Maddie picked up the extension and waited for her brother to hang up. “Hello?”
“Hey,” it was Clayton.
“Weird being home, huh?”
“Very. My mom is still in freak mode. She doesn’t want me to go next summer. That’s okay, Dad is on my side.”
“Same here. She’s been yammering in Spanish for the last three hours. Dad finally opened a bottle of wine to calm her down.”
They laughed quietly.
“I miss not being able to kiss you goodnight,” Maddie said.
“I’m going through withdrawal. That’s why I called. You promised me something.”
“I did?” she feigned innocence.
“You did. So, I’m asking again….”
There was a click as someone picked up the phone upstairs.
“Robby, off!” Maddie said, knowing it was her little brother.
“You know what I’m asking,” Clayton said. “And…
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