November 20, 2011
McMillans - Round 13
Meredith smiled. "Me too. Maybe we can do this again."
Chester hugged her and walked her to the porch. "I'd like that. I think I'd like that alot," he told her. Chester stood and watched as she walked down the block and waited for the guilt to set in. It never did.
"How would that make you feel?" she'd asked.
Lawrence thought long and hard about it for a few days and then finally went up to Dad before he had to get ready for work.
"Dad," he waited until his Dad was paying attention. "I've decided that I'm ready to have another Mom and Meredith can be her, okay?"
Tears sprang to Chester's eyes as he half laughed, half cried. "She'll never replace your Mom, but she's pretty special to me & I'm glad she's special to you, too."
Lawrence jerked away, embarrassed. "Hey, watch the hair," he groused. "You'll mess the gel up."
Chester smiled and play punched Lawrence. "So let's get out of here and do something just you and me? Want to toss a football?"
"Actually Dad, I have a date. Rain check, though, okay?"
Chester nodded and watched Lawrence run off to get ready for his date. How fast time flies, he thought sadly.
Meredith smiled and kissed Chester. "I'd love it." She didn't let it show, but she was a little disappointed that he didn't propose. She knew he'd loved Jacqueline deeply and tried to be understanding. At least this was a step in the right direction...
Alec was shocked. "Oh God. Wow. Well... so what do you want to do? Do you want to get married?"
Brittany frowned. She'd thought that their dream date had topped the charts... but maybe Alec didn't feel the same way.
"Not if you don't want to. I mean, you can be involved however much you want to be."
Alec nodded. "Okay. You just kind of sprung this on me. I'm going to need some time to think," he said. "Look, I'm just trying to be upfront."
"Yeah. I appreciate it. Well, anyways, I'm feeling kind of tired today. I guess I'll talk to you later." She showed him the door and then went to her room and cried.
Hearing her stomach rumble, she shuffled out to the kitchen to cook some breakfast, then thought she saw the ghost of Princess. Startled, she tripped and fell and hit her head on the edge of the counter.
Lawrence gasped when he saw Aunt Brittany fall. Quickly, he propped her head up and was able to bandage her head, then he called Dad to help.
Chester slipped the ring across the table at breakfast. "Way to go Dad! It's about time!" Lawrence cheered. Chester waited to see Meredith's reaction. She smiled and slipped the ring on her finger then reached across and squeezed his hand.
"I love you," she said through the tears.
Chester squeezed back. "I love you, too."