8. Imperfection

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“Ready to go?” Cam asked with a smile.

We’d finished getting ready and I was leaving Beth with them.  I gave Diane directions, but she insisted that everything would be fine and I should just relax and have fun today.  I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to do that since the little girl I would give my life for was going to be away from me all day with people that might not know how to take care of her.  I knew I was overreacting since they’d been around us so much and have proved that they can easily take care of her.  I also know that with Alex around she’ll be perfectly safe, but there’s that little piece of my mind that makes me worry about her all the time.

I gave Cam a half smile and nodded.

He took my hand and we went to their car.  This was the first time I was going to see him drive and I was interested to see how good of a driver he was.

We got in the car and took off to who knows where.

“So Cam, mind filling me on the day’s happenings?”

“Nope.” He said with a smile.

“Butthead.” I grumbled and crossed my arms.  What I wouldn’t give to look into that kid’s head for a minute.

He just chuckled at me though. 

It was interesting to see him like that.  He looked so happy and relaxed.  I really liked it, especially compared to the frightened look that Laina usually inflicted.

I sighed, every time I thought about that it striked a pang of sadness.  She was too cruel and I just enabled it.  Which made me think, ‘why does he want to date me?’  It just didn’t make sense.  I mean I knew he could easily talk to me, and he had told me so much, but I never thought to ask why that was. I always just accepted it.

I had a feeling that Cam could see my perplexed expression.

“Uh…Anna are you okay?”

I popped out of my thought bubble abruptly, “Oh! Yes, I’m sorry, I’m fine.” I gave him a nice smile.

He laughed, “Alright then, I just thought you looked a little bothered.”

“Nope! Perfectly perfectly perfectly fine.” I said a little too happily.

“Uh huh…” He said with a knowing smirk.

I just turned and looked out the window with red cheeks.  I didn’t want to tell him my thoughts right then.  That would have been embarrassing.

Finally we parked and I looked outside.  “An aquarium?” I asked incredulously.

“Yes.” He said with a bright smile.  “Come on.”

I got out and he walked over to me and grabbed my hand as we walked up to the front.

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