Adi – it is, that’s the hardest part of the job. Hate that I can’t see my family and friends whenever I want or be there for them if they need me but I know I’m doing a job that makes a difference so it makes up for it in a way
Blake – I know I don’t know you but I what I’ve heard so far, your family and friends are extremely proud of you and the work you are doing.
Adi – Thanks man, it means a lot. So now onto the awkward stuff and time for me to become “overprotective”. What’s the deal with you and my babygirl?
Blake – I’m not sure what you mean
Adi – Dude, I see the way ye look at each other, she hasn’t looked at anyone like that in years. Jesus one look from you and her face turns into a tomato. DO NOT tell her I said that
Blake – I promise you nothing has happened, we are just friends. I would never come between a couple
Adi – Blake, we aren’t a couple. I can promise you that Summer is just my best friend. What we have is more of a brother sister type of love. I truly love her with all my heart but trust me, there will never be anything more than that for either of us.
Blake – but I see the way ye look at each other, she lights up when you are around, when you’re not here she stares at her phone waiting for some sort of contact from you.
Adi – and how do you know she is staring at her phone eh?
Blake – what?
Adi – how do you know she is staring at her phone? You must be taking notice of her to notice that.
Blake shaking his head – she’s hard not to notice
Adi – but that didn’t stop you at the bar the other night?
Blake – she told you about that?
Adi – dude we tell each other everything – well 99%, I don’t need to know certain things. Why did you hook up with that blonde?
Blake – man, I didn’t honestly. I haven’t looked at another girl since Summer came along. I went to the bar and the girl approached me. I’m not gonna lie I did enjoy getting some attention but nothing happened. Then Summer went home with that douche.
Adi – she didn’t go home with him
Blake – don’t cover for her, I saw her leaving with him
Adi – so you saw him put her in a taxi and send her home alone?
Blake – what?
Adi – dude, she doesn’t do random hook ups and one night stands, she is a relationship type of girl, commitment and all that.
Blake – I honestly didn’t know, fcuk!!!!!
Adi – ok so let me lay it out just between the 2 of us, what is said now stays between the 2 of us agreed?
Blake – agreed
Adi – me and Summer have the type of friendship where we are drawn to each other and not in a sexual way. I know by looking at her how she is feeling, if I walk into a room and she is sitting on the couch I will throw myself down with my head on her lap and she will run her fingers through my hair without even second guessing it. If she is having a bad day and needs a hug, she will run straight into my arms and I will make her feel safe.
Blake – I would like to think that it is
Adi – I’m glad to hear it. Look its not my place to say this but I know my babygirl has feelings for you, I am assuming that you have feelings for her, so why can’t you just ask her out?
Blake – what if she rejects me? What if I put 100% into this and then she realises that it’s you she wants and not me?
Adi – Do you love her?
Blake – What?
Adi – it’s not a hard question, it is a simple yes or no answer?
Blake – yeah, yeah I do but I haven’t told her that
Adi – Look, if you see a future for you and Summer then I think we should hang out and work on becoming friends I need to know that when I’m leaving again that she has someone to care for her as much as I do.
Blake – yeah, I would really like that
Adi – cool, I’m glad we cleared the air and sorted things out. Now lets not tell Summer about this because that girl aint pretty when she gets feisty
Blake – ha ha ha trust me I know. My first interaction with her and she called me arrogant and self-cetered.
Adi – Damn, that’s my girl ha ha ha
Blake – I’m gonna rock over to May and see if she needs a hand with anything
Adi – working your charm already – well played man, well played
Blake – gotta get on the good side of the future in laws ha ha
Summer has been sitting with Ruth and Kat watching Blake and Adi across the garden having a chat, the girls are talking to her about their Thanksgiving plans but Summer hasn’t been paying any attention. She is dying to know what the 2 boys have been talking about
Ruth to Kat – she really isn’t listening to us is she?
Kat – Nope, she is watching her 2 favourite boys getting to know each other
Ruth – ok watch this… Oh My God, I can’t believe that I’m pregnant
Kat – I know it’s great new, we can be pregnant together, what do you think Sum?
Summer – uh? Sorry?
Ruth – we were just saying that its great me and Kat get to be pregnant together
Summer – oh yeah, that’s great news, wait WHAT???
Kat – and she’s back ha ha ha
Summer – what are ye talking about, ye’re pregnant? Oh my god!
Ruth – no sweetie, while we were talking to you, you were too busy drooling over Blake to listen to a word we were saying
Summer – no I wasn’t
Kat – ok so what were we talking about for the last 20 minutes
Summer – um, ah, Thanksgiving?
Ruth – lucky guess you bitch
Summer – ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Summer notices that Blake has made his way over to her mother and has started helping her to get the food ready. God could he be any more sweeter she wonders.
Ruth – and she is gone again, quick get a tissue and wipe the drool off her face
Kat – ha ha ha ha ha
Dinner is served and everyone sits down to eat. The parents sit at the top and end of the table, Matt and Kat sit together, Ruth and Cain sit together, Blake is on Summers left side and Adi is on her right. Summer looks around at everyone and smiles to have all her favourite people in the same room
Blake whispering to Summer – penny for your thoughts?
Summer – oh, nothing really. Just happy to see all my favourite people together in the same room
Blake smirking – oh so I’m one of your favourite people
Summer blushing – what, shit! Ah yeah, your among the top 15 I’d say.
Blake – harsh, I was thinking the top 3
Summer – oh no boy, you have a lot more ground work to do before you get up there
Blake – is that right?
Summer – yeah it is