Patches of blue sky shone through the clouds which had gone from charcoal to dust gray. Fawn had wrapped the strap around her umbrella and buttoned it in place. Joel came to the right side of the carriage and helped her alight.
Angel was putting on her hat and gloves as Fawn and Joel entered the house. Nana still sat in her chair. Two empty tin cups sat on the coffee table. Nana’s face brightened as Fawn came in. She did not offer to rise from her seat to see Angel and Joel out the door.
Angel kissed Fawn’s cheek and said, “Your grandmother is delightful. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. Jason stopped by earlier. He’s quite the charmer, just as he was even when we were children. He said he left something for you in the barn. I wonder what it could be?”
Joel took Angel’s elbow. “We really must be going if we are to make it back to your house before dark. Then I still need to get to my home. Fawn, I hope everything works out with the Wileys. I am sure they will send me word of their decision. See you again soon.”
Fawn put her umbrella in the stand by the door, then removed her hat and gloves. Though she was tired she went to Nana and gave her a hug. “How was your visit with Angel?”
“Hmph. That girl is up to no good. She don’t fool me one whit. I’m that glad she’s gone.”