It’s mostly centered in the living room. I think the couch is ruined. And the dining room floor’s a little wet, too.
I responded. It’s not about that. It’s more about not wanting to be trapped at the party.We can leave anytime you want.
My phone buzzed again before I had time to answer Elliot. What does epoch of incredulity mean anyway? Cooper was asking. I vaguely remembered that line from the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities.Did you start over? I gave you the summary. Did you not trust my summary?I switched back to Elliot’s text and answered. Okay, I’ll drive over with you. Do you have my address? It’s what I had originally planned anyway.
No, but if I’m going to read the book, I had to at least read that famous paragraph. I don’t do things halfway, Cooper responded.Except chemistry projects. And English papers. And cleaning your bathroom.
Fine. Things I care about.
I smiled. He cared about the list. That made me happy.Your grandpa! he said, finally producing an end to his sentence.
Yeah, nice try, but I think Grandpa might still have me beat. He is older and much more experienced.Speaking of your grandpa, how is he?
A door opened and closed behind Dad, and he looked over his shoulder. I’m so sorry, he said back to me. I have to go. Email me some pictures of your latest paintings. And Abby, don’t let anyone tell you that you have no heart.I wish I could be there for your art show.