Amanda busied herself in the kitchen. Why did telling Noah about Rachel’s accident lift her spirits rather than bring on the anxiety and fears it normally did? Could it be because he understood and didn’t stare at her like she was crazy? Which made her feel normal rather than a freak. She'd only received sympathetic looks at the meetings.
Noah and Gertie returned.
Amanda placed the two full coffee cups, creamer, and sugar on the table and took the seat across the table from Noah.
Gertie stood to the side of the table her head moving back and forth as if Amanda and Noah were volleying at a tennis match.
Noah lifted the cup to his lips, watching her over the rim.
He’s waiting for me to ask questions. Amanda didn’t want to push too hard and have Noah shut her out. His eyes met hers and didn’t waver.
He was ready to open up. To share.
“What happened in Afghanistan?”
Written Fireside: Can't You See?
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