narrated by: Lorelei
I’m still dating Marshal, I’d say it’s exclusive at this point.
We spend most of our free time together, even when I go to the laundromat he comes and sits on the plastic covered seats. I like his company, and as I face losing Erin as my roommate, I’m glad to have him around.
She still hasn’t found an apartment to rent. I told her she could stay here if she wanted, she could squeeze a bassinet in her room if it came to that. But she’s against that idea. She thinks it’d be a huge burden, and I know she’s wanting things to work out with Colin.
They’ve been at each others throats a lot lately, I think it’s just the stress of the pregnancy. Erin’s been rather irritable over the smallest things, and Colin can be rather volatile so I think it’s just those hormones. Plus they are both stressed about finding a place to live, and it’s not making things any easier. Not to mention that he wants to name the baby outrageous names like Axle, and Erin is much more traditional. I think she’ll win on this one, even Chris thinks Axle is a little too much.
At least she has a good job at Slayground Games, cause Colin is still working at the gas station. He keeps talking about how he’s going to be a car repairman, but I don’t see him doing anything about that. Erin has a good thing going though, especially sine I’m dating her boss. I work mostly nights at The Red Mill during the week, so I usually stop by to see them both.
I love Marshal’s reaction to seeing me when I do a surprise visit. I’m glad that Erin set us up on a blind date, cause I wouldn’t normally go for a gamer type, but he’s pretty sweet.
He thinks its funny that I live with Erin, but we still always have lots to talk about and catch up on when I visit. Even though we see each other in the morning before she comes in. Erin has been going to weekly appointments, so there’s always the news with that, and apartments she’s called on.
She’s hoping that Colin will be more excited about the Dad role once the baby is here, because she can’t be excited for both of them. She’s asked that I go in the delivery room with her, she’s pretty sure that Colin will not be a helpful birthing partner, but I’m not sure what good I’ll do. I said yes though, there was no way I could say no to her.
Marshal always walks me out when I go to leave, and we make our plans for the evening, because most nights are spent together.
He still takes me out on nice dates which I enjoy. I get tired just sitting at home, especially since Colin is usually sprawled on the couch with Erin watching some lame movie.
He seems to know how to do this relationship business more then me though. I enjoy the attention, but I’ve never been in a serious relationship, and I’m not sure how to do this right.
I’m glad he’s alright with taking things slow with me though in the regards to commitment. I have ambitions like saving the money to buy The Red Mill, and start my business adventure. I want to get started on this part of my life before I bind myself to someone else.
But it’s nice having him around, and waking up with him in my bed, I hope he stays being okay with this arrangement. It’s hard for me to get ready for my Saturday morning shift having him sprawled out.
Since I work weekend afternoons until closing time, we usually meet up at Shortstack since it’s open twenty-four hours. Apparently Erin felt really guilty leaving me with the entirety of rent, and since Luca is in the same situation, they brainstormed together to see if I’d be willing to let Luca move in with me.
I think Marshal was a little surprised by this, more than I was and I hadn’t expected it at all. If a guy is moving in with me, I’m sure he wants it to be him. Not that he can be concerned about my cousin living with me, cause clearly there’s no threat there.
Erin had this whole list of the pros to having Luca move in, they weren’t anything amazing, like he could carry heavy things up the stairs or be protection from a burglar. If I was concerned about the latter, then I don’t think I’d rent my apartment.
I thought he might want to move in with his girlfriend, Charity, but he said they weren’t anywhere near that serious. I noticed that he once again looked at the waitress, he’s had a thing for her for years now. I told him I’d consider letting him move in with me if he asked the waitress out once and for all, and only if she said yes.
I hadn’t expected him to have the guts to do, and I even more didn’t expect her to say yes. He tried getting her a few years ago, but she said no.
So now I guess they are going to go out sometime, and now I have to seriously consider if I want my cousin living with me, with his paint fumes and melodramatic relationships.
I went home Sunday night for dinner, and decided to get my parents opinion on this roommate ordeal. Mom was not interested in Luca moving in with me, kept questioning me about Marshal and when she could finally meet him. I’m no where near ready for Marshal to meet my family. As great as they are with me, there’s no knowing what changes will come over them when they meet the man I’m sleeping with.
Thankfully Dad isn’t that interested. I think he’s hoping we break up, and he doesn’t have to do this awkward meeting. He’s a writer, he doesn’t always like to meet new people or step out of his comfort zone. I’m sure though he will get a great parenting book out of this ordeal once he meets Marshal.
Afterward I cornered Dad to see how he really thought about Luca moving in, and he could only joke that it was better than a real boy moving in.
He really wasn’t much help, but did say what would it hurt? And suggested we do it temporarily until the end of my current lease agreement, maybe by then I’ll want Marshal to move in or Luca will want to move out. Thing is, I just resigned my lease in July, so it’s a pretty big commitment, but I guess it’s a better way to look at it, then having it be binding until the end of time.
Other than working, and Marshal, I try to offer my babysitting services to my big brother Zeke now and again. I don’t let Marshal come here ether, I can just imagine how Mom would flip if Zeke met him first. It’s okay though, it’s nice hanging out with my nephew and nieces.
Cicely is always excited when I come over, and comes rushing over to me.
I love these kids, and being an aunt, and I’m so glad that I’m not Erin having a baby right now.
I’ll be a little sad when the girls turn four next summer, three seems to be the most fun age. They can communicate well enough, use the potty, and don’t try to choke themselves to death by eating tiny crap off the floor.
The biggest shock to my system is that Lewis is eleven now. I remember when I was that age, and it seems wild that my nephew is now. It’s taking adjustment from me, and learning how to talk to him on a different level then I talk to the girls.
He thinks I’m just his goofy out of touch aunt though at the end of the day, I am not good at video games, which is laughable to him since my boyfriend is a vidoe game creator. I bounce in my seat and sway to the sides just watching him play, and it’s even worse when I actually have a controller in my hands.
Notes: I still need to find an apartment for Erin and Colin… but I’ve decided that Luca will be moving in with Lorelei. He can’t afford the apartment on his own, and his Dad already moved out into his own place. And while Lorelei makes good money, she is saving to buy the Red Mill. She had a few wants for the bartender she fooled around with ages ago, but they rolled away quickly, so I’m thinking he just came into her mind for a second.
Erin’s stomach was glitchy this time around, and I’m not sure why. At one point it looked like the second trimester but Insim said she was third trimester. She is the breadwinner for this soon to be family, and she doesn’t make a lot ether being that she’s just started in the game design career.
Next up is birthdays and the birth of Erin and Colin’s baby… I’ve been thinking it’s going to be a boy all along so we will see.
Just a heads up that we are coming into November, and nano, and I will be MIA during that time. I’m really pumped to get another win at it. So I’m putting my focus on that. I doubt I’ll be able to get much for updates in advance, I’ve had nothing but internet issues that are timesucking my free time, and ruining my life. Dramatic a little, I know, but it’s beyond frustrating.