A Little Excerpt
It was about 4 pm on Saturday September 10th, 2016. Levi was at his parents' house on the west side of downtown Valparaiso. Guess who came to the door when he arrived? His parents' two cats, Duchess and Prussia. It was a nice surprise.
"Awwww....hi kitties!" Levi exclaimed in a cutesy voice. "Are you hungry?"
"Meow!" they kept exclaiming. So he brought out some tasty cat food.
"Who's hungry?" He asked the kitties. Of course, it was a fresh bag so it meant fresh food. "Yum! Isn't this tasty?" Levi said to the kitties.
Meanwhile he was getting hungry himself. "Hmmmm....maybe I could go for an horchata," he pondered.
Levi looked in the refrigerator and saw some food that he could take. After all, he has a key to the house, so whatever is in his parents' house is also his. Levi noticed a white styrofoam box in the refrigerator. And he wondered what was in it. After opening the box, he saw that a medium rare steak was inside.
Yum. This looks tasty. Maybe some butter and sour cream with a baked potato would pair nicely.
"Oh! I have a better idea. Maybe I will surprise my girlfriend with a nice candlelit dinner! I should create a playlist of rock music to have in the background. I should also find some nice scented candles and a red table cloth. She will love this, I hope. I'm always still a bit nervous," he blushed.
But then he realized that Mackenzie, his girlfriend, was busy today. She and her family were going to Illinois today. As a matter of fact, they were out visiting Mackenzie's oldest brother, Brent, and his family, who live in Bloomingdale. And, to be honest, the leftover steak wasn't enough to feed two people. Levi decided to heat up the steak for himself after realizing everything else.
"Awwww....I really miss her, but I hope she's having fun with her family out in Illinois. But at least I get to see her next weekend so we can check out some more rock music. I mean, I am a good dancer....so I'm sure that she will love to dance with me. I can't wait to see her. I love her so much. I want to hold her hand and hear her heartbeat. It is so soothing," Levi said softly to himself.
He then needed to get back into the moment. Levi put the leftover steak in the microwave and turned it on for a minute. What he didn't realize was that Duchess and Prussia were staring at him from the other room. He was starting to feel a little uncomfortable. Well, in the sense that the cats were making this awkward for him.
Levi's parents were coming home any minute. His dad was coming home from work, and his mom was coming back from Chicago. He sat down at the table, ate his steak, and texted his friends. Even though he might be in the mood for a candlelit dinner with Mackenzie, his girlfriend, there are only a few days that they would be in the mood for that. The rest of the time, they would be up for anything, even if that means going to the nearby fast food joint for dinner.
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