BEST LAID PLANS
Written for the Valentine's Day
Challenge of the Classic Thunderbirds Showcase C2 Group.
Thanks to my beta readers as usual for their eagle eyes.
late night conversation between Jeff Tracy and his wife
smiled at his wife and said to her, "Well it's been quite a
day. I never expected it to go like this."
did I. I thought we'd plenty of time. It seems hours ago now
since you brought me that tray up to my room to give me
breakfast in bed before you went to work," Lucy said to him as
she remembered the far off events of the morning. "Pity I had
to get up to get the boys up for school. I could have enjoyed
lying there relaxing for a while longer."
just wait until they are all grown up and gone. The two of us
will be able to do plenty of relaxing then," he told her with
a smile. "We can go on vacations and trips to visit our
grandkids wherever they are and spoil them rotten for their
imagine them as dads and us old and grey," Lucy laughed. "Or
you ever retiring and putting your feet up."
pleased Mom managed to make it over to baby-sit," Jeff said.
"I thought that snow storm was going to be a lot worse but it
petered out in the end. Just as well it did and she managed to
your mother she would have shook her fist at the cloud and
told it to go away. It would have had no other choice but to
obey," Lucy laughed. "You know how much she loves to see the
boys and they adore her, too."
certainly were happy and excited to see her when she arrived.
She can stay for a while longer now in the circumstances. The
weather may get too bad for her to travel home anyway," Jeff
way, Jeff thanks for that little gift you left on my breakfast
tray, it's beautiful and I'll treasure it always." Lucy smiled
at him, her soft brown eyes radiating the happiness she felt
pleased you like it. I had hoped you would be able to wear it
tonight, but there will be another occasion we can arrange,"
he said to her. "I think you need to get some sleep now, Lucy.
It's been one long day for you, and for me, too."
right, I guess I do feel a little sleepy now," she answered.
Then she seemed a little concerned. "You're sure you're not
Disappointed? Of course not, are you?" he answered.
at all. I'm used to it now," she replied. "I still want that
meal you were going to take me out for tonight though if our
plans hadn't been suddenly altered."
looked down at the tiny baby now fast asleep in his arms. "How
can I possibly be disappointed with him?" he said to her. "I
guess I'm used to boys now, too."
up and gently laid the baby back in the hospital crib and
kissed his wife. "Happy Valentines Day, darling and thank you
for my new son."