Chapter 8: Birthday Bashes
“It’s a lovely day today. I brought a cat called Black Whiskers” I said, Black Whiskers was the secret password.
“Is it a big cat?” He asked and I nodded.
He signalled to follow him to the back-room. He informed me it was fixed to block any bugs. We went in and I bargained with him to buy the car, I ended up selling it for §720.
“Finally! I was beginning to worry.” Mick said as he answered his phone.
“Why have I got so many missed calls? Has something happened to Thomas?” I asked desperate for an answer.
“No, He’s fine. I just called to remind you tonight I was doing my first moonlighting job and you said you’d come for moral support, where are you? I’ll pick you up on the way” Mick replied.
I began to relax and told Mick to go on without me as I wanted to get changed first. When I arrived at the bar Mick was already working.
“What was that for?” I asked smiling.
“Just a little something for the two most important people in my life” Mick said sitting down next me while I blushed.
He still made me blush and I shifted position so I was leaning into him and put Thomas in the middle of both our laps. We sat there for ages watching the kids programme, me and Mick laughed and ending up getting more into them than Thomas probably was. We looked at the clock and Mick stood up taking Thomas.
“It’s time to blow out the candles on your cake, you want to blow out some candles, do you? Do you?” Mick asked Thomas childishly.
Naturally he didn’t get a response but a couple of mumbles and squeaks from Thomas.
We took that as Thomas talk for “Yes I am ready, thank you very much fo asking, now take me to my cake please”
Mick held Thomas next to the cake and helped him blow out the candles, while I watched I was so excited for my little mans birthday.
“Oh is it on today?” Mick said trying to sound surprised, he couldn’t pull it off.
I rolled my eyes and pulled an arm around me. I rested my head on his shoulder and allowed him to watch the rest of the game.
“Did you see his little face light up when he saw the teddy?” Mick asked,
“Yeah it was the cutest thing ever” I replied beaming.
I had actually picked up the teddy when Thomas was first born but I thought he was too small for it so I had saved it for his birthday, lucky he liked it, it was well past the due date to get a refund if he didn’t.
“Let’s see? Whose birthdays next? Hmmm” Mick said jokingly.
“It’s mine” I said sipping my hot chocolate.
“Oh that’s right and how old are you going to be again? 10? 20? 30? 5 even?” Mick said acting dumb.
“40” I said.
“What? Really? I was sure you’re turning 35” Mick said looking at me confused.
I laughed and it took him a while to realise I had out-joked him. We finished our drinks and went to bed.
“You ruined the surprise, I was going to bring you breakfast in bed” he said.
I was still too sleepy to talk so I gave him a thank-you hug instead. We sat down to eat his breakfast I was lucky if Mick cooked any meals he was a lot better than me, it was such a shame he finished work late. When we finished Mick took our plates and put them in the sink then he told me to close my eyes as he wanted to surprise me. I did as I was told and closed my eyes, he led me from the kitchen and I knew we went outside cos I was hit with a cold brease being only in my pajamas, Mick told me to open my eyes and I saw a brand new bike, but it was a sickly hot pink colour. Mick noticed my disapointment and asked what was wrong.
"It’s the colour, green’s my faviourite colour, but it the thought that counts, and anyway it can always be repainted. Thank-you.” I said giving him a bear hug.
Babbles was the word Thomas would say when he wanted his teddy; Thomas and Babbles have been inseparable since Thomas' birthday. We got ready and left, when we arrived I put Thomas in the sandpit and he happily played with Babbles, me and Mick went on the swings and chatted. It didn’t feel like long before it was starting to get late. I told Mick to take Thomas home as I wanted to go somewhere, he looked at me suspiciously, but I told him everything was ok and he left with Thomas.
“I wonder how many families they had to buyout to get this place” I thought to myself as I went inside.
The receptionist gave me one look and turned up her nose
“And what does... erm Madam ... want done?” She said obviously straining herself to speak to me.
“Well, Mrs. Temple would like one of your top stylists as she would like to replace her whole wardrobe.” I said raising an eyebrow, readying myself for a cat-fight.
The receptionist bit her lip and gave me another look of disgrace, before calling one of the stylists over.
“I know you, you're Charice Temple” she said.
I looked confused.
“Have we met?” I asked.
“Oh no, I was reading SM Magazine this morning and there was a picture of you, they were doing an article of top 50 most good looking celebrity spouses, you came like 19th” She replied.
The receptionist quickly changed her attitude towards me, "Would Mrs. Temple like to sample our new perfume? It’s top of the range” She looked at me hopefully.
After the way the receptionist had spoken to me I was glad to soon wipe the look of hope from her face.
“No I wouldn’ but I am going to suggest you try spraying some under the desk, because you keep pulling a face like you can smell something dead under there” I said.
Feeling triumphant over my little spat at the receptionist I followed the stylist. She set me up for measurements.
“Do you think I was too rude?” I asked the stylist.
“No, she deserved it. If she keeps acting the way she does she’s going to scare off all the customers, so it’s good someone’s set her straight” The stylist said.
I soon forgot about the receptionist and enjoyed getting my new look.
“WOW! You’ve really changed! You look so different, why’d you change? You look nice though” He said, still shocked by my change of wardrobe.
“I decided it was time for a fresh start I’m at the age when I should have everything I want or be near to it and I’m not, so I’ve decide to change my look and hopefully change my ways at work too." I replied.
I whispered in Mick’s ear, “This dress isn't the only new thing I got. After I put Thomas to bed I’m going to show you it, so go and get the bed ready."
I took Thomas to his bedroom and got him ready for bed.
“Well what do you think?” I asked.
He grinned and I jumped onto the bed.
~End of Chapter~