As I figured, it’s almost impossible to get Melanie to board the bus for Evettsville. Taylor came out to see her off; she gives him a lengthy kiss on the lips as the driver and the rest of the passengers begin to grumble. I have to drag her away from him with both hands. “I’ll call you when I get back! I promise!” she shouts.
She presses herself to the window to wave to him as the bus finally gets underway. I lean over to wave to Jessica. Our goodbye was a lot more sedate. She gave me the usual about staying out of trouble and then hugged me. “You take care of yourself.”
“I’ll be up there in June to pick you up.”
“I can’t wait.”...
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