Judith Gap 3

26 Jan

They stood on either side of the closed door and shivered. Derrek looked at his mother. The cab driver looked at the girl. In that unique instant their thoughts coincided. But Mrs. Wilder was faster. She yanked the door open. “Just in time for cake,” she said and stepped aside. The hallway filled with snow. “Oh,” said the girl and walked into the supper room. Three pairs of eyes measured her up and down. An extra plate lay untouched on the table. “How did you…?” Clara asked, pointing. “Your father saw you at the bus station.” Of course. Her father.

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