Hear What I Hear 15~<3The Deli's lighting was perfect; not too bright and not too dim. Ringo always liked to keep his shop looking nice. No one really understood how good his sandwiches were; he was always underestimated, but he kept positive. Michael made the bell on the door jingle and Ringo turned from cleaning the knives. He smiled."Mike! I haven't seen you in ages!""I know, I know," Stipe gave Starr a sleepy grin. His hands rested in his warm sweatshirt pocket. "I've just been too busy with the school year. So many portfolios!"Ringo laughed and smiled at Michael. He put down his knife and patted the front bell, giving a charming grin."What can I get you? The usual?" Ringo asked. Michael nodded. Starr nodded and hurried to the meat selection. Stipe rested his chin on the counter and smiled. "So, how's work?""It's great. I made it so Ophelia could go back to school," Michael said."Oh, you did?" Ringo said. The singer nodded. "That's wonderful!""I know. She's such a sweet girl too. I couldn'
Hear What I Hear 14Roger was still figuring out where to put all the liquor that Robert gave him. Tommy was sitting in the kitchen, tapping his fingers on the table. Each bottle was carefully organized on the shelf. Roger took his time."Tommy, can you feed your brother while I do this?" Roger asked, remembering that Jack was sitting in his high chair patiently. Jack was such an easy baby; didn't any make noise at all. Tommy, with nothing better to do, got up, got the baby food and a spoon, and sat back down. "Thank you.""I have no idea why Robert would give me this much alcohol!" Roger laughed in a puzzled way. Tommy looked over from his brother and to his mom."I heard that Jimmy's pregnant," he said. He still didn't understand the science of anything like that being possible. Tommy accidently drove the tiny spoon under Jack's nose and the infant inhaled the mush vegetables. Jack started to breathe through his mouth and his eyes watered. He didn't freak out at all, but he did start crying. Both Roger