January 16, 2012
Downies (3) - Round 17
"Come!" he ordered as he went inside.
Barbara smiled. "I think you know how..."
Barbara stroked his hand and leaned forward to kiss him. "You are my mate."
"I never had children," she said out of the blue one day as they snuggled. "I never regretted it until now. With you, it makes me want more..."
Gunnar kissed her cheek. "We can adopt."
Barbara looked skeptical. "Do you think someone would let us raise a child... with our history?"
Gunnar was determined. "They will if they know what's good for them!"
"This is my favorite one." Gunnar said as he showed Barbara the portrait he had done of her.
Barbara frowned. "Are my hips that big?"
Gunnar walked up behind her and hugged her waist. "They're perfect."
"Prepare the home," he said when he walked through the door. "Little Christa will be delivered tomorrow morning."
Barbara wrung her hands. "Do you think she'll like it here?"
Gunnar hugged her tight. "She'll love you as much as I do."
"Anything you want, just ask for. We'll get it. We want you to be happy with us."
Christa bit the ends of her hair and nodded.
"Would you like some time alone?"
Christa continued nibbling and nodded again.
Gunnar smiled. "Welcome home," he said as he walked out. "I'll get lunch ready."
"Christa! Welcome!" Barbara said when she saw her. Barbara gave her a big hug. "Let me look at you!" she exclaimed as she held Christa's hands out to the side. "You are a beautiful young lady. Thank you for choosing us."
Christa hurriedly grabbed her hands back and began nibbling on her hair.
Feeling shy, she retreated to her room again.
Gunnar shook his head. "She'll love it here. She just needs time..."
(Only two more dates & Gunnar will have had 50 dream dates. Whew! That's a lot of dating, especially since he had 50 1st dates in college!)