This was not what Casey wanted. There Nina was with three photo albums of his baby pictures.
"How could you! Behind my back!" Casey shook his head.
"What is your problem!" Nina spat right back. They were in her livingroom. Casey had to remember everything was Nina's, not his. She told him all about her visit with his father's mother.
"You shouldn't have." Casey grumbled as he plopped down on the couch and cringed. This was not what he wanted to be a part of.
"Why not?" Nina scowled as she sat down next to him. "She wants to see you."
Casey shook his head, no.
"I can't." He didn't know why he felt so ashamed. Possibly there was a reason, but he couldn't mention that to Nina.
"But, she's wondered for years, where you were, Casey. How come? Huh?" She put her hand on his back. He wanted to flinch her away, but he didn't. He was choked up. He had no one. Just Nina.
"It wouldn't be right!" Casey cleared his throat. "I'm not who she thinks I am." He finally looked Nina in the eye.
"What are you talking about?" Nina was serious.
"My mom just..just used.." He didn't want to say. "She just faked it. That guy being my Dad."
"Oh Casey, don't talk like that." She embraced him as if she could feel every wave of his emotion. Of course, he took it to mean something else. Entirely. One kiss lead to another. But it didn't matter. She made him forget. She was upside down on the couch before he knew it. And she looked really sexy from where he was.
Ten minutes later he was snapping his jeans back up. It might have been a quickie, but it felt a lot like making love. She looked for her bra under the couch.
"You, are ruining my bras." She informed him.
"Sorry." Funny, he wanted to laugh but he didn't. Nina made everything OK. She'd have sex with him, anywhere in the house. There might be a lot they were missing, but the sex...that was always bliss. Maybe they were a drug for each other. It was all so calm now. He put his arm around her. Soon enough, her weight was on top of him, again. He was thinking how fast everything went, a few minutes ago. Now, it was just as awesome. Except they weren't doing anything.
He filled up with laughter. He knew. He did.
"You came the same time I did, didn't you?" He smiled.
"You're such a slut." She didn't want to talk about it.
"Well..something..was different." He slightly winced, wondering if he'd ever figure it out. Maybe, that was just it. Stop wanting to figure it all out, he thought. He kissed her deeply, hoping she forgot all about this old woman.