Eighteen months after they last met....
Rumi is on her way home after shopping. She is tied and Marc want his lunch...he has a new game called throw the toy! With all the shopping Rumi has just about had enough!
Then when she gets home she will need to put away the shopping, feed Marc get changed and then get to the hospital to see Sarah and baby Dawn.... not that she minds that bit! Rumi starts to smile 'who would have thought Sarah would have a baby and not even know she was pregnant?'
As she's passing the coffee shop she sees a guy sitting at an outdoor table 'Oh, my god.... no it can't be! PLEASE don't let it be him!'
It is HIM ..... deep down she knows it is! Rumi is rooted to the spot 'I need to get away before he sees me!' Rumi thinks to herself
Marc decides that as they have stopped this will be a good time to throw lamb on to the pavement. Rumi swears under her breath and can't believe his bad timing... so like his father! Could she just leave lamb turn and RUN...
Excuse me miss you baby dropped his Err... lamb thing?" Iver is standing right in front of her! Did she mean so little that he does not even remember her? Then she remember she is holding a bag up in front of her face! OK, now what she is going to have to lower the bag... and thank him... he will know it's her! Oh, GOD!!!
Iver put lamb on Marc's tray and Marc giggles up at him. Rumi lowers the bag and thanks Iver hopping now that he WON'T recognize her and she can get away! No chance
"RUMI???? It IS you! Do you have time for a drink? Please!!" Iver asks
Rumi is about to tell Iver to get lost but can hear a note of pleading in his voice. OK, so what harm would it be?
"OK, but I need to get home soon as I want to visit my sister and her baby later" Rumi replies
Rumi gives Marc his bottle and Iver orders a drink for Rumi. For a while they exchange small take and pleasantries both skirting around what they really want to say
All the time Iver is wondering who the baby is and Rumi would love to know why he vanished and never got in touch?
"I have a lot of explaining to do, I'm sorry I left the way I did... but it was work. My job is like that, my boss says jump and I say how high!" Iver tries to explain a little and hesitantly places his hand on Rumi's
Rumi just can't see Iver jumping to ANYONE... What sort of 'boss' does he have? "It's OK, it doesn't matter I understand! ... So how long have you been back?" the words come out of her mouth but they both know it matters A LOT and she has no way of understanding any of it!
"Look I really do need to get going .... but yes, I'll meet up with you ...... we can TALK!" Rumi says pointedly
"Thank you, what about tomorrow? could you make that?" Iver asks
"Yes...I can meet you tomorrow!" Rumi replies
There touch is electrifying.... nothing has change between then and the both find it hard to part.....
The next day Rumi has talked Molly Lynn into baby sitting and so goes of to meet Iver who is waiting for her at the gates to the park
At first the walk in silence not quite knowing what to say to each other.... and there is so much that need to be said!
Finally they can stand it no more a Iver takes Rumi in his arms. They kiss a little then continue there walk
Soon they arrive at a quite grassy area and Iver lays a blanket on the ground. For a while they lay side by side but then Rumi can stand it no more.... she starts to move and Iver grabs her pulling her to him....
The passion is soon aroused and they make love
'Afterwards Rumi pulls on her clothes not sure how that happened, but it was VERY nice' she thinks to herself
Iver gently touches her shoulder "I'm sorry, this was not what I meant to happen.....
Before he can continue Rumi jumps to the conclusion that he did not want her.... 'how could she have got this so wrong?'
Seeing the look on her face he realizes what he has said! "NO! sorry I didn't mean it like that! I meant I wanted us to TALK first! Like you said yesterday... we need to sort a few things out!"
"OK, so is this to be a no holds bard honest conversation or are we going to carry on pussy footing around?" Rumi asks
"100% honesty! So you start.... ask me a question and I promise you the truth.... but then it's my turn! Right?" Iver looks deep into Rumi's eyes
Rumi sighs "OK, why did you run out on me?"
" The sort of work I do... I have to leave when I'm told too and go where I'm told! I wanted to tell you what was going on but my bosses said I could not.... that it would be..... dangerous!"
Rumi gasps 'what sort of job did he do?' but before she can ask Iver interrupts her "my turn.... is...Marc......mine?"
RATS! just the question she was hoping he would not ask! So now what? Lie to him? Or, tell him the truth?
This could be the shortest reunion in history.................. "yes!"
Rumi was not sure what Iver's reaction to this would be but was still taken by surprise when he takes in his arms and kisses her passionately! "I love you Rumi Anderson and I would like to get to know my....son!"