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-“So I guess that family dinner isn’t happening anymore?” My finger hits send and I wait for a response.
-“I think we should post pone that, Bette.”
– “Are we going to be awkward from here on out?”
– “I think we should just keep some kind of personal distance.”
– “Personal distance?”
– “Like emotions.”
I decide not to response and delete her messages from my phone.
“Are you coming?” Rachel asks me standing by the door.
“Yeah, I’ll be right there.” I say standing to my feet and grabbing my handbag. “How are you still hungry?”
“I have a big appetite.”
We make our way to the main lobby and our eyes catch a 12×12 poster posted to the dinning room main entrance doors.
“Dear Pieszecki and Williams guests-“ I begin to read the poster aloud. “There will be a engagement party celebration tomorrow night, July 23rd here at the Ivory- beginning at 8:30pm.” I finish reading and turn to look at Rachel. “I’m surprised we never got emails about this.”
“I’m assuming she thought this was a better way.” Rachel says.
We hear voices coming from the corner and our heads turn to see Shane and Tina appear.
My eyes catch Tina’s.
“Hey guys.” Shane says. “Whatcha guys doing?”
“We were just reading this fabulous poster done by Alice.” I say.
Shane glances at the poster and begins to read along with Tina.
“No email, that is strange for Alice.” Shane says.
“We are assuming she thought this was a better way of letting us know and to alarm people that this place is booked.” I answer.
“Well I guess a party is in store for tomorrow night.” Shane says.
“Where were you guys headed?” I ask.
“We were going to head to the beach for a little walk and to get some fresh air.” Shane responds again.
“Where are the kids T?” I ask.
“Angelica is just babysitting Cole in the room. I told her we wouldn’t be too long.”
I nod and smile finally getting her to speak.
“I guess we should get going.” I say. “See you guys later.”
“I can’t believe you just ate a full steak and veggies.” I chuckle looking across at Rachel.