Read felt something different about Jennifer . She seemed warm friendly. Something was ignited into him. When he talked to her, he did not want to be anywhere else.
He was not at the point where he thought that she would be his future wife. He wanted to get to know her more.
She was not thinking that way. Not yet. She found him to be a nice man.he seemed to have a good head on his soulders. He seemed to have a good work ethic. He did show signs of maturity. At this point,all she thought was that he was someone she knew. That was about it.
The other ladies in the church liked him. They found him attractive. They also liked to see young man in the ministery. They all made excuses to talk to him.
There were several young women who wanted to marry him..there were less then subtle about it. He did not diacourege it but he tried not to overly encourege it.
He got right to work in the church. He did everything from work on home improvement task in the church to preaching and psstoral duties. He taught a Sunday school class. A lot of young ladies wanted to take That class. He did some open air evangesome. He preached. He shadowed the pastor. He sat in on comite meetings even some deacons meatings. He was buisy.he liked it that way.
He had met the pastor when he was a youth pastor . They had been close then. When he decided to move on, they stayed in touch. He offord him the mentorship after he neared graduation.
During a bible conference at hos college they spent a few houers talking over a mentorship internship program. They agreed on a regiman and a ciriculem as it were. Then he was hear.
The young ladies had talk to read often. They were always talking to him. He had his choice of any one of them. They would folow him if he asked them to. They hoped that he would ask one of them out. He only wanted to talk to one lady.
He tried to talk to jennifur. She said hi. They engaged in smal talk. Whenever they talked she seemed to want to end it. She always seemed to look for an excuse to get away. He did not know why.
Perhaps it was because he was so young. He found whenever he talked to her, he did not want to be anywhere else. He wanted to hold on to that moment as long as he could. She did not seem to feel that way. She seemed to want to run away. He did not understand that.
The time of a church dinner had arived. After the Morning service ,there would be a dinner held. It was always something that everyone in the church looked froward to.
Read was looking froward to it. He loved to eat. He loved home cooked meals. He liked the fellowship. He liked getting to know people. His home church was like a family. He wanted this church to be a family as well.
Jebnifer was dreading it. Sense she lost blader control, she wuthdrew even more. When her husbend died,she withdrew any ways. She realy withdrew even more when she started to lose blader functions.
Maintaining hygiene for a few houers in the morning then again at night was doible. She usually did not drink or eat much before she leff for church. She put on a fresh diaper before she left.
She was so used to being blader and bowel incontinent that she was not always aware of when or how much she had soiled herself. She sometimes was not aware of stains on her clothing or if she smelt. At this point most of the ladies knew about her adnormality . some of the ladies have even helped her change her diaper.
She considered not staying for lunch. The people in the church would push for it. The ladies who knew about her condition would press for her to stay. It was a battle not worth fighting she supposed.
Read helped set things up in the dining hall of the church. He saw Jennifer. He realy thought she was beautiful. He was not one to be caried away with outside appearance. He thought that she was quite attractive.
He wanted to go see her. He was nervous about talking to her. She made it clear she intended to keep him at arms langth. She wanted him to keep him away. He wanted to hornor her wishess. He wanted her in his life. He hated that she was not.
He had had it. He was going to talk to her. If she disliked it,she would get over it. He was determined. He walked over to her. He was on a straight course to talk to her.
As he walked to her, a young lady headed for his direction. He tried to avoid her. She neared him. “Hello read.” alison said. Alison was a young lady. She was plesent but he was just not interested in her. She was Definently interested in him. That was clear. He decided not to deviate from his objective.
He talked to her for a few minutes. He talked to her for a bit. He got a plate of food and brought it to a seat next to Jennifer. He did not ask permission to sit next to her. He just did.
He sat down. Jenufur was not having a particularly good day. Her blader was acting up. She was not feeling particully desirable today. She could not wait to get home. She was only hear because the church wanted her hear. Her kids wanted to be here. She taughed it out.
“Hi jenny. ” he said. She was taken aback.she had not been called jenny sense she was a little kid. Why fidwhe use a term of affection. “Hello read.” she said.
“Hello jenny. How are you?” he asked. She hardly felt like she could say “i Cant stop peing and pooping myself . other then that i am great. ” she cant say that. “I am fine. How are you? ” she asked. ” i am good. I love this church and this community. The pastor tried to sell me on thid area when we were discussing a potential internships. I understand what he meant. ” he said.
“You seem like a good fit hear. ” she said. ” i like it hear. I have a lot to learn but i want to learn. ” he said. “You have a lot of maturity. You have a lot of potential. You are on a good tract i think. ” she said. “It is difficult. You have to start somewhere. ” he said. “Just press on. You don’t have to have people despise your youth. You can have a good influencem. Age is a number” she said.
“I know. ” he said. “My husband strugled with this. He pastored a church when he was only a few years older then you are. I see a lot of him in you” she said.”i never met him. I have heard a lot of good things about him. That meens a lot to hear you say that. ” he said.
He was disarming her. When he sat down she looked nervous. Uncomfortable. Her defences were on overdrive. Her shields were slowly being lowered. She shrugged her shoulders. She became more and more relaxed.
They just kept talking. She had pooped herself. She felt uncomfortable. She wanted to go. “I have to go. The younger kids need a nap or they will get grumpy. ” she said.
“Let me help you load the van” hw suggested. She did not want him near her. She tried to dissuade him from helping. He was not capitulating. He picked up her youngest daughter. She went with it.
He helped get the little kids into the car. He said goodbye. She went home. She took off her very full and messy diaper. She took a shower. She put on a fresh diaper. She felt so humiliated. She almost did not go to the evening service. She did go after all. He was so happy to see her. He sat next to her. She did not want him to but she did not object.
He reached a turning pount in his mind. He was going to persue her no matter what. Not only that. He was going to catch her.
To be continued
Read decides to persue jenafur. Jennifer tries to run from him. She is not sure she really wants to.