“I’m sorry, I assumed he told you,” she stated just before we both heard the front door slam and mum and dad entered from the hallway.
It diverted my attention from what Claire had said and I wasn’t able to think as my mum started talking.
, who is this?” my mum asked dad with a somewhat sour look upon her face.
Dad seemed to cough lightly and then went past mum walking over to where Claire stood beside me. He draped an arm over her shoulder in a loving way.
“This is Claire. We are engaged to be married,” stated dad cheerfully.
“WHAT?” shouted out mum and me simultaneously, though mum’s voice was louder then mine so I wouldn’t, thankfully, need to explain why I shouted out.
It was because I had a slight crush on Claire, though if you’d torture me I’d never admit to it. True I only knew her for a few minutes, but it was like something had a hold of me, something I couldn’t explain.
My mum was obviously angry because of how dad had left her for a younger woman, he obviously had not changed his ways.
My dad did not seem disturbed by the way my mum reacted.
I took a quick glance at Claire and noticed she looked slightly thoughtful. I wondered what she was thinking until my dad stated something else.
“We are getting married by the end of the year,” he announced calmly.
I glanced down, not wanting to look at my dad or Claire any longer. Four months, they were getting married in four months…
(to be continued...)