After making sure Jennifer was settled Randy went downstairs and turned off all the lights. He found himself thinking about the future, secretly thinking about Jennifer being in the picture. Locking the front door, Randy made his way to his trunk and headed for home. Stepping his home, it really didn't feel like one. He didn't feel the coziness like Jennifer's. Tomorrow Randy decided he was gonna ask Mr. Larson if he wouldn't mind letting Randy leave a little early. There was a special Christmas gift he wanted to get for a certain young woman. It snowed all night and had stopped shortly after the sun rose. Jennifer was up and on the phone.
"Hello Craig I called to let you know that I'm gonna be needing some extra time off. I had an accident and ended up breaking my ankle," explained Jennifer. On the other line Mr. Mallor said, "Sweetheart I asked you to take a load off not for you to go and do that to yourself. Are you alright? And of course it's alright that you have extra time off. Don't you think you would know me by now," said Mr. Mallor. Jennifer smiled and knew Craig would be understanding. Jennifer was hanging up the phone when she heard Randy's truck. She had on her sweats and hair in a ponytail. Man if only I didn't look look so bad she thought. Randy came in as always for coffee.
"Now you are sight for sore eyes Jenny," said Randy. Jennifer looked down and shook her head," You are just being nice and sucking up for the coffee." Randy lifted up Jennifer's chin. "You are pretty no matter what you are wearing. So don't you ever second guess what I say. Okay." Randy ran his thumb on along Jennifer's lip and stepped back as Mrs. Larson came into the kitchen. "Oh I didn't mean to interrupt yall," said Mrs. Larson. "It's alright, I just came in for a cup of your delicious coffee. I gotta be heading out now," responded Randy. He looked at Jennifer and smiled before excusing himself. "Someone got bit by the lovebug. Oh and I see he ain't the only one," smiled Mrs. Larson.
"Oh please momma, Randy and I are just friends," said Jennifer as she slowly eased herself on the kitchen chair. "That's how it always starts out don't it?" chuckled Mrs. Larson. Mrs. Larson sat down and started planning the Christmas dinner. "My goodness Christmas is only two days away. Time is flying by ain't it, " said Mrs. Larson. Jennifer agreed with her mother and told her about the extended stay. "I'm so happy that you will be staying longer sweetie. I was sure your boss wouldn't want to put you in a difficult position with you and your cast." Nodding in agreement Jennifer knew she had a wonderful boss. Randy and Mr. Larson were checking on the stock. "Mr. Larson I hope you don't mind if I ask that I leave a little early today. There's an errand I need to do," Mr. Larson nodded and turned his mount toward home.