…………………. "Hey Mom" I pushed
open the front door "Mom"
"In the kitchen honey" I
walked back into the kitchen Mom was drying her hands. 'I thought
you we're still in Dallas?"
"I got back in this morning" I
walked over to the coffee pot "I'm supposed to be meeting Riley
after she's done with class so I had a few hours to
"So how did the meeting
"It was amazing" I smiled
sitting on the counter "Take a look in the front pocket of my
portfolio" I nodded to where the black leather case was sitting
on the kitchen table she picked it up and pulled out some papers
and started to read.
"It's a contract" she smiled
as she flipped through it "Wow for all these pieces?"
"They've paid me for 15
designs for now and commissioned me for another 15 due in 4
months time" I slid off the counter and unzipped my portfolio and
pulled out an envelope and handed it to her. "I don't think Dad's
going to have much complaint about me not going to nursing
school. She pulled out a check for $15,000.
'Holy crap Breana that's a lot
of money" mom got up and hugged me "I'm so proud of
"Thank you and yes it is" I
laughed "I can't wait for J.J. to get home and we can get
married" mom cupped my face in her hands.
"You know you have to wait for
all the boys to be home don't you?" her voice had dropped low I
rested my forehead against hers
"Mom I'm not walking down any
aisle if I haven't got all my marines" I sighed "we have 3 days
till J.J. and Flynn get in and Dad's due back within the next
'Morgan you ready to go
shopping?" the sound of Patty's voice sounds as the front door
slammed closed "They have a huge sale on down town… Breana you're
home" my godmother crushed me to her "So did you kill the Texans
with your talent"
"Yes Ma'am" I chuckled. Mom
held up the check making Patty whistle
"Damn we'd better get our
Breana Richardson jewelry insured, they're collector's pieces"
Patty smiled putting her hand on the enamel dog tags round her
neck with all of Kadens details on.
"Okay I'm going to go to the
bank to deposit this and to meet your crazy daughter from lunch"
I kissed Mom's cheek "I'll call you tomorrow"
"Okay honey" I walked away and
got in J.J.'s truck that I had been using to make me feel closer
to him while he was so far away. I turned on my phone as I drove
off the base and hit speaker.
Riley * I'm getting ready to
Me * running late as
Riley * yes but I just got a
call from my husband
Me * okay I'll let you off
then… he doing okay?
Riley * oh like you don't know
he's fine… you really meant to ask if J.J. was okay
Me * alright yes I know
Flynn's fine and yes I want to know if J.J.'s okay I haven't
talked to him in two weeks because of the attack that
Riley * you got an e-mail
Me * yeah but you know it's
nothing like hearing their voice
Riley * I know and yes J.J.'s
fine he tried to call you earlier but your phone was off so I
told Flynn to let him know you were on a flight home from
Me * thanks
My phone beeped
Me * look I'm going I'm
getting another call I'll see you in fifteen minutes
Riley * sounds
I hung you on her and answered
the incoming call
Me * Breana
J.J. * wow what a way to
answer the phone… I can't wait till that's Breana
Me * we're your ears burning
because Riley and I were just talking about you
J.J. * no but I have twenty
minutes before we get out of this hell hole and Flynn just passed
on the message.
Me * about Texas
J.J. * yeah so did you ride
Me 8 Nope I was in Dallas for
18 hours that was all and as for marine riding… only on my
J.J. * nice… so why the Dallas
Me * remember the guy we met
on the plane who owned a store in the posh part of
J.J. * vaguely
Me * well, he called me a few
days ago and set up a meeting
J.J. * so I hope he loved your
Me * he did… but I'll tell you
more in bed
J.J. * oh that's mean Miss
Me * I know but it's only 3
J.J. * I can't wait these have
been some long assed 7 months
Me * you don't need to tell
me. You, Flynn, Dad, Kaden, L.J. all gone at the same
J.J. * yeah I've had to look
at them day in day out
Me * I love you
J.J. * I love you too… I have
to go your Dad's yelling at the guys outside to move
Me * Stay Safe
J.J. * I will Baby… I
I hung up the phone the warm
fuzzy feeling reaching right down to my toes all my guys will be
home in the next week I wonder how much drama that will bring Dad
trusted J.J. with his Life as a Marine but he was still up in the
air with entrusting his daughter to him………………………….