Lunch date dating
Pictures of Jack no longer were part of the decoration, either, except for that one on the bookshelf of the whole family. This particular picture had been taken outside this house the first summer after moving in.Kylie had only been two at the time and she was six months pregnant with Kara.They e-mailed each other nearly every day, and talked on a messenger service daily; it was almost like having them with her. "I know it shouldn't, it's the twenty-first century and it's supposed to be fine and dandy for an older woman to be with a younger man, but..." "It's okay.Oddly enough, she first met Mark while she was playing cards online with Kylie one night a month ago. This man was someone she would expect Kylie or Kara to bring home, not someone she should be sitting with, someone she had fantasized about once or twice alone in her room. We'll have lunch, I'll go home, and I'll leave you alone. I love your sense of humor, your outlook on life, and you're just so damned pretty!
Then she stepped closer and frowned at the reflection looking back at her. The mirror didn't lie, and it was telling her she looked every one of her fifty-one years.
Picking up her purse from the table near the front door, she left the house and went out to her car.
She was meeting Mark in a half hour at the little diner just off the interstate. She knew every one of them would have discouraged her from meeting him, and perhaps their reasons would hold merit, but she knew if she didn't, it would be a regret she'd harbor forever.
Then tragedy struck in the form of a drunk driver on a snowy night and suddenly that dream was lost.
Her friends commented on how strong she was, but she was sure that when she wasn't around, they called her cold. They hadn't seen her cry, she hadn't run to any of them for a shoulder to lean on.
And she had an unlisted phone number, so it wouldn't show up on a caller ID and he couldn't do a reverse phone lookup. She knew any one of the other cars there could be his, but figured if he was already there then one of the pick ups was most likely his since he told her he was in construction. The first thing she noticed was that only one person was sitting alone, and that was a young woman. Or start charging rent." Suddenly the thought of him leaving saddened her. The kiss wasn't totally unexpected, but the intensity caught her off guard... Stepping away, she looked anywhere except at him while she caught her breath.