Joneses – 14.4 Mom Date

Asia walked into the cafe and searched for Mary. She found her sitting on a couch in the back.

She sat next to her. “Hey! So sorry I’m late.”

“It’s ok. I’m glad for a chance to get out of the house!”

“Right? We should do this more often!”

“How is Kolby? Does he have big plans?”

Asia’s face lit up like San Myshuno fireworks at the mention of her oldest’s name. “Oh! I’m so proud of him! He wants to move out! To the city! He thinks it’ll be good for his music career. I’ll miss him like crazy, but I’m glad he’s doing this.”

“Yeah…that’s great…”

“What’s wrong?”

Mary attempted to smile, “Nothing.”

“Don’t lie to me, Mary.”

“Well…it’s just that your children are just so wonderful! I’m sure as soon as Kolby leaves, he’ll be back to visit in no time while I have to beg mine to come home. I don’t even know what they’re doing! And my son, he’s always been a bit special, but lately he’s been weird. Like really weird, I hate to say.”

“Good heavens. I’m so sorry. I didn’t know you were still having trouble connecting with them.”

Mary shrugged. “It’s not new. I just wonder if I’ll ever have a normal relationship with them.”

Asia couldn’t imagine what Mary went through. It had to have been horrible to live life without the unbridled love of her children. “Maybe they just need time. You kept them on a pretty tight leash. Maybe they just need to run free for a bit?”

“That’s possible. I hope so. Things are ok with Phoenix and me, but before I know it, she’ll be gone too. Then I’ll have no one.”

“Good heavens, Mary! Don’t be so morbid. You’ll find love again and will have the happy marriage you always wanted!”

“I’m not so sure.”

“Ugh! Come…we need scones!”

Asia jumped up and headed for the counter. She thought Mary was behind her but found her at a table reading when she returned with her plate of deliciousness.

“You don’t want one? My treat!”

“Thank you, but no. My treat is to read in peace without–”

“Without what??”

“Nothing. I shouldn’t have implied.”

“Mary! Stop doing this. Good heavens!”

“I’m sorry. It’s Phoenix…she…well…does Kaiden…uhhh…is he interested in anyone right now?”

Asia’s eye brow’s furrowed. “Not that I know of.”

“Oh dear.”

“What’s going on?”

“Phoenix is quite taken with him and seems to think…well…”

Good heavens…


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