“We’re both grownups. There’s no living with the whims of her dad this time. She’s not going to up and move a week after prom. Again.” He snagged a bit of carrot off the board, neatly avoiding her knife blade.
“Without telling you.”
“She didn’t know either,” he explained. “Her father didn’t tell her, just had movers come in and pack up her shit while she was at school. She came home to the moving van. He shoved her in the car and left.” He snatched celery out of the bowl.
Tish threatened him playfully with the knife. “What an asshole. Why?”
“No idea. That man hated me, but I refuse to believe he moved because I was dating his daughter.”
“But it’s entered your mind, or you wouldn’t bring it up.”
“I was seventeen, Tish. Of course it entered my mind.”
Tish hugged him, holding him close. He put his arms around her, patting her back.
“Just be careful.”
© 2017 Dellani Oakes
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