May 14, 2012
Reeds - Round 22
They'd both been surprised by the doorbell ringing. Even more surprised to see Lacy standing there.
Lacy smiled, "Oh Mrs. Reed, we were so young and silly. I've been with Mark for the past few years."
Cheryl sighed. "You and Michael would've made such beautiful baby's!"
Lacy almost choked on her food. "Mrs. Reed!"
Michael looked up from his book. "Mom? Are you giving Lacy a hard time?"
"What? Me? No! I'm just saying what beautiful baby's you would have!"
Michael groaned. "Mom! Stop!"
"What? A Mom can't say how handsome and smart her son is?"
Mary smiled weakly and stood up to shake Cheryl's hand.
Michael glanced up and smiled at her voice. "Mary!" Standing up in a hurry, he hugged her tight. "I've missed you!"
"I'm glad! I was starting to worry you'd forgotten about me!"
Michael kissed her forehead. "No! Never! I just needed some time to grieve. Come inside?"