Caleb kissed Heather's neck. "I've missed you, too! Today's the big day! Excited?"
Caleb walked over to pat her hand. "It's okay baby. All of that is ready. We just need to enjoy the day!"
Mentally shaking it off, Heather smiled up at him. "You're right. I know you're right. Oh man, I'm so nervous!"
Heather smiled. Caleb certainly had a way with words!
"And so I was saying, there was this big bear standing there in the middle of the road! And if that doesn't beat all, I don't know what will!"
Susie politely excused herself and went to the bedroom to sleep.
Alyssa was worried about her mom. She was taking Dad's death really hard. She barely ate & seemed to sleep all the time. It was like she was losing Mom in slow motion.
But who would console her?
She was alone in the world.
Marissa hugged her friend. "How are you holding up?"
"Oh, okay, I suppose. Some days are easier than others." Susie took a deep breath and glanced away. It hurt to think about her parents. Across the room, she saw Lestat brooding.
Lestat sighed. "I am. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to throw a fit at your Mom's wake. I just... I'm just lonely. Oh, you wouldn't understand," he said distractedly.
Alyssa looked down at her hands, "You'd be surprised."
"I'd like that," she whispered softly, seeing Lestat in a whole new light. "I think I'd like that alot."
Cheryl Reed smiled. "I can't wait, dear. Go bring me my grandbaby!"
"Thanks," Heather said. "Are you and Marian... you know... trying?"
Malcolm smiled. "Oh you know, if it happens, it happens."
"Well, I'm really happy for you two. If you'll excuse me."
Malcolm shook his head. "I don't want to just leave. It would be rude!" He couldn't believe Marion sometimes. It's almost like she didn't want a baby at all. He knew she wanted to wait... but being here and seeing that cute little bundle of joy...