Re: The Stones (and maybe any guests they bring along?)
It was a mistake showing up, if only for the fact that things were so precarious. But Leah found herself unable to leave. As painful as it was, she wanted to be here. She wanted to make it work. Maybe it was a residual desire to have things be like they'd been the Thanksgiving before everything went to hell. Those memories were bittersweet.
"Kor, I..." Leah's words faltered. Ducking her head, she swallowed and tried again. "I didn't come here to fight with you." I want to be here. She didn't say the words aloud, though. Comments like that were an easy way to drudge up bad feelings.
Approaching the table, she took the seat to the left of her sister, crossing her legs at the ankle. She took a breath and let it out slowly, a genuine smile coming with it. "You did a great job setting this all up."