Today's episode (146) is now posted.|
"Tonight?" Burt Lamont's jaw hung open in shock. "You want to elope tonight?"
"Yes, darling, tonight!" Janet Stokes clasped her hands together in front of her as if she were saying a prayer to the heavens. "It's not that far to Davenport and we can make it there in no time. We've waited so long for this. I just don't think I'd be able to bear it if I had to wait any longer."
"Well...." Burt looked from Janet to his younger brother Randy Lamont who was standing silently off to the side. "Randy, what do you think about all of this? Do you think this is a good idea?"
"I've already told you that I'm giving you my blessing," Randy sighed. "And I'm the one who told you about Davenport. What more do you want from me? To drag you to the altar myself?"
"My gosh, this is all so sudden." Burt leaned up against the kitchen counter and rubbed his temple. "I think my head's spinning."
"Oh, Burt, please say 'yes'," Janet begged as she grabbed hold of his arm. "Let's do it. Let's be wild an impetuous and run off and get married."
Burt paused and took several long breaths so that he could collect his thoughts. Yes, it was sudden, but he was more than willing to marry Janet. And this was clearly what she wanted.
"Randy, of course you'll come with us."
"I...I can't." He looked away, unable to meet his brother's eyes. "It's...it's not that I don't want to, but...well...after talking to Janet.... Well, not only did she make me realize some things about you two, she made me realize a few other things that I don't think she'd intended to."
"Things?" Janet looked at him with great curiosity. "What things?"
"I...I really don't think I can go into it right now," he tried to explain. "But it's definitely something that can't wait. Just like you two have got to get married, I've got to take care of this. I hope you understand. I want to be there -- really I do -- but...."
"Well, if it's that important...." Burt shook his head again, still slightly in shock. "Tonight?"
"Tonight," Janet said again.
"Then...." He paused. "Randy, you drive Janet home so that she can get ready and I'll go upstairs and clean up and...."
"Let's do it!" Burt grinned broadly, pulling Janet into his arms. "Let's go get married!"