Marriage Of Convenience

By: Cher Etan

“I’m good, how are you?” Martha replied.

“Wonderful. We got a new intern at work today. Eager to please, good looking…I hate him,” Christine replied.

Martha laughed shaking her head. “What am I going to do with you Chris?”

“Stop calling me by a boy’s name?” Christine asked. “Anyway, why are you home so late? Another dinner party?”

Martha stopped massaging her feet to look up at Christine in surprise. “Mr. Lestrange is in the hospital Chris, show some compassion.”

“What? What happened?” Christine asked moving to help her grandmother with her other shoe.

“The doctors say it's some kind of infection. I don’t have the details. I’m not kin,” Martha said.

Christine snorted, “You’re as much kin as any that man has.”

Martha did not disagree.

“So…? Is he gonna be okay or are you out of a job?”

Martha glared at her. “You are so unfeeling at times girl.”

“I’m not…I just…I don’t think Max appreciates you as much as he should,” she said.

Martha smiled. “Girl you know nothing. Now go get me a cuppa tea and stop bitchin,” she said making Christine laugh as she went.

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