Recently, over lunch a friend, in a-not-so-innocent-way, inquired how Omega was doing and if things between us were back to normal. It made mouse a bit uncomfortable, as though being put under a microscope. Only answered that we were fine.
It was perplexing though to say the least, what was this well-meaning friend hinting at? What was she implying? There are moments where mouse wonders what her friends think. Yes when her phone goes off, she instantly jumps, reading it at once to see who is calling or texting. Omega's needs come first. His wants, desires and needs are first as are his preferences. If he doesn't like something generally mouse goes without it. Is it that noticeable to everyone else?
It's not as though mouse really cares one way or another what anyone thinks, but there are times when mouse steps outside herself just a moment and considers that people must be asking why she follows. It seems that today women aren't supposed to need or require approval from anyone. To ask a spouse for some sort of permission to go out for drinks or shopping seems or must seem...odd...
Or maybe that's what everyone does, it's just that mouse is a little more open to it?