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from Desires of the Heart by Tiffany Doran

Copyright © 2017–2020 Tiffany Doran

Chapter Eleven
Airports and Hot Wings

They got to the airport just in time to have their bags checked in through security. He could tell that she was excited. Almost as excited as the time they snuck away to the fair one day while they were still in high school. He met her at the back fence and they rode his motorcycle as fast as the wheels could take them. She laughed at the powdered sugar he had on his nose from the funnel cake and he laughed at the way she begged him to take her back on the Ferris wheel before they had to go. "Sir, sir?" The security guard broke him from his trance. Embarrassed, he moved ahead in line to be checked over before they called them to board their flight. "You were pretty dazed back there Matt," Katie laughed. "What were you so deep in thought about?" They walked to their seats and sat down. "Do you remember the time we snuck away to the fair?" He asked as he took her hand. Katie sure did. That was the best ride. "Yes," she smiled reminiscing. "I jumped on the back of your bike and we were gone like the wind. I didn't think we would ever get there or get back in time without getting caught." She chuckled. She looked down at her hand in his. His hands were soft, much different than Buck's. Buck's hands were tan and the insides were calloused from working on the farm. Matt's hands didn't have to many signs that he worked outside. He had a proper manicure and a light scent of lavender from the hand sanitizer he used after their search before boarding. The flight attendant made her way to their seats to ensure that they had properly fastened their seat belts before going back to the front of all the seats and began going over the safety instructions about the oxygen masks etc. Katie squealed as the plane took off and the first burst of gravity pinned her to the seat. Once they reached altitude, she leaned back a little ways in her seat and opened her window shade and looked down at the ground below. She wondered if you could look down from Heaven and see the same thing. She wondered if her mom looked down on her and her dad. She closed her eyes and leaned her head on Matt's shoulder and drifted off to sleep.

"Hey Buck, how are you?" Randy asked as he pulled a beer out of the fridge. "I was wondering if you would like to come have dinner tonight and watch the game. It's all you can eat wings at Joe's place so I went and picked some up." He continued on as he sat all the fixings out on the coffee table in front of the tv. "Sounds like a grand idea to me, Buck said, "sure beats sitting home alone." Randy sighed as he looked around at his empty home. "I feel the same way bud, see you soon." Randy said and hung up the phone. Buck slipped his shoes on and walked past the kitchen counter where Katie had stood when he was sick...

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