Photo image credit, Michelle De Angelis.
Billy knew something was up. Mom never spent that much time with him. Time was great, but what was even better today in the gardens was her honesty.
She’d been distant and absent a lot lately. He suspected something just as his dad did. Good old, boring Dad.
“I’m moving in with the professor,” she confessed. She’d met a lot of new people since pursing a Master’s.
“So, you and Dad are divorcing?” Billy tried to act shocked.
“Yes. Listen, it’s been falling apart for over a year. I was just waiting for you to grow up a little. Now you’ve got a job, and a car, and your friend’s family takes up a lot of your time.”
He almost told her they had adopted him, but he chose silence instead.
“Don’t be,” I replied, taking in the sweet floral scents around us. The colors of nature after the earlier rain took on a glowing, magical quality. Yes, everything would be alright.
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