Saturday, December 27, 2014

Country Gal Gone Wild - Chapter 21.3

The Hudsons stood on the front porch watching Gavin and Ruby drive off. Everyone else had already gone back to their respective homes. 
“He seems to have a lot of love for her,” Mama Hudson said, sitting down in one of the sturdy white porch chairs.
“Yeah. $200,000 worth according to Mrs. Thompson,” Papa Hudson replied, turning to face her. 
Mama Hudson’s eyes widened. “Wow! Never thought we’d end up with a rich son-in-law.” 
Tom worked in landscaping and Jerry was a long-distance truck driver. They both earned decent incomes. Yet neither of them had ever garnered six figures in one year. However, their newest son-in-law seemed to have that and more sitting around in his bank account.
“I didn’t think we’d end up with a rich son-in-law either,” Papa Hudson replied. “But I guess I should have known he had some substance by that fancy SUV he drives.” He turned and looked at Gavin’s silver Land Rover fading in the distance. “I hope having a husband with that kind of money lying around won’t make our baby girl forget where she comes from. Or where she needs to stay.”  
“We raised Ruby right. Money won’t change her negatively,” Mama Hudson said reassuringly. “Plus she has to leave the nest sometime.”
“I thought we raised her right, too, until I saw that blasted video cover!” Papa Hudson retorted, clenching his fists at his sides. “Just thinking about it got my pressure all up again.” He touched his shiny forehead. “Where’s my medication?” 

“Right where it always is – in the medicine cabinet.” Mama Hudson frowned.
Without another word, Papa Hudson turned on his heels and headed back inside. 
Mama Hudson stayed on the porch. She needed a moment to cool her own temper, lest she revert back to the reckless ways that caused her to lose their very first child, lest she upset her husband to the point that he actually had another heart attack.

(c) 2014 by Mi'Chelle Dodson/Suprina Frazier 

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