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Laurie poked the remainder of her chopped salad, the lettuce-muted tap tap of fork onto plate marking the rhythm of their meal.
“…but the girls ARE only four, y’know?” Jessica finished, her gaze seeking the waiter.
Inseparable as college roommates, the women now met for lunch every month – had been doing so for years. Jess had married Billy and started raising her family. Laurie had made partner last year, but things with Scott had collapsed, leaving her single. Again.
She blinked, searching for Jess’s last thread, tried for a new topic. Drew blanks.
“Absolutely,” she answered, and forked her salad.