Thursday, September 17, 2009

how it goes

Charlotte was trying to figure this out about the whole Rachel and Gordy thing with the kids.

"How are they going to squeeze in a wedding?" Well, it really wasn't her problem. She was glad it wasn't her problem. "I'll try to do what I can on weekends with Jane and Lucy, but you know I can't always because I have to work." She wasn't even sure if Rosco was listening to her. As it was he was really in deep with some online issues for a class he was taking. He was trying to rent some books or something. She thought she heard him say.

"We'll figure something out," he mumbled with a Sharpie marker in his mouth. He was old fashioned that way. Still always having to write down things in his little notebook. She wanted to say, can't you copy and paste in notepad, but it would do no good. For someone wanting to learn about computers it seemed to her he'd know something about that kind of thing. He typed with one finger on each hand too. "Maybe my Mom could help."

"Your Mom, she's not exactly their grandmother, you know." Charlotte squinted more as she thought about the awkward situation. "Really, Rachel has to face the fact, she can't have her cake and eat it too, you know."

"What cake?" Rosco looked at her then.

"Devil's food." She smirked as he hadn't a clue where this conversation was going.

"If Gloria and your Dad are moving back like you said, I bet she'd do it. She'd be great with the girls." Charlotte sighed as she went to draw something for the winter reading program. It would be here before she knew it.

"Don't worry so, all right." He looked at her then as he was thinking about what he needed to write down.

"I'm not. Really, I'm not worried. Its just Rachel has this way of making you feel you should have done something when you didn't even have too. She's like that, you know."

"How come you're friends with her?" He stopped what he was doing and went over to look at her ice palace she was sketching.

"Because its easy. She so needs to have some one who has to organize what she's throwing about. But I really think we'll be married before they are." She told him.

"How's that?"

"Because I won't make a big deal out of it. That's why. And I'd want us to save our money. I don't think Rachel thinks like that." She shook her head.

"We have not talked about this stuff." Rosco shook his head.

"We talk about Rachel all the time." She told him.

"No, the marriage stuff." Rosco squinted.

"Its not like I'm in a rush. But you know, I want to. I love this family and I'd just like it to be official one day." She shrugged.

"Oh." He went back to his computer then. She watched him, wondering if this was as good as it might get for proposing. She could not see him doing it. She smiled.


diane said...

Awwww, I think they should elope.

e.l. said...

Yeah, I do think they should get married.

dapper kid said...

They should totally get married! They already act like it lol.

maxxie n tony said...

I loved the conversation.