Jamie sat up in bed late the night he arrived back home with Kaylie. Now Kaylie was asleep down the hall, but her mother Alice lay sleeping next to him. Of all of the reactions Jamie expected upon arriving home this was not one of them. He thought Alice might be grateful or angry that Kaylie had been taken in the first place. Alice should have taken Kaylie and run as far away from me as possible Jamie thought. Instead after help dressing his wounds she turned off the lights and slept with him.
Jamie had not thought of Alice or really any woman as a potential relationship since Raven left. What will she expect when she wakes up? An emotionally available, non drug addicted boyfriend? Someone who would live a normal life span? These and hundred other thoughts ran through Jamie’s head until he settled on one. “Stop thinking for once and just enjoy it” he said to himself as he laid down to go back to sleep.