that other sense

Dayton was afraid he might breathe on Chloe. Maybe this was a very bad idea, but she was very inquisitive. She investigated the studs on his face, right away. She didn't let the gages in his ears go unnoticed, either. Poking her little fingers in them.

Dayton looked at her wide-eyed and was now thankful he hadn't gotten the gages the size of quarters like he'd wanted or she might have pulled them out. It was all so foreign to him, but nice. Really nice. Like a sweet comfort of some sort, and he hated to admit that she had this 'nice' effect on him. He didn't know how to react.

"She really is in to avocados now," Chris mentioned. "Mushrooms too."

"Are you just trying to make her a vegan?" Dayton winced.

"Never to early to expose them to vegetables." Chris nodded.

Expose? Woe, Dayton never thought he'd ever hear Chris talk like that. What had Max done to him? Educate him?

"Oh." Dayton just said thinking Chris might want her back, but he didn't.

"What are you doing here?"

"Well," Dayton shrugged. "Oliver sent me a photo of the twins, and I just thought I'd check it out, you know."

"Really." Chris winced as if he didn't know they were friends.

"Yeah, who would have thunk it, huh? Ollie and me. But its cool." Dayton nodded.

"So everything is all right? You and Geoff and-"

"God, Nancy," Dayton fretted some. "Yeah, she's living with us and it sucks. But-" he sighed trying to manage something sane about it, "Geoff keeps saying its the right thing to do. I guess he's right."

Still as he held Chloe, Dayton wasn't sure anyone could melt his heart quite like Chris' baby. She might have looked like Oliver, but still there was something very Chris about her even if she was just a baby. He wasn't sure how he'd feel about Nancy's baby once it was here to see and feel.


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n a t a l i e said...

Avocados and mushrooms? Ick! Although apparently as a baby broccoli was pretty much my favorite food, so I guess it can happen haha.

ellie said...

Dayton could definitely learn a thing or two from Chris.

em said...

Dayton seems a lot nicer in here.

simon n josh said...

I think Dayton will come around..sooner or later.

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