Tom’s mother was with them. Tom said,
Come on, Emma, honey, you and I are going
to the Chicken Bar-B-Q.”
Tom had asked his mother to look after the children for an hour or two. She was so good with them, and insisted on feeding and bathing them. She, too, was worried about Emma.
At the Bar-B-Q Tom told Emma how worried he had been about her. He knew how tough things were. When he talked about that morning, they both began to laugh.
Emma told Tom how bad she had felt. She explained how alone she was, especially at night. She told Tom how hard the last month had been.