Re: The Stones (and maybe any guests they bring along?)
Leah nodded. Whether or not Kori truly believed her, at least now she knew. Leah really didn't want to fight.
Seeing her sister smile brought a genuine, albeit small, smile to her own face. "I'm sure it wasn't. You did what you could, though, and I'm sure it all tastes great."
The silence was heavy. Leah almost wished Kori had provoked her into a yelling match. Anything would've been easier than this. She traced the edge of her plate with her finger, glancing up when her sister asked if they should start without Brandon and Lilah. She nodded. "If we don't, we could be waiting forever, and my stomach's already growling." Besides that, eating would give them more of a distraction from how awkward things were.