November 20

“Least I could do,” Phillip said. “You want to come over?”
“The kids are asleep,” she said. “And they’d catch on in an instant. You should come here.”
“You know I can’t do that,” he said. “Like you said, the kids are alone.”
“The perils of dating a single father,” she said. “God, Phillip, I would love for this secrecy to just freaking end already.”
“We have to,” he said, shrugging. “It would look bad if we didn’t–”
“I know, I know,” she sighed. “Hey, when do the kids have off for Christmas?”
“Well, Friday’s Christmas Eve, so they usually get that and the day before,” he said. “I’ll double-check. Why, you have something planned?”
“I was just thinking,” she said, “maybe we could get Ben to take the kids to a movie, while we…”
Phillip grinned. “That sounds like an excellent idea, Chloe.”


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