Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chapter 71

Jon pulled out the remote, she had slept most of the way.  He had hit the drive through for burgers and they stopped at a park and had dinner.  He pulled out a tablecloth and candles.  It was just the two of them, like they were regular people. No one approached the table, he didn’t see any cameras, that didn’t mean they weren’t there.  He had let her sleep as he pulled up the drive.

“Are we there yet?” Lexie sat up yawning.

“Yep,” He turned off the key and turned to face her.  “Happy honeymoon.” He leaned forward and gave her a little kiss.

The headed to the kitchen door, unlocking it, he turned he scooped her up in his arms and carried her into the cabin.  Walking in he took her into the family room, the first place they had made love, and sat her down on the sofa.

“I’m going to unload the car, why don’t you see what’s here and what we need to pick up tomorrow.” He bent down and gave her a kiss. 

“Back to where it all started hum?”  Lexie got up and headed to the kitchen.  They would need fresh stuff, eggs, bacon, something for lunch and dinner.  Pulling out the drawer she pulled out a note pad and pen.  Checking the wine fridge, it was stocked from the last time they were there.  Pulling the freezer open she found coffee, taking it out she added it to the list and the fridge. 

Jon came in with the suitcases and headed up the back stairs.

“Look like snow.”  He said as he came back down.

“November in the mountains who’d a thunk it.” Lexie laughed as she put the pad and pen down.  “Good thing no one rented this since the last time we were here.”  She walked into the circle of his arms.

“About that,” He got a sheepish grin on his face.  “I bought it when I went to turn in the key.  He offered me a great deal.”

“It’s ours?”  She looked up in his eyes. 

“Yep, the kids love it, you love it and we have enough rooms so no one has to share.” Jon laughed.

“I do love it here.”  She stepped back.  “There’s something about this place, I can see us escaping here with the kids.”  She reached up and touched his face. 

“Yeah I can too.”  He reached for her hand and brought it to his lips, kissing her palm.

“You do know, that’s how we got this way.”  Lexie closed her palm over the kiss and reached down and patted her rounding stomach.

“You can hardly tell you have babies in there.”  He dropped down to his knees and lifted up her sweatshirt.  “Hello little Bongiovi’s, this is your daddy.  Please let your momma not be sick anymore in the morning, we’re all on our honeymoon.”  He kissed her tummy.

“We can only hope.”  She said as she helped him up. They moved into the hearth room and Jon turned on the fireplace and the flames kicked on.  “There is plenty of wine.”

Jon looked at her and started to shake his head. 

“I don’t want to drink in front of you.”  Jon told her as he stood by the sofa.

“Jon, you can drink in front of me. I’m not a big wine drinker, but I would like some hot tea.”  She smiled up at him. 

He came back with a glass of wine and a mug of hot tea, she was stretched out eyes closed.  He knew she hadn’t slept much, between the morning sickness, Thanksgiving and the wedding prep she was also writing a new book.  He sat the tea down on the coffee table, pulling down a throw from the back of the sofa, he covered her up and took his wine and sat in the wing chair by the sofa.  Sipping his wine he thought back to the reason he first got to the cabin, Dorothea’s wedding day.  He had been so depressed, she had everything, a new life and his kids.  He hoped by the time they got home, Dorothea would have signed the paper to let Lexie adopt the kids.  They had a family meeting, while Lexie had been writing before the wedding, and they had agreed they wanted this to happen.  He knew with the right amount of money she would sign.  Leaning his head back he looked over at Lexie, God put her in the right place and the right time in his life.  He loved her so much, God don’t let me mess up this marriage too.

Finishing his wine he put the glass in the sink, along with her cooled tea, going back in he lifted her off the sofa and took her up to the bedroom.  She woke up when he put her down on the bed.

“Did I fall asleep?”  She asked him in a sleepy voice. Sitting up to pull her sweatshirt off, leaving the teddy she had worn under her wedding dress.

“Yes, but you have not been sleeping and when you do sleep you wake up sick.”  He got undressed and pulled on sweat sleep pants on.  “But you weren’t out long.”

“It’s our honeymoon, I’m not supposed to be sleeping, and we’re supposed to be making love.”  She lifted her hips and shimmied out of her jeans, leaving on the lacy pair of undies that went with the teddy. 

“Honey, we have the rest of our life to make love, your body is telling you, you need to recharge.” He went over and sat in the bed by her hips, she did look sexy as hell in her lacy teddy, little Jonny approved, but he had to think with his big head not his little head.

“Can we cuddle?”  She looked up at him with big green eyes.  Reaching up she wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him down so their lips came together she smiled and gave him little nibbling kisses. 

Jon moved over her and rolling so she was on top.  His hands moved from her shoulders, looking up in her eyes, he let his hands slide down her arms. He could tell by the look in her eyes, she was fighting sleep.  She looks so sexy sleep rumpled. 

“You know, (Yawn) the last time we were (Yawn) here.”  She ran her hands along his chest.  She hated it when he had it waxed his chest.  He had a furry chest when they first made love, but he had read for a part and bye bye fur. “I wasn’t sure, (Yawn) you even liked me (Yawn) you ignored all my advances. (Yawn)”

Jon thought back to those two weeks they had hooked up, he must have been so fucked up that first few days.  He did started wanting to be with her, the way he made her laugh, she’ll never let him forget he called her the cook. 

“Hey, my kid was there, I couldn’t go all cave man on ya, you know.”  He chuckled.  She was so tired she could hardly keep her eyes open. He was going to let her go till the sandman took her away.

“Little Romeo, he was so cute.  Snowball took up with him right off.  You know (Yawn, Blink blink) I’m so happy (Yawn).”  She leaned down to kiss him.

Jon enjoyed the kiss, his arms came up to hold her in place.  He knew when the kiss ended, she had just laid her head on his shoulder. Hearing her even breathing, he knew she was once again asleep.  Smiling he held her close till he too fell asleep.

Today was the last day of school for the kids, Lexie had already headed down to the river house.  Jon was waiting for the kids them they would close down the townhome and head over the river and through the woods to Red Bank.

Lexie had spent the day with the decorators.  The gate had huge wreaths with red ribbons. The wreaths on the front door matched the gate.  The first tree was in the foyer, over fifteen feet tall.  The decorators were not too happy with Lexie, they were used to dealing with Dorothea.  In other words, she left them alone.  Lexie had them strip the tree, which they had just decorated because, it needed more lights. The head decorator informed her there were a thousand lights on the tree, Lexie said double it.

“You can’t see the lights, you have three ornaments per branch and you can’t see them.” Lexie went over to one branch and removed the ornaments and handed them to the manager.  “I want an old fashioned tree, lots of lights, one ornament on each branch and lots of tinsel. Mix silver and gold.”

“But Mrs. Bongiovi, we have handled the trees the same way for over fifteen years.”  The manager replaced the ornaments.

“That was the other Mrs. Bongiovi, I am the new Mrs. Bongiovi and I want an old fashioned three.  I want the kids to see this tree first and fall in love with it.  So, this Mrs. Bongiovi is the one writing the check, and this Mrs. Bongiovi wants an old fashioned three. Now do you have any questions?” Lexie took the ornaments off and handed them to the manager.

“No Mrs. Bongiovi.”  She got the girls to remove the ornaments and loaded it with lights, spread out the ornaments, and sent her assistant to Walgreens for tinsel in silver and gold.  Stepping back she had to admit the new regime was right, an old fashioned tree was beautiful.

Each child had a two foot tree in their rooms. Stephanie was decorated with pearls, Swarovski crystals and sparkling lights, Jesse tree was Football, Notre Dame and Patriots and for his stepmom the Giants with a touch of lacrosse ornaments.  Romeo’s tree was game ornaments, Zelda, Mario, Pok√©mon and Infinity ornaments. That left Jacob, he wasn’t into sports like his big brothers or video games like his baby brother, and Jacob was into books.  Potter, Kingdom keepers. Firefly books.  In her office she had two baby trees, both were in pinks, blues and yellows, rattles, pacifiers, tiny bears and bunnies. After one quick check, she handed the ladies a check and saw them off of the property.  Coming back she leaned back on the door and rubbed her tummy.

“Next year, you’ll be here to share the enjoyment.”  She headed back to the kitchen and took the cookies out of the oven, and put the next one in.  Between checking on the trees and making cookies she looked up at the clock.  They were late they were due home over an hour, dinner would be soup and subs.  She had a huge pot on the stove of homemade soup and the stuff out for subs.  She went out to the foyer and made sure the lights were on for the tree and went and checked on the one in the family room, once again she butted heads with the decorator about more lights less ornaments. Next year, she would hire her own decorator.  She made the loop back to the kitchen to pull out the last of the cookies and turned the oven off.  She checked her watch and heard the gate warning beeping that a car was coming in.  She took off her apron and headed to the front door. She had just stepped out when the car stopped at the porch.

“Was the traffic bad?” She asked as she watched the kids spill out of the car.

“It was terrible, the bus was late with the boys, and then we got stuck in the tunnel for a while.”  Jon said as he paid the driver and unloaded the trunk.  It was full of gifts and suitcases.  “Hey get out here and help unload.”  Jon called out to the kids as they headed upstairs to their rooms.  He watched Lexie picking up bags of packages and heading into the house.

“Sorry daddy, Oh my gosh, the trees are great Lexie, daddy you should see all the trees in the house.”  Stephanie said as she grabbed her suitcase and one bag of presents.

“You didn’t do it by your self did you Lex?”  He grabbed his go bag and a big package.  The driver helped in the unloading of the car.  The boys ran out to grab bags and packages.

“Daddy I have my own tree in my room.” Romeo yelled as he ran out to get his bag.
“Lex,” Jon called out as he headed into the house.  Stopping short he took in the tree.  It looked great, different from what they had been putting up when he was married to Dorothea.  Loads of colored lights and white twinkling lights.  He took the stairs two at a time to drop off his bag.  He looked into the kid’s room and noticed the trees, as he headed down to master bedroom. Dropping off his bag he headed back downstairs looking for Lexie. Finding her in the family room unloading packages in the family room, half under the tree shifting boxes wrapped in festive paper.

“No Jon, I used the decorators that you and Dorothea used, I found their name in the rolodex.”  She said as she unloaded the bags of packages from the shopping bags.  “I think I’ll change companies next year.”

“What happened?  Lex this is your house now, you do what you want.  What happened?”  He remembered the trees they had in the past, these new ones where brighter and reminded him of the trees he had as a kid.

“If I heard, this is what Mrs. Bongiovi liked, one more time I was going to toss the manager out the front door on her over inflated ego.”   Lexie looked up at him with this smile on his face that scared him.  Lexie imitated the manager’s voice when she spoke.

“As long as I don’t have to get rid of the bodies, I see why you want to change decorators.” He went over and kissed the top of her head.  “Reminds me of when I was Romeo’s age.”  He sat down beside her to help unload the gifts.

“I got a hold of a caterer to handle the Christmas Eve party, I have your turkey to deep fry and a huge ham, with all the trimmings for Christmas lunch.” She grabbed another shopping bag to unload.  “I got a room ready for your mom and dad, Dezi and Matt will head to her parents, so they will not be staying.”  Folding up all the empty shopping bags and let Jon help her up.  “I take the kids to the mall tomorrow to go shopping, I have their money in envelops.”  They went over to the sofa and sat together looking at the tree. 

Soon they were joined by the kids.  Talk was about school and shopping.  They decided to go early and then go eat lunch at Umberto’s, Jon would meet them for lunch.  Then he had plans to take the kids with him for the afternoon, to do his shopping.

Dinner followed and bed early, so they could be at the mall by the time it opened. 

Breakfast was a quick stop at McDonalds drive through.  As she parked her car as close as she could, they headed in the mall main entrance.  “Stephanie, you take Jakey and Jesse you take Romeo, we’ll meet at the food court at noon.”  She handed the older two envelops for them and the younger two.  “Try to stay on budget. Call me if you have problems.”  They disappeared into the crowded mall.

Lexie headed to the men’s shop to look around.  The textures of the dress shirts made her fingers tingle as she ran her fingers over the shoulder.  She loved it when Jon dressed up, the feel of his muscles under the material made her smile.  She picked out one in the same blue as his eyes, then added a tie in the same blue.  Jon loved to wear tone on tone colors, Lexie laughed at his form of Geranimals.  Paying she checked her phone to see if any of the kids had called.  She caught a reflection of someone staring at her.  Thanking the clerk, she headed out to the next store on her list, the book store.  She made sure to turn and look at the person she caught staring at her, but he was not there. 

That same feeling came over her in every store she went to.  The uneasiness made the book store a bust, the same thing at the card shop and they toy store.  She checked her phone and almost called Jon, but shook it off.  She was a mystery writer, a story must be working in her writers mind. Heading to the food court early, stopping at Starbucks, she turned with her strawberries and cream and ran smack into her stalker. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

chapter 70

“Twins?”  Lexie whispered, it was pure shock. Twins, I just got used to being pregnant and now I’m having two, not one but two, twins.

“Twins!”  Jon slowly started to sink.

Dr. Sally got up and slid the stool under Jon before he hit the floor.  “Haven’t lost a dad at the ultrasound, you just made my first.”  He patted Jon on the shoulder and lowered Jon’s head between his knees.

Jon took several deep breaths, he was having twins, well he wasn’t, and Lexie was.  Six kids, he was going to be the father of six kids.  Four was a perfect number, I thought they were the end.  The world stopped spinning as he slowly raised his head and looked over at Lexie.

“I’m going to go set up your next appointment, I see you decided to know what you’re having. Twins means we need to see you more Lexie, with your age and this being your first,” He looked over at Jon and smirked “and possible last, we need watch you a little closer.”

Jon finally started to stand up, reaching for her hand, he gave it a squeeze.

“Are you okay?”  He asked.

“About like you, shocked.”  She sits up and grabs a towel to wipe off the gel.  “Twins, I never thought I would have one, much less two.” She looked up from cleaning up into Jon’s blue eyes. 

He smiled and helped her off the table to get dressed. 

“Shocked is one word for it.  I know the kids are going to be excited.”  Jon took the gown from her and folded it, dropping it on the table. 

“I don’t know about that, Stephanie wants a sister, what if it’s two boys?”  Lexie asked him.

“What if its two girls, we’d be even for a change?”  Jon chuckled a little.

“I was just thinking, where are we going to put a nursery?  The house is full now.”  She asked him as she dressed. 

“We have a big house on the river, that’s more than big enough.”  He told her as he watched her dress.

“But that would mean changing schools and Stephanie is a senior and Jesse has his football and lacrosse.”  She told him as she grabbed up her bag and they headed out to get her appointment card.

Jon pulled out his cell and called their driver.

“Mr. Jon, you have about eight photographers outside.  Is there another way the two of you can exit?” The driver asked.

“I’ll see.”  He came up to the desk.  “Lexie we need to head out the back, think they can help us?”  Jon asked giving the nurse the megawatt smile.

“Sure,” The nurse came out behind the desk.  Jon called the driver where to come and get them.

As they rolled along, if driving in late afternoon traffic as fast as could get them, Jon was tapping on his cell.

Lexie reached in her bag and pulled out her crackers, Jon reached over and snatched a cracker.

“If you want to stop somewhere for lunch, I’ll find something to eat.”  She asked him.

Jon looked up, cracker in his hands, and had to smile.

“I guess I could eat something, next time just smack my hand.” He leaned over and kissed her cheek.  Looking around he told the driver where to go, soon after that they were seated in a back corner booth.

Lexie looked over the menu, while Jon finally put his phone in his jacket pocket. 

“Mom and Dad are going to be there when we get home, Dezi and Matt will be by after dinner, and I thought we could tell everyone the news about the twins.”  Jon reached for her hand.

Lexie looked up from the menu and closed her hand with his.

“What about Tony?”  She asked just as the waitress came by to take their orders.  It was salads for both of them and bowls of stew. 

“He’s coming for the wedding, but has a show tonight he’s running lights for.  I told him to call when he got to the arena.”  He sat back and watched the emotions shift on her face.  “How are you feeling?”  He rubbed his thumb over her knuckles.

“Right now, all is right with the world.”  She smiled.  “I think the shock is starting wear off, twins.”  She shook her head.

Yeah he thought it could be triplets, thank you God.  The waitress brought their salads to the table and he never told her his thoughts.

Since they only had a few blocks from the townhouse, they released the driver and walked home.  Of course they were never alone, a few brave photographers walked along with them across the street.   The joys of being the lead singer in a band, as long as they knew their distance. 

They got there right as the school bus dropped off the younger two, the older two would be home in the next hour.  When they had discussed the bus the first words out of Stephanie mouth were “Dad, I’m a senior, I can’t ride the bus.” So she and Jesse ode with friends, or he would let them take his chevele. 

Being last day before the Thanksgiving break, the boys were excited.  They seemed to both talk at the same time, and Lexie kept up with them.

“When are we going home?”  Romeo asked.

“You are home Romeo, dummy.”  Jacob rolled his eyes at his brother.

“Jacob, we don’t call each other names.”  Jon said as Lexie sat out a snack for the boys.

“Yes sir.”  Jacob said.

“Homework, then wash up, Grand Ma and Grand Pa will be here for dinner.”  Jon told them only to be awarded with groans and eye rolling.

Lexie was busy in the kitchen with dinner, when Mr. and Mrs. Bongiovi showed up, with Stephanie and Jesse right behind them. 

They had just finished dinner Matt and Dezi showed up, Jesse and Stephanie were the only two that had some idea what was going on.

They sat around the table, Stephanie and Jesse took the dishes to the kitchen and loaded the dishwasher.

“You think they found out anything today at the doctor?” Jesse asked his sister.

“I guess so, daddy doesn’t have grand momma come by unless he has to tell us something.”  Stephanie told her brother, who nodded agreement with his sister.

“We have dessert Lexie?”  Romeo asked.

“There might be some ice cream,” She looked up at Jon.

“In a minute Romey, Lexie and I have an announcement.”  Jon got up and went to stand behind Lexie seat.  “We went to the doctor today.”

“Is everything okay son?”  Carol asked. 

“Well, mom, Lexie is going to have a baby.”  Jon told her.

“That’s great dad.”  Stephanie said.  “I put in my order for a sister.”  She got up and went to hug Lexie.

“Mom, you awfully quiet.”  Jon noticed.

“It’s great Johnny, I’m happy for you.”  His mother said.  He could almost hear the but in her statement.

“I am happy, very happy.”  He gave Lexie’s shoulder a squeeze. 

“Aren’t you going back out on tour, Johnny?”  His mother said.  She knew that, him being on tour, what Dorothea had to put up with.  Granted Lexie had her own business, she was a writer, she and John would be there for her, just as they had done for Dorothea.

“What Jon didn’t tell you is that we’re going to have twins.” Lexie said quietly.

There was stunned silence in the room, you could hear a pin drop.  Stephanie was the first to react.

“Twins, you’re having twins?”  Stephanie asked.

“We heard the echo when they went to hear the baby’s heartbeat,” Lexie looked up at Jon, “Your dad about hit the floor.”

“Daddy, did you pass out?”  Jacob asked.

“No son, just sat down on the doctors stool, it was sort of a shock for both of us.”  He looked at the people sitting at the table. “I thought you all would be happy for us.”

They all congratulated them, it was Carol who finally said what everyone was thinking.

“It’s a good thing you two are getting married this month.” It wasn’t a cutting remark, just hit home that once again the fans would not be happy. 

Dezi stepped in and the talk turned to the wedding. 

Much later after they all left and the kids were in the bed, either asleep or playing on their laptops. Lexie was in the bathroom, Jon was stepping out of the shower.  He watched her turn one way and then the other.

“You get the idea they weren’t too excited for us?”  Lexie asked seeing him watch her.

“In their own way they were.  Mom and Matt worry about the fan base, the kids, well they were honestly excited.  Stephanie for one has her heart set on twin sisters.”  Jon rubbed his head with the towel and dropped it on the hamper.

“Well I sort of hope for girls too.”  Lexie laughed.

“I knew it, that’s why you want to know what we’re having.”  Jon joined her laughter.  “You do know you can’t send the back if they’re boys?” 

“Yeah, but they’re going to love the gingham I have in my mind for the nursery.”   She picked up his towel and put it in the hamper. 

They cuddled in the bed and talked about babies and wedding.

Thanksgiving morning found them at thirty rock, the older two were in the green room, not really wanting to be there.  Lexie and the younger two were to the side of the stage area.  They would play two songs near the end of the last hour and then play one song to take them into the later show.  They would make it home before the parade pre show started, then head to the Jersey house. 

The boys were acting up and posing for the fans, who snapped pictures.  Lexie sort of stepped back until Jon gave them the stink eye during the last song before the interview. Lexie put a calming hand on the boy’s shoulders and they calmed down.  It was going to be a long day if they were this hyper already. 

“I hear tomorrow is a big day.”  Matt Lower asked Jon.

“Big family dinner.”  Jon laughed “I’m deep frying a turkey.” 

Matt took the hint, he knew what was going on, being invited.  They could announce it after the fact, not before. Matt was already up to his eyeballs in private security and local police.  No one would be allowed without the proper invitation, or on the list of guest. 

The weather was holding, the trees were painted by Gods hand in fall splender.  Dezi, as Matron of honor, was in a burgundy wine color.  Stephanie, as maid of honor, was in rose pink color.  Sally, her chatroom buddy and friend of Jesse, was in a royal blue.  All the dresses where in jewel tones.  Lexie’s dress was empire waste for the baby bump she just knew would be seen.  It had three quarter sleeve with a blinged out bodice, thanks to Stephanie.  When they went for a fitting, she thought the dress was too plain.  Uncle Kenneth, listened to his honorary niece, and blinged the dress.  Jon bride’s gift, was a diamond chocker style necklace.  Stephanie had gone shopping with him, they had gone back to where he had found the antique engagement ring. 

Richie was playing softly while the guest were being seated.  When the time came for the service, Father Bob walked out with Jon and the boys.  When it came time for Stephanie, Dezi and Lucy to come down, Lexie was starting to get nervous.  John Sr. waited on her, he slipped her cold hand into the crook of his arm. 

“You look beautiful, Johnny is a very lucky man.”  He told her before they walked toward Jon.

Richie, after seeing Lexie and John Sr. starting to walk down, he started playing Thank You for Loving Me.  This was a surprise to her, Jon was singing softly to her.  He had asked her back when they were at the cabin what was her favorite song.  She had tears in her eyes when she looked down beside Jon saw Snowball with a huge bow with pink roses attached to it. 

They had decided to write their own vows.  Jon turned to her and took both her hands in his.  “This has been the hardest thing I have ever written.  From the first day at the cabin, when I first walked in and there you were.”

“You thought I was the cook.” Lexie said loud enough where everyone heard.

“Yep, but you were the cutest cook I had ever seen,” he laughed along with her.  “It was something in those green eyes, the way you took care of us, I was already falling in love with you.” 

“I promise to always love you, to honor and take care of you.”  He smiled into her eyes.  “As long as I live and even after.”

“I promise to not lock myself in when writing, I promise to let you win an argument once in a while.”  Lexie gave him a wink.

“We never argue.”  Jon laughed.

“I promise to love your children as if they were my own.”  She looks down the row of boys then to Stephanie.  “To share your life and allow you to be you. I will love you, and honor you as long as I live and even after.”  Lexie looked deep into his eyes as she pledged her love.

Father Bob pronounced them Man and Wife and Jon pulled her close as they kissed.  Mr. Bongiovi started to applaud and the rest joined in.

They moved to the party inside the tents set up leading toward the studio.  They had slipped away after the first toast to take pictures.  Soon Dezi and Stephanie pulled Lexie toward the house.

“Where are we going?” Lexie asked them.

“You need to change.”  Stephanie told her as they entered the bedroom.

“Why do I need to change?”  Lexie stood there while Dezi unbuttoned the back of her dress and helped her out of it.

“So you’ll be comfortable when you and daddy leave on your honeymoon.”  Stephanie told her, as she pulled jeans and a sweatshirt out for Lexie to change into.

“We didn’t talk about a honeymoon.”  Lexie said changed into her shoes.

“Daddy wanted to surprise you, we’re staying with Grand ma and Grand pa.” Stephanie told her when there was a knock on the door.

Jon peaked in with a smile.

“Ready to take off?”  He came into the room with a smile.  “We have a long drive ahead of us.”

“Where are we going?” Lexie asked

“It’s a surprise.”  He reached for her hand.  They went out to the Denali that the boys had decorated with streamers and shaving cream. 

Jon knew that as soon as they hit the street they would be followed, hoping he would lose them once he hit the first toll.  Making sure he could see out the windows, he opened the door for Lexie to get in.  Running around to the other side he started to pull out of the drive over by the studio, praying the photographers would be watching the main drive. 

“There’s ginger ale and crackers if you need them, you didn’t eat much at the party.”  Jon checked the back window and saw they had a few followers to lose.

“Now that we are in the car won’t you tell me where we are going?” She got comfortable, noticing they weren’t heading to the airport where he stored the plane.  Maybe they were headed to Newark? 

“Just sit back and relax.”  He looked over as her eyes started to close.  Smiling to himself he turned on the radio and got settled in for the ride.