He says, “Mommy told me where babies come from. She said that a man and woman who love each other can have a baby together. It grows in a mommy’s stomach. So you should find a mommy, Uncle Will, and then you can have a kid, too. How come you don’t have anybody like Daddy has Mommy?”
"You stay by my side because you don’t have anybody else, and you’re desperate to hurt Evan because he’s hurt you—oh, don’t look at me like that! You didn’t think that I knew about that? You thought that you were so covert?"
Here is what is left unsaid: that Father hadn’t asked him, not even when it had become painfully obvious that I was not interested, and Evan was hurt by that. He’d always lived in my shadow, which is funny, because I’d always thought that I had been living in his.
The Alldredge House Chapter Eighteen is up—with pictures this time! Thank y’all for reading. :)
For so long, we’ve been living in this secret world, alone with our private knowledge, wronging those who we’ve felt have wrong us. Finding comfort in each other because we’ve never bothered to look for it elsewhere.
Chapter Seventeen is up, albeit without pictures. You can peruse it here, if so inclined.
Guess who finished writing her story! Last night I finished the final chapter—Chapter Twenty-Two—for a grand total of just under 63,000 words (AKA the longest thing that I’ve written to date), and now I feel all empty inside.
I, of course, still have nine chapters left to take pictures for. Hopefully later this week I’ll be able to get started on Chapter Fourteen. I can’t believe that it’s been almost four months since I’ve last posted a chapter. Hopefully someone’s as excited as I am.