"You really shouldn't worry so much about
what Father thinks of you. He really does like you."
paused for a moment as he took a bite of his sandwich. Lorraine squirmed a
bit in her seat. She knew she wasn't exactly from the same social circle
as the Callisons. The fact that Charles liked her as his secretary was all
well and good, but to like her as his son's girlfriend? She wasn't
sure. "And he loves the work that you do. In fact, he told me
just yesterday that he's never had a better secretary."
"That's just it! I'm his
secretary. I'm no better than the hired help."
"You really do worry too much. Look, I
wanted to go out with you because of who you are as a person, not what you do
for a living." He took her hands in his and looked deeply into her
eyes. "I have had more silly society girls try to chase me down than
I care to even think about! If that's what I wanted, I would have had it a
long time ago."
"Well, looks like we all had the same
idea!" came the voice from behind Trevor. "Care if we join
"Douglas!" Trevor rose from his
chair to extend a handshake. His eyes were quickly drawn to the young
woman that accompanied Douglas. "Now who is this? You're
important lunch date?"
"Trevor, Lorraine, I'm sure you remember my
"Oh, my," Trevor stammered a bit
as he remembered the little girl with her hair in braids he had last seen.
"Grace, I know it hasn't been that long, but you have grown into a
"T-thank you, Trevor." Grace
blushed as she lowered her blonde head to hide her embarrassment. She
looked back up slowly to smile at Trevor revealing two slight dimples on both
"Douglas, Grace, you two must join
us!" Trevor moved around to hold a chair out for Grace.
Lorraine couldn't help but eye the young girl. Cautiously, she analyzed
everything about her from her flaxen hair and bright blue eyes to the demure
powder blue sweater and skirt that she wore. "Grace, you must be....a
"Only for the next few months. I
graduate in May."
"And what are your plans after
that?" Trevor returned to his chair and leaned across the table
towards Grace as he talked.
"I think she's gonna enroll in the nursing
program at AU." Douglas interjected.
"Yes, that's my plan. I want to do
something worthwhile with my life." Grace looked at Trevor and
smiled. "I think that if I can help the sick and infirm, than that
would be wonderful." Lorraine leaned back in her chair as she watched
the exchange between Trevor and Grace. She looked quickly at Douglas and
saw that he was also focused entirely on his sister.
"Well, that just sounds
wonderful." Lorraine muttered a bit too sarcastically as her
attention drifted to the other diners in the restaurant. Sure she's
pretty and charming and sweet, but why does she have to hog all of Trevor's
attention she thought as she watched the other people enjoying their
"Lorraine, did you say
something?" Trevor asked, bringing her back into the conversation.
"No, nothing." Soon, Trevor was
again asking Grace questions leaving Lorraine to wonder what had happened to
their wonderful lunch alone.