Their reaction was delayed as glances were exchanged moncler cheap , thoughts were attempted. They were stunned, and for quite a spell couldn't speak. So Luther plowed ahead. 'The flight leaves at noon tomorrow. You'll need to get there early to get the names changed and such, a slight hassle, but it'll be worth it. I've already called my travel agency this afternoon. Ten days in the Caribbean, beaches, islands, the works. It'll be a dream vacation.'
Walt shook his head no, but just slightly. Bev's eyes were moist. Neither could speak until Walt managed to say, with little conviction, 'We can't take it, Luther. It's not right moncler coats cheap .'
'Don't be silly. I didn't purchase the travel insurance, so if you don't go then the entire package is wasted.'
Bev looked at Walt, who was already looking at her, and when their eyes locked Luther caught it. It was crazy, but why not?
'I'm not sure my doctor will allow it,' she said feebly.
'I've got that Lexxon deal on the front burner,' Walt mumbled to himself as he scratched his head.
'And we promised the Shorts we'd be there New Year's Eve,' Bev added, sort of musing moncler jackets cheap .
'Benny said he might drop in.' Benny was their oldest son, who hadn't been home in years.
'And what about the cat?' Bev asked.
Luther let them shuffle and strain, and when they ran out of their flimsy excuses he said, 'It's a gift from us to you, a sincere, heart-felt, no-strings-attached Christmas offering to two people who are, at this very moment, having a difficult time finding an excuse. Just go for it, okay?'
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To which Walt replied, 'Don't be ridiculous.'
With their resistance crumbling, Luther moved in for the kill. He shoved the envelope at Walt. 'It's all here-airline tickets, cruise passes, brochures, everything, including the phone number of the travel agency.'
'What's the cost, Luther? If we go, then well reimburse you.'
'It's a simple gift, Walt. No cost, no payback. Don't make it complicated.'
Walt understood, but his pride got in his way. 'We'll just have to discuss it when we get back moncler jackets on sale .'
There, they were already gone and back. 'We can talk about everything then.'
'What about the cat?' Bev asked.
Walt pinched his chin in serious thought and said, 'Yes, that's a real problem. Too late to call the kennel.'
With uncanny timing, a large black furry cat sneaked into the foyer, rubbed itself on Walt's right leg, then gave a long look up at Luther.
'We can't just leave him,' Bev was saying moncler sale .
'No, we can't,' Walt said.
Luther hated cats.
'We could ask Jude Becker,' Bev said.
'No problem. I'll take care of him,' Luther said, swallowing hard, knowing perfectly well that Nora would get the chore.
'Are you sure?' Walt asked, a little too quickly.
'No problem moncler jackets .'
The cat took another look at Luther and slunk away. The feeling was mutual.
The good-byes took much longer than the hellos, and when Luther hugged Bev he thought she would break. Under the bulky sweater was a frail and ailing woman. The tears were halfway down her cheeks. 'I'll call Nora,' she whispered. 'Thanks.'
Old tough-as-nails Walt had moist eyes too. On the front steps, during their last handshake, he said, 'This means so much, Luther. Thank you moncler jackets women .'