Jamie took his dad's right side, Anthony took the other, and the two of them gently lifted Thomas into a standing position. They managed to slowly shuffle out to the car, trying not to jostle Thomas as they did so.
Nikkie fired up the car as Jamie got into the back seat next to his dad. Anthony climbed into the passenger seat again, leaving the other side free for Lena.
"Some days, I really wish no one ever called you," Nikkie muttered, pulling away from the curb and heading back to the Kemp house.