"W..what?" Karen stuttered, staring blankly at Cole. She thought she must have heard him wrong and wondered if he knew what he was doing or saying.
Cole raised one eyebrow at her and when she remained silent for a long time, he began to laugh at her facial expression. "I was just messing with you. You should have seen your face." He teased her.
"What are you doing?" Karen sat up in bed and looked up at Cole as he dressed up ,clearly ready to leave for somewhere.She stretched, I ywned and rubbed her eyes a little. Cole smiled at her and kept doing the buttons on his shirt while trying to focus on his reflection at the same time."Tell me, do I look good enough?" He turned around to look at her and his lips twitched into a smile when he cauht the look of confusion on her face and her furrowed eyebrows. "Why do you look like I stole something from you?""Where are you going?" She changed the format of her previous question."So today is my sister's baby shower and I'm supposed to be there." He explained, moving towards a drawer. He pulled it out and brought a colonge out."What time is it?" Karen looked around the room, trying to find a wall clock."Almost twelve." He sighed."Whoa." She gasped, wi
Barely anyone paid attention to their presence for a second when they got inside but a few heads turned their way. Karen calmed down in that stance,realizing that people didn’t really know so much about her like she thought and that made her feel relieved, a bit comfortable to be here again.She wondered where his mother could be, or what she was doing. Karen didn’t think she would have to bunp into her anytine soon because she was the expectant grandmother and should be busy with handling other activities at the nmoment.Karen was brought out of scrutiny when her phone began to ring in her purse. Cole had been paying attention to what she possibly felt like and so he was curious to know what phone call she was receiving.“Who's that?” He asked her while she unzipped her bag. She brought the phone out and put it up to her face.“My mom.” She answered him, sounding surpri
"Yes we are getting back together, why do you seem to have such a big problem with it?" Karen raised her eyebrows at his confused mother, "I mean if people want to go in relationships, you shouldn't go around poking noses into their businesses." She sounded as if she had planned the answers previously, waiting to let it all out."But he is my son, I have every right to ask him why he is with his ex wife all of a sudden, so don't make it seem like I am some bad egg or something." Elizabeth retorted. She was still flabbergasted from meeting Karen here all of a sudden but that was not a considerable factor to hold her back from saying her mind."I'm glad we have answered your question." Karen stood to her feet and extended her hands towards Cole. He was still in shock and plain confusion hut he received her hand and stood to his feet as well. "I think we will leave now.""Cole, what is happening?" Elizabeth wondered, followin
Cole decided not to ask her anything about the topic, knowing it would only lead to more uncomfortable moments. The drive to the hospital in silence for the rest of the journey.Getting there, the calm breeze that hit Karen's skin made her feel a sense of refreshment.Cole noticed but only smiled in response, holding her hand and taking her into the building with him after he had secured the car locked in a good parking space.When they walked into the hospital, the first thing Karen felt was an instant hit of sadness.She looked around at the people that filled every corner of the room and couldn't help her expression."What's wrong?" Cole asked again,noticing how far she looked."It's nothing." She lied and craned her head in different directions, silently following him to the woman at the reception counter."Is there anything I can do for you?" She aske
The next Monday at work, Karen called Hannah to her office after informing her that she had something important to share with her.She was on her phone texting with Cole. They had been doing this over the last hour and even though it was distracting her from going through her emails, she enjoyed the feeling.They had spent most of the weekend together and he had offered to take her on a trip. Her smile wore off when Hannah walked into the office with a slight knock on the door."Come in." Karen called to her, letting Cole know that she would talk to him later.She moved her phone and placed it on the table face down. "Please take your seat." She directed, extending her hand to the seat in front of her."Okay." Hannah nodded in agreement, a little bit fearful of what Karen could possibly want to say to her. "Did I do something wrong?" She wondered aloud."No. I just wanted
"Oh my goodness gracious, that is wonderful news!" She felt like a whole bomb that had been waiting to explode had finally been let loose inside of her. She had lowkey spent time worrying about his well being but knowing fully well that there was nothing to worry about did so much much in relieving her that she had no idea when she stood to her feet and pulled him into a hug."Come here you." She chuckled, squeezing him tight in her grip. He laughed at the reaction and returned the hug in an even tighter embrace. There was really a lot about her he fancied so much to even think to let go off her."How are we celebrating this? This is the best news I've heard in a while.'' She smiled against his shoulder."I could eat a whole meal... with you on the menu." He teased her."Well, dinner is served then." She raised her eyebrows at him, wrapping her hands around his neck while he lifted her up."But before then, you should get stuffed up too, we don't want you getting all exhausted, so eat
Karen waited for him to react, but there was nothing. He stood there staring at her, trying to process the information internally. There was no way in the world she had just said that."What?" He said in a cracked voice.She shrieked when he pulled her to her feet and lifted her from the floor she tapped his shoulders repeatedly, "put me down, please let me go." She squealed in amusement.He did just as she had said, letting her to her feet and then he took her lips in his."Oh my God, I can't believe this," he laughed, placing his hands on his head."You scared me back there for a minute, I thought you were going to react the total opposite." She confessed with a smile, wrapping her arms around him, "so you're happy about it then?" She raised an eyebrow at him."Fuck yes!" He chuckled. "I don't even know what the right action to take is right now." He buried h