Thursday, November 22, 2012

on the road

Gavin was trying to think positive. But he couldn't be sure what was on Caitlin's mind. He didn't ask.

He'd gotten the car ready with in 20 minutes when she got the phone call.

"I'll drive you." It was two in the morning, but they beat a lot of car pile ups. Yeap, he was beginning to think he missed his calling. All he needed was a lot of coffee and some good tunes for the road. Caitlin slept the entire way.

Thankfully, Smed sent him the directions on the best way to get to Caitlin's parents. He'd never been to the heartland. There were some mighty winding roads to get there, but it didn't matter. He'd called work, told them it was a family emergency.

He thought of it as an adventure. He'd forgotten about Thanksgiving, or even the weather. Thankfully, it cooperated.

It was cold, a little windy, but nothing major he couldn't handle, or so he said to Caitlin's Dad who thanked him for bringing her.

But he knew Caitlin's dad was sad. He talked a little about Caitlin's brother, Eric, a Marine.

"If only he hadn't re-enlisted." His dad hated the war.

All Gavin could do was listen. He didn't really know what to say. He didn't even have to see Eric. He could stay at the house.

But the more he listened to Caitlin's Dad, Gavin knew if he sat down, he just might drop off asleep now.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Gavin is such a sweetie!

ellie said...

I'm glad she had Gavin. I hope she appreciates him.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Poor Gavin. :/

cady said...

Road trips are always a little bit magical.

Chris Ed said...

Gavin is good listener!