"Married?" Sean was quite surprised that Molly would say such a thing. "Did they report that on the news too?"
"Oh, not yet, because I told them just now, but the reporters were taking notes," Molly replied.
As Molly weaved her story, she tried very hard to keep a straight face, but the corners of her mouth just kept wanting to break into one of her hearty laughs.
"You can't tell them that. I am not married," protested Sean.
"Do you have a girlfriend?" seizing the opportunity, Molly asked.
"Nope," replied Sean.
"Well..." Sean looked at Molly, wondering why she had asked that question. "I'm concentrating on work and school. I don't have time."
"Oh..." mumbled Molly, a little disappointed at Sean's reply.
"Do you have a boyfriend?" having nothing else he could think of to say, Sean asked.
"Not yet," Molly answered, looking at Sean with hopeful eyes. "Why?"
"Oh, I'm just asking..." Sean stammered. "Hey, you need to tell them that I'm not married - you know, those people outside." Sean changed the subject before he had to answer any more questions on topics he was not prepared to share about.
"No, I think I'll go and tell them that you have 3 wives and 10 kids and don't have time for them!"
"No!" Sean protested, but then he saw the mischief in Molly's eyes and her smile. "Did you really tell them that I was married?"
Molly couldn't help it any more. She broke out laughing.
"You!" Sean realized that he had fallen for her story. "You've been pulling my leg."
Molly laughed and laughed. Sean stretched out his hands and acted like he was going to tickle her. Molly caught his fingers with hers, giggling.
下期续 to be continued.
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