I'd have loved you with graceCaleb made us cheese toast for breakfast round nine o'clock when he wandered over as I was gathering up the dishes we left in the grotto last evening. Loch offered to bring them in but I was wanting to go out and greet the sun anyway after the rain yesterday.
I jumped fifty feet when Caleb spoke behind me.
Have you eaten yet, Princess?
OH. You scared me. No, but I want to bring these in before I forget.
Come over for some cheese toast and tea?
Sure, okay. Just let me put these things away and I'll meet you there.
When I arrive he makes breakfast and we take it outside to the bistro table on his front walkway, fifty feet above the water. It's delicious. I never turn down his cheese toast. Not sure I could, that's how good it is.
He waits until I finish and then tells me he spent most of last evening watching me dance in the rain with Lochlan, wondering if Lochlan finally won the game.
The magician saved his greatest trick for last.
What trick was that?
Time travel. Year in, year out. He was so patient. He didn't rush and eventually you came back to him. I really didn't think it would end this way.
What did you expect?
That you would eventually grow up and realize he is rigid, controlling and stubborn. But you didn't grow up and he turned out to be less controlling than I somehow and you are the stubborn one, as it turns out. Unwilling to take your eyes off him for a second because every time you do something bad happens.
God, I really hope you're right and maybe things can be okay now.