“You Let Me Worry About That,” Said Abby

“You Let Me Worry About That,” Said Abby

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Dating

"You let me worry about that," said Abby. "It’s a date then. I’ll be waiting by the phone at

our home, at five-thirty. If you’re able to, call me. You don’t have to tell me anything you

don’t want to, but if you need to tell me something– anything– I’ll listen. I love you.

Remember that, Jake. Nothing those animals can make you do, will ever change that."

"I’ll remember," he sobbed, breaking down once more. "Oh, Abby! I wish I could come

home!"

“I Only Wanted to be Close to You,” Replied Jake, Shoving His Hands Into His Pockets

“I Only Wanted to be Close to You,” Replied Jake, Shoving His Hands Into His Pockets

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Friendship

"I only wanted to be close to you," replied Jake, shoving his hands into his pockets. "We

walk around each other so often, I thought…"

"What did you think?" cried Abby. "That we would suddenly become “normal” like Dad

and Mom?"

"I don’t know," shrugged Jake, lowering his eyes. "Please, don’t be angry."

Abby brushed her long black hair away from her face and sighed heavily.

"We aren’t my parents," she said, patiently. "We never will be. All we have is our

friendship. It’s all either of us are capable of, and I don’t want to ruin it, do you?"

"No, I don’t," answered Jake, in a quiet voice. "You’re the best friend I’ve ever had."

Jake Smiled and Glanced at Abby, Who Was Staying Behind with Her Mother as The Two  Men Left to Discuss Which Restaurant They Should Go to

Jake Smiled and Glanced at Abby, Who Was Staying Behind with Her Mother as The Two Men Left to Discuss Which Restaurant They Should Go to

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Motherhood

Jake smiled and glanced at Abby, who was staying behind with her mother as the two

men left to discuss which restaurant they should go to. As John and Terry left the house,

Jake sat down on the floor, quietly listening as mother and daughter talked on the bed, a

few feet away.

"Are you all right, Sweetheart?" asked Izumi. "Even if your father doesn’t realize it yet,

this must have been a difficult day for you. I hope you and Jake worked out whatever

differences you had," she said, looking first to Abby and then to the ex-convict sitting

nearby.

The Man Grinned, and Rubbed His Balding Forehead with The Palm of His Hand

The Man Grinned, and Rubbed His Balding Forehead with The Palm of His Hand

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Marriage

The man grinned, and rubbed his balding forehead with the palm of his hand.

"I may not be the best person to ask," he smiled, "because I’m prejudiced. You see, I

know Jake wants this very, very much. He wouldn’t still be sitting here, if he didn’t. It

seems to me that he’s made good friends with your daughter, and it’s only natural that he

would want to be with her. To own the truth, when Henry told me what was going on, it

saddened me, because I knew you folks probably wouldn’t let your daughter go through

with it. I can understand your feelings– I might feel the same if she were my daughter.

After everything he’s been through, I just hate to see him get hurt like this. For whatever

it’s worth, I’m in favor of the marriage."

“I Have The Distinct Taste of Socks in My Mouth,” Said Abby, “Because I Think My Foot Was

“I Have The Distinct Taste of Socks in My Mouth,” Said Abby, “Because I Think My Foot Was

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Friendship

"I have the distinct taste of socks in my mouth," said Abby, "because I think my foot was

just there. Come on, Jake. Help me out. What did I say?"

"You said no one hardly ever looks at this wall," he replied in a quiet voice.

"And I hurt your feelings," she sighed. "I didn’t mean it that way, Jake. Honestly, I

didn’t."