Monday, August 9, 2010

getting situated

The room wasn't bad. It wasn't a suite at some four star hotel, either. Just a motel. Two beds. See, even a better sleepover than at his place. No cat hair, for starters.

I was selfish and got in the shower first. I could have stayed in there for hours. It was so nice. I wasn't thinking about Mom with Jay or if Will had really hit it off with- My eyes sprang open. Work. I'd completely forgot about work. Quickly I got a towel around me. I needed to call Betty. Now.

"Hold, on, what are you doing?" I thought Ren's eyes might fall out of his head when he saw me there with a towel wrapped around me.

"What?" It wasn't that shocking, was it?

"Clothes?" He winced.

"I didn't bring any." I shrugged. I had a towel on, for Gods sakes.

He was in a huff. He picked up my top, looked at a label. "I'll be right back."

"OK." I could be left alone.  I got comfy on the bed with my phone and my towel and called work.

"I'm sorry." I blurted. "Really, something-something came up." I didn't know what else to say. But it wasn't long until I learned that Will had saved the day. He was there, helping out.

"Do you want to speak to him, child?" Betty asked.

"NO." I hung up before she could get him. I stared at my phone then. I hadn't told Betty anything. Actually. I was going to. Really. But Will. Will was helping out. How about that?

A smile came to my face. Will to the rescue. See, I'd done him a favor. Hadn't I? He was with Angie. Perfect. I sighed then with a frown. Who did I think I was? The matchmaker angel or something. Hadn't I done the same thing to Mom and Jay. Wasn't I the one who introduced Jay to Mom. Or Mom to Jay. It was all a bit fuzzy now. Really. I winced as if it would turn into a headache if I thought of them long enough. It was as if the world was turning around and around and look where I'd landed. I kept thinking it on it for some time.

The motel door opened. It was Ren with a bag of things. He tossed a T-shirt to me along with a bag of bikini underwear. Hanes of course. He had sunscreen too.

"For tomorrow." He nodded.

"Yeah, tomorrow." I kind of smiled. We were still going to the amusement park.

He went to shower then. I stared at the closed door. God, I hope I didn't get him in trouble. I had to think up something good to tell my Mom.

6 comments:

izzy and dev said...

interesting about will.

so jade said...

He's so sweet.

Draffin Bears said...

Ren seems to be the caring and thoughtful Guy.
A day at the beach or amusement park sounds better than a day at work.

Happy week
Carolyn

lucy and sarah said...

He's a sweetie.

meg said...

Wow, to find that out about her cousin. I guess I'd be nervous to talk to him too.

Katie said...

He seems sweet :)