Episode 840: Deja Vu“Nobody minds if I call home, right? Lunch is over so it wouldn’t really be rude-”
“Absolutely, go ahead,” Ava urged Bowie.
“There’s no reason to call, the boys are old enough to handle an afternoon on their own,” Lila said. “I don’t know what’s gotten into you lately, you’ve become such a helicopter parent.”
“Yep, you’re right, no reason for that.” Bowie put aside his phone, his expression tight. “They’re fine, they’d call if they weren’t.”
Sebastian and Avalon nodded their agreement, aware Lila was dead set on deluding herself about Jesse’s health, they and Bowie didn’t see much sense in rocking that particular boat.
“Lunch actually isn’t quite over yet,” Ava announced probably more to change the subject than out of hunger. “I made two kinds of pie, apple and pumpkin.”
“You really didn’t need to go to so much trouble, but thank you. It sounds great,” Bowie said.
“Of course she should go to that much trouble for us,” Lila quipped, “we’re awesome.”
Everyone laughed though it faded quickly as laughter tended to do when someone was ill.
“I’ll just go get the pie,” Ava excused herself.
Sebastian followed shortly after her, saying he’d help her out, happy to take a breather from the tense atmosphere surrounding their friends. He walked into the kitchen and found her in a tussle with the apple pie.
“The first slice is always a monster to get out of the pie dish,” she said. “I just wish it would hurry up and slice through the crust already, sweets can lift moods, you know, even if it’s only temporarily, I just, I want to lift their mood even a tiny bit if I can.”
Sebastian covered her hand with his and his added force made the cut. It also brought something else to his mind. “Cutting into that pie together, it made me think of what it would have been like to do that with our wedding cake.”
Ava turned to him. “It’s going to happen, just as soon as we see our friends through this tough time.”
“Maybe it would help if they saw us through a good time. Maybe we should get married today,” Sebastian said. It was a spur of the moment idea, the more he considered it though, the more it made sense. “It wouldn’t take much to put it together, we still have everything from last time, we’d just need some fresh food and flowers and to call everyone. Think about it, it would give them something happy to focus on and Jesse could finally stop apologizing to us every time he sees it.”
“That does sound like it might be good for all of us, but I don’t want to be insensitive, maybe if we kind of just float it by them, feel out-”
Just then Bowie and Lila rushed into the kitchen, waving his phone. “We have to go, the test results are in.