Jason took another plate and stacked it on the edge of the table before picking up the whole set and walking to the sink. As he began washing the dishes, his husband spoke up.
Adam said, “Before I head out, just letting you know, I heard some scratching in the wall I think.”
“Could you get some rat traps on the way home?”
Adam stood up from the table and walked up to Jason. He wrapped his arms around him. “Sure. I could get a few from the hardware store.”
“I’ll set them up. It only seems fair if you’re getting them.”
Adam leaned in and gave Jason a quick kiss. “You’re good for me.”
Adam disentangled from his smiling husband and picked up his suitcase. “Hate to kiss and run, but I have to get going.”
“Can you take Danny with you today?”
Adam looked into the living room and saw the little troublemaker watching cartoons. He looked at his watch and then said, “It’s the exact opposite direction.”
Jason turned away from the sink and looked his husband in the eye. He stared with wide pleading eyes.
Adam broke. “Alright.” He turned back towards the kid again and said, “Alright Danny-boy. Let’s get moving! Pop has a tight schedule and I need to get your butt to school.”(more…)