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I continue with my story about Connor and his dad Jack, who's ill with cancer. Connor lives in London and is visiting his father who lives in a small town along the Victorian coast.
Today's prompt is STUTTER.
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She smiled. “Nah. Perhaps a little. Okay, yes, so sue me.”
“I’m a lawyer, sunshine. Don’t say what you don’t mean.”
Emily stared at him and then whispered, “See, it’s coming back to you. You always called me sunshine. Unless,” she paused. “Unless, you call every woman sunshine. Then I might get upset.”
Connor watched her. He hadn’t felt this good in a very long time. The conversation with Emily was so easy, and it seemed he couldn’t say a wrong word. A smile tugged at his lips.
“So. A lawyer?”
“That might change the whole idea of having a crush on you.”
Without thinking he placed his arm around her shoulder and placed a kiss on her forehead. They sat like that for a while neither speaking. It was quiet except for the waves crushing onto the beach and the seagulls flapping lazily overhead.
“Do you think you could come to Nicholas’ school concert tomorrow? He’d love to meet you.”
“He doesn’t know me.”
Emily leaned back to look at him. “Haven’t we just established that we’re a tight knit community here? Of course, he knows you. Jack’s talking about you all the time.” She laughed. “You should’ve seen the boy when Jack gave him your old surf board.”
“I’m surprised it still is in one piece.”
“Please come. You still haven’t seen Niall, yet.”
“He’s the one who hasn’t contacted me, yet. Should I get worried?”
“No. Not at all. He’s—“ She replied almost with a stutter. “I suppose a bit more wary. It took him a long time to deal with the fact that you stumbled over his shoes when you fell. He’s a bit worried about what to expect.”
"I heard the story about the fall and the stitches"
"What do you mean you heard?"
Emily came closer. "What happened Connor? I mean it sounds like someone erased all your memory from your childhood."
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