Scarlett shrugged firstly, as if she didn’t know, but she gave the most intelligent guess she could. “In her room.” Her hand rose, wiping under her nose and then over her cheeks softly. “Is everything okay?”
Amber grabbed her hand kneeling down in front of her. She didn’t wanna worry the girl anymore than she was already. “Everything’s good. I’m gonna go check on your mom and then we’ll get you some food”
Maybe she should have listened to Auntie Amber and sat in mommy’s room with her, but Scarlett got scared the moment she walked to the doorway. Instead she now sat on the bottom step of their staircase, tired head clasped in her hands, staring at the front door for sign of her auntie. Faint tear marks were left down her face from crying that had stopped a few minutes ago. At the sound of the door opening her head lifted in anticipation. “Auntie Amber?”
With a worried, hungry, Scarlett waiting for her, Amber had done everything she could but fly in a rush to get to Debby’s house. As she got to the door she realised she’d forgotten to grab Scarlett anything to eat but figured that could be handled once she was inside. Opening the door, she heard the small voice of the little girl. A smile on her face as she walked inside “Scarlett, where’s mommy?”
Okay, I can try. See you soon.
Amber: Good good. I’ll see you in a little bit.
Shall I go unlock the door?
Amber: No, leave that locked. I’ll see you soon. Try and keep mommy calm.
I don't know? Mommy is crying, and she didn't give me dinner, and I think she's hurting.
Amber: *Pauses for a moment* Hey, everything’s gonna be okay. Go sit with mommy and make sure she’s okay. Tell her Auntie Amber’s on her way.
Scarlett: Auntie Amberrrrr? *sounds a little worried you get my drift*
Amber: Scarlett? What’s, what’s going on sweetie is everything okay?
*Ring, ring, ring. Scarlett get to bed would ya.*
Amber: *picks up the phone* Helloooo?
I wouldn’t be surprised. Yes, a weekend because Debby uses those.
Smart girl. Psh, I know of weekends, those are those things in which you work a lot, right?
20 is close enough, maybe. No, those are things you relax for two whole days.