A Volt always comes back
After some time, they all finished dinner and Mildred started with cleaning the table. She figured that the 'kids' could have some time of their own so she could clean the dishes. Besides that, the children where her guests now.
"Let me help you, mom." said Melissa and grabbed some dishes. "It's too much to do it on your own."
Mildred just gave her a little smile. "I'll do it and you kids just go and have some fun."
That was something Richard wouldn't let say to him twice. "Why don't we go and have a walk?" he said to his fiancée. "Just to spend some time alone now."
Melissa gave him a big smile. "You're right," she said, "it's beautiful weather and we need some time alone." Melissa and Richard said goodbye to Victor, Anita and Mildred and they walked away.
"Why don't you sit down in the living room?" said Mildred as she picked up the dishes. "And don't you worry about me, I'll be fine."
Victor smiled. "Alright, mom." and together with Anita, he walked to the living room. "So, what did you think of this dinner?" he asked Anita as she sat down onto the couch.
"It was wonderful." said Anita. "I never knew it could be this wonderful."
Victor chuckled. "Something tells me that you're still recovering from the custard-cake from our last visit." he said and Anita laughed.
"You know it's not that bad, it's just weird."
"I know." said Victor and he looked to Anita. He couldn't wish for a better partner then Anita. She was smart, beautiful and sweet. She was everything that he sometimes missed. "I'm glad you said yes."
"I wouldn't want to miss this, especially now I got to know your sister better." said Anita while she looked at him. "I'm glad you asked me."
Silence fell between them, both uncertain what to say next. "So, what do you think of my sister?"
Anita smiled. "She is wonderful and really nice." she looked back to Victor. "How did she meet Richard?"
Victor smiled. "They ran into each other in Sydney. Richard apologized to her in the shape of a dinner. They found out that they were both from the United Kingdom. It didn't take too long before they started to date each other, and one thing lead into the other."
"It sounds like an old romantic story." Anita sighed and Victor chuckled. Suddenly, Anita placed her head on his shoulder. "You wouldn't mind it, right?"
Victor's smile grew. "No, I don't." he whispered and he looked at her. For the last couple of years, he felt something for her, but he didn't know what it was. First, he thought it was friendship, but it felt a lot stronger than that.
Both Victor and Anita didn't notice that the front door went open. Melissa and Richard walked into the house. It could have been a nice walk, but it was far too cold to go too far.
Richard wanted to walk into the living room, but Melissa stopped him. "I don't think we should disturb the 'love birds'." she said with a wink and Richard turned around.
"What are you
?" Melissa didn't let him finish his sentence and pointed to Victor and Anita. Richard chuckled. "Alright, just for tonight."
"You have to give their love a chance." said Melissa as they walked into the kitchen.
"Whose love?" Mildred asked. She was cleaning the last dishes of that evening and she was a little surprised to see Melissa and Richard back already. "And I thought that you two were going for a walk."
"We did go for a walk," Richard started, "but it was too cold."
Mildred laughed and she looked to the living room. "And the two reasons why you aren't in the living room are on the couch." she said with a chuckle. "You do know that they won't admit it, not soon anyways." she pushed Melissa and Richard out of her kitchen and into the living room.
Melissa and Richard looked to each other and shrugged. "Hi there." said Melissa as she and Richard walked towards Victor and Anita.
Anita sat up straight and she stood up. "I think it's time for me to go." she said and looked to the rest. "It was wonderful to be here."
Victor stood up from the couch. "Let me walk with you back home."
Anita gave him a sweet smile. "That is really nice of you, but no, thank you." she gave him a peck on his cheek. "I'll see you tomorrow." and she walked away.
"See you tomorrow