Chase sighed. "I know, I wish I'd come! I sat at the beach wondering why Yvonne even wanted me there when she talk to me at all! She probably wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't there!"
Chase smiled. "Isn't she great! She's mostly sleeping through the night now!"
A movement in the backyard caught his eye. "Is Cesar home already?" he asked.
Bethany smiled and waved at her son. "Yes, he's home. Why don't you go say hi. I'm going to go put Yesenia & Ahmad down for a nap."
Chase smiled awkwardly. "Yes. Her name's Eva."
"She's pretty!" he said before dropping down to the dirt, sifting through the rocks and picking up the ones that caught his eye.
Funny, she thought. He's been acting strangely ever since Leisure Day...
When Chase walked in the room, he saw Yvonne sitting there, but he wasn't sure what to say to her...
He headed to the balcony upstairs to practice his cello. As usual, the music helped calm his racing thoughts. He loved Yvonne, but he was struggling with feelings of disappointment. He'd thought things would be different - but all she seemed to have time for was work. And sex. Was it really that weird that he wanted more from her?
He quietly made a quick salad for himself.
Sighing, she stood up and headed upstairs after him. She knew a sure-fire way of getting him in a good mood!
She laid down next to him and scooted over close, toying with the curl near his ear. "You look like you're thinking too much, sugar," she said as she kissed his ear. "You should stop that!" Playfully her hand crept down his stomach.
But, Chase stilled the movement. "Not tonight, Yvonne."
Yvonne froze and looked at him with surprise. "Is this because I had to work tonight?" she asked indignantly.
Chase just patted her hand that he still held in his own. "I'm just tired," he said lamely.