Boudreaux didn’t have to glance across the table to know The Look was upon him with fierceness unprecedented.
“Bubba, I thought you had work to do today, Krystal and I – “
“Oh hell, don’t you kids worry about a thing. Amber and I have season passes and I know someone at the gate. We’re gonna get you guys in for free! Think nothing of it, it’s the least I can do for you. We’re gonna have us a time!”
“But Bubba –“
“Nope, not gonna hear of it, lets get a move on.”
With that he jumped up and headed for his bedroom to get ready, Amber in tow. Pearl sensed the tension, excused herself, and hurried out the door with little Jason.
“Boudreaux, what the hell is going on here? You promised me!”
“Now my little beignet, it’ll be alright, we don’t have be with them, they’ll get us in and then we can just, you know…”
He could swear there was steam coming out of her ears again and she had her arms folded across her breasts, a stance he quietly thought of as her ‘you’re as good as dead, mister’ pose. She stormed into the bedroom and slammed the door. He sat down and put his head in his hands and tried to think what he could do.
She came back out a few minutes later and, to his amazement, seemed calm. He shook his head to clear it and she came over and stroked his hair.
“Now Boudreaux, you know I love you honey. I know you’re trying to do right by me and I’m gonna let them take us there, okay?”
He smiled at her and then his eyes went wide with terror and pain as she grabbed a handful of hair and pulled with all her might until he was standing with his face inches from hers.
“Listen to me and listen good. We’re going to ditch them when we get there, you understand?”
Foolishly, he tried to nod. He switched to a whispered okay and she released him.
“Now go comb your hair and let’s get going.”
Coming out the bedroom Bubba saw them standing close together and grinned.
“You two need some alone time before we go?” Amber broke out in a fit of giggles. Krystal briefly considered kicking him in the balls.
“No, we’re all set to do Bubba. Shall we take the car and you guys take your truck?”
“Yep. Just follow us, we’re goin’ to Disney World!”
An ear-splitting rebel yell and he was out the door. Krystal rolled her eyes and headed for the car. A roaring silence filled the car all the way to the park. They all headed for the gate and Bubba found his friend and after a little back and forth two passes changed hands and Bubba approached them with a silly smile on his face.
“Here you go kids. Listen, I reckon you guys want to go off on your own for a bit. How about we meet up for lunch? The Crab House on Pleasure Island is great.”
Krystal couldn’t believe her luck. They didn’t have to hang out with the himbo and the bimbo and she loved crab.
“Sounds great Bubba, we’ll see you there at noon.”
Boudreaux was pleased things were starting to work out. He took her hand and led her away and they set about exploring the park. They were having a great time and both were feeling like their vacation was finally happening.
Part 7 Tomorrow