May 23, 2012
Carters - Round 23
"Where are your bags, Travis?" she asked, looking around.
Travis rubbed the back of his neck. "Here's the thing, Mom. I'm not moving back in!"
"What? Where will you stay?"
Travis grinned. "With some friends."
Sonja fixed him with her mom-stare. "Which ones?" Sonja knew which ones were trouble.
"Edwin, Mary & Nicole."
Sonja sighed. Yup. Those were trouble. All four together was going to cause problems. "Are you sure you've thought about this, Travis?"
"Hell yeah... err..." Travis winced when he saw his Mom's eyes narrow. Hurriedly, he corrected himself, "Yes ma'am. We've all talked about it! It'll be fine!"
"Well, we're always here for you," Sonja said cautiously, knowing there wasn't much she could say to talk him out of his decision. "Now where's your brother?"
"Ah, Trent!" Sonja hugged him tight. "How are you dear? Are you going to stay somewhere else to?"
Trent rubbed the back of his neck, as well. Sonja's eyes narrowed. Her boys were so easy to see through!
"Well, it's like this. There's this girl..."
"Trent! You're not going to rush into anything, are you?"
"No! No, I mean, not right away! I'd like to stay here, get on my feet & then look for my own place..."
"Now that makes perfect sense!" Sonja said proudly.
Sonja frowned as Trent checked his watch.
"In fact, I think she should be here soon! I'll be right back!"
Lakishma smiled as she looped her arms around his neck. "I've missed you, too, baby!"
Lakishma fought tears of happiness! "Yes, Trent! I will!"
Trent grinned and he kissed her. "Come on, let's go tell my Mom!"
It was hard for Trent to wait for the perfect time for his wedding, but schedules were so hard to arrange. Lakishma was busy with building her medical practice & he was working hard on a top-secret invention at the science labs.
Finally, a partially clear day popped up that allowed them to gather friends & family for a wedding celebration!
Trent hugged his Dad back. "If I am, it's because I learned it from you!"
Trent turned around. "Carmen, are you and Ally coming?"
Ally giggled again. "Uncle Trent got married Mama! Uncle Trent got married!"
"Yes he did, sweetheart!"
"I can't wait to get married. Can I wear your dress Mama!"
"I would love it if you wore my wedding dress, sweetheart! Now, let's go toast to Uncle Trent & Aunt Lakishma!"
Ally giggled again. "Aunt Lakishma!"
"No bed!" Sasha cried. "No bed!"
Sonja smiled. "What if I read you a story first, about princesses?"
"Yay! Princess! Princess!"
Sonja settled down next to Sasha and began her story, "Once upon a time..."