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Friday, November 4, 2011

Love is Where You Find It #9

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Addie was uncertain as to what she should do.  Surely, it wouldn’t be proper for a woman to share a house with a man without benefit of marriage.  Sure, couples today did it all the time, but for Addie, at her age?   What would people say?  What would her sister think?  And Felicia—she would through a fit, for sure! 

Then the thought of going back to her apartment and sharing space with Felicia filled her mind.  The bickering, the complaining, the mooching, the messiness?  Did she really want to deal with that again?

Adelaide looked across the table at Michael.  He was looking into her eyes, expectantly.  He was so sweet and kind, and the time they had spent together had been comfortable and fun.  Still, two weeks was a short time to know someone.  He’d seen her at her worst, weak from surgery, with her IV pole and unkempt hair, yet was still offering to share his home with her.  Amazing!

“Michael, it’s sweet of you to offer, but it’s too much.  I couldn’t impose on you.  And what would people say?  And there’s Felicia; not only would she not approve, she would hit the roof!  And, much as I hate to admit it, she needs me,” Addie sighed.

“Adelaide Cunningham, at our age, who cares what people think!  And, yes, Felicia needs you; she needs you to stop enabling her to be a lazy, selfish woman.  You can help her best by making her take responsibility for her life.  Offer to pay the rent on your apartment for her for a few months, to give her time to find a job and child care arrangements.  Then cut the cord and let her learn to fend for herself.” Michael spoke quietly, still holding her hand.

Even though the words were hard to hear, Addie knew that Michael was right about Felicia;  as long as Addie was willing to put up with her, she would never have to grow up and behave like a responsible adult.  It was time that Addie put her foot down, to be sure.

“Are you sure you want to do this?”  Addie inquired.  “We hardly know each other.  What if we find we can’t stand each other or living under one roof?”

“I’m willing to take that risk.  It will be a darn sight easier to get to know each other over breakfast every morning, than trying to travel back and forth across town all the time—especially with winter coming.  Besides, something tells me neither of your worries will come to fruition; I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life,” answered Michael.  “Please tell me you’ll join me in my rambling, empty house.”

(to be continued)

15 comments:

Sue said...

He seems pretty persuasive!

;)

River said...

Hmmm, he is persuasive.
But he has a big house? They could have separate rooms, time apart too. While sharing things such as chores, TV, hobbies?

runawaybride said...

Hi Eva, I went through the past eight chapters of your story and I must say its a pretty interesting stuff unfolding here.

Brian Miller said...

do it, do it, do it....smiles.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh....I hope his persuasion works!

tsonodablog said...

I'm totally with Michael on this one. And so happy she's coming around to his way of thinking. Such a good story, Eva! I look forward to each episode. Keep 'em coming. And have a great weekend!
Hugs, my friend.

Al Penwasser said...

Yep, who cares what people think?
As far as Felicia....she can take a flying leap at a rolling doughnut (I'm not really sure that that means. But...she can).

ipenka said...

Somehow #7 and #8 slipped past my feed the first time so this was a surprise turn for me. But I like it.

I do hope Felicia grows up.

Pat said...

Somehow I missed Chapter 7 in my travels so I had to hurry up and catch up before reading this! This is such a good story! I am enjoying it!

Eva Gallant said...

ipenka: Glad you got caught up!

terri: Hugs to you for always commenting! Love ya!

She Writes said...

The first thing to do is quit worrying what other people will say. Glad it sounds like she will.

Eva Gallant said...

SheWrites: She might.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Awww, he's so sweet! Can't wait to see where this goes...

:)

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: glad you are still interested!

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: glad you are still interested!