April 3, 2012
Creelmans - Round 20
"Oh no, Miss. No pubs here. But there are plenty other wonderful destinations. You can see the tour guide out front."
Okay. I have to think of something better to do tomorrow, she winced.
(Yeah, Opal got impatient & voo-dooed the Big Foot into liking her.)
Damn. She didn't remember that Jay was back from Sim State! Where was Big Foot going to shack up? At the foot of her bed?!
Running in, she smiled really big and glanced between Big Foot & Jay. She didn't know who to pacify first. Holding her hands up in the air, she called to both of them to calm down and move slowly.
"Tell him to go take a bath! Ugh!"
Opal smiled, then turned to leave.
"But what I really missed the most was you. I've had a thing for you since I was a freshman at the university!"
Opal's eyes widened and she saw Russell in a whole new light.
"Oh wow! Really?"
Jay scoffed. It's not like he'd ever told me, he thought bitterly.
Jay walked outside, hoping the frigid air would clear his mind.
And then he almost tripped over someone!
"Oh, I'm sorry!" Jay exclaimed after bumping into someone. "Can I help you?"
"I'm not sure, I'm Tina. I was looking for Tech Drive? Is it around here?"
Jay nodded. He couldn't agree more!
Fumbling, they stumbled to the bedroom.
Jay nodded again, dazed. He couldn't agree more!
(If he could pull his gaze away from her rack, he'd probably think this through a little bit better!)
"Umm... Jay Creelman."
"Right. Do you, Jay Creelman, take your bride..." He paused again.
"Tina Stompel," Tine smiled.
"Take your bride, Tina Stompel, to have and to hold, for better or worse, 'til death do you part?"
Jay took Tina's hand in his and grinned, "I do."
Russell shook his head, "There's so much to learn about taking care of a home!"
Adam tapped Russell's knee. "Not to worry, son. I can teach you!"
Adam waved Opal away. "Just a moment. I've almost explained the electrical breaker to him!"
Opal tapped her foot as her Dad lectured Russell on the importance of home repair. "Yeah, well, I'm a newly wed, so I'm going to go change into my lingerie. Night!"
Russell hopped up. "Whoa. Wait," Flustered, he turned to Adam, "Thanks for the lesson, Pop. Maybe another time?"
Adam smiled as his son-in-law took off running.
Tina held out a shaking hand. "Only a little bit! You?"
"I certainly hope so..."
"Me too..." Jay said softly.
Tina gave a small wave.
Adam and Jody glanced at each other. "Is she pregnant?"
"MOM! NO!" Jay barked. "Geez!"
Adam patted Jody on the shoulder. "Let me talk to him. Can we talk outside Jay?" Adam smiled kindly at Tina. "We'll just be a moment."
"Well, I'm glad. It's just that you haven't know her long. I just wanted to make sure you're okay."
"I'm fine!" Jay paced around the backyard. "Nobody said anything when Opal married Russell a minute after she got back from her trip!"
Adam cocked his head. "Come on now, Jay, you know that's not fair. Russell and Opal have known each other for years. He's your good friend. It's quite different from bringing home a stranger."
Jay sighed. "I know. I can't explain it. I just saw her and I knew."
"Well then, let's go save her from your Mom."
Jay & Adam turned to go back inside when Tina's scream made them break into a run.
He didn't think there was any getting over this.
Jay hugged Opal. "I'm going to miss you like crazy!"