We dont. What about after church?
Sam steered her out of the kitchen and toward the front door, but not before he saw Alex reach for another cookie.Nice to meet you, Beth, Alex called out after them. Havent heard much about you.
Hes teasing, Sam told Beth.Hey, these cookies are good, Alex shouted.There better be some left when I get back here, Sam warned, and they heard Alex laugh as Sam led Beth outside.
He was reluctant to see her go. Hed been playing poker with the guys for years but would have gladly given it up just then for another ten minutes with Beth.Have fun tonight, she said as he held open the drivers-side door for her.
She got inside the car. Enjoy the cookies.
I have a feeling Alex will have scarfed down the entire tray while Im talking to you. Ill be lucky if there are any left.Ill tell it, Owen said, excitedly. Mozart started playing the piano at age three and was composing at age four.
Thats cool, Sam said, clearly unimpressed. I wonder if Carrie Underwood started singing around that age.Owen frowned. I dont know. Do you?
The remainder of dinner passed quickly, with Nichole and Rocco carrying most of the conversation. Every now and again Sam would glance at Beth and theyd share a look. She hoped he understood she was as much a casualty as he was. He didnt give any indication what he felt, and that was fine.As soon as the dinner dishes had been cleared, Nichole said, I made applesauce cake for dessert.