Umber (47.4 — Oleander’s Story)
August 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
Scared, I ran out the door all the way back home. I ran inside, slamming the screen door, and yelled “Mama!”
“What’s the matter, Olly Belle?
“Daddy’s really mad at me, because I walked into Julie’s house, but I heard them there, and they didn’t answer me, so I went in, and—“
A long pause, and then, “And what, honey?”
I burst into tears. “I think Daddy loves her better than us!”
I explained as best I could what I had seen at Julie’s house. Mama’s face turned kind of white, then bright red. But she didn’t look quite as surprised as I thought she would.