When Mackenzie meets Carter, it’s love at first sight. They have a blissful year together before trouble arrives. In the form of Carter’s two teenage sons.
When Hunter and Carey decide they want to live with their father in California, Mackenzie knows right away that she’s in for a tough time. And she couldn’t be more right.
The two boys show her on a daily basis that she’s not good enough for their dad. In fact, they make it quite clear their lives would be better without her. But could it be that Hunter has quite a different motive for hating her?
They’re on a new subject now. Video games? Cars? I can’t tell, but they’re engrossed in their discussion. “Mac plays too, sometimes,” Carter says. I give him a questioning look. “Video games.”
I wave it off. “Just Super Mario.”
“That’s so old,” Carey comments.
I nod. “When I was your age, it was cutting-edge stuff.”
“When was that?” Carey asks. “Yesterday?”
I smile. A joke. It’s a good start, right? Maybe there’s still hope with him.
“A little longer than that,” I say.
Carter adds, “Yeah. She’s not that young.”
Carey gives us a cheeky smile. “So when are you buying that Porsche, Dad?”