“Come on, Ashton!” I yell into my 8-year-old son’s bedroom, “We’re going to be late for the party!” Today we are going to one of his friend’s birthday parties. All I know about his friend is that he doesn’t have a dad, and I’ve never met the boy or his mom. Ashton comes out of his room, putting on his jacket, and we go outside into the 40-degree air. I take my keys out of my pocket and get into my red pick-up truck with Ashton.
“Daddy, hurry up!” he says, trying to hide a smile while glaring at me. I laugh and drive to his friend’s house.
When we get there, I walk up to the door, and ring the doorbell. A woman, who looks about 27, my age, answers the door.
She has blonde hair, and blue-grey eyes that remind me of a girl I…show more content… She blushes and looks down. “So, I have to ask you something…” she begins and I nod. “Do I know you from somewhere? You look familiar… ” She asks, avoiding my gaze.
I nod, “No, I’m sure I’ve never met you before. My name’s Four.” I say, extending a hand.
She shakes her head. “I’m Tris. And could you stay for a bit? I don’t think 10 little boys are going to listen to me by myself, and I think you could be a big help.”
I nod, following her as she leads me to the kitchen.
“I baked Justin’s cake, do you want to see it?” She asks me, looking down as she tries to hide the blush creeping up on her face.
I nod, and she opens the box holding the cake. I gasp; it’s blue and has the entire Marvel superhero pack made out of fondant. “It’s amazing.” I say. She blushes and mumbles a quiet thanks.
“Boys, do you want to eat?” Tris yells.
“Just give us 5 minutes, Mom!” Justin yells back.
“Okay!” Tris says, walking back into the kitchen. “Shit.” She says under her breath.
“What?” I ask, concerned.
“I forgot to order the pizza.” I sigh. God, she scared me.
“I think I might have some left at the Fire Station, Uriah’s girlfriend runs the Pizza place in this town. You might know her, her name’s Christina?” I ask, pulling my hoodie on over my head.
Her face lights up, “Yeah, I know her, we were roommates in college and have been best friends ever since.” I