just a tidbit

"Your family is so fun," Bex said at the circulation counter, standing on her own two feet as she leaned over to take a look at Chloe in her stroller. "I'm so glad they invited us over for Easter."

"I'm not sure fun is the word I'd use," Chris was solemn about it.

"Well, you have to so grateful that they wanted you and Max there and us too. You guys just have a closeness, you know. You have to appreciate that." Bex told him.

"Well, yeah, but it can be a little too close for comfort, sometimes." Chris sighed.

"You know they love her," Bex looked at Chloe who was playing with a toy bunny she got at Easter. "It was just so nice that Oliver could relax a little. I know he would have cooked up a storm. I'm glad he didn't have too."

"Well, you must be happy to be back on your real feet again." Chris smiled as Bex walked around to have a better look at Chloe.

"Yeah, no more casts. Look at me," She made a silly laugh then. "It actually feels like spring now."

Chris just nodded.

She put her hands on her hips and got Chris to walk with her out to the children's area where they could be alone.

"I have a confession to make," Bex then looked at him.

"Shouldn't you do that at church or with Max?" Chris remained even lipped.

"I have to tell someone." She sighed.

"What is it?"

She picked up a board book then and handed it to him as if she were helping him with something.
"See, when I was so bored at home, I got to looking on Craig's List." Bex told him.

"OK." Chris nodded as if he was following.

"Well, I came across something rather unusual." She stared at Chris as if it might be something he'd want to see. "I think someone is stalking Oliver."

"What?" Chris almost laughed. "That sounds out there, you know. What do you mean?"

"They write things about him. You know, what he said to them. Their romantic conversations according to this person... when in fact he was just saying things like 'have a nice day' and when this person needs to bring back their books. Its just I don't know if its a man or a woman."

"You think its a man, don't you?" Chris nodded.

"I dunno." Bex looked at him frustrated. "Could be some tween girl for all I know. It could be anybody."

"Well, I'm sure its nothing. You know, its probably nothing." Chris assured her.

"Yeah, I know, but what if its not. What if it turns into something else?" She hugged what she could of herself.

"Like you need to worry about this stuff." He looked at her bulging belly then. It could hardly hold still.

"I know. I won't. I just had to tell someone, OK."

"Its OK," Chris smiled. "You can talk to me, anytime."

Bex just smiled. Really, it felt good to have family to talk too. She felt closer to Max and Chris more than she thought possible.


Anonymous said...

So Oliver may have a stalker???? I really liked the lines about the whole confession and church. Keep writing:)

Liz said...

Oliver has a stalker. LOL.

I finally caught up with reading Blue Hearts! Btw this is late, but Happy Easter. =]

ellie said...

hmm..wonder what they've written about him..hahhaahaaaa.

N a t a l i e. said...

Oliver's got a stalker? Haha that's kind of random :D I wonder if they take his used tissues out of the trash can and bring them home to worship... dun dun dun!