“We just do our thing, and if the kids go along, then great.”
“And if they don’t?”
“Two incomes and one house sure would be easier.”
“It would. Would you like that?”
“That’s the plan.”
“Did I ever tell you that I was in a movie?”
“Yeah, back to this plan…”
You kiss me.
You kiss me again.
You run your fingers through my hair.
“I’m in love with you.”
“That’s a good thing. I’m in love with you, too.”
I kiss you.
We stare into each other’s eyes.
Everything melts away.
“You know. You should know.”
“She adores you. She adores yours.”
“Ah, yes. Well, most kids do.”
“No. You need to know this. It’s important."
“It is. I need that. I need that love. I need your kids to love me.”
You needed it for a reason.
You needed it for a season.
Now that season has come to pass.
The leaves have left their branches.
You’ve moved on.
All I hear are crickets.
Molly Roland is a writer by nature, and she enjoys stepping over the invisible lines society loves to draw.