After dinner, Terse announced, "What if Mike and I do the dishes and you 2 just sit down and enjoy yourselves."
Vivian looked at Bunny, "Not a problem with me." Bunny thanked the guys and followed Vivian into the den. The 2 women talked about Vivian and Terse's up coming trip.
"I'm so excited. You have to send us post cards from every where you go."
"Oh, we'll send pictures by email."
By this time the men were done and came back to the den to join the ladies. They had just sat down when Terse looked at Vivian, "I don't feel so good." With that he left the room. He was gone a while.
Finally Vivian stood and said, "Let me go check on him."
"Oh, I hope he's okay. I've got some Tums in my purse. My Great Aunt Brunilda said I always needed to carry those with me."
Vivian thanked her but said she did not think that would be unnecessary. She left the den and headed down the hall.
Bunny just continued, "You know, Aunt Brunilda also said I should carry Nabs, Kleenex, and peppermints with me." Bunny rattled on about her Aunt and stories of going places with her as a child. Finally Vivian returned.
"Is Terse okay?" asked Mike.
"Not really, I think it was something he ate." Vivian smiled as sat down. "Naturally, he says it is my fault." She laughed.
"Well we feel fine, so I doubt it was the dinner," Vivian said in support of her friend.
Mike stood, "I think we need to go. The last thing you need is us here when Terse needs nursing."
"Oh, he'll be fine."
"Seriously, I can only imagine the care Terse requires at this time, given the accommodations he requires traveling."
"Isn't that a scream!"
"Who knew," said Mike. "Seriously, if we can do anything, just call. I hope he is going to be okay."
"I feel certain he will. In case you haven't figured it out yet, Terse is a little high maintenance."
Vivian went back to check on Terse. Bunny and Mike let them selves out. On the way home, Bunny commented, "That was just horrible about Terse. I wonder what made him sick? Everything tasted fine to me."
"No telling what it was. I think if we were going to get sick, we would already be sick. Terse is in pretty good health. It he got sick that fast, I'm pretty sure we would be dead if it had anything to do with the meal."
"You got a point there."