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Timothy - 14. Chapter 14

Thirty minutes later, we pulled into his driveway. His home looked like it came from an architect drawing in a magazine. I felt a little afraid. Stephen’s family was very well off. My parents, in contrast, were okay, but this house exuded wealth.

We took our suitcases and headed to the front door. “We’ll surprise them. I normally use the back door.”

Stephen tried the door, and it was locked. “I guess we will have to use the back door.”

Just as we were ready to leave, the door opened. There was an older gentleman, and when he saw Stephen, he smiled and pulled him into a hug. I thought this must be his grandfather. Then he saw me. I was wrapped in two arms, “You must be Timothy.”

“Yes, sir, you must be the infamous grandfather I heard so much about.” He laughed.

I followed Stephen and his grandfather into the house. The door no more than closed when an older woman approached Stephen. “Hello, Mother. This is Timothy.”

She welcomed me to her home, “Stephen, your father is still at work. Why don’t you show Timothy to the guest room? I’ll have some refreshments for you when you come back down.”

Smiling, she left us alone with Stephen’s grandfather. “Tim, follow me.”

“Do you mind if I come with you? I like to get to know this young man a little better.”

I looked at Stephen’s grandfather, and he had a twinkle in his eyes. I wonder if this was going to be the third degree.

I picked up my suitcase and followed Stephen and his grandfather up the stairs.

“This is your room. My room is on the other side of the library. Follow me, and I’ll give you a short tour.”

And it was a short tour. We stopped at the room he called a library, and it was a library that would rival the college’s library. The walls were covered with shelves loaded with books. In the center was a table. On both sides were comfortable-looking armchairs in leather. Each chair had a reading light. The room looked comfortable.

Stephen’s room was something I would have expected after seeing the Library. He had a queen-size bed, but what got my attention was the small living room suite. Beside a sofa and two chairs, there was a desk with a computer I didn’t recognize.

“You know what my major was at the University? This is what started it. I had a commercial computer, and I still have that one here somewhere. I started to read up on computers, and in my senior year in high school, I built this one. The printer I bought.”

As I looked at his computer, I noticed the keyboard wasn’t standard. He saw me looking and laughed.

“It is a standard keyboard, but only you and I know that. I designed the keyboard to be sure only someone with typing skills could use it. Think of it as a little insurance no one else can use it.”

“Stephen plays this computer as one plays a fine instrument. He will be an asset in my computer department.”

This is the grandfather he talked about working with during the summer break from college. I must have an expression of understanding on my face. “He didn’t tell you he worked for me?”

“He told me he worked for his grandfather, but I just made the connection.”

“Stephen said you are studying law.”

“Yes, corporate law, I’m looking toward graduation and passing my boards. I didn’t think I would need it as a corporate lawyer, but Stephen changed my mind.”

I saw Stephen’s grandfather look at Stephen and nod. The smile on Stephen’s face conveyed everything was okay. But I felt there was something else that was shared which I didn’t understand.

Stephen’s mother called Stephen on his cell phone. I thought that was strange.

“Mother said she has refreshments for us.”

And the interrogation starts, or not

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Many things to look forward to.We see that the Grandfather is a great guy combine that with Stephen being a great guy and you  think the parents would be OK but has there been a reason why Stephen has been so tight lipped about his orientation?We shall see also the difference is wealth could be an issue. I wonder how Tim's snob sister would react to that?

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Grandfather seems a great guy. Stephen is keeping something from Tim, regarding work.

I'm not sure what to make of Mother yet.

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1 hour ago, weinerdog said:

Many things to look forward to.We see that the Grandfather is a great guy combine that with Stephen being a great guy and you  think the parents would be OK but has there been a reason why Stephen has been so tight lipped about his orientation?We shall see also the difference is wealth could be an issue. I wonder how Tim's snob sister would react to that?

Want to bet how soon she will make contact.

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33 minutes ago, chris191070 said:

Grandfather seems a great guy. Stephen is keeping something from Tim, regarding work.

I'm not sure what to make of Mother yet.

His mother will treat Jim as a friend of Stephen until they tell her about the marriage. It will be an interesting discussion over refreshments 

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Well hell, Timothy hasn't even graduated and Stephen and grandfather have him set up with a job already - you can just tell by the "something unspoken" LOL!!! 

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My goodness...one has to be curious to see what Steven and his grandfather have planned, wondering what sort of business granddad is in??

Now to the parents, wealth doesn't necessarily equate to smarts or common sense!!!

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Great way to meet the in-laws, I think there a curve ball ahead , I somehow think that he doesn't work for his grandfather but that the business is his and the grandfather works for him, definitely interesting developments ahead

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It will be interesting to see how this secure communication between Stephen and Grandfather develops. Clearly it has something to do with Tim's future. How totally weird for mother to phone to say lunch was ready, that boy needs out of there as soon as possible; or Grandpa needs to get rid of his rents for him. Still loving my boys though. 

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11 hours ago, Chris L said:

Well hell, Timothy hasn't even graduated and Stephen and grandfather have him set up with a job already - you can just tell by the "something unspoken" LOL!!! 

I'm sure Stephen had his had I that 

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10 hours ago, bottomguy said:

Something about Stephens parents seems a little off to me.  Grandfather of Stephen sounds and acts more interested with Tim then the mother.  I think there may be a sudden change here that Stephen may know will happen when he tells his parents about Tim.  This may be part of why Stephen's grandfather is around along with a job offer?? 

Contacting Stephen by cell phone while in the same house just seems a little chilly to me.  This is Stephen's loving mother?  There is more to this story that will be revealed I do think.  Stephen is a computer wiz apparently. 

I think Stephen's mother is a little uppity.  I wonder if she knew Stephen was bringing home a friend

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10 hours ago, drsawzall said:

My goodness...one has top be curious to see what Steven and his grandfather have planned, wondering what sort of business granddad is in??

Now to the parents, wealth doesn't necessarily equate to smarts or common sense!!!

I know what sort of business but let's not get ahead of the story.  But I have left clues

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8 hours ago, mikedup said:

Great way to meet the in-laws, I think there a curve ball ahead , I somehow think that he doesn't work for his grandfather but that the business is his and the grandfather works for him, definitely interesting developments ahead

That would be a twist.

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7 hours ago, Kev said:

It will be interesting to see how this secure communication between Stephen and Grandfather develops. Clearly it has something to do with Tim's future. How totally weird for mother to phone to say lunch was ready, that boy needs out of there as soon as possible; or Grandpa needs to get rid of his rents for him. Still loving my boys though. 

I thought that strange as well except, she is trying to impress, as she does with her girlfriends. I'm. sure you have met a woman who leaves her boudoir in the mornig perfectly dressed.

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2 hours ago, dutch woman said:

You made me curious

Okay, what made you curious? Wait tomorrow's posting may answer that question..

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.....Stephen’s grandfather came, and I had the opportunity to meet him.  ...

Just a flashback to graduation.  CL, you need a new continuity girl! 😜

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