Dusting Off Dreams – Adoption – Wattpad

The brick fireplace warms Chrissy’s tender fingers as I sit beside her, draped in a fleece blanket. Jack O’ Lanterns with lit candles rest on either side of the table.

I stretch my arm around her.

Not yet, she says, shrugging. I don’t think I’m ready for this.

I returned my fingers to the crackling flames,

roasting my heart on my cold sleeve. An eggnog mocha masks the stench of rejection.

I swallow hard.

She reaches back behind me, clasping my shoulder, nuzzling her nose in my neck.

I guess I don’t understand why you brought me here.

It’s not what you think. I mean, I’m engaged.

I kneel to stand.

She grabs my wrist

Sit down.

You trying to get me killed?

He’s not a good guy.

And that’s my problem, how?

Because I don’t love him.

And you don’t give a damn about anyone other than yourself.

But, I’m gonna have a kid.

What did you get me into?

You’re not the father.

Even worse.

No, you don’t understand.

I’m adopting a kid, and I want to raise him with you.

I was a foster kid.

So, you know what it’s like.

I blew out my lips. Fine.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Source: Dusting Off Dreams – Adoption – Wattpad

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