She and her family had emigrated from Cuba in 1962, when Maravelle was just an infant. She had spent some years in Florida, before her father was transferred to Birmingham to open up a cigar shop for his employer. Doing the math, it appeared that Billy Ray was several years younger than his wife. It also appeared to me that they were still very much in love with each other.Trudy was showing her pregnancy, but she certainly wasn't what anyone would call large or ungainly. She looked a lot better and happier than she had that night I'd met her, over at Gene's house. I think she felt less tension without her in laws being present. Kyle looked nervous and ill at ease. He was quiet and fidgety, moving around in his chair."Something bothering you, Kyle?" My question startled him. He'd been reaching for his water glass when I spoke, and he almost tipped it over, recovering it in time only with a deft and very athletic move."We bombed today. It was a massacre. I shouldn't say it was all bad,. Luckily, the few minutes she was gone gave my erection time to subside. She returned with the water and we chatted for a while, catching up a bit. She was flirtatious, openly, reaching to touch my arms each time I made a joke. “So you’ll be a freshman this year?” I asked. “Yes sir, very exciting.” “Sure is.” She would receive some attention in high school, that’s for sure. “Well, I should keep running, don’t want to lose my pace. But I’ll see you around school, yeah?” “Definitely!” She smiled wide before blowing me a kiss and giggling. “See you around.” I hopped off the porch and made my way back to the street. She watched me as I did, not moving from the porch. I noticed that no cars were in the driveway, she was home alone, and my mind raced with the possibilities.B) Tony was my best friend and we hung out together all the time, most the time at his parents’ place. One of the perks to being Tony’s friend was the occasional glimpse of his older sister that I would steal.