Hi Sinners! This is a little one-shot for you all! Hope you´ll like it! Sorry for some writing mistakes, but english isn´t my first language….hope you are not pissed off cause I don´t know the names of Lisa´s siblings or if she has nieces or nephews…so it´s just a little story to warm up your hearts and try to make you smile, so I don´t care if it´s a little late maybe but merry christmas an a happy new year to you all!XD
What a beautiful morning. She woke up and smiled while looking out of the window. The garden was covered with snow and the children try to build a snowman. She thought about Christmas and smirked a bit while thinking about her fathers face when he opened his present. She took a deep breathe and went into the bathroom. When she was ready she sliped into her trousers and a big white t-shirt which shows a big red heart in it´s middle. Rob was still asleep. So she decided to go downstairs into her mother´s kitchen. There she was. Making breakfast for the family and watching after the children during the window. “Morning Mum.”, Lisa said and smiled. “Morning pumpkin. Do you want some coffee? Where´s Robert? Still asleep?”, she asked while putting some coffee into a big cup with milk and one spoon of sugar. “Well, yes and yes.”, Lisa answered. “Sit down my dear. Here´s your coffee.” “Where´s dad? Sleeping as well?”, she asked her mother and took a sip of her coffee. “Well, no. He´s somewhere outside. I can´t see him, so I guess he´s in the garage. I´m glad you´re here and Robert.”, she sighed. “What was that?”, Lisa asked with a curious gaze. “Oh, well, nothing.”, her mother said. “I have to wake up your brother.” Lisa watched her leaving the kitchen and decided to look after her Dad. And there he was in his garage. “Morning Dad! What are you doing?” “Morning sweetheart. I try to repair this…umph…shit…thing.”, he said while Lisa couldn´t stop but laugh. “That isn´t funny!”, he said with a grumpy voice and couldn´t stop but laugh too. “You try to repair this bike since i a was….let me think…14 or 15?” “What are you gonna tell me?” “Ahm,…nothing…nope…” “Are you trying to tease me?” “Never, Dad, never. But what´s the problem? I thought you went on a trip last summer with your bike.” “Yes, I was. And now I have to repair it again. I´m not really sure what the matter is, but I´ll find out.” “Why don´t you ask Paul for help?” “Sweetheart, have you ever heart of a man´s proudness?” Lisa raised an eyebrow and shook her head in disbelieve. “Breakfast everybody!”, someone shouted out of the window and the children were storming into the kitchen. “Guess I think we should do what your mother said.”, he said and smiled at his daughter while they walk arm in arm through the house. “Robert is a nice person. But I liked this other guy better.”, he said while walking. “Other guy?”, Lisa asked irritated, but don´t get any answer cause Robert stood at the patio with a bright smile on his face and gave her an intense hug. “Good Morning Darling.”, he said and she gave him a peck.
It was a really fine and luxurious breakfast. Everybody was there. Mam, Dad, her Brother, her niece and her nephew and of course Robert. They ate and talked and laughed together till…
“I invited Hugh to my Birthday-Party.”, Jimmy said.
“Oh well, does he come?”, Bonnie wanted to know.
“I don´t know, he didn´t answer yet.”, Jimmy said.
“Maybe he could take a look at this terrible bike, but I think he wouldn´t come over just for your birthday. He´s in London now isn´t he Lisa?”, Alvin asked.
“Ahm, what?…Oh, yes, I think he is.”, she said and tried to disguise her nervousness.
Bonnie gave her a naughty smile but Lisa played act to not show interest.
“So what your plans for new years eve Robert?”, Jimmy asked.
Robert gave Lisa a gaze and smiled before he answered. “Well, we decided to spend the weekend in New York. My cousin invited us to a big party in his club near Manhattan. Why don´t you come and join us?”
“Sounds great, but I wanted to meet some friends here I knew since High School. We go to Charly´s Pub. Mum and Dad will also come. Wouldn´t you both change your decision?”
“That´s nice, but I promised my cousin to come this year.”, Robert said.
“Well, so why don´t you visit your cousin and Lisa celebrate here?”, Bonnie said.
“Mum!”, Lisa was visibly annoyed. She couldn´t believe how weird her family was just reacting. Two days ago when she and Robert arrived everybody was friendly and nice. It was the first time they met Robert and Robert them. She didn´t bring everyone here to her family except for those guys who mean a lot to her. Jimmy and the kids went outside for a snowball fight. Alvin saw that Lisa was kind of sad about what her mother just said and took Robert with him into the garage, so the women can talk and maybe Robert wasn´t that bad and could help him with the bike.
“Sorry!?! Mum? What the hell? You know that Robert and I are together since two month.”
“Yes, what I said, sorry. But I´m your mother and we both know that Robert is nothing else than a stopgap my dear.”
“How could you….?”
“C´mon, you know exactly that I´m right. What about Hugh? Sweetheart, do you really believe I didn´t see how nervous you were when Jimmy said his name.”
“Sure. You got it mum. I wasn´t nervous at all, maybe a bit surprised that´s all.”
“Tell us another.”
“I think it´s time to leave for the Big Apple.”
“Will you both come and celebrate Jimmy´s birthday with us?”
“If Robert want to I´m.”
“Lisa! It´s your brother. Well, I see I hit the mark, and I´m sorry for that. Please come to his Birthday Party. You and Robert.”
“I think about it. I have to pack our bags.”
Bonnie looked after her daughter while she was leaving the kitchen.
“So, you love my daughter?”
“Yes, she´s pretty nice and very intelligent.”
“Yes, she is. And you´re living in Los Angeles too?”
“Ehm….yes and no. I have a Penthouse in West Hollywood. But I´m travelling a lot.”
“Ok. And what are your plans?”
“Sorry, I´m just a little vintage. Will you marry her or do you like children you know?”
“I…yes I like children if they´re not my own, haha, and maybe yes I´m not sure, I didn´t really thought about something like weddings.”
“Hm,…could you give me the wrench please?”
“Wrench. Yes. Ehm, what exactly is a wrench?”
Alvin gave him a suspicious look.
Robert raised an eyebrow and tried to hide his awkwardness.
Lisa and Robert left her family half an hour later for New York. Jimmy and his kids waved her aunt for goodbye and Alvin and Bonnie stood arm in arm at the garage watching their daughter leave.
“She does a big mistake.”
“Bonnie, she´s of full age. I hope she´ll get happy with that ‘I don´t know what a wrench is’ guy.”
“She deserves to be happy. Happy with the guy she loves, and that´s not Robert.”, she sighed.
January 2th 2011. Jimmy´s Birthday.
Alvin and the kids were shopping in the mall, looking for a birthday present for their father and son. Bonnie and Jimmy were at home. Bonnie arranged the guestrooms for Carol and Bobby and Lisa and Robert.
“Jimmy!? Did Hugh answer your invitation yet?”, she asked from upstairs.
Jimmy came to the stairway.”No, maybe he does a call later.”
“What a bummer. Should I arrange a guestroom for him?”
“I don´t think he´s coming, but if so I talked to Charly. He´s got some guestrooms free.”
“Oh No! If Hugh´s coming he stays here as our guest. I arrange him a room.”
“Well, ok Mum. Do what you can not leave.”
“Jimmy? When do your sisters arrive?”
“Carol will come about seven tonight. And Lisa, I don´t know. But everyone knows that we´re all at Charly´s at eight.”
It was half past nine and all except of Lisa and Hugh were at Charly´s Pub. They ate and drank and laughed and talked while the Jukebox was playing one song after another.
Meanwhile at Boston Airport.
A tall man went trough the gate outside. He´s sparkling blue eyes met those beautiful green one´s. “Hi.”, his voice sound soft and shy. “Hi.”, she said and smirked at him. They hug each other and he whispered into her ear “Thanks.” “My pleasure Mr. Laurie.”, she said and smiled at him. “How was your christmas? How was New York? Where´s Robert?” “That are many questions at once.” “And what are the answers?” “Fine, not the best at all and he´s visiting his uncle in France for a few days.” “Ok.” “And yours?” “Dito.” “Jo is visiting her uncle in France too?” He burst into laughter. “No, she isn´t.” They got into the car and drove off.
40 Minutes later they arrived at Charly´s Pub. When they walked in the Party was in full swing. The first notice of the two was Alvin. He greeted his daughter with a loving hug and a kiss on the cheek. Except for the kiss as he did this with Hugh. Then noticed the two new arrivals each and they were just inundated with greetings Sun. Most surprising was Jimmy. He embraced Hugh and dragged him immediately to the bar.
“So you picked him up from the airport and then he murdered Robert?”
“Mum…Robert sends you all greetings. He visits his uncle.”
“Well, yes, first I thought we´ve got a problem, but now everything is perfect.”
“What do mean?”
“Nothing my dear nothing. C´mon let´s have a drink.”
Lisa knew that her mother was up to something.
It was nearly half past one. The kids were sleeping for hours. They went home long time before. Carol and Bobby were also at home since a few hours. Jimmy was really drunk and the last guests except of Hugh and Lisa who sat near the Jukebox were gone. “I think we should carry him home.”, she said. “Let´s go.” “Tell me, where will you sleep tonight?” “Here I think.” “Next to the Jukebox?” “No silly, Jimmy wrote into his email something about a guestroom at Charly´s Pub.” “Nnnnoooo….mum arranged a guestroom for you.”, Jimmy said and sat down on the nearest chair. Lisa and Hugh stared into each others eyes. “Ok, then i…” “Yes, let´s see him home.”, she said.
A few minutes later they arrived at Edelstein´s. Jimmy thanked them over and over again. Thank God he found the way into his bedroom alone. “Your Mum is still awake?”, Hugh asked and pointed to the brightly lit kitchen. They risked a glance. “Hey you two. Tired?” “Yes, a bit mum. Why are you still awake?” “I couldn´t sleep since all my children are at home. Oh, ehm, Lisa? Your cousin is sleeping in the room next to Carol and Bobby. And you and Hugh have to share the guestroom downstairs in the cellar. Good night sweeties.”, she said and went upstairs as quick as a flash. “That´s it.”, Lisa said out loud. “What?” “Oh, nothing. Just one of these mother-daughter things you know.”, she said and smirked. “So we share a room. Are we sharing a bed too?” “The floor looks harder than it is.” “Nice.” They went downstairs and Hugh fell onto the bed. “Oh yeah, that´s fantastic.”, he said with closed eyes. “Are you sure you wanna sleep on the floor?”, he began teasing her. “That´s not fair. You know about me, about my feelings. You told me that you´re married. You told me that you´ll never leave your family. You said no when we were in a related situation a while ago. Now I met Robert and he´s really nice. What the hell do you think will happen tonight? There´s a couch over there in the livingroom, I guess I´ll go sleeping now.”
Hugh was shocked when he heart al this, but she´s right. He said no a while ago, but he had no choice. “I thought about you. All the time in London. Then I got this invitation from Jimmy and….” “What? You took your chance to come here and sleep with me?” “No…listen…i…i missed you. My children are grown up. And my friends are in L.A.
And Jo…she´s the mother of my children and we had good times and bad times when we were in love, but we arn´t anymore.” “And what are you gonna tell me now? You know that I hate sleeping alone all night. You know about everything. My dreams, my wishes, my feelings, my fears.” He got off of the bed and tokk her into his arms. “What I gonna tell you is…I love you, I love you more than anything else Lisa.” They gave each other an intense gaze. Her eyes became wet and a single teardrop fell down her cheek. “I love you too.”, she said with an whispering voice as his lips covered hers and they kissed.
The end...(or better the beginnig;))
***sweet dreams everybody!***