The two walked into the kitchen where Dina was still sitting at the small dining table.
“Do you know Dina Caliente, Darren? She and her sister just moved to town.”
“Yes, we’ve met.” Dina answered. “It’s nice to see you again Darren.”
“You too” Darren replied as he sat down in an empty seat at the table.
Brandi came back with Darren’s mug and took a seat at the table with them.
“How are you holding up, Brandi?” Darren asked and sipped his hot cocoa. He was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.
“I’m okay. There are still times I cry for hours. Mostly at night, when the boys have gone to bed and there’s nothing left to do but think my thoughts. They wander to Skip and it’s difficult to sleep, without him beside me.”
Dina nodded her head.
“Michael has been gone several seasons now and I still have a hard time falling to sleep without him in the bed.”
I just…miss him so much” Brandi added as tears started to stream down her face.”