“Fine. I am fine.” Maybe if Anna said it enough times, she’d convince everyone, as well as herself.
Kendall just looked at her, though. So did Susan, Cassie, Ashley, Lila, and Lora. And even Jess. She could tell from those looks that none of them came even close to convinced. She kept her gaze focused on Kendall, though.
“You don’t look fine,” Kendall finally said.
Hadn’t she just gone through this with her mother that morning. Why did everyone have to say that? “Well, I am. Is this what you girls talk about during girls night when I’m not here? How each of us look.”
Kendall let out a laugh at that. “My brother is such an idiot.”
Anna wasn’t going to argue with it. She wasn’t exactly keen on him at the moment, either. “What makes you say that?”
Kendall shook her head then slid an arm around Anna’s shoulders. “He told me what happened when you showed up at the house yesterday. He was worried, about Raina and everything that’s going on. But, that’s still not a good reason for the things he said or pushing you away. Like I said, he’s an idiot.”
Anna shook his head. “No, he’s not. He’s just worried about getting Raina back.”
Kendall pulled away and stared at her. “He did. Last night. That’s where he was headed, though he wasn’t sure what the outcome of that meeting was going to be. I figured you would have heard at the diner.”
Anna shook her head. “I didn’t work today.”
“Well, that makes sense then, I guess. The battle isn’t over yet, Kacy won’t let it be. But, they know he didn’t hurt Raina, so she’s back home where she belongs.”
“Good.” That was good. Even if her heart still ached for the way Morgan had pushed her away, it was good that Raina was back.
“Come on. This is supposed to be a fun night. Tomorrow you can figure out how to tell my brother what an idiot he is.”
“Stop calling him that,” Anna said with a little laugh.
“I’m his sister,” Kendall said, giving her shoulders a quick squeeze before stepping away. “If anyone’s allowed to call Morgan an idiot, it’s me. Now, let’s get this party started. And don’t worry. Everything’s going to be fine.”
Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was to use “fine” any way you’d like, and bonus points if you use it as the last word of your post. I used it as first and last. Ha! This happens in this month’s main project, High on Loving You, part of my Kurztown series. All the other women in this scene have already had their own stories(Kendall and Susan in one together). I’ve got almost 3/4 of the story written(I was working on it last year but set it aside until I finished some other ones when I decided to concentrate on one project at a time).