April 25, 2012
Goss - Round 21
(Aw, this is the happiest I've seen Lily in quite awhile!)
Lily looked into his eyes and gave a sad smile. "I wouldn't say arrogant! Maybe just selfish!" she attempted to tease. "I just wanted to be happy..."
Gabe held her hands. "I know. I'm sorry I didn't understand. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?"
Smiling at her husband, Lily felt as though things were finally falling into place for her!
And with a spring in her step, she decided to learn how to juggle it all.
"You've really outdone yourself this time," Gabe said.
A compliment! Lily thought happily. Amazing how just a few small words could make her feel so happy and useful here at home!
"Do you want to call the house?"
Putting a hand to her head, Lily shook her head. "I don't know. I just don't know."
"I'd wanted to tell you," he said after greeting her. "I know things were unpleasant at the end of your marriage, but I never doubted that you had loved him."
"I loved him and I love all of you."
Arthur nodded his head. "I know."
Scared to hear the answer, she quietly asked, "Do you think that Sabrina and Alan might..."
Arthur smiled a tight smile. "I hope you don't get the wrong idea. I... don't wish you any ill will, but... I'm not prepared to begin a relationship. It would just be too difficult."
Lily nodded weakly. "Of course, I understand. Thank you for coming to talk to me. Your Father was a wonderful man."
Sadly she watched Arthur walk away.
"How did it go?" he asked as he turned the page.
Lilly squeezed his hand. "Yes. We have it good, too." Although their marriage hadn't always been spectacular, it had been comfortable and steady.