When Crag’s dad became pastor of eternity Baptist church. craig was in bible colege. He took over in the sumer over the break. He went with his family as he was still technicaly living at home when not in school. He was going to help out his dad. He was training to be a pastor. He would help out in the church during the summer mouths before going back to college. It was during that time he met his future wife his sweetheart.
His dad had taken over as pastor while he was still at college. He had been looking at a new church to pastor after moving on from her previous pastorate. It had a couple of mouths. He met his future wife the first sunday he was back from college.
He said helo to people. He introduced himself. His dad planed on putting him to work over his sumer and he wanted people to become familar with him. He wanted the church to get use to him. He wanted to get to know them.
He talked to several people. He was a people person. He enjoyed getting to know people. His dad realy likes this church. Craig hoped that he would take to it as his farther did. Everyone was realy freindly. Several had gone to or had relitives who went to his colege. That gave them something to talk about.
He saw a family of a father and morther. With them was three tenaged daughter,two younger boys. The mother was holding a baby girl. One of the daughters caught his eye. He gaused that she was in her late teens or early twenties.
She was different from her siblibgs. She was not quite as bubly as her siblings. They were all very cheerfull. She seemed more serious. He had no idea why.
She had her hair in a poney tail. She wore a gray dress and sandles. Her dad introduced himself and his wife and there kids. He said hello and shocked there hands. He introduced her as tess.
“Helo tess. It is good to meet you. ” he said. She gave a half smile. “It is good to meet you. ” she said. He tried to engage her in conversation but she was realy not interested. He backed off. He hoped that he could talk to her later. He hoped he could get her to oppen up.
Early on she said very little. He usualy managed to get het to say hi.sometimes he managed to get a hi how are you but usualy not much beyond that. He was determined to get her talking.
He made sure he said hi to her. She was always stoic almost taciturn. She never seemed happy. He never saw her smile. He cant believe she did not know how. The rest of her family were almost zaney. Always lauthing. Just not her. He had no idea why.
One Sunday there was a church diner.he sat next to her. She wore a green dress and sandles. He did not ask. He just sat down. “I love church diners. ” he said. She looked at his plate. “I can tell. Are you going to eat all that?” she asked. “I am planing on it. Are you implying i might be a gluten? ” he asked. “No no. Just wondering. ” she said. “Ok. ” he said.
He noticed she could go though phases. One minute she was talkative. Then she was qiet. He noticed that she seemed to be waiting for him to leave for her to get up. He caught on and walked away.
When he saw her again, she was standing. He told her he hoped that she would have a good rest of her day. She talked a little bit more after that. It took some work. He did not stop.
The summer was winding down. He would be going back to college. He went up to her. “Hi i was wondering if you be interested in going out for cofee sometime? ” he asked.
“I would be interested but any plans would have to be tentative. I may need to have a rain check. I am sory but i cant make hard plans. ” she said.”yes thats fine. Can we tentativley plan on thursday?” he asked. “Yes that would be fine. I will try to give you advanced notice if i have to cancell but i will try not to.”she told him.
“Thats fine i understand. ” he said. “I will try to make this happen. I really will. If nit Thursday some time soon.” she assured him.
At first he thought that this was a polite blow off. She was giving herself an out. He almost considered it a fate comple that she would not be comming. The way she was talking it seemed like she wanted to make it. He had no idea what was going on.
He waited for her to call and cancel. At wendsday night midweek he asked her if they were still on and she indicated that they were. He got ready on thusday. He wore a blue button dowb shirt and khakis. He got in the car and headed for her house. He feared she might not show.
He parked by the house. He got out and walked to the door. She wore a green t shirt and denim skirt and flip flops. She had painted her toe nail and finger. nails sense there last visit. She had braded her hair and put ribons in it. She looked nice.
“You look realy nice today!” he said.”thank you” she said. She smiled as she said it. “I got you these”he said.she smiled as she saw the flowers. “Thank you . they are really pretty. ” she said. They went inside. She put them in water.
He said helo to her parents. Then they left. She took his arm. Her parents seemed ok with it. Her parents trusted him. He had a good reputation.
They went to the cofee shop. They both had ice cofee but she put more cream and surger then he did. They had mufins as well.
“I need to tell you something craig. ” she said. “Ok tessy whats up? ” he asked.”well i am in almost constent pain. It is anything from mild discomfort to overwhelming pain. The doctor have no idea why. They dont know what is causing it. I am on pain medication. It casuses mood swings. I get tired easily. That is why it is taking a long time for me with my clases. I work for my dad part time. I am not able to do too many houers. I do a lot of the bookkeeping at home. I do other stuff at home.” she told him.
“I am so sorry. I did not know.” he said. “I dont like to talk about it.i am bot a woe is me kind of person. That is why i am so qiet. That is why i am not as bubbly as the other kids.should you ask me out again and i kinda hope you do, i might have to sometimes postpone without a lot of warning. I apologize. “Tess said .
“No its fine. I totally understand. I will definitely ask you out again. ” he said.”good. I was a little woried i would scare you away. ” she said. “No i do not scare easily. ” he said.
“I am so glad. I will try not to test that.”she said. He laughed. “I am glad you told me. It explans a lot. You seamed reserve. Yet i could tell your a warm freindly person. ” he said. “I would be bubly and outgoing like my sisters are. I used to be. I just canot physically do it. ” she said. “I totaly understand. I can see why that that would afect you. “He said. “I am trying to work though it. I am trying to have a quality of life with this pain.it is not easy. ” she said.
“I can understand that it would not be. It would afect life definitely. ” he renarked. “I was afraid you would think i was rude. ” she said. “No i did not” he assueed her. She smiled. “I am glad. ” she said.
They decided to head out after a time. She took his arm. “Thank you for tonight. This was wounderfull!” she said. “My plesure. Are you available Tuesday lord wiling and all things considered of course.” he asked. “Yes i would love that. “She remarked.
He drove her home. “Thanks once again for a great time. ” she told him. “Thank you. I has a great time too. “He told her. He watched and made sure she made it inside. Then when he saw the door close he drove off.
He found her different when he originaly envisioned her to be. She was really sweet. He looked forward to getting to know her. He knew his sumer was winding down. Soon he would be back to colege. He hoped to be able to keep in touch with her. He hoped that this would turn into something more about permanent.
Craig and tessy grow closer. They try to fugure out how to make it work.
At first this was going to be a series then a stand alone. Now it is a series again.
Not a lo of erotica in this one. There may be in subsequent editons.
The medical stuff made be off. I considered having her diegnosedbwith fribromialga but i dont feel like i have enough understanding of it.