>> Monday, June 8, 2009
"He wants you to meet his parents? That's good, isn't it?"
"I guess. But, Kate, what do I do?"
There was clearly some snark in Kate's voice when she told Alberta, "Say 'Hello?'"
"No, I mean, I'm sure they know where I live and who I am and stuff. What if they don't approve?"
"Then I'll beat them up if Gabe doesn't." Kate grumbled into the phone. Alberta began to worry that she was being a bother.
"I'm SO not kidding. Besides, I don't think Gabe would take you to his house if he didn't think you'd be accepted. He knows better. And..." Kate hesitated before she said the words slowly, "Alberta he really cares for you. I doubt he'd do anything that would lead to your being hurt. Most likely, his mother is the one who wants to meet you."
Alberta gulped as quietly as she could. Meeting the mayor was bad enough; Alberta hadn't thought about meeting Gabe's mother!
But Kate was right. Alberta knew she would have to learn to trust Gabe. He did like her, for reasons she couldn't see. And he would not let someone, even his family, hurt her.
"Thanks, Kate." Alberta's tone clearly carried along her silent apology for being a bother.
"Hey, I'm just glad you're actually using the phone. I was starting to think you didn't know how after a while."
"Well, my grades were good, so my grandmother loosed up the rules." Alberta could only hope that she was lying successfully for once.