Zane lets the water fill the sink, listening to the soft whoosh of the water from the faucet. The house around him is quiet, muted with the darkness.
“My date is late and I need a drink,” Terri tells the bartender, stabbing the bar with one finger. “Anything. I don’t care what.”
She sighs as she looks around the lounge again, still not seeing the guy who had asked her out that afternoon. Not that she should technically going on dates, being married and all, but being married has never stopped Terri before and it’s not going to now. She just hopes this guy shows up and that the night isn’t a complete waste of her time.
Carol sighs as she walks into the courthouse early one morning after dropping the kids off at school. She had been summoned for jury duty and isn’t exactly thrilled about it. She has a ton of work to be done–lessons to be planned, end of year tests to prepare for (because she knows the end of the school year will be here far too quickly), artwork assignments that still need to be graded. This isn’t a good time for her to have jury duty.
Nick comes over to visit Lexi a lot after school and on weekends. Lexi isn’t yet sure what you’re supposed to do when you have a boyfriend so she sticks to doing her usual routine, which is hunting for bugs to add to her collection now that spring is here.
“All right, Mom,” Jessica says, studying her mother, who has been hiding out in her room since Jessica arrived. “It’s time to stop pouting.”
“I’m not pouting,” Glenda insists.
“I was going back over our accounts,” Carrie says one afternoon, “and I was thinking, why don’t we go ahead and pay off a big chunk of that loan for the house in Takemizu?”
River nods. “That would help alleviate some of the interest charges,” he says.