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Oliver is a Baseball player in Melbourne, Tyra is from Perth and has just moved to the Victorian Capital. Their first meeting wasn't as pleasant as Oliver has been used to with females.
So this week's Tuesday Tales prompt is CHECK.
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Her head shot around to look at Oliver, but he avoided her. Then her gaze landed on the guy who she’d met a few weeks ago, when she’d ran into Oliver at the beach in St Kilda. He sported a big grin on his face and she wasn’t sure what to make of it.
“Hi I’m Ty.” The other guy came closer and held out his hand.
She took it. “Nice meeting you.”
“Grandma Hazel wanted to move in for the next few weeks to look after Oliver, but he explained that you were kind enough to help out.”
She gave a slow nod trying to meet Oliver’s eyes, but he still stared at the ceiling. “Yes, right,” she stuttered.
“Anyway, I’ve gotta run and pick up Katie.” He turned and gave Oliver a casual wave before he placed his hand on his grandmother’s shoulder. “C’mon grandma. He’s in good hands.”
“Thank you, dear,” Hazel said to Tyra. “That suits me quite fine. But I will get Ty to drop off a few meals tomorrow to help you a bit and check all's right.”
Again, Tyra nodded. “Thanks,” she said. “I appreciate your help.”
Sarah stood. “Let’s hit the road, Mark. You promised me to drop me off before seven.”
Markus stood as well, gave Oliver a high-five and came towards her. “Nice meeting you again.” And with the biggest grin he added. “Ahh, yes. And thanks for looking after him.”
Tyra watched one by one leaving the room and when she heard the front door close she stood hand on hips in front of Oliver.
“Ever had an out-of-body experience?” she asked.
He finally looked up and met her gaze, but didn’t say a thing. She nearly lost it she was so mad. Looking around she shrugged out of her jacket and sat down in front of him.
“I’m sorry,” he said after what seemed a very long moment.
She sighed. “Right.”
“Look, Hazel is a wonderful person, but having her here for two weeks would’ve killed me. I certainly didn’t expect you to come, didn’t I. So I made up the story.”
She nodded. “What about your family?”
“Mum’s in a wheelchair and they live up in the Dandenong’s. My sister has two little kids.”
There was another moment of silence when they both stared at each other.
“So who is looking after you?” she asked as she leaned back into the chair.
“I can look after myself,” he replied.
He stood, grabbed his crutches and went out of the room. Tyra took in the room and the view into the backyard.
“What are you doing here anyway?” he shouted from down the hall.
Yes, what was she doing here?