Tammy was afraid that Avery would misunderstand, and she immediately added, “Avery, if he doesn’t want to come, that’s up to him, but you have to come! You’re my best friend. If you’re not coming, I won’t get married.”
Avery said, “I’ll attend your wedding.” Tammy let out a sigh of relief. “That’s awesome! I heard you injured your leg. How is it? I had always thought of contacting you, but Elliot was still in bad shape then, and I was afraid that you would be in a bad mood. So, I didn’t contact you.”
“My leg is much better.”
“That’s good to hear. Let’s go shopping tomorrow!”
“It did not heal very well.” Avery looked at the injury on her leg. It was no longer wrapped in bandages, and the scar looked bad.
Thankfully, she had bought quite a few long skirts in the past. So, she could easily hide the scar.
“Then I’ll come to visit you tomorrow. Don’t worry. I won’t ask you anything regarding Elliot, “Tammy promised.
The next morning, before the two children headed for kindergarten, Tammy arrived. Not only did she bring a big bag of fruits, snacks, toys, and new clothes, but she also bought a huge bag of breakfast.
Avery was stunned.
“Tammy, you didn’t have to. Layla told me that during the time I wasn’t around, you came and played with them every single day, and you even bought them new toys and snacks for them-35 daily…”
“It’s my duty!” Tammy passed the bag of breakfast to Avery before lifting up Avery’s skirt.” My goodness! What a huge wound!”
Avery said, “It doesn’t hurt that much anymore.”
“What on earth! This is the first time I’m seeing a relationship turn out this way.” Tammy did not say much apart from that one comment. She took the bag of toys and clothes to the children.
“Are you two heading to school?”
“Aunt Tammy, I really hope you get married today. That way, I don’t have to go to school.” Layla was carrying her bag. She was rather reluctant to go to school.
“Babe, why don’t you want to go to school?
“Because I want to play with Mommy at home,” Layla answered honestly.
“Layla, I’m going back to work tomorrow,” Avery said.
“Which is why I don’t want to go to school today. Aunt Tammy is also here. I don’t want to go to school. Let me stay at home and play with you too, please!” Layla pouted and begged.
Without waiting for Avery to say anything, Tammy immediately took Layla’s bag off her shoulders. “Okay, okay! You’ll stay home today! Kindergarten is not like elementary school. It’s fine if you skip one day.”
Tammy said this for Avery’s benefit. “Tammy, if you ever have children of your own, they would be spoiled rotten by you,” Avery said with a sigh.
“My babe, Layla, has already said she wants to play at home today. When you go back to work, she’ll go back to school!” said Tammy placatingly to Avery as she scooped Layla into her arms. “If I have a daughter as cute as Layla, I couldn’t bear send her to kindergarten! I would hire a tutor to teach her at home.
“I’m only saying that because I’m free and can afford to stay at home to care for them. You aren’t in the same boat! You’re a strong working woman!” said Tammy and quickly added,” But going to kindergarten and getting used to society in preparation for elementary school is quite important too.”
Avery took a sip of water and thought for a while. She said, “Tammy, you don’t have to tiptoe around me. I’m not used to it.”
Tammy raised her eyebrows and said, “Then what happened to you and Elliot?”
Avery was speechless.
“You were the one who told me not to tiptoe around you,” Tammy said in a matter-of-fact manner. “But I can guess without you telling me. The fight between couples is one where even a misspoken sentence can end lives.”
Avery shook her head. “Tammy, you should stop guessing. A guest is coming over later.”
Tammy and the two children immediately perked their ears up.
“Who is it?!” Mike heard the commotion in the living area. He came out of his room.
He appeared in front of everyone wearing only his boxers. Tammy immediately rushed over and pushed him into his room.
“Can you pay attention to your image? Don’t defile our precious Layla’s eyes. How many times have I told you? Why won’t you change?” Tammy barked.
Mike was rather speechless. “Are you a modern woman or not? I have such a good body, how is this defiling Layla’s eyes?” “Go in and put on some clothes!” Tammy pushed him back into his room.