Liz stared at her reflection and scowled. "No!" she called back.
She heard him chuckle through the door. "Are you going to make me come in there?" he called.
Liz grimaced, rubbing her fingers at the corners of her eyes. It felt like almost over-night, a hundred new wrinkles had popped up. A sure sign that she was growing up. "I'm coming," she sighed, turning from her reflection.
"Never!" Moudy assured her. He ran his fingers through her hair. "It looks nice."
Liz sighed, leaning her head on his shoulder.
"What do you think about my new facial hair?" he asked, rubbing his hand on his chin.
Liz rolled her eyes at Moudy's attempt to sport some facial hair. "When are you going to shave?" she asked innocently. At his mock-offended expression, she laughed. "What?! It tickles when you kiss me!"
"I'll show you tickles!" he teased, pulling her under the covers with him.
"Yeah, wouldn't it be cool to buy it and fix it up?" she asked dreamily.
"You know how much is it?" Moudy asked.
Liz shrugged. "I dunno. Way too much!" she said with a light laugh. "I was just doing some silly dreaming!" She laughed again. "Can you imagine me as a Master Mixologist? Ha!"
Moudy chuckled, rubbing his hands on his chin again. "What? You don't like my scruff?" he asked. "Mom does!"
Liz blushed at the reference to their morning romp. "Shut. Up!" she muttered under her breath, avoiding Jackson's incredulous gaze.
"Idiot!" he swore roughly.
"Hey, do you have time to talk before the game?" Moudy asked, striding into the room.
Moudy hesitated a moment. "So, I was wondering if you might want to be a partner is a business venture..."
It was the least he could do...
He glanced at his watch. "Talk fast, though. I've got to head out soon..."
The commercials finished and then segued into a new Bachelor Challenge, introducing a handsome Monte Vistan.
Something niggled in the back of Macy's brain and she squinted at the screen. Wait a minute, she thought, staring at the bachelor...
The girls looked at each other and squealed. "Omigod! It is!!" Macy said excitedly, bouncing up and down in her seat. "We know him! That's Giovani!"
"...on the next episode of Sunset Valley Love Lorn..."
"Sh!!! Sh!! Quiet and listen!" Lacie said, shushing her sister.
"...and now Giovani is ready to take another chance at finding true love. But, will he find true love in Sunset Valley?" the voice-over announced.
Lacie chuckled. "What a loser! He has to find true love in a reality show!"
Macy sighed helplessly. "I think it's romantic!" she told Lacie.
"You would," Lacie scoffed, earning a sharp glance from Macy.
"I'll call my attorney on the way to the game and have him run down to City Hall to do the paperwork."
Moudy sighed with relief. "Awesome. Thanks a lot, Jas! Liz is going to be psyched!"
"Anything for friends!" Jason said, grabbing his jacket and sliding it on.
Liz spun around and saw the dive bar. "What?..." she glanced back at her husband, sputtering in surprise. "Thats!... Did you?... Is it?... MOUDY!"
Moudy laughed. "SURPRISE! We've got a bar!"
Liz stared around the bar in amazement. She glanced at Moudy anxiously. "It's too much," she said. "Are you broke?"
Moudy shook his head. "We have a business partner. Splitting proceeds 50/50."
Liz sighed. "Jason?"
Moudy nodded. "Yup."
"You are the best husband in the world!"
Her phone chirped with an incoming text message. She grimaced. She should probably answer Jason's texts. She'd been so busy with cheering lately, she hadn't had a chance to text or video conference as much as she would have liked.
She was already dreaming of her next visit home.