Just One of Those NightsPete had spent from sun up to sun down outside in his wheelchair, soaking up all the sun and freedom he could. It had been ages since he was able to leisurely waste the day. Except, it wasn't a wasted day, not to him. Pete had spent nearly all of the last two years trying to keep up the rigors of his educational pursuits within the same time frame as his peers. Except, he also had two brain surgeries during his senior year in high school. Following graduation from high school, on time, he started college days later. He had spent eighteen months straight in school. All of that was behind him. Today, it was all about relaxing. His days of being a teenager were coming to an end. Little did he know, adulthood was much closer than he ever imagined.
Who's Becky?Steam evaporated as Peter rolled into the bedroom of his hotel room. He had tried, unsuccessfully, to relieve the tension from his body by taking a long, hot, soapy shower. The water, pelting every inch of his body, felt good, but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the stress of being in the city. Suddenly, there was a harsh knock at the door.
AngelaPete and Angela had met online. Their friendship grew over many months, years. It was fun getting to know each other. With her long, blond curls and the spark in her eyes, Pete spent countless hours online, hoping to get to know her better. In Pete's eyes, she was just about the most beautiful, strong, loving and compassionate woman he had ever met. All he knew was the more time he spent with her, the more time he wanted to spend with her.
There's Always a First for EverythingWhen Shane woke up that morning, he found himself under the covers. Betty’s arms were wrapped around his waist, her head on his chest. A severe storm was baring down on the area. Shane had been with North-Central Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative for the past 23 years. Widespread power outages were expected. It was going to be a long night for Shane, but he didn’t worry. Pete and Betty would be keeping each other company. Shane was very fond of Pete, and he knew how much Betty and Pete loved each other. Knowing that they would be together gave Shane a peace of mind, making it much easier for him to do his job. Betty was in good hands.
Heart BreakerPete always loved visiting Betty and Shane. It wasn’t every house in the neighborhood that could accommodate his wheelchair, but theirs could. Sure, it was a coincidence that they had a home complete with universal design accessibility features. Yet, Betty always thought it was fate. She and Shane felt it would come in handy someday to already have features built into their home; they just didn’t know that would be the day they moved into the home and meet Pete. That was six months ago, give or take a few days. Pete felt as if he had known them his whole life. That’s why the bond they shared just seemed natural.