Re: The Stones (and maybe any guests they bring along?)
Kori's reaction made Leah wonder if her presence had been expected — or even wanted. That was fair. She wasn't always kind or warm toward her youngest sister, and on good days, it made her feel like a real heel. Leah dropped her gaze for a moment, fiddling with the idea of turning around and leaving. Kori didn't deserve to feel uncomfortable during the holidays.
"No, I haven't." Having Brandon and Lilah here would've made things easier. That hurt; the fact that her little sister was afraid of being in the same room — area, rather — as her. Leah had brought it on herself, though. Times like these, she was willing to silently put all the blame on herself.
Kori wished her a Happy, if awkward, Thanksgiving, and the oldest Stone sibling managed to muster up a half-hearted smile. "Happy Thanksgiving, Kor." Leah moistened her lips before adding, "Do you want me to leave? I'm sure Brandon or Lilah will be along soon..."