Feeling quite accomplished with what she got done today. She relaxes and savors every bite of ice cream. Until.....she is startled out of her little state of zen when Luke hollers from upstairs.
*Laura replies with a mouthful of ice cream* "It's down here!!...."
Laura is sitting on the couch devouring ice cream when Luke comes downstairs.
*Laura* "I said, it's down here....it's on the floor behind you. I never got around to taking it upstairs..."
*Laura* "They should be here soon..."
*Laura* "Yeah...this ice cream tastes so freaking yummy..."
*Luke laughs* "I can see that....you got some on your nose, Babe."
*Laura she wipes her nose* "Oh!..."
*Laura* "Yes, take it away before I eat the whole thing...."
Laura hands the ice cream over to Luke so he can put the rest of it away. While he is at the fridge, Laura stares at the ring on her finger that he gave her just a couple days ago...
*Laura* "I'm sure I would have. She sounds like she was a sweet lady....."
*Laura* "Oh, Luke don't say that. You turned out just fine.....I love you exactly the way you are...."
Luke kisses her softly then pulls back.
*Laura laughs* "Good. huh?"
*Laura* "There....do you feel it?"
*Laura moves his hand down her belly*"Mmmm....I think the baby stopped kicking."
*Luke* "You look gorgeous....."
*Laura smiles* "Oooo!...there did you feel that one?"
*Luke laughs* "Yeah! I think you gave him too much ice cream...."
*Laura* "Or her..."
They sit quietly for a moment just enjoying each other and waiting to see if the baby kicks again.
*Luke sighs* "I know....I know...I'll go slow."
*Laura smacks him on the top of his shoulder* " You are incorrigible, you know that? I'm sorry, Baby but, you're just gonna have to wait. I don't want to take any chances....."
*Laura* "I told you they would be here soon."
*Laura* "Thanks....and no. We have been so busy with other stuff that I have been too tired to think about it."
*Michelle* "Mom isn't in your face about?"
*Laura* "Actually.....She has been so preoccupied with the other wedding stuff that she hasn't asked me about it."
The girls continue to chat and catch up with each other. While Benjamin and Luke talk.
As everyone is in engrossed in conversation. Luke's phone chimes and vibrates with a text message.
*Laura* "Luke, what is it? Is everything okay?"
*Laura* "What? Is it Jacob or something?"
Luke is about to speak again when his phone starts ringing.
*Rufus* "Awww! Didn't you like the pics I sent you?"
*Rufus completely dismisses what he just said* "You can have the real thing if you come over here...I'm waiting for you."
*Luke* "That sh*t isn't gonna work anymore... I don't want to be with you Rufus. I don't want to try. Nothing, none of that. Just give it up and move on...."
*Luke* "Wow! You are completely delusional. I'm a one woman man now Rufus...."
*Luke frustrated* "Rufus...Don't call, text, write, whatever. I am not interested in getting back with you. And to make it more clear to you. I am getting married and on top of that she is pregnant with my baby. Goodbye Rufus!"
But it's too late, Luke has already ended the call. A flood of guilt washes over him and he suddenly feels horrible. Luke flops down on the bed. He cannot believe she is here doing this to him. Of all the times to show up and she picks the worst most delicate of them all!
What bothers him even more is how did she know exactly where he would be that day in the park and how did she get his number. He just hopes she doesn't pop up somewhere with Laura around. He is afraid Laura might stress herself into an early labor. Luke gathers himself together and heads back downstairs.
*Luke* "Yeah, let's get outta here."
*Benjamin eyes him suspiciously* "Good. You look like you could use something to drink, so I'm driving."
*Luke* "Perfect. Where are we headed, Bull Tavern?"
*Benjamin* "Yeah, I guress and it's my treat so eat and drink all you want."
So everyone loads up in Benjamin's truck and heads out for dinner and drinks. Meanwhile back at Rufus's luxurious hotel room. She sits and pouts.
*Rufus talking to herself since there is no one else there* "What?! Ahhhh!...she didn't tell me he was getting married or that his girlfriend was having a baby...Her and I will have to have a little chat."
*Rufus* "Hmmmm....I think he is conflicted. Why else would he not have told me all about her the first time....Oh!...who are you kidding, Ru?! He has obviously moved on..."
She flops back onto the bed, daydreaming of how she could get him to change his mind.
You can check out Rufus's daydream on my Flickr
That's it for now