January 29, 2012
Tans - Round 18
Quinn hung up quickly. "Nobody. Just a wrong phone call."
Quinn sighed. He couldn't help it that girls got his number and called him. And it's not like he was sneaking out anymore. What did she want from him?!
"Oh nevermind," Jenny growled. "Do whatever you want."
"It means I'm tired of arguing with you. Maybe we need to start thinking about separating."
Quinn staggered back. "No! What about Krista? What about our baby?"
Jenny cross her arms and glared, "What do you care?"
Waylan shook his head. "I can't do that, Natalie. I'm not going to put my nose in it. They'll work it out together or they won't."
"But she's your little girl!" She couldn't understand why Waylan was being so unreasonable about this! "Don't you want her to be happy?"
Waylan hugged his wife. "Of course I do. Of course I do. But, I want her to make decisions based on what she wants, not what I want for her..."
Natalie's mouth settled into a grim line. Well, she didn't have any problem with that...
But the introductions were cut short when they heard Waylan call out in pain.
Running to the garage, they found Waylan collapsed and Quinn awkwardly laughing.
Quinn had tears streaming down his face. "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry," he gasped for air as he doubled over. "I don't know why! I just laugh when things get tense. I'm so sorry..."
Jenny felt a kick in her belly and another one in her heart. What was she doing? Maybe she should kick him out... Feeling confused and angry, she ran to her room.
"Go away!" Jenny yelled.
Natalie peeked her head in. "Are you okay? Do you want to talk about it?"
"Yes! I want to talk about it! Quit shoving men at me, Mom! I'm married! He might not be perfect, but we're working through it!"
Natalie squeezed her eyes tightly shut. "Me too. I just don't know what I'll do without him.."
"What do you care?" she mumbled through the tears, violently wiping the tears from her cheek.
Jenny glanced down at their fingers entertwined.
Slowly, sadly, she pulled her hand away.
Jenny looked at Krista in shock. Mouth opened, she looked at her Mom for guidance.
Natalie crossed her arms. "Krista Ann. You go straight to your this instant. There will be none of that in this house!"
Jenny cuddled Quincy against her chest and looked at her mouth helplessly. "What in the world?"
Natalie smiled knowingly. "Don't act as though you never threw a temper tantrum yourself. She's just jealous right now. Try to spend extra time with her."