Maybe, but at least I’d know I’d have one person who wanted it.
No, Mandy, I want to. I wanna be a part of this. *shakes his head* No, uh, just waiting for the right time I guess…Have you told Ian? Or anyone else, for that matter…
Nope. Pretty sure my dad thinks I had another abortion, and uh, anyone else I could tell would just bash your head in. I kinda wanna wait until we know that this is happening for real. Wouldn’t want my brothers to go after you just to have a miscarriage the day after.
Yeah, probably. I could get Carl and Debbie’s opinion on ‘em too, but I don’t think Carl would be a good target audience. Everyone in the book would end up maimed or murdered.
Oh? Well - yeah - I wanna go. I wouldn’t miss it.
Debbie’s too nice. She’d say she loved it even if it sucked.
You don’t have to. I could just take Ian. Have you told Fiona yet?
Would you read it if it was a picture book like the kind they had when you were five? *grins*
Probably not. I bet you could make a shit ton of money writing children’s books though.
Speaking of children…I have an ultrasound in a couple days to figure out when the thing is due if you wanna come…
A little too well. Give me a couple more months and I could write a novel on you.
Just as long as you’re okay with me never reading it. I don’t think I’ve read a book since I was five.
Hey, well - I could very well use a gender-identified adjective here like beautiful or sexy - but I think you’d just punch me in the shoulder and call me lame.
You know me so well.
”. .So did I.”
Did you do something?
“Mickey beat the shit out of me. What’s new.”
I thought you guys were in love or something?
“It d-doesn’t f-fucking m-matter now.”
Cut the crap, Ian. What happened?