Friday, 8 April 2016

Must Read: Could This Be Love? Part 3

A story written by Williams Kaduna Boy… (5C350257)
The following morning Tommy saw his
mother sitting in the kitchen drinking a cup
of coffee. There was a very uncomfortable
silence as he got himself a cup of coffee and
sat down. The light of a new day made
everything seem different. They each blamed
themselves for what had happened.
“Tommy…” they both spoke at the same
time, then laughed nervously.
“Sorry,” Tommy said.
“Tommy… uh… we uh… what… happened last
night was…” Sue said, struggling with her
“I… I… know Mom,” Tommy interrupted. “I’m
sorry, I spoiled everything,” he said, almost
in tears, waiting for her anger.
Sue looked at him in surprise. “It wasn’t
your fault sweetheart. It was mine. Let’s just
forget it. It was probably just the wine,” Sue
lied. “I shouldn’t have drunk so much.”
“Can… can we uh… go out again?” Tommy
asked hopefully.
“I don’t think that would be a good idea.”
“I knew it,” Tommy said in an angry tone.
However, he was angry with himself. He
arose from the table with tears in his eyes
and rushed out of the room.
“Tommy!” Sue called after him. However, he
was already out of the house.
Now Sue was
heartbroken. She was the one that had
messed everything up, she thought as her
tears began to flow.
Later that evening, Sue tapped on Tommy’s
door. She pushed the door open gently
when she heard Tommy tell her to come in.
He was lying on the bed looking at a sports
magazine. “Tommy, can we talk?” she asked,
sitting on the bed, her face tense with thinly
veiled emotions.
“Sure,” he answered, rolling over and
looking up at the ceiling with his hands
behind his head.
“I’m sorry Tommy… sorry about… about
everything,” Sue said struggling with her
words. “God Tommy, I was the one that
suggested the date. I’ve thought all day
about it and I know it’s entirely my fault.
We’re both lonely and we both miss Dad so
much.” Suddenly, Sue stopped talking as her
voice choked up. Then she began to sob.
Tommy sat up quickly and moved closer to
his mother. He carefully put his arms around
her and pulled her into his chest, tears
streaming down his own cheeks.
Although Sue felt comfort in his arms, she
sobbed even harder. All of her pent up
emotions seemed to come out of her at
once. Two years of loneliness, a new job,
struggling to make the bills and now this. It
was all too much.
Tommy held her for a long time until her
sobs turned to sniffles. “Mom, I love you so
much,” Tommy said sincerely.
Sue sat back and dried her eyes. “God
Tommy, I feel the same way about you. We
need each other, maybe more now than
“Can we just be honest with each other for a
minute?” Tommy asked, acting more grown
up than he felt.
“Absolutely! We have to be honest with each
other,” Sue said, wondering what he was
getting at.
“You… You are a beautiful and very sexy
woman,” Tommy said, trying hard not to
stutter. “I… you… uh…. Oh hell, I’m just a
h—y teenager, and I’m sorry I got out of
line,” he blurted and then laughed self-
Sue looked at him with raised eyebrows
then a smile came to her lips. Suddenly, they
both burst out laughing. They laughed so
hard that they nearly fell off the bed. The
situation now seemed so ridiculous. They
were making a big deal out of nothing.
When they had composed themselves, Sue
turned to Tommy and said, “You can take
me on a date anytime you want to.” Then
she kissed his lips briefly.
“Good because there’s a football team picnic
next Sunday and I need a date,” Tommy said
“It’s a deal.”
Tommy sighed with relief.
Everything was
going to be okay.
Tommy’s high school football team was
hosting a farewell picnic for the graduating
seniors, their parents, and girlfriends.
Tommy wasn’t planning on attending,
because he didn’t have a date. He knew that
all of the boys would bring a date. He didn’t
expect any of them to come with their
parents. Suddenly, that didn’t matter to him
anymore. His mom would be his date.
To Be Continued…

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