>> Friday, January 2, 2009
Green stood at the bottom of the stairs after having tucked in his very pregnant wife. She was due any time now, and it was difficult to get her to listen to doctor's orders. Green had to finally just take her cell phone, her laptop, her PDA, and her files. Even then he had to practically lock her in her room to get her to stay put.
He'd had a small garden planted for her, a hint to her that she needed to slow down and smell the flowers. She only begrudgingly sat in the garden after she had rifled through his office to find her work tools and then became too tired to stand (but much too stubborn to sit with him as he worked on his newest novel).
Green put his head in his hands. She was wearing him out. As soon as the babies were born, he was sure that she would go straight back to work.
Just as Green was ready to head back to his office to continue working on his book, he heard a large crash from out front as if someone had just kicked the garbage can. Again. Only this time, he would catch the culprit!
Green burst out the door and ran over to the surprised girl who stood on his front lawn. Her eyes went wide at his approach and she raised a delicate hand. "Uhm... hi."
Green stopped short and stared at her for a short while. She looked so familiar, but in a way that felt like Deja Vu. "Did you just kick over my garbage can?"
"Uh... no? There was some guy who came along and kicked it. Then he ran off."
Green cursed under his breath. He was relatively sure that this girl had to be telling the truth. Why would she kick over his garbage can?
He focused on her, trying to remember where he had seen her before. "I know you..." Green thought back. He remembered her recently, just withing the last few phases. His thoughts stumbled around in circles as he tried to place her. He could feel the memory far off. It felt as if there were an invisible hole that his thoughts circled around.
"I know! You're Aden's girlfriend!"
He wasn't quite sure what the face she made meant (perhaps she and Aden were having some issues), but after a second of hesitation, she nodded.