Monday, October 14, 2013

in good company

Sage & Gage




"OK, so why didn't anyone tell me... you, had another brother?" Sage held on to the baby, wishing she had all the time in the world, but as it was she was back at work and Gage was looking at something on his laptop.

"You'll just have to ask Manny about tha,t because I dunno. Really, I dunno." He looked up at her. He got up and took baby Skylar from her. "He just said he'd be in town for a day or two." Gage spoke to Riley on the phone.

"Right." They'd hurried the last twenty-four hours trying to get the place picked up and the fridge cleaned out. Still, Manny was being rather aloof about this brother, Riley that no one ever bothered to mention.

"Manny says he just left as soon as he could. Actually, he ranaway when he was still in high school." Gage shrugged.

"I guess he didn't like your Dad, either." She looked at him blankly, unsure what to expect.

"Evidently." Gage didn't seem to worry one way or another. She could see he had his hands full and was enjoying every minute with Skylar. After all, there was a roast in the crockpot and potatoes on to boil along with fresh green beans.

About then the doorbell rang.

Riley was not alone.

Sage winced. She wished Manny was here. What if this was just somebody who said he was Gage's brother, but he actually wasn't. Gage would have no way of knowing since he had no real memory of his past. Not since his accident.

Instead, Riley gave Sage a hearty handshake and a big hug. He introduced his wife Beverly who looked old enough to be his mother.

4 comments:

Sara Gerard said...

So awkward! Gwah!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this feels like something that would happen in my family. Awkwardness abounds!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

I hope the awkwardness dissipates for all of them soon. :/

Belle Armed said...

awkward indeed <3