They were in the food quart in the middle of the mall. Nik was laughing at the jokes that were being shared around the table as she watched Kaiden play on the little playground they had just a few feet away. She was in a little maroon dress and her bald head was bobbing quickly from place to place as she chased one of the other kids. Her laughter could be heard by everyone. Nik smiled a little and then tunned back into the conversation.
"Well I don't think that you should be dating anyone right now. I mean you just broke up with Will a week ago." Katie said to Molly "It just seems wrong"
"How is it wrong! Will and I ended things on a mutual basis. We had fallen out of love with one another. ...view middle of the document...
" She looked directly at Molly now "I really do believe that you and Will are bound to be together in the end, but I get this whole needing a break away from him thing. I mean you've been with the guy since you were 16 and that was almost nine years ago. You guys need some room to grow a little."
"See! Nik understands my needs!"
"Hey now I don't understand your needs" she said knowing that Molly was refering to sextual expierence "I just understand you need a little room to breath"
"But look what happend when you took a break with Shane for a bit" Robby said gesturing to Kaiden who was now letting a little boy touch her head with a huge smile on her face.
"I cant really say that we just too a break for a bit. It was six years and what is Kaiden now? A burden?"
"You know that's not what I'm saying Nik!" he stumbling over his words.
I laughed "Kaiden was the most beautiful thing Shane had ever brought into my life. It will always be like she is mine no matter what." I smiled over at Kaiden who was now letting sevral other children touch her smooth head. "She has lost enough in her life and no matter the circumstance I'm going to take care of her and on the other side she takes care of me. She keeps me grounded." Kaiden squealed with laughter with the attention she was getting in the play area.
"Just look at her" Molly said laughing. "Even with all she is going through she still has the biggest smile I have ever seen."
"Does she ask about either of them?" Robby asked. "I mean her parents."
"Her dad, yeah sometimes. I try to talk about him just becasue I don't want her to forget him, But I didn't know her mom and so it is hard. Right now she thinks I'm her mom and that is how Shane wanted things because she never knew he mom at all. I have a picture of her and I think it's better for right now that I don't tell her until she it older. She is better off that way I think."
"She will always look at you as her mom no matter when you tell her. You do know that right?" Molly asked touching Nik's hand lightly.
"I know." She smile and looked back at her friends. "I'm going to run to the resturant really quick and see how things are going over there. Do you guys mind keeping an eye on her for a bit?"
"Of corse not." Robby said getting up and heading over to where Kaiden was playing. She followed behind him.
"Okay thanks, Her bag is right here and her shoes are in the cubby over there if you want to take her anywhere. She can't walk very far anymore because she gets pretty tired and out of breath so you might have to carry her if you want to go anywhere."
"Alright. I might take her to see the fish or go get some ice cream. If that's alright?"
"That's fine. Just remember her things." She waved to Kaiden to say bye. "Just text me and let me know where you go so I can find you when I need to." and with that she turned quickly around to leave. She ran right into something hard and spilled her milkshake.
"Bloody hell" He shouted
She looked up and saw a tall...