Frankie opened her eyes to the sun shining on her face. Being back home, in her own bed, or Graces (whatever you, the reader, chooses) made her realize coming back was the best thing she's ever done. Being able to see Grace every day, look into her beautiful blue eyes, to be able to touch her was everything Frankie's ever wanted. Frankie's never really been so sure of anything until she decided to come back from Santa Fe to be with Grace.
"Frankie, there's someone here to see you!" Grace called from the bottom of the stairs. Frankie got up out of bed, put on her robe and went downstairs to see Jacob in the kitchen.
"Hi." Frankie said almost out of breath.
"I only came to talk. Can we go outside?" Jacob asked.
"Sure." Frankie replied as she walked away.
I nervously sat down and looked at Jacob, who looked like he wanted to kill me. There was a long moment of silence which felt like it was going to last an eternity, to be honest. We kept looking at each other. I have no idea what he was thinking but I wanted to say something, anything, to fill the silence. I was even tempted to ask him about Santa Fe but I could feel it was too soon.
"How long have you been in love with Grace?" Jacob finally asked.
"Pretty much the whole time we, Grace and I, have known each other." I replied.
"Why didn't you tell me sooner, Frankie? I would've been totally ok with it had you just told me. Let me ask you something else, have you done anything with her?"
"She kissed me the day before we left. And I didn't tell you because I didn't want to hurt you?"
"So, you thought cheating on me would help?"
"No, I didn't. I didn't it was important enough to tell you because it was one kiss. If we'd had sex, then I would've told you a lot sooner than today. But I do see your point and I'm sorry I didn't tell you, at all, in the first place."
"Do you think we could try to make our relationship work?"
Before I could answer, I heard my phone ringing and something in me told me I should answer it. I apologized, excused myself and went to answer it.
"Hello?" I answered.
"Hi, Mom. Listen, can you and Grace come over? There's something Allison and I have to talk to you about." Bud replied.
"Of course, what time?"
"We can come now, if that's ok."
"Why, what happened? Did you and Grace get into another fight?"
"No, it's nothing like that. Jacob's here and we're talking about our relationship. I really don't want to talk about our relationship with him right now."
"Is it important relationship stuff?"
"You know how I left for Santa Fe?"
"Well, I came back without telling him and he thinks I don't want to be in a relationship with him. Right before you called, he asked me if I wanted to try and make our relationship work."
"Oh my god, Mom. What did you say?"
"I didn't have the chance to say anything. My phone rang before I could."
"Do you want your relationship to work?"
"No, I don't. But I don't want to hurt Jacobs feelings, you know how I am."
"Yeah, I do. But if you're honest with him, you won't be torturing him or yourself by staying in the relationship."
"You're right. Thank you, sweetheart."
"No problem. Be here at 6:30 tonight?"
"We'll be there. Bye."
I took a deep breath and went back out to be with Jacob. I did what Bud told me, I was honest with him and told him our relationship couldn't work. Not if both of us aren't in it completely. After a moment by myself, I went back inside to look for Grace. I went upstairs and told her about what happened with Jacob. Grace pulled me in and pressed her lips to mine. It very quickly became very heated.
"Wait, wait." Grace said out of breath.
"What's wrong?" I replied also out of breath.
"Can we wait before we get into that?"
"Of course." I smiled kissing Grace again.