Running From Riverview: Chapter 1.4

In Kohler Legacy, Uncategorized on March 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

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The fire had everyone one edge, we had all realized how much worse it could have been… The morning after, Harris called out of work to watch Jillian. They gave me the day off to do whatever, so that he could get some more bonding in with their youngest. Jen spent the morning with Jill, but had to go to some meetings. My mom slept in that day, my dad said she barely slept all night until 4 in the morning. I didn’t want to disturb her, so I hung out with him and watched games that he had recorded.

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As much as he had wanted me to be sports crazy, I never was. I found my mind wandering to about 700 different place… The Sim City Plumbobs were just not holding my attention. Outside was a gorgeous, warm September day and I was not about to let it go to waste.

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Harris had Jill outside playing, so I figured he wouldn’t mind if I left for a bit. I had a plan in mind… I had seen something in the newspaper that had really caught my eye. I started off on a walk to the other side of town to put my plan in action.

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I got to my destination an introduced myself to Loraine Cantina. It had been her number next to the listing.

“I’m guessing you’re here because of the ad? I had no idea I’d have such a big turn  out because of it! You’re just in time though, there’s been a lot of interest and well, they went fast. There’s one left.. Not exactly the highest quality, but you can go see for yourself. But come inside, first.”

I followed her inside her well decorated home and there it was. The most perfect thing I had ever laid eyes on.

“Like I said, this ones no award winner…..” She started.

I’m not concerned. It’ll be perfect. How much?” I asked.

She laughed and shook her head. “You really want it, huh? Well in that case, I don’t want anything. All yours!”

I was shocked. She was a pretty well known seller. I would have never thought she’d be giving her product away for free… But I didn’t ask questions, I just reached to down to grab the bundle of pure happiness….

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“Your name is Nugget, and you’re gonna be so well loved.” I told the adorable little pup. He was the runt and didn’t quite live up to his perfect purebred siblings, but I loved him already. I knew Jill would too. Hopefully, Nora would.. but you never with her. She can be pretty uptight for a kid.

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I scooped up Nugget and we went back home. I was going to have to sneak him in at first.. there was no way that Queen Jenelle would approve of a lowly canine in her palace. But if the kids loved him, how could she say no?

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Loraine watched us go, she had been happy that even the runt of her latest litter had found a happy home.

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I slipped the dog under my shirt and got him upstairs into Nora’s room. I knew that her reaction would be the most important to Jen. Ironically, she was dressed up as a princess… Hopefully that didn’t man she was going to act like a mini Queen Jenelle. Hoping for the best, I set Nugget down quietly behind her.

“Hey, Nora.. I have a surprise for you….”

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Well.. That was easy. I gave her instructions to keep him quiet and feed him that night. I had walked him and let him do his business on the way over, so he wouldn’t need a walk until tomorrow when Jen left for work. We could break it to her when she got home. I left them so that they could play. As I left, I heard her tell Nugget that he was going to be a good and fearless knight and that they would adventure together. Nora on an adventure? I must have been hearing things.. She had always been so quiet and timid. Maybe there was still hope for her to have fun.

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I spent the rest of the day light on a walk around town . I made sure to circle Current and the park that I taken Eriel to. Out of naive hope, I had sort of thought that maybe I would see him. He still hadn’t called… I should have taken his number down. But he probably wouldn’t have picked up if this was how we was being. He was probably at home, in his home town, (which I was now realizing he had never told me which one… ) maybe even with another girl. Was I stupid to believe that there had been something? Was I so desperate for something new that I grabbed the first thing that I found? Probably. But I checked my messages again anyway, hoping that this time there would be one from him.

There wasn’t.

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By the time I got home, Nora was fast asleep, and Nugget was still quiet in her room. He was a great dog already. Harris and Jen must have put Jill to sleep already, because the whole house was totally quiet.

 Talk about a rainy ending to a nice day off. But at least I still had my family, and now a new dog. It was time for me to start being grateful. I’d be sleeping with only good thoughts in my head that night.

(Yikes, sorry for the delay! I’m updating in some wonderful sleet and rain this from my phone while I’m waiting for a bus to the gym… But it’s gotta get done! 1.5 will be out in a few hours too, it’s time for me to be dedicated to his legacy!)

  1. Nugget, gotta love that name.

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