Day 12. Enjoy 😘
Blake’s phone immediately started ringing.
“Shit!” He exclaimed when he saw Brandon’s name
“Where are you going!?!” Brandon sound pissed
“I’ll be right back, I gotta do something!”
“Well Lucas just you leave, and he’s sitting over there on the verge of tears man!”
“Dammit! I’m turning around now,” Blake hung up the phone and did a U turn into oncoming traffic. He didn’t care, the last thing he wanted was the little boy he considered to be his nephew crying because he had thought he left! Within seconds Blake was back at the park, parked in the same place in the parking lot. He took the keys out of the ignition and leaned his head on the steering wheel. This was going to be one hell of a day. Suddenly he heard a sound. There it was again. Her voice, but it wasn’t in a giggle this time. She seemed to be crying. He raised his head up to look out the window. There she was; on the side of her truck crying, angry, and yelling into the phone. Blake quietly got out of the car and watched her, but he tried not to make it obvious.
“Thomas are you kidding me?”
“It’s not just about Lucas! Our kids are here to, and they wanted to spend a day at the park with their daddy!”
“Why are you doing this to us?”
“It’ll be so much easier for you to just leave us,” she quietly said into the phone
Blake figured he hung up on her because she pulled the phone from her ear. She cried a little more and then tried to compose herself.
“Shit!” He whispered. Good thing he looked busy getting the gifts out of the truck. He slowly turned to her.
“You and I both know you heard everything that just happened,” she smirked
“Maybe just a little.”
Miranda sighed, “he’s not coming. He says he’s too tired and just wants to relax at home. I was really hoping he’ll come,” her voice was starting to break and the tears were starting to form
“You or your kids don’t deserve this,” he whispered. It’s like it came out before he could stop it.
“Not now and definitely not here. I’m fine,” she said wiping her face
“I’ll give you better, I’ll give you all better!” He said with a little more confidence this time
Miranda looked shocked and happy at the same time. Before she could respond, she heard a familiar voice.
She turned around to see her son running toward her with her daughter not far behind him. She looked at Blake and saw a twinkle in his eye as he looked on at the kids running at her. Thomas hadn’t looked at the kids like that in so long. She wanted to cry!
“Mommy you’re going to miss the party!” Hunter said when he reached his mama
“Yeah mommy, party!” Daisy smiled
Miranda picked up Daisy who seemed to be out of breath. She tickled her a little and smiled when she heard that amazing laugh of hers.
“Mommy who’s that?” Hunter said pointing to Blake
Miranda stood there froze!
Seeing as she wasn’t going to say anything, Blake stepped in, “hi I’m Blake. A friend of your mom and dad and also your Auntie Kelly and Uncle Brandon.”
“You’re the Uncle Blake?! Lucas is always saying cool stuff about you! He told me how cool you are!”
Blake laughed, “yeah I’m pretty …. cool.”
“Come on let’s go! The party starting!” Lucas said pulling Blake’s arm toward the park
“Yay! Party!” Daisy smiled
Miranda smiled! Blake made Hunter forget all about his father’s absence. Miranda admired them talking and walking together as she followed behind.
“Blake!!!” Kelly screamed running toward him
“Aunt Kelly Blake is sooooo cool!” Hunter beamed
“He is, is he?”
“Yup! Lucas was right! Where’s Lucas ? I want to tell him Blake is here!”
“He’s by the snack table I think.”
Hunter ran off, and Miranda stepped up.
“I think my son made you forget something,” she smiled handing the gift over to him
“Crap! Thank you! Lucas would’ve killed me if I forgot about this.”
“What is it?” Kelly asked trying to peak inside the bag
“No! When my nephew wants to open it you’ll see it then!”
Kelly laughed, “well go put it on the gift table yourself then.”
Miranda and Kelly laughed as he stalked off toward the table and got attacked by Lucas and Hunter.
“I wan play!” Daisy said trying to squirm out of her mother’s arms. Miranda put her down and watched her run off to join her brother.
“This isn’t weird is it? Seeing himself outside of his office?” Kelly asked
“Oh no not at all!”
“You said he helped you feel something right?” Kelly asked as they walked over to the cotton candy section
“Oh yeah. I definitely felt something Friday!” Miranda said rubbing her neck where the hickies were shielded with concealer.
“He great right? I told you! He’ll probably be the turning point for you and Thomas!”
“You have no idea,” Miranda whispered to herself
“Mom!!” Lucas said running up to her
“You have to manage the bow and arrow tournament! Come on!”
“Bow and arrow?” Miranda raised an eyebrow
“They’re plastic, but good practice.”
Just then Blake made his way over to them, “hey Kelly, is there anything you need me to do?”
“Yes! I have to go manage this tournament. I want you and Ram to get the cotton candy together. The kids have been waiting since it started.”
“Mom come on!!!” Lucas said pulling his mom’s arm
“Please and thank you!” She said allowing Lucas to pull her away
They started getting the things together in silence. They began making them about 10 minutes later, still in silence. Miranda couldn’t take it anymore.
“Lucas seems to love you a lot”
“Yeah it’s not really that hard to, he joked
She laughed and he felt his heart melt.
"I love that little boy! He’s an amazing kid!”
“He really is,” Miranda agreed
“I remember when Kelly almost flipped her lid when he told her he wanted to grow out in his into a mullet like I used to have,” Blake laughed at the memory
“A mullet?” She laughed
“Yes a mullet! I was hot for your information!”
“A mullet? For your information? You are aware that it’s 2013 right?”
“Go on, make fun of me,” he smiled
She composed herself, “seriously though I’m glad you let the mullet go. The long hair isn’t that bad,“ she shrugged
"Thanks … I think,” he laughed
“Although, I don’t know why, but something about you with short curly hair and some wranglers on makes my mouth dry.”
They stared at each other for a couple minutes. Deep dark passion set in both of their eyes. Miranda was the first to break it.
“Uum I think I just heard Kelly call my name,” she rushed
Blake quickly reached in his pocket and pulled out his phone. He dialed a number and waited for an answer.
“Angela, I need a favor!”
Blake looked on, basically staring at her ass as she stood by and watch the tournament take place.
“I gotta have you Miranda, I just have to!”