She smiled at him, a friendly smile. "You already made me, Johnny, remember? For twelve years. You don't have to cheap trove flux give me your line."
He sighed and stretched out on the sofa. "No kidding, Ginny, you look good. I wish I looked that good."
She didn't answer him. She could see he was depressed. "Do you think the picture is OK? Will it do you some good?" she asked.
Johnny nodded. "Yeah. It could bring me all the way back. If I get the Academy thing and play my cards right, I can make it big again even without the singing. Then maybe I can give you and the kids more dough."
"We have more than enough," Ginny said.
"I wants see more of the kids too," Johnny said. "I want to buy trove flux buy trove flux settle down a little bit. Why can't I come every Friday night for dinner here? I swear I'll never miss one Friday, I don't care how far away I am or how busy I am. And then whenever I can I'll spend weekends or maybe the kids can spend some part of their vacations with me."
Ginny put an ashtray on his chest. "It's OK with me," she said. "I never got married because I wanted you to buy trove flux buy trove flux keep being their father." She said this without any kind of emotion, but Johnny Fontane, staring up at the ceiling, knew she said it as an atonement for those other things, the cruel things she had once said to buy trove flux buy trove flux him when their marriage had broken up, when his career had started going down the drain.
"By the way, guess who called me," she said.
Johnny wouldn't play that game, he never did. "Who?" he asked.
Ginny said, "You could take at least one lousy guess." Johnny didn't answer. "Your Godfather," she said.
Johnny was really surprised. "He never talks to buy trove flux buy trove flux anybody on the phone. What did he say to buy trove flux buy trove flux you?"
"He told me to buy trove flux buy trove flux help you," Ginny said. "He said you could be as big as you ever were, that you were on your way back, but that you needed people to buy trove flux buy trove flux believe in you. I asked him why should I? And he said because you're the father of my children. He's such a sweet old guy and they tell such horrible stories about him."
Virginia hated phones and she had had all the extensions taken out except for the one in her bedroom and one in the kitchen. Now they could hear the kitchen phone ringing. She went to buy trove flux buy trove flux answer it. When she came back into buy trove flux buy trove flux the living room there was a look of surprise on her face. "It's for you, Johnny," she said. "It's Tom Hagen. He says it's important."
Johnny went into cheap trove flux the kitchen and picked up the phone. "Yeah, Tom," he said.
Tom Hagen's voice was cool. "Johnny, the Godfather wants me to buy trove flux buy trove flux come out and see you and set some things up that can help you out now that the picture is finished. He wants me to buy trove flux buy trove flux catch the morning plane. Can you meet it in Los Angeles? I have to buy trove flux buy trove flux fly back to buy trove flux buy trove flux New York the same night so you won't have to buy trove flux buy trove flux worry about keeping your night free for me."
"Sure, Tom," Johnny said. "And don't worry about me losing a night. Stay over and relax a bit. I'll throw a party and you can meet some movie people." He always made that offer, he didn't want the folks from his old neighborhood to buy trove flux buy trove flux think he was ashamed of them.
"Thanks," Hagen said, "but I really have to buy trove flux buy trove flux catch the early morning plane back. OK, you'll meet the eleven-thirty A.M. out of New York?"
"Sure," Johnny said.
"Stay in your car," Hagen said. "Send one of your people to buy trove flux buy trove flux meet me when I get off the plane and bring me to buy trove flux buy trove flux you."
"Right," Johnny said.
He went back to buy trove flux buy trove flux the living room and Ginny looked at him inquiringly. "My Godfather has some plan for me, to buy trove flux buy trove flux help me out," Johnny said. "He got me the part in the movie, I don't know how. But I wish he'd stay out of the rest of it."
He went back onto buy trove flux buy trove flux the sofa. He felt very tired. Ginny said, "Why don't you sleep in the guest bedroom tonight instead of going home? You can have breakfast with the kids and you won't have to buy trove flux buy trove flux drive home so late. I hate to buy trove flux buy trove flux think of you all alone in that house of yours anyway. Don't you get lonely?"
"I don't stay home much," Johnny said.
She laughed and said, "Then you haven't changed much." She paused and then said, "Shall I fix up the other bedroom?"
Johnny said, "Why can't I sleep in your bedroom?"
She flushed. "No," she said. She smiled at him and he smiled back. They were still friends.
When Johnny woke up the next morning it was late, he could tell by the sun coming in through the drawn blinds. It never came in that way unless it was in the afternoon. He yelled, "Hey, Ginny, do I still rate breakfast?" And far away he heard her voice call, "Just a second."
And it was just a second. She must have had everything ready, hot in the oven, the tray waiting to buy trove flux buy trove flux be loaded, because as Johnny lit his fast cigarette of the day, the door of the bedroom opened and his two small daughters came in wheeling the breakfast cart.
They were so beautiful it broke his heart. Their faces were shining and clear, their eyes alive with curiosity and the eager desire to buy trove flux buy trove flux run to buy trove flux buy trove flux him. They wore their hair braid old-fashioned in long pigtails and they wore old-fashioned frocks and white patent-leather shoes. They stood by the breakfast cart watching him as he stubbed out his cigarette and waited for him to call and hold his arms wide. Then they came running to buy trove flux buy trove flux him. He pressed his face between their two fresh fragrant cheeks and scraped them with his beard so that they shrieked. Ginny appeared in the bedroom door and wheeled the breakfast cart the rest of the way so that he could eat in bed. She sat beside him on the edge of the bed, pouring his coffee, buttering his toast. The two young daughters sat on the bedroom couch watching him. They were too old now for pillow fights or to trove ps4 flux be tossed around. They were already smoothing their mussed hair. Oh, Christ, he thought, pretty soon they'll be all grown up, Hollywood punks will be out after them.
He shared his toast and bacon with them as he ate, gave them sips of coffee. It was a habit left over from when he had been singing with the band and rarely ate with them so they liked to buy trove flux buy trove flux share his food when he had his odd-hour meals like afternoon breakfasts or morning suppers. The change-around in food delighted them--- to buy trove flux buy trove flux eat steak and french fries at seven in the morning, bacon and eggs in the afternoon.
Only Ginny and a few of his close friends knew how much he idolized his daughters. That had been the worst thing about the divorce and leaving home. The one thing he had fought about, and for, was his position as a father to buy trove flux buy trove flux them. In a very sly way he had made Ginny understand he would not be pleased by her remarrying, not because he was jealous of her, but because he was jealous of his position as a father. He had arranged the money to buy trove flux buy trove flux be paid to buy trove flux buy trove flux her so it would be enormously to buy trove flux buy trove flux her advantage financially not to buy trove flux buy trove flux remarry. It was understood that she could have lovers as long as they were not introduced into buy trove flux buy trove flux her home life. But on this score he had absolute faith in her. She had always been amazingly shy and old-fashioned in sex. The Hollywood gigolos had batted zero when they started swarming around her, sniffing for the financial settlement and the favors they could get from her famous husband.
He had no fear that she expected a reconciliation because he had wanted to buy trove flux buy trove flux sleep with her the night before. Neither one of them wanted to buy trove flux buy trove flux renew their old marriage. She understood his hunger for beauty, his irresistible impulse toward young women far more beautiful than she. It was known that he always slept with his movie co-stars at least once. His boyish charm was irresistible to trove ps4 flux them, as their beauty was to buy trove flux buy trove flux him.