“What?” Amanda’s step-father unconsciously stood up from the table with his mouth agape. He glanced at Noman who bobbed his head confirming the news and then he looked back at Amanda, his brows knotting.
A moment of silence filled the dining room. Amanda waited for her step-father to speak, to finish processing the life-changing news that she had ever so gently bombarded. She already knew he’d support whatever decision she chose. It was just a matter of soaking it all in.
“You should tell your mother about your decision, Caitlin. I bet she’ll feel lonely when you leave,” was her step-father’s calm words, breaking the silence.