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Jeremiah and Daisy spent the next hour catching up.
“So, art school?” he asked.
“Yep,” she said.
“How did you come up with that?” he asked.
“Well, my parents wanted me to be in a logical career, and I tried but my heart wasn’t in it,” she explained. “So, I dropped out and moved out,” “It was the best thing I’ve ever done,” she smiled. “I bet,” he said.
“What about you?” she asked. “Well, I had several jobs; I got up one day and enrolled,” he said as they walked. “That’s heroic,” she said. “Your mom?” she wondered. “She couldn’t be more proud,” he said. “I am too,” she handed him a napkin. “Oops, it’s all over me,” he laughed. “I know, but it’s all over me too,” she laughed. I’m proud of you too; your parents are no joke, it must have been hard to stand up to them,” he said. “Definitely,” she sighed. “So, when do you go back?” he asked. “Tomorrow,” she said. “You?” she asked. “Early morning,” he checked his watch. His phone rang. “I’m sorry,” he said. “Go,” she said. “What?” he asked. “I’m on my way,” he hung up. “What’s wrong?” she asked. My mom was in the shower and she fell,” he ran to his car. “Let me go too,” she opened the door. “You need someone to help her get out unless you want to see everything,” she said. “Hop in,” he said.
They arrived at the house. “Stay here,” she sat him down. “Um, where’s the bathroom?” she turned toward him. “Around the corner first door,” he sat. “Thanks,” she said.
Daisy walked and turned the door. “Miss Adams, its Daisy, may I come in?” she asked. “Daisy, of course, you can,” his Mom said. The door opened. Daisy put on gloves and helped her up. “Are you alright?” “Are you in any pain?” Daisy asked. “Yes, I’m ok and no I’m not in any pain,” his Mom said. “Thank God,” Daisy said. Daisy checked her over. She then dried her off. She helped her into fresh clothes. They walked and toward Jeremiah. “Are you alright?” he asked. “Jeremiah, please I’m alright,” his Mom said. “Thank God,” he hugged her. “Daisy, what are you doing back in North Carolina?” his Mom sat down. “I saw on break, I go back to art school tomorrow,” she sat. “Please stay-,” Jeremiah said. “Huh?” she asked. “He means for dinner,” his Mom smiled. “Well, then I’d love to stay,” she said.
They sat down. “It looks great,” Daisy said. “It does,” Jeremiah agreed. “I am so glad you’re home Daisy,” she grabbed her hand. “You’ve been too kind,” Daisy smiled. “Nonsense, you’re amazing,” she answered. “I heard you’re in art school,” his mom smiled. “I am,” Daisy said. “You know there’s a saying: when you’re doing what you love it doesn’t feel like work,” Jeremiah said. “Absolutely,” Daisy smiled. “Let’s raise a glass to you coming home and Jeremiah’s safety over in a dangerous situation,” her Mom declared. “Cheers,” they smiled. “When are you going back to school?” his Mom asked. “Tomorrow,” Daisy said. “And Jeremiah’s leaving soon,” his mom sighed. “Just, please be careful,” his Mom looked at her son and then Daisy. “Of course,” Jeremiah said. “We will,” Daisy said.
A phone beeped. “Oh, excuse me, its just my reminder that my fight is in an hour,” she apologized. “No problem,” they said. “God, I still got to pack and shower and I won’t have enough time,” Daisy sighed. “I can take you to your parents home, we’ll be in and out,” Jeremiah stood up. “No, I couldn’t,” Daisy got up. “Which is why I’m telling not asking,” Jeremiah waited by the door.
Jeremiah’s mom shook her head. One day. Please, Jesus let this happen.
Daisy was looking at the sun. “Jer-,” she spoke. “Daisy?” he waited. “Please be careful,” she said. She yawned. “Close your eyes, you need a few minutes,” he looked at her. “Keep your eyes on the road, and thank you that’s very considerate,” she said. “No big deal,” he said.
Jeremiah indeed kept his eyes on the road. Every red light, he looked at her. “Daisy, it’s you who needs a warning,” he spoke. She shifted in her sleep. Did she hear me? She looks peaceful. “I’m not a guy for her,” he sighed.
A few minutes later, they arrived at the house. “Daisy,” he shook her. “What?” she opened her eyes. “We’re here,” he said. “Thanks for the ride,” she got up. “Get your stuff and bathe we need to go,” he said. “Alright,” she walked away.
Daisy got her stuff quickly because everything was scattered but still in one place. She showered. “What a day,” she finally got a chance to breathe. She dressed and left a note for her parents. She headed to the car. She got inside. “Ready?” he asked. “Yep,” she said. “You have the same car,” she said. “I thought you forgot about that,” he was stunned. “Of course, we met talking about that,” she smiled. “Yes,” he said. “It was a bunch of garbage but you were so proud,” she laughed. “Yes, it was like my limo then again it was my first,” he continued. “Did you learn?” he asked. “Nope,” she said. “I’m teaching you,” he said. “Alright,” she said. “What did I miss it’s been a long time,” he said. “Next time, the airport is right there,” she pointed. “Promise?” he asked. “You know me,” she got out the car and grabbed her bags. “Which means I’ll have to remind you,” he said. “Exactly,” she said before she wasn’t in sight.
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