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Need to know

January 16, 2011

She had dragged the stroller out of the rain under the door’s overhang long enough to call him. He surprised her by actually answering. Still, talking to him never led to conversation–he knew exactly how to wield silence until she cried.

I just need to know if you’re going to help. Her voice escaped her loudly enough that people walking by stared. I just need to know if you’re going to take care of her or not.

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