Snake got a break in his guests and headed into the hall to call Macaria. This wasn't going to be easy on either of them but it had to be done. Opening the cellphone he gave her a call.
She was busy trying to get her gear together for the wedding when she heard her phone begin to ring. Reaching over she grabbed it and flipped it open. "Hello?"
Hey baby. Snake dropped silent and then forced himself to say it. We need to talk. You busy?
There was something about his voice that worried her, "No, not really, just getting things together for the wedding."
You want to meet me somewhere. I think we need to talk this in person and in private.
Now that worried her even more. "Sure...you sure you don't want to just come overe here?"
Suppose I can. Snake took a deep breath. I'll be there in a few.
"Sure, I'll put the kettle on and put the door on the latch, just come straight in."
Snake nodded absently to the phone when he hung up. He took a few minutes to tell Xena where he was going and then headed over to Macaria's. He tried to hide everything when He walked in but it wasn't the best. He was too tired. Hey baby how ya doing?
She was finishing making coffee. "I'm ok, you know. The usual." Hating being on her own, not really having many people to talk to, "I'm thinking of going on a road trip though."
I'm thinking of taking one too after the wedding. I think Xena and I need some time alone.
She smiled softly, "It would be nice for you, mines more...I don't have anything keeping me back."
Snake took a deep breath. Might do you good to travel.
"The long and lonesome road huh."
at least it's more exciting then the 9 to 5 bullshit. Yes SNake was sick of working already.
"I don't know. Least you find people to talk too when it's 9-5."
Really? I'm usually alone all day except for Hope and Aggie sometimes.
"What about customers or people you get parts from or..."Mac fell silent and looked down. "Snake I...How, how are you. I heard about Aggie."
The customers ignore me and most things come in the mail.Snake frowned. I'm dealing. All the in-laws just arrived I got to be. He sighed heavily. Swan's been drunk since it happened.
Moving to him she wrapped her arms around him, resting her head on his chest. "I'm sorry Snake. I really am."
We got other things to worry about now. Snake shook his head. We got some guest problems.
She looked up at him a little confused. "Oh?"
Snake thought about how to reply and decided fast talk was the best way. Hercules is here but it's not.. well ... he's not your father. He's a different one I guess.
"Oh..." She moved from him with a frown on her face. Her hope's brought to light and dashed all at the same moment. Being able to have a family, to be part of something, to..."I see." Picking up her coffee she sat down on aone seater chair.
Macaria. It's going to be hard for both of you. His life. Hera killed his family. I don't know what to do. I made a fucking fool of my self starting a huge fight with him. baby, I...
She stayed silent for a very long time. "He's not my father. It wouldn't be hard on him at all. I wont look like anyone he knows...and I'll be too busy." Being strong. Always.