tonight?"
Chester put his arm around Lawrence's shoulders. "Yeah, that will be nice."
Chester fumbled for his wallet. "Here. And here's a tip," he said as he handed her an extra $10.
"Thanks mister!" she said brightly "Enjoy!" Then she turned around and headed back to her car.