- Chapter Nineteen
- Maria walked out of the kitchen to the dining area. It was her turn to get the kids for lunch while Jane held down the fort. She passed a man eating quietly, his daughter playing with the saltshaker on top of the table. She smiled. He looked so peaceful watching her, that’s how fathers were supposed to be. She didn’t get far before Michael and Julie came rushing through the door.
- “I told you to wait for me, what if something happened?” Maria spoke to the kids. Julie smiled up at her before she disappeared into the kitchen, Michael looked at her with the same amusement he always had, watching Maria make an effort of scolding him. It was cute but still annoyed her on occasion.