A Cup of Tea?
After christening the new bed Max and Dee explored the house top to bottom. Dee admired Max’s deep freeze which he had filled with all manner of meats and vegetables and ice creams.
“You do it all on line,” he explained as they climbed the stairs to the main living level. “There’s um really no shopping here unless you go over to Little Timor and there’s really not much there.”
“Hmm well what do you do for a pint of milk Max assuming you had a fridge to put it in?”
“Oh you can find things like that…milk…bread…coffee…tea there’s a little shop there. I’m talking about things like um fridges.”
“Ah fridges and have we ordered one?”
“Oh gosh yes as soon as I remembered I’d forgotten.”
Dee turned and smiled at him, “where does it come from then?”
“Perth…I ordered from the same store where I bought the uh deep freeze. They have a couple of flights a week up this way so it should be here day after tomorrow.”
“How convenient and what about the rest of the furnishings?” she asked twirling around in the lounge.
“Same thing…order online some things come by barge and some by plane.” Max followed her into the kitchen.
Dee opened cabinets and was surprised to find them stocked with an assortment of canned goods and basics. “You did all this Max I am impressed.”
“Shopping is not a problem,” he said taking down a container of coffee, “there’s always someone willing to help.”
“What are you doing darling?”
“Espresso…look I bought a machine.”
“Have you used it yet?”
“No but there’s a book in seventeen different languages that tells you how to.” He smiled.
“I don’t think I’m up to seventeen languages right now is there a kettle?”
“Ah yes right under here an electric kettle. What would you like madam?”
“A cup of tea I think…there are cups?”
“Everything your little heart desires my love…I tried to think of everything but I know there will be things I forgot I’m looking for you to fill in the gaps.”
“You’ve done a wonderful job Max if there are gaps I haven’t noticed except for the big one over there where the little cooler is sitting. I just want to pinch myself…it’s hard to believe I’m finally here…with you,” Dee leaned against him as he made the tea.
Max’s arm went around her and he kissed her forehead, “for better or worse Dee we’re both here …no more separations…I promise.”
“I’m going to hold you to that darling…now tea?”
Max fixed her a cup of tea and handed it to her fetching the milk from the cooler.
“There’s no place to sit,” he said brow furrowed
Dee took her cup to the lounge, “you’re right…oh but we have a bed…I think I’d like my tea in bed,” she smiled and walked down the short hallway to their bedroom.
Max took his cup and followed her, “we’re going to be spending a lot of time in the bed I think until you can decide on seating.”
“Max Skinner are you complaining about spending time in bed with me?” she laughed.
“You know better,” he said taking a seat beside her, “we’ve a lot of time to make up for…are you drinking that tea?”
Dee met his gaze, “not anymore.”