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Authors: Karen Rose Smith

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"Yeah.  I know.  And after all we've talked about this, I'm sure it's what I want to do.  Do you think you can drive up next weekend?  My roommate's going home.  You can stay in the dorm.  Everybody will be at the football game on Saturday.  I have tickets if you want to go."

"Since Penn State's having such a good season, I might consider it," Lexa kidded.  "We'll see what the weather's like.  You don't want to catch cold."

"Yes, mother."

"I'm sorry."

Dani's sigh came through loud and clear.  "It's okay."  After a pause, she asked,  "What time do you think you can be here Saturday?"

"About eleven-thirty?  Twelve?"

"The earlier the better.  You're the only one I can talk to right now."

Dani expected Lexa to be around whenever she needed her, and Lexa always was.  "I'll get there as soon as I can.  Take care.  Okay?"

"Will do.  See you Saturday."

Lexa put down the cordless phone, wishing she could protect her sister better...more.  Not unlike the way Josh wanted to protect his aunt.  But Clare was mature.  Sixty-three years old.  Dani was immature, sometimes irrepressible and rebellious even at twenty-one.

Lexa's thoughts returned to Josh.  The brilliance of his blue eyes and the strength of his chin remained vivid in her mind.  If things were different, she might want to get to know him better.  But getting involved with a man now was out of the question.














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