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Matt and Abby the long road back

Abby knew that by coming over , she would have to face him eventually. She hoped maybe that She would be gone before he came. She saw Kathy. ” Matt is back. Do you want to see him?”Kathy asked.
“Did he seam upset?”Abby asked .”no he wants to see you. ” Kathy asked. “Ok !” Abby said.
She walked downstairs. She saw him. She was really nervous. He ran to her . he hugged her.
“Are you upset with me?” Abby asked. “A little but I will get over it. My love for you, not so much. ” he said . “your ridiculous. You know that?”she asked.
“I can imagine want to go  out to the steps to talk? ” he asked. “Ok. “She said nervously . they walked to the steps.
” I missed you ab. These last couple of weeks have been tough. ” he said. “We don’t have a thing in common ? We are so different.  We have different interests different ways of swing things .how can we ever hope to make this work?” she asked.
“Its going to be heard ab . we will have to work at it. We are going to disagre on you know I was ready to call it quits .I could int. The truth is I really did not want to. Abby I like you during the first date. I just was afraid to admit it. I did not think that it was feasible . I really liked you.” Matt said.
“I liked you too. I thought you were little strict and a little nutty. I did like you. ” she said.
“Ab I want you in my life.  I hate when your not in my life. “He told her. “If it were up to you, would you have me give up training to be a minister?”she asked.
“That’s not a fair question. I am not a dictator. Besides I don’t want you to make a decision under has to be your decision. ” he said.
“You would perfer it if I did?”she asked. “I can’t make that have to be fully persuaded in your mind. ” he said.”I doubt that you can be a baptist pastor if I am a u.c.c pastor. At least in your current lane of Baptist.” she told him.
“That thought has crosed my mind. ” he said. “What if you can’t have both? What if you can’t have ministry and me?” she asked. “Well I have to chose the Lord over everything else. He has to have prempminence. I have to chose him over everything else. I have to. I don’t know if that will be the case. Abby we are not there yet. You are the seconds most important thing to me next to the lord. ” he told her.
“More then your fanily?” She asked.”You are my family. For this cause shal a man leave his farther and mother and Cleve unto his wife “He said.
“You believe I will cave don’t you? You think I will give up trying to become a minister? If you did not you would be running for the hills. ” she said.
” I don’t know what you wil decide.” he said. ” if you could would you tell me to quit ?”she asked. ” Abby I am not your enemy. I want to on the same team.” he said. “Its not fair matty.I am smarter then you. I have worked hard to get where I am. ” she said. “I know your smarter then me. ” he said.
“We have never been able to figure this out. We have tried. We can’t. “She said. ” I know . “he said.
” if we had not met that night our lives should be so less complicated. Everything made sense before that night. ” she said.
“I don’t want to go back .  do you ab? Just because something complicated does not necessarily mean you should give up. Riskier the road the greater the phriohet!” he said. She laughed.
“I don’t want to go back. I don’t really want to not have met you. I am so afraid that this issue is going to destroy us. If we can’t make it why try. Lets just call it quits . let’s not prolong the inevetible. ” she said.
“I am not going anywhere ab ” he said. “How can I be sure? ” she asked. ” I wish three was a way I could I could convince you. ” he said . ” I wish there was a sign ” she said. “We could try the fleece thing. ” he said. ” funny. ” she said
“I thought so. ” he said. ” I want to trust you. Give me your high school class ring. ” she said. He started to pull it off. He chuckled. “Why do you want my class ring?” he asked as he gave it to her.
“I have never seen you not Waring it. “She said. “I  think I have sense I got it. “He said. “You will get this back when the pastor I assume your dad declares us husband and wife. I got to warn you that if you break up with me ,your never getting this back. ” She told him.”ok. ” he said.
She took off a necklace. She put the ring on it. He put in on her. She hugged him. She held on to him for a bit. “I love you so much.” She asked ” I don’t understand. ” he said “I needed to know how in you were. I gues I know that.  Thank you. ” she said . ” I am in all the way. We will make this work. ” he promised her.
“I’m sorry I should not tested you that way. “She said. “Did I pass?” he asked. “Yes you paused. ” she said. ” good. ” he said. ” it was wrong of me to test you like that. I am sorry. ” she said. ” it’s fine ” he said.
” if you want your ring back you can have it ” she said . ” I Will get it back. On our wedding day. I want you to have it. ” he said. “Your sure? ” she asked. “Yes i am sure. ” he said.
“You have not exactly caught me at my best lately.”she said. “Let me gues that a star trek quote isint it?”he asked. “Yea it is. ” she said.”I know there a lot of unanswered questiones. We will get though it together. ” he said.
They kissed. “You kissed me that time!” she said. “No initiated that one. ” he said.” I am certain that was you. ” she said .they laughed.
“You really liked me that first date?”she asked. “I did. “He said. “I thought you could not get out of there fast enough. ” she asked.”I was deeply divided. ” he said. ” I had no idea. ” she said.
That night she held on to his class ring. She fell asleep with it in her hand.
He did not mind not having it . he told his parents. They were ok with it. They understood. He felt like they had come to an understanding. This was a big breakthrough for them.
To be continued.


Matt and Abby the road back

It had been two weeks since she returned form the regional leadership meating of her denomination .Abby decided that she needed time to think. He honored her request. It was hard.
Some how he knew that she would come back to him. He tried not to be restless.
“Have you heard from abbie at all?”his mom asked . “no she is pretty buisy.”Matt said. “Is everything ok between you two?”his dad said. “She is just really buisy that’s all. “He said. “Ok. We miss seing her. People at church have asked about her.” Anna his mom said.
Matt felt really uncomfortable about all these questiones.  He decided not to say that however. “You will just Pune away for her until then!”alesha said. “I don’t pine away. ” .Matt said. Matt was happy that when the meal was over.
“You two really ok?”Kathy asked Later on. “I don’t know. The get together she had,Michaela got to her. I don’t know all the details. I backed off. “He said. “She has posted a little on face book. Mostly ucc music and star trek stuff. I have talked to her but smal talk. Alesha said something similar. “Kathy said.
“I have not looked at her face book and instragram wall but nothing much. ” he said. “You miss her?”Kathy asked. “I do . I am ok. We are doomed ! Try as we might we just can’t Make it work. ” he said. “Its not over yet. I still think there is time for you too.”Kathy said.”alright! ” he said.
The next day,there was a knock at abby’s doors. “Are you expecting a visitor today?”Jill said. “Not that I know of!”she answered. Abby went to the door. “Ali hi! Come on in!”Abby said.
“This is alesha Matt’s sister. This is my roommate and friend Jill.”Abby said.
“We all miss you.”alesha said. “Does Matt know your hear?”Abby asked. “No I am hear on my own. I just wanted to say hi and see how you ate doing.”alesha said .”I am fine. I just needed some time to think.things were going to fast. I just needed to stop. “Abby said.
“We all miss you. We miss not having you around. You practically lived at our house. “Alesha said. “I kinda did.”Abby said.
“Regardless of what happens between you and my brother I stil want to be friends. ” alesha said. “Yea absolutely. I want that too. “Abby told her. ” excellent. I am hoping that you two will get back together. “Alesha said. “I have been telling her that myself!”Jill said. “It’s kinda complicated. ” she said.
“Oh. The reason I came by.Matt and most of the guys will be gone for the weekend . they are going to a men’s retreat.they do this every year. We are going to ‘ve watching Christian movies. Mostly old Bob Jones movies,flame in the wind,the printing and others. Probably wine of the morning and we will probably pick apart thief in the night. Its a movie made in the 70s by hippi converts. Besides the really bad theology ,the hairstyle and dress is equally bizarre . it’s a lot of fun. You should come we do it every year. “Alesha said.
“I can’t gurente it but I will see. ” Abby said. “I hope you will come. “Alesha said. “I will think about it. Can you not tell Matt you saw me?”Abby asked. “Of course. Mom knows I’m hear. Kathy knows I was going to invite you but Matt does not. I won’t tell him if you don’t want want me to.”Abby said.
There was another knock at the door. “Grand central station “Jill said .Jill checked the door. It was reverend Michael clendon. “Its his eminence.”Jill said.”joy!”Abby said.
Jill opened the door. “Giliion!”Michael said. “Hello Michael!”Jill said. “Hi ab”Mike said.alesha was taken aback at hearing a term that Matt used.
“Who are you?”Mike asked.”I’m alesha mats sister.” she said “I thought you too broke up!  “Micheal said. ” we did not exactly break up. We are on a break.”Abby said. “Its inevetible . your an intellectual gient ab. He is a nice guy.way out of your league.”micheal said.
“Look I should be going!”alesha said. “Did you walk hear?”Abby asked. “No I did not. I came on my byke.”alesha said .”text me when get home! I will wory until I know your home. “Abby said. Alesha hugged her. “It was good to see you. I will “alesha said.
“Are you planing on breaking up with him?”Mike asked.”I don’t know yet. ” Abby said. “You can’t seriously be considering staying with him. You can’t have the life you want and life with him. You know that. You know I’m right. Walk away . you and I can be great together.” he said. “It can’t happen. Micheal we don’t work. We never have ” she said.
“We won’t give us a chance. ” Mike said. “I can’t. I know it won’t work. I am sorry . “Abby said. ” call me when you change your mind . I know you will. ” Mike said.
He left. “That could have gone better. “Abby said. “What are you doing Abby.why are you playing both sides?”Jill said. “You are attracted to Michael. You have said so yourself.your sending mixed singles. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways or hers in this case. “Jill said. “I know that.”she said.
“You like Michael. There is an attraction. You can’t deny that. You in love with Matt. Everyone can see that. Micheal knows that. Your haiest around mat. It is a little sickening. What it is delen says?”Jill asked. “The heart does what the heart does.” she said.
She got a text from alesha.”alesha made It home.I gues I has no reason to wory but I do. I gues she is like a sister.”Abby said.
She decided to call alesha.”hi Abby. “She said. “Ali look , Michael is a friend well really he is a co worker and a fellow worker. “Abby said. “I have heard about him. He mentioned him. I did not suspect otherwise. ” she said. “He came on his own. He is romantically interested in me but it is not reciprocal I assure you. ” Abby said.”I know that. I trust you. ” alesha said.
“Thank you Ali. I don’t want to put you in a awkward situation.” she said. “I know. Please don’t be a stranger. No matter what.consider coming to our girls movie marithon.”she said. “I will. ” Abby assured her.
On Friday afternoon Matt and his dad and his brothers Thomas,Ben and David were going. Timothy who was four was not going. He was too young and was staying with mom and the kids. The boys got ready to go. The girls got to go to a lady’s retreat later in the year. They we’re not too jealous.
Matt had mixed feelings about going. He always liked the men’s retreat at Mitchell Baptist church in the town of Mitchell but he was not really in it today. He knew he would enjoy it when he got there. The going part was hard. He had a hard time getting enthusiastic about it this year.He tried to be upbeat especially around the younger kids.
They said goodbye to there mom and sisters. Matt and his dad we’re the only one’s who drove . they would trade off driving.
“You have seemed down! You ok?”his dad asked. “Well I don’t know that I am pining away for Abby as Kath suggested. I miss her. ” he admired.
“The house has not been the sane sense she stoped coming by. She had become a permanent fixture in the home ” his father said. “I really like her dad. I gues I had not realize how much. “He said. “Just keep in mind sometimes no is just not now. Mayby she just needs time. She may need time to process everything. ” his dad said. “I hope so. I miss her. “He said.
The girls made lunch. Then they put in the first movie. They watched the printing. It was a movie set in the Soviet union before glasnost. Just before the movie was almost over there was a knock at the door .
Kathy went and answered the door. “Abby! Come on in!”Kathy said “I brought these cake. ” Abby said Kathy hugged her. “It is good to see you .” Kathy said.
She went to the living room. “This movie is almost over. We are planing on watching flame in the wind witch is a family fovorate. ” Gracie said.
“You really like Bob Jones university?”Abby asked. “We used to. They have veered away from fundimemtilism and become more evangelical. They have embraced more contemporary Christian music including the getty family. They have veered away from king James version . “Anna said.
After they finished the printing,they took it out and put in the next movie.  “So how are you are doing mom?” Abby asked. “Doing good. The baby is doing good. We found out it is a girl.” Anna said. “That’s awesome “Abby said. “Everything is fine.the doctor is not overly worried but it is considered a risk pregnancy given my age. So far all is good. ” she said. “I’m glad. ” Abby said.
The movie was about the Spanish inquisition. Abby liked it but not quite as much as they all did. She liked being with them.
The next day they guys came back. They had a great time at the retreat. Good fellowship good good messages and they blew up a car.
“How was things hear?” his dad asked. “Good movie night was a success.!” Kathy said .”did you watch a thief in the night?” Matt asked. “Yes , Abby brought out plenty of things we had not considered. ” alesha said. ” Abby was hear?” Matt asked.
“She is stil hear. I think she is upstairs. Do you want me to check?”alesha asked . “yea!” Matt said.
His heart raced. He had given up. Did this mean anything. He saw her come down the stairs. He ran to her. He hugged her.
To be continued.

Matt and Abby :conventional thinking.

Matt was surprised he did not hear from her except for when she arrived .he texted her before he went to bed.he did not hear back from her. He missed her.
He looked at a picture at them together. They were smiling.he had his arm around her.he stared at it. Then he put it down.he went to sleep.
She went to the room she and Jill were staying in.she heard the phone go off. She looked at it.”mat?’she asked “yea I will answer him later” Abby said.
“Abygail Elise your not going to text him back?” Jill asked.”I Will tomorrow!”Abby said.
“That’s not like you. You always text him back ” Jill remarked.” what am I doing? What was I thinking? Matt and I are night ans day different! Why do I think we can make it work? ” Abby said.
“What brought this on?” Jill asked.”something Michael said. I am intellectual.  He is not.  I study laten,philosophy literature.he believes that he is a fool for Christs sake. ” she said.
“Abby why are you listening to Michael? He is your archilias heel.he has always has been.   your atracted to him. You have some chemistry with him. There is no denying that. “She said .
“Look I know Michael is bad news. He is full of himself.he is arogent. He is wrong for me. I do like him but I don’t want to be with him. He is right that Matt is not my intellectual equal. The I.fb don’t like interlurual pursuit. They believe it is studied unbelief. You know me I have tuned contiplating ones naval into an art form. Sola scriptora does not meen you can’t read something other then the bible. ” she said.
“How do you know that he does feels that way? Abby Your tired. Micheal is hitting you at a bad moment. Don’t make a decision now.” she told her.
The next day mat got up. “I got some people concerned that you went liberal!”his dad said. “Oh yea I did not think about it. Abby and I swapped cars. ” mat said.”I explained that you traded cars with a friend. Your fine.”he said.
“I miss her. ” he said. “We can tell.  ” his mom said. “We muss her too”his sister Kathy said. Kathy and his mom had become very close with her as had his sister alesha. The whole family was found of her.
He hoped he would wake up to a text from her. He thought for sure that there would be.there was nothing. No text. He checked face book.she made some post. No mesges from her. 
She went down to breakfast.she saw Michael. “Hello michael! “Abby said. “Helo ab.” he said.”do you really think mat and I are a bad match?” she asked.
“He is clearly a nice guy. I don’t doubt that. He is kind and compasionate. He is stale . he has no debt. You do have no dept. You need to be challenged stimulated. You and I clicked. We could do great things. We would make a great team. ” he said.
“Mike your wrong about me. You don’t know me. Not really. I am not just one thing. Neither is Mathew. I am not going to be with you.even if Matt and I are not together I would not be with you. You and I wshe on’t work. I know that. “She told him.
He saw her post. No messages for her for him. He wrote her a letter he never intended to deliver to her. “Ab I can’t imagine life without you. Your not quite the person I imagined. That’s ok.I like you better then what I imagined. Your special to me. I love your smile. All I have to do is to see you then I smile. I love being with you. I love talking to you.I love being with you.I miss always Mattie.”
It was Sunday. He went to church.”hi Mathew ” Mrs Perkins said.”hello Mrs Perkins .” he said.”have you heard from Abigail ?”she asked.” not yet. Last I knew she was leaving around one a clock. She is going to call me before she leaves. “He said. “Will she be coming tonight?”she asked.”l am not sure . she has not said. ” mat said.
She has been coming to evening service.she was well liked by people in the church.
Finally  she called.”hi ab! “He said . ” hi mat.I am leaving now. “She said.she seemed distant. “Genivive is working really good.”he said.”you named my car?”Abby asked.”I did. My car is named myrtle. “He said .”why am I not surprised? ” she asked. “You don’t like the name genivive?”She asked.”no it’s fine. I am heading out. ” she said. “Drive like I do?”he said.
“I will drive carefully . not like offense but I want to get home today” she said. “Ok! Call me if you need me. I am going to worry until you get home.not because I don’t trust you but because it’s my job. ” he said.
She started to come out of it. “I will drive carefully. I won’t drive like you but I will drive less like me.” she said.”that will work. ” he said.
“Ok talk to you later. ” she said ” call if you need me. I meen it. I will be there. No matter what.” he said.
“I know. “She said.”I love you !”She said.”yea “she said.then they hung up.
He knew something was up. He did not know what.he hoped that hearing from her would eliviate his fears.that did not quite happen.
“Why did you not tell him you loved him?”Jill asked.” I don’t know . ” she said. “Abby don’t be an idiot!”Jill said.  “We are the most mis matched couple ever .we don’t agree on anything. Not music politics religion literature nothing. We can’t even agree on nfl teams. If we looked at a warm sunny day we. Would not agree on that. Its like I am a Vulcan and he is a bajoren. Worf and dax were more suitable as a couple then us” Abby said.
“Are you done with your low self esteam group season?”Jill asked.”maybe.  You made fun of me for even thinking about being with hiM!she said.
“I will continue to. Mostly I enjoy teasing you. Abby this has nothing to do with rather or not he intellectually stimulates you. It doesn really have anything to do with Matt . it’s about you and God and the church . your too conservative for ucc but too liberal for his church. If you never met Matt this issue would come to a head. Do you want to deal with it with or without Matt. Will it be with the enterprise or under the ocean with Luis.”Jill said.
“That was Abby?” Kathy asked.”she is heading home !”he said. “Is everything ok?”his mom asked.”I am not sure!”he said.
When she got home she dropped Jill off. She drove to mats. He sw her .he went outside to see her.
“Hi reverend Abby welcome back. ” he said. “Pastor Campbell! ‘Murtle’ has a full tank of gas!” Abby said “you didn not have to. Genivive has a full tank of gas.”he said “I already knew that.” she said.
Usually she hugged hiM but not this time. “Abby what’s up?” he said. “I need some time to think . ” she said.” your having seconds thoughts?” he asked.
“Well I’m worried that we are too different. You are take things on faith. Your the foolishness of preaching sola scriptora,I’m intellectual.  We are different. We see the world differently.Mayby we can’t co exist happily. ” she said .
“Are we that different ? Do we see the world that differently? “He asked. “I am an intellectual your more practical. Your version of aligory of the cave is a hunting story “she said. “From Plato. I know the aligory of the cave. I do occasionally read something other then Winnie the poo!” he said.she laughed.
“There that smile I know and love. Your not from the mirror universe after all. ” he said. ” I did not think you would quote star trek. ” she said “look ab no I am not intellectual . I am not wired that way. I do believe some people use philosophy to talk themselves out of the scriptures. I do believe scripture trumps all. In scripture vrs man’s wisdom, scripture must win. We  just believe God above man. I am not against wisdom ,I am not against science or philosophy. You really think that I will boor you.” he asked.
“No. I had this dream of marying a ucc ministerial students . we would pastor near by churches compare notes. That was my dream. I gues your dream is to Mary an independent fundamental Baptist girl who wants to be a house wife with tons of kids.  ” she said
“What do you want ab? What is it you want?” he asked.”I don’t world has been turned upside down. My denomination does not quite suit me. I stil want to be a minister. Yes you are I really are not that different. Our beliefs are closer then we thought. I want to get married I want kids. ” she said.
“I considered walking away. I kinda did. I could not walk away. You would not let me. You and I we have been though things that should have doomed our relationship. We are night and different aby . we are nothing alike . if we were any different we were be total opposites. We think differently act differently. We are nothing alike. We have almost nothing in common. I thought about this. If I could change you I would not do. U would not change you one bit. I have never been afraid to be challenged. Abby I am going to Mary you some day. Is it going to be hard yea. Is it going to be impossible at times maybe. “He said
“You really would not change me ?” she said. “No your strong Wiled but not force full. You have strong opinion but never opinionated. I  want a partner  an eaqul. ” he said.
He hugged her. They stayed in each others arms for a prolonged times . ”  we  can take a break on one condition . if you promise to come back to me. ”  he said. ” I don’t know how to figure out this out. ” she said.
” I got to get to church. Your coming?”.he said. ” fine!” she said. S he was not dressed for his church. Everyone was thrilled to see her.
After church he walked her to her car ” I was not going to give you this. It was a note I wrote. I want you to read it. ” he gave it to her. She opened it. ” you mean it?” she asked. “Yes. “He said. He walked her to  car. He knew that she would  back.
To  be continued.

Matt and Abby.

Mat and Abby were the unlikiest of couples. Matt was traditional ,conservative old fashioned. He was uptight In some ways. He tended to be very serious.
Abby was not quite liberal but she was center left.she was more of a moderate. She was very modern.she was more bubbly. She was fairly light hearted. She was determined and driven.
There relationship seemed to be doomed to failue. Yet neither one wanted to call it quits.something drew them together. Something kept them a couple.
She went to hear him preach.she was quite impresed with his preaching. They seam to be becoming closer.
It had a been a month that they acknowledge that they were a couple. Things were going well.
They went out to celebrate where they had met. “Happy one mouth anniversary ab. ” he said . “happy aniversery Mattie. “Abbey said.she smiled at him.
” so I have a meeting of the district superintendent for the denomination out of sate. I kinda need to go. ” she said.” this weekend?”he asked. “Yea I am leaving Friday but I will be back Sunday night. ” she said . “ok but I am checking the car top  to bottom. Is Jill going with you?”he asked. “Yes she is. ” she said.
“You will call where you leave and when you get there? ” he asked . “yes I will . I promise !”she said.he chuckled. “Ok. I just wory. “She said “I know I appreciate that. I know I have had a few mishaps. “She said. “Will you drive like me?”he asked. “No . no offense babe. I love you but I would like to get there this year.”she said. They laughed.
The next day he got to work looking at her car. He looked at it from top to bottom.
“Everything looks fine. You sure you don’t want to take my car? ” he asked. “The car with the I love my beigle bumper sticker?” she asked “ema is a great dog. “She said.  Do you really want me to take your car?” She asked.
“I do. ” he said. ” alright. You can use my car while I’m gone . “She said. “I get to drive around in a car that has liberal Christian bumper stickers.”he said. “You will be fine “she said.
Friday arrived. He came over to her place to switch cars. He got out.he took his CD of hyim from his college choir out if the car CD player. “Let me guess your going to. Listen to either k love or jaz while on the road.”he waid. “There is a good chance of it. ” she said. “At least I have been warned.”he said.
She and Jill louded up the car. “I will be back before you know it.”Abby said. “I hope so.” he said.
He hugged her. ” I will kiss you ab!” he said. “I will kiss you Mattie. “She said. “I love you !”he said. “I love you !”she said.
He watched her go. The car drove off. He got in his car and headed back to his home.
She called him when She arrived. “Hey Matt I am hear.”she said .”no problems” he asked. “No made it hear without a hitch.” she said. “I am glad to hear it.”he said. “I need to register and all that. I will catch you later. ” she said. “Oh ok. I will talk to you later. I miss you already.” he said.”I miss you. ” she said. “I love you more then I can express ” He told her. ” I feel the same way.I love you too.” she said.
He was sad when they hung up.he would make the best of it while they were separated. He would  keep himself buisy with school and church studies.
This was not a vacation but a working trip. She saw a towering figure heading towards her. It was the reverend Michael clandon. They had gone to school together.he had graduated and now was an advisor to the district leader. 
“Ab!” Mike said. “Hello michael. “Abby said. She hated when he called her ab. That was what Matt called her.she did not know if he did it on purpose. It drove her crazy.
” how have you been ?” Mike asked “fine you?” She asked. “Doing fine. ” he said.
She had attended meetings most of the day. They broke for lunch.she sat down. To her anoyence michael Sat down next to her.
“So I heard a rumor abby Gail that you are seing someone?”the district superintendent asked. She blushed.”yes I am. ” she said.
Michael was surprised.”I had no idea. I thought you we’re too much of a work aholic to have a social life. ” michael commented.
“If something is important to you you make the time !” Abby said “who is he?” another denomination official asked . ” please tell me it is not That fundy bible student that I met at the hospital. ” Mike said.
“That’s the one “jil said.” I have met him is very nice. ” pastor Helen said “how did you meet?” another pastor asked. “It was a blind date. ” she said. “I see. “The superintendent said.
Later that night.
“I am disappointed in you Abigail. You can do better then mat. I think you know that ” Mike said.
“He is a good and decent man michael.”she said . “I have no reason to doubt that ab. You are out of his league. You are an intellectual. Fundies see philosophy as science falsy so called.they think any higher or lower critism is studied unbelief. They reject knowledge. It a wonder that they are not flat earthers.   Mike said.
“He can never stimulate you imterlecyaly. He is a simeton. What Will you abandon your schooling. Go join him in some backward part of muddle America. You barefoot and pregnant whole he preaches any gone regressive brand of Christianity?He may make you happy but never fulfilled . to quote sybok you know I’m right.” Abby said.
“Please don’t use star trek to try your points . you dirty star trek name when you speak it. ” She said.
“You must know it will never work between you too. It can’t. ” he said. “Michael you don’t know don’t understand who I am really am. You and I would never work. ” she told him.
She was happy to get away from michael. She hoped that she would not  see him more this weekend. She knew that that was unavoidable. She hoped that the weekend would go fast.
To be continued.