Continued from “Chocolate High”
All we hear is the ocean whispering. Delaney and I have been sitting out here in silence for over an hour without saying a word. But we don’t need our voices to communicate.
I glance over at her every now and then. She’s trying to read but Nate keeps interrupting her every 10 minutes. But I can tell that she truly doesn’t mind. This time, Nate returns with Alma in tow. They are each carrying a plate with a hamburger and fries but Nate’s plate is dangerously close to losing its contents.
“This is for you,” Nate announces to Delaney and plops the plate onto the table in front of her. She smiles and puts her novel away. She ruffles his hair and then gives him kiss on the forehead. Nate settles into the chair next to her and waits for Alma to hand him his own plate.
“Thank you Nate. This is so sweet of you. Wow, these burgers are huge! Why don’t we share one?”
Nate nods and I watch as she slices the burger in two. She turns to me and pushes the other plate in my direction.
“Come and eat with us.”
I shut down my laptop and move myself closer to them at the table. I notice avocados on the side of the plate and smile. Delaney has been spending so much time with us that Alma has been incorporating Delaney’s likes into the meals she prepares. I feel a rush of pure contentment as Delaney and Nate chatter away, devouring food off of the same plate. I wish that this day could go on and on.
Most of the women I’ve been with during my music career have either been other artists, the odd groupie (who pretended to be normal) or a video-type vixen or two yet they all had one thing in common. They were obsessed with not eating.
I watch Delaney let Nate shove a bunch of fries into her mouth all at once. They both laugh as she tries keep them from falling out. I can’t help but smile at how well they get along together and how Nate has appropriated her.
A woman with an appetite for food and love for my son?
Nothing could be sexier to me.
Continuation – “XO”.
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