Show some Understanding

We step outside and see no sign of her. We walk around to the backyard and see no sign of her. Then we plop down on the edge of their back deck, which overlooks Lake Ontario, Toronto’s skyline just visible through the hot, humid air.

Sam says, “She’s probably feeling really awkward about all this, particularly without your parents here. We have our whole family here and we feel awkward.”

Kate says, “What? I don’t feel awkward.”

“Okay, whatever, I’m just trying to show some understanding.”

“Coast, what the fuck’s up with your sister, is she always like this?”

"Pastel" by Benson Kua, edited by A. Malcolm

"Pastel" by Benson Kua, edited by A. Malcolm