Especially when she saw how much Barbara & Gunnar loved each other...
She wanted something like that! Passion! Love!
Maybe a little less passion...
Smiling, she blew him a kiss. "You, too. Come on, let's go inside and have fun!"
Lestat fell in line behind her. "It's too bad everyone else has to come. It'd be nice to have some time alone."
Christa rolled her eyes. She was personally glad her friends had come over. Man, Lestat sure was clingy!
"Not much. My sister went out to a party the other night and I followed her... and I saw everything! We were going to go tonight with our group. You in?"
"That sounds awesome! Let me talk to Gunnar!"
"Score, give me a call & let me know if you can go! See you Lestat!" Rachel called as she left.
Gunnar smiled. He loved seeing Christa come out of her shell and socialize more. When she first came to them, she'd hardly said a word and had always had her nose stuck in a book. And now... it made him so proud to see her blossoming.
"Okay, but be home by 10."
Christa screeched as she jumped up and down. "Yes!" Giddily, she ran to the phone and started calling her friends.
Gunnar sat down next to Barbara and stroked Barbara's hair. "You know what this means, don't you?"
"Hot date night!"
Never came sooner than he expected....
Her tears hit Gunnar right in the heart. It was a good question, because he didn't have the slightest idea of what he would do without Barbara, either.
Hugging Christa tight, he managed to choke out the words, "Don't worry, you still have me!"
Christa's eyes pooled with tears. "You don't get it! You don't understand!" Pulling away from him, she ran to her room and slammed the door.
Gunnar stood outside the door, torn between giving her space and going in and comforting her. Barbara would've known what to do, he thought sadly.
Christa was growing up fast... she wasn't a little girl anymore...
The loss of his life-mate was almost too much to bear, he thought. Straightening up, he howled to the moonless night all his sorrow and despair until his voice didn't seem to work anymore.
Slumping down into the sand next to his friend, he put his head down on his warm fur and cried.