"Eva's the one who drop kicked Ivan into the tunnel," Meryn explained.
It wasn’t the right time, Theo. We were celebrating, and . . . anyway, it wasn’t the right time. She changed the subject. How was your hot date last night?Most boring date I’ve ever been on. That woman and I had nothing to talk about. Buy you more coffee and I’ll give you the highlights, such as they were?
Alexa checked her phone when she and Theo got back from their coffee run. A text from Olivia about her hangover; a few from her best friend, Maddie, about the book they’d both been reading; and one from an unfamiliar 310 number.2 things: 1) we’re still on for tonight, yes? 2) what’s your last name?Elevator guy. Tonight. Oh dear God. That hadn’t been some sort of alcohol-induced hallucination?
Shit. A rehearsal dinner and a wedding at the last minute? What was she going to wear?Yes. Monroe. And if I’m coming to this thing, I need some details about when/where/etc.
Etc. meant What the hell am I supposed to wear??? but she supposed she couldn’t text that to a guy, let alone one she didn’t even know.
Rehearsal dinner @7 at Beretta in the Mission. Wedding @6 tomorrow at some church, reception at the hotel. Btw I told Josh you’re my new girlfriend, just fyi.She looked up, a surprised expression on her face. "I couldn't just leave you to take care of Mama on your own. Besides, I'm still going to college." She held up her nursing textbook.
"You'll be my age before you finish, taking one class at a time like you are. Sometimes, I wish I would hurry up and join my Lucy in heaven so you won't be tied to this house anymore."The young woman flew off the sofa and dropped to her knees next to the old man's recliner. With tears in her eyes, she laid her head on his leg. "Don't say that! Don't leave me alone, Daddy; you're all I have."
The old man gently ran a gnarled hand over her soft blonde curls. "You're stronger than you think. My time is coming, girlie. When it's time to say goodbye, I want you to smile for me. I want you to be happy."She shook her head. "I'm not strong."