"You all right?"
"I'll be fine," I replied. "Right now it's so surreal that it doesn't feel like it's really happening, so I mostly pretend it's not. Just keep doing what I always do. How about you, how are you holding up?"
"I don't want to talk to either of Them," my sister groaned, hopping up and sitting on top of the wall next to me." "They're both acting like brats. If only They'd both swallow Their stupid pride and really talk to each other. . ."
"Fat chance," I growled.
A pause. "Do you think They'll work it out?" my sister asked. She'd pulled her knees up to her chest and was rocking back and forth, chin resting on her forearms, staring off into the darkness, her dark eyes reflecting the blackness of the water stretching off into the distance.
"I don't know," I tossed a rock into the water and watched the ripples fade away into the distance. "It's not like the fights They used to have. &