Her children obeyed, and Markus followed suit. Isabelle embraced them each in turn, tears glittering in her eyes. She stepped back, and after a few false starts said, “Be safe, darlings.”
Markus slapped both his boys on the shoulder and embraced both his girls in a singular bear hug.
“Yes, be safe, but enjoy it,” he said with a wink. “Youth has its sweet advantages. One day other responsibilities will keep you from adventure, so enjoy it while you can. I know you’ll make me proud.”
Michael bowed his head in a gestur...
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