Jennings adjusted his glasses and reached for Roxanne's hand. "No problem. It's my pleasure."
From the doorway, she heard Daniel teasingly scold, "Are you throwing a party without permission, young lady?"
"Yeah, I thought I'd come visit the folks."
"Whatever. You know you just brought laundry home for Mom to do!"
"Please! Like Mom does laundry!"
Roxanne laughed. It was so good to see her brother! But first....
"Ow! Damn! What was that for?" Daniel groused as he rubbed his arm.
"That's for not ever calling Jane back after you went off to college."
Daniel hedged. "I meant too... it's just.... complicated."
"What's so complicated about it? You call her & let her know you're alive!"
"I just... I think I met someone else..."
"Well SHE hasn't!" Roxanne glared. "Be a man. It hurts to not know. I know from experience..." Roxanne trailed off. Riley had never called her. But at least she had moved on... or was trying...
"You're right... you're right... I'll give her a call. Satisfied? Are we done talking about my love life?"
"Of course not!" Roxanne giggled. "Tell me all about the girl you met!"
"First, have you seen Dad? There was something I wanted to talk to him about..."