Nolan had a black cowboy hat that one of his adult sons used to wear around the farm and he gave it to Ben to wear on the ride yesterday morning. Ben hasn't taken it off since.
Damn, I wish he would. I have a weakness for cowboy hats.
He looks good.
Maybe a little too good.
I am so confused. I've been doing a lot of ignoring, pushing away, avoiding and all kinds of other stupid things because I don't want him to wait for me. I'm not ready for anything. I don't think I'll ever be ready. I've been pawning myself off happily on Christian for affection and Christian is happy to oblige. Only Ben is not so happy with that, having come to sit with me last evening and when I got up to get Henry a drink I never came back.
Awkward. The whole thing is awkward and I don't know if I want him to be there waiting on the other side or not. I don't know what to do.
This morning? A little less awkward but not by much as he gave me a wicked grin and ordered me not to make plans after lunch, that he and I are going for a walk in the woods. To talk.
It'd be way easier without the damned hat.
Of course, I still have Jacob's hat, kept for Henry to wear so what do I know?