Lannie’s ‘secret’ glances were driving me insane enough to lunge at him and rip his eyes out. He continued to brush Taylor’s hair while I cleaned up the living room.
“Jack-Jack, do you think Lannie can stay over the whole day and night?” Taylor asked and I shook my head.
“No, Taylor. He can only stay for a few more minutes than he has to leave.”
She pouted and I shook my head, again. This time I was holding firm to my word.
“What about tomorrow?” She questioned and Lannie looked up, his eyes watching me.
Shrugging, I walked from the room and into the kitchen, throwing away the trash.
Hearing footsteps behind me, I turned around just in time for Lannie to run into my chest.
“I’m leaving and I um…wanted to say sorry, again.”
I shrugged again and sighed. “It’s whatever.”
Lannie nodded and turned, walking out of the room. I watched him leave out the room before sighing and sitting down on a chair.
Closing my eyes for a minute, I rubbed my temples and tried to find peace.
Well, I almost had peace before my face was grabbed by soft, small hands.
Opening my eyes, I saw Lannie’s blue ones staring straight ahead.
“I really am sorry about that.” Lannie’s voice was quiet and he kept caressing the side of my face.
Slapping his hands away, I glared at him while he smiled.
“Come on, Jack!” He whined and pouted, trying to make me give in.
“What do you want from me?” I questioned and Lannie put more power into his pout.
Sighing, I rubbed my hands over my face.
“I just want you to forgive me, Jack.” Lannie grabbed my hands and pulled them from my face. His baby blues were shiny with tears and the feeling was getting to me.
“Whatever, I forgive you…Just get out of my face.” I pushed him away and a bright smile found its way on his lips.
He jumped in my lap, hugging me tight.
“Get off!” My growl was sharp but he stayed put, hugging tighter.
Rolling my eyes, I stood up, going to check on Taylor with Lannie still wrapped around my waist.
“Lannie, if you don’t get off. I’ll kill you and leave your body in a dumpster.”
Lannie nodded and hopped off, landing safely on the floor.
Entering the living room, a smirk danced on my lips seeing her asleep on the couch.
Picking her up in my arms, I started to carry her upstairs. Lannie stayed downstairs and away from me.
Placing Taylor in her room, under the covers, I couldn’t help but smile seeing her snuggle up to the bear beside her.
I left the room and closed the door, slightly leaving it open in case she needed me.
Walking down stairs, I saw Lannie standing by the china cabinet.
He turned around hearing my feet behind him.
“Jacky-boo, you were so cute as a kid.” He held up a picture and I grabbed it from his hands.
Looking over the picture, made me want to travel back in time when my parents were still here.
“You were cute then but now…” Lannie trailed off and I looked over to see him staring at me.
“Yeah, you can get out now.”