Friday, December 19, 2008

Ch. 33

Trina, now fully dressed in a very casual t-shirt and shorts, paced her bedroom in hopes of hearing how things were going between Jon and Kendall.

‘Dear God, she’s going to let have him have it.’
She thought.

She continued to race through the bedroom feverishly.
‘I don’t want her too. He and I are fine now. More than fine…Geez, what the hell is taking them so long?…One of you? …Both of you?… Hello?'

Trina’s concerns about Kendall combined with happened between she and Jon earlier this morning made her a nervous wreck.

So preoccupied that she didn’t even hear Richie knock or open the door.

“Hey darlin‘, what’s up?” Richie said.

Trina ran over squealing as she leapt into his arms.

“Oh my God Richie!”

He let out a huge belly laugh.

“Hey, guess you heard about Miss Kendall?”

Trina was beaming. She let him go and began to pace the floors once again.

“How’s it going downstairs?”

Richie beamed. “I’m sure it’s fine. Kendall can hold her own. Not like I have to tell you that.”

Trina laughed. “True.”

“She’s a great lady.” Richie said.

Trina eyes widened. “That she is. She’s always been there for me. Ever since we were little, whenever we needed one another. When it mattered, the two of us would stop whatever we were doing to help out the other. That's just how we are.”

Richie nodded his head in agreement.
“Like Jon and I.”

Trina shook her head.
“Very much so. By the way, he and I are fine. We talked last night.”

“Good. I’m glad. Maybe now he can concentrate on healing up that voice so that we get can back on the road.”

Trina nodded. “I hope so. I guess he’s got a few more days of this and then he gets another check-up, followed by voice therapy if all goes well at the doctor’s.”

“He looks so much better. Rested.” Richie chimed.

“He’s getting plenty of that. Juanita’s made sure of it.” Trina said.

“Poor thing. He must be driving her nuts.” Richie said.

Trina snickered. “I could have sworn I caught her drinking the other day.”

Richie laughed. “She’s been known to take a swig or two when things get crazy.”

“She’s a sweetheart. I think she needs me here more than he does.”

“I don’t know…He cares about you darlin'. Very much. The things he does for people he loves are immeasurable. It’s when things are over that he’s done with you.”

Trina looked concerned at him. Richie continued.

“I don’t mean to scare you Trina because I think there’s something real going on between the two of you. I’ve seen it. Especially with what he did to get Kendall here. I’m just saying to take things one day at a time. The two of you are both intense people. Don’t push or pressure him. Do exactly what you’re doing now for him.”

“I’d say the same to you with Kendall, but would also add, listen to her because she’s wise beyond her years. Have fun, but above all, treat her well. She didn’t have it easy growing up. My family back home is like her adoptive family. I think of her more like a sister than my best friend.” Trina said.

Richie gave Trina a serious look. Trina replied.
“I would tell you, but I’d prefer to let her tell you. It‘s her story to tell.”

Richie nodded.“Okay.”

The two didn’t hear Kendall and Jon walk in the room.

“What’s all this heavy talk?” Kendall said.

Trina went over and hugged her. Jon and Richie chuckled.

“Nothing. Richie and I were just-” Trina said. Richie interrupted.

“Talking. About absolutely nothing.” He told Kendall warmly.

“Good because I want to change and go out.” said Kendall.

Trina looked at her watch. “It’s late morning.”

“So? I’m sure these guys know of some places to go. I want to celebrate my new job.” Kendall whined.

“Dear God. Let’s go. She’s sounds like a freakin' puppy.” Trina joked.

Richie snickered.
“Nice day out. Up to going to the beach?

Trina looked at Jon. Suddenly the color from his face was gone. She walked over to him.

“What’s wrong?”

He held her hand. He mouthed the words. “Voice… People.”

Trina dismissed the thought. “Oh that? No worries. I think Richie, Kendall and I can cover for you.”

Jon shrugged “Huh?” he said.
Trina and Kendall looked at one another and smiled. Both ladies replied together.
Anticipating the worst, Jon rolled his eyes. He couldn't help but to wonder how this day would wind up.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun day ahead of them!

Thanks for the new chapter!


Bayaderra said...

Go out with them Jon! You need to get away and get your mind off... Don't worry, the girls and Richie will be your voice! LOL!

Sedona Sunrise said...

Can't wait to go to the beach! lol loved the chapter!

Anonymous said...

C'mon Jon.. you need to go out.. have some fun.. you'll go stir crazy if you stay in your house too much longer. Don't worry about your voice.. Trina and Richie have covered for you before!

Great Chapter! Can't wait to see what happens at the Beach