I won’t let you say I’m assuming things If something’s going down, that’s the way it seems It shouldn’t be the reason why you actin’ strange Yeah, nobody’s holding you back from me ‘Cause I know how you usually do When you say everything to me times two Why can’t you just tell the truth If somebody’s there, then tell me who
Robert jolted awake with the force of Aaron’s foot
connecting with his shin.
“Uh?” he called out in his sleep-drenched confusion.
“Your turn,” Aaron mumbled, barely audible as he spoke into
his pillow, all sound drowned out by the screaming coming from the room next
Robert sighed and rolled onto his back.
“I did the last one,” Robert protested weakly, eyes still
glued shut with sleep. “I’ve got to go to Leeds…tomorrow…for work –”
“Cry me a river, Robert,” Aaron muttered quietly, taking his
pillow and folding it around his head to drown out the sound of Oliver’s
crying. “I was up four times with him
last night and woke up for work at half five. You sort it.”
Robert sighed; knowing full well his husband had a point. He
hadn’t exactly been pulling his weight recently, especially seeing as it hadn’t
been long since he’d had to work away for a whole three nights, leaving Aaron
quite literally holding the baby.
He lay there for a few more seconds – willing Oliver’s
screams in the next room to cease all by themselves – until Aaron kicked his
shins once more and he relented, hauling himself up to sit on the side of his
bed and slide his feet into his slippers.
“Fine, ok!” he conceded as he pushed himself up off the bed
and stumbled out of their bedroom.
A few minutes later the crying stopped, and Aaron could hear
Robert singing sweetly to their son in the next room.
He smiled to himself, before succumbing to sleep himself,
sated by his husband’s gentle lullaby drifting down the hallway.
And now Laura Benanti having a love duet with a Trombone…
Laura Benanti’s first job on Broadway after her stint in “The Sound of Music” was a 1999 revue called Swing! Here are Benanti and Steve Armour in Cry Me a River. “Swing!” was the last musical to open on Broadway in the ‘90s.