Mornington-By-Mere – (70) Cathy’s Tale (Part 03)
“I want you to kiss me” Cathy said
“What?” he asked almost certain he had misheard
“I want you to kiss me” she repeated and he plopped down on a chair.
If Dave was surprised by her request then it wasn’t as much as a fraction of the surprise Cathy fely, in fact she was astonished.
Even though she had been wanting to do it ever since his first visit to fix the shower.
Because even though he had not seen her she had watched him through the partly opened bedroom door and from that moment on she had thought of little else but kissing him.
And very very much so on that day, even more than usual, because Gillian had to go to work early so she had to breakfast the children and get them ready for school and she had to let Dave in and with him in the house and needing access to every room she couldn’t hide herself away after she dropped the girls at school.
She had always known that Dave fancied her, she had known it for years and she also knew by the way he looked at her that he still did.
“I’m not sure” he said not beleiving his good fortune.
“Oh please Dave” she entreated “I havent felt the touch of a man lips since John passed and….”
“And I know you want to” she said
“Ok” he agreed
They never made eye contact all during the discussion, infact she never looked at him once, but after hearing his acquiescence she sat on his lap with her back towards him.
As soon as her bum hit his lap she turned to face him and leant in for the kiss.
Although Gillie Hopcroft was Cathy’s stepdaughter it was only by virtue of the fact that she had married her stepfather John.
After losing her father when she was four years old, she lost her mother four years after that and then when she was 9 her stepfather John married Cathy, who she fell in love with imediately and nothing that followed over the following 9 years altered that love.
The only thing that came close was when she made a startling discovery.
Cathy thought Gillie was a godsend, she was a great help with the twins who she loved as if they were her own sisters and they loved her equally.
Normally she got up first and got the twins ready for the day to allow Cathy to lie in for a while.
But there were times when Gillian had to do early shifts up at Mornington Field and Cathy had to get the girls ready herself.
She got back home from work about midday and walked into the hall to be greeted by some unfamilar sounds and she walked slowly towards the source of the sounds, which were eminating from the kitchen, when she made the startling discovery.