Copyright Stevie Turner 2019 (you can find Chapter 9 here):
Katie eyes my freshly-washed hair, eyeshadow, and short sleeved dress.
“You’ve made a bit of an effort tonight, Mum. Bit of alright, is he?”
I feel my face redden, and busy myself getting Kieran comfortable in his wheelchair.
“I wouldn’t know.” I reply.
“Hmm… I bet you do.” Katie laughs. “What’s Mister Wonderful going to do to my brother tonight?”
The doorbell rings, and I quickly head to the front door.
“Watch and see.” I reply. “You’ll be amazed.”
My cheeks are still glowing as I greet Mike.
“Hi. Come in. We’re all ready for you.”
“Take these first.” Mike hands over my shopping. “I completely forgot they were in my boot.”
I take the bags from him. His hands are warm.
“Don’t worry. So did I.”
I leave the bags in the hallway and Mike follows me to…
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