The house was eerily quiet after Judith left for Pamela’s. It was a type of quiet Edward didn’t even know existed until years ago when Angela left for college and the lack of noise in his own home chilled him down to his bones. It’s incredible, the profound stillness that can happen via the absence of someone else.
This quiet was a little different though. Maybe the calm before the storm? He knew that any minute now he would start getting updates from Angela about arriving at Amache. And that soon enough Judith would come home with new details about their Hawaii trip, no doubt taking any chance of a romantic getaway away from them. Soon his world would bustling with information, synapses firing.
Such was the life of their family. The women ruled it all. He was just lucky...
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