"Hey, is everything all right?" Derrick knew she needed to calm down. He didn't want his parents thinking they were having a fight. He put his arm around her and they sat on the bed together.
There were two things he could do. Tell her how great she was, or just have sex. He knew he better tell her how wonderful she was, or she'd start to think one thing was on his mind. And she really was weird about the sex. Sex at his parents.
Naturally, Derrick didn't get the big deal. Why was she so nervous now? The honeymoon was great. They'd almost had sex on the beach. Possibly, it wasn't as sexy as he always imagine. Especially, the sand.
Anyway, Derrick was searching to say something nice as he put a strand of her dark hair behind her ear. At least she didn't have her glasses on at the moment and his nose wasn't bumping into them.
His cell rang. He had to get it. It was the company calling him. Naturally, it sounded important as he listened. Thinking, he might be fired. It sounded like the Tokyo move was off. He winced hard. He felt his stomach do a topsy turn. He thought he might upchuck this instant as he listened harder and of course, Megan wanted to know what was up.
He felt faint when he got off the phone.
"What is it?" Megan put her arm around him as if she was his rock. A sturdy one that he needed so much.
"We aren't going to Tokyo." He sighed. First they'd told him he'd be going to some place in India.
"What?" Now Megan sounded frantic.
"We're.." He choked. "We're going to Manhattan." Suddenly, he felt so nervous, but excited. He started to laugh.
"Manhattan!" Now Megan was screaming. "When?" She was on top of him now as if this might be the best news ever.
"In a few days." He was full of laughter. Could it get any better than this?