The young man standing in the door was a handsome boy and when he saw my daughter walking towards him he broke out into a huge smile. From behind him, he pulled out a bunch of flowers.
“These are for you,” he said handing my daughter a bouquet that consisted of a combination of mixed flowers.
Her smile got wider. “Thank you,” she whispered then turned to be awestruck.
“Mom he bought me flowers. Flowers.”
“Yes he did,” I said. “Let me take them and put them in water.”
Taking then I moved towards the kitchen, pleased he had made such an effort. When I brought back the flowers I placed them in the middle of the coffee table which was between Radley, Kylie and Mr. Divine who was sitting along with Radley’s father. Mr. Divine had exercised his slick investigation methods and whatever he had discovered had him smiling.
“Honey, they are going to watch ‘Wonder Woman’,” he said. “That should be interesting. I can hardly wait to hear how it was.”
By the time the conversation was completed, the decision was made that we would pick up the kids at ten o’clock to drive them home.
When they left Mr. Divine flopped back into the couch like a marionette whose strings had been cut.
“Watching her walk through that door felt like I was getting the skin ripped off my body with tweezers,” he gasped pulling me into his arms and holding me tight.
I understood his pain. “Me too. I feel like rushing out of the house to follow them.”
I laughed holding him tighter. “Please don’t put ideas into my head because I will be more than tempted to follow them.”
Getting comfortable I closed my eyes and let Mr. Divine hold me. Ten o’clock was going to take forever to come but until then I would let my little girl enjoy her first date.