|jule1122 (jule1122) wrote in qaf_drabbles,|
@ 2012-12-31 17:15:00
|Entry tags:||author: jule1122, gusmas 2012|
Title: Welcome Surprise
Prompt: The last to know
Notes: 2 Drabbles
Something in Michael’s voice makes Debbie stopped wiping down the counter and step out from behind the cash register. Michael is there with Ben, and they are both holding one hand of a small boy, Debbie would guess he’s five or six.
“Who is this?” She asks, bending down.
“This is Marcus,” Michael takes a deep breath. “Our son.”
“Your what!” Debbie can’t help shouting.
Marcus takes a step back toward Ben. “He’s our foster son for now, but we’ve been approved to adopt him. We couldn’t tell anyone until we were sure, until we could bring him home.”
Michael’s tone is almost pleading, but Debbie ignores him as she resists the urge to shout or smack the back of his head.
Debbie lets Marcus study her as she takes in his mop of curly hair and big brown eyes. He’s going to be a heartbreaker, she can see it already. Smiling as gently as she can, Debbie holds out her hand. “Marcus, I’m your Grandma Deb, and I hope you like milkshakes because I was just about to make some. What’s your favorite?”
“Strawberry,” Marcus whispers, taking her hand, and right there, Debbie falls in love.