Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 48 Pt 5

Chapter 48 Part 5

I was so hungry I ate my whopper and fries in like five minutes. My parents just kind of stared at me funny for a moment. “I was hungry since before the interview, don’t look at me like that,” I told them. They just let it slide. About the time that we finished I heard the doorbell ring.

“Joe would you go get it?” Mom asked.

“Yeah,” he told her. “Tiffany stay in the kitchen unless we tell you to come in - just in case it’s more reporters or something.”

I didn’t know what the something might be - but I could imagine it being bad.

Thankfully it was something else, but just not something overly bad. It was one of the members of the family that owned the company my Dad worked for. Karen had always been really nice to all of us, even going as far as to give me Christmas presents before. Dad said, “Tiffany come on in here if you don’t mind.”

“Karen this is my daughter Tiffany,” my Dad said as I came up to them.

“Tiffany you’re very pretty. Your Dad had said you were when I asked him about you today - but I never dreamed you would be this pretty. I love your outfit,” she told me.

“Thanks,” I said.

“So what brings you here Karen?” my Mom asked as she came in.

“Well I wanted to see how you were all doing. Joe had given us a heads up about what was going on a couple of weeks ago - and when we saw the press go nuts while you were out of town we kind of worried. Plus, I wanted to meet Tiffany.”

I smiled at that. “So you’re okay with this?” I asked her.

“You know I hate to admit it, but if you’d been really ugly I probably would have had a problem with it… but you’re as pretty if not pettier than most girls your age - so yes, I’m okay with this.”

“Thanks,” I said. I could see her logic. If I looked like a freak then there might be more room for concern there - but as things stood I didn’t.

“Though now I know Joe has a daughter your age that is reliable you may have to come babysit for me sometimes,” she told me.

I knew she had an eighteen month old daughter and a four year old daughter who were both very energetic. I also knew they would be able to afford to pay even better than the Lind’s, so I said, “Okay,” with a smile on my face.

She stay and talked with us for half-hour or so before heading back home.

“So your job is safe Daddy?” I asked.

“As far as I know. With Karen being okay with this I should be fine. Thank you for asking sweetie,” he told me. I think he was somewhat surprised that I had put those pieces together. It’s not like I was five though - he should have known I would.

“Good,” I replied.

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