As Logan raised his head, her mother stepped into the room with a sigh. "I just spoke with Mrs. Moore and she hasn't seen Morgan since yesterday." She pinched the bridge of her nose, wanting to let go with all of her worries for her first born daughter, but seeing the level of pain that Logan was in, she kept her feelings to herself and walked to the chair. She sat on the arm and rubbed her son in law's back. "Everything is going to be fine. I'm sure Morgan just turned her phone off, or lost track of time." God she prayed it were that easy. "You know Morgan. She wouldn't just take off for no reason."
Despite the comfort, Logan's eyes were fixed on Raina. He didn't comment on Mrs. Maris's words. Instead, he asked the pink haired girl, "What do you mean you think you know why she would just leave?"
Raina's lips parted, mouth gaping slightly at the abrupt question. "Well, I--"
Mrs. Maris turned suddenly wide eyes at her young daughter, "You know why Morgan left?"
"Who knows why Morgan left?" Mr. Maris asked as he stepped in from the balcony. He was typically a strong man. Raina remembered thinking he was a superhero. But now he looked like someone had stabbed him with green kryptonite. He looked around between the girls and Logan, then back to his wife. "What's going on?"
"Raina said she knew why Morgan left." Logan said as he rose from the chair. "If you know something, you should tell me. Tell us what happened. Did she say something about where she was going?"
She suddenly felt like she had a spotlight on her, sitting in a chair at the police station, in the interrogation room of the local police station in an old black and white movie. She almost wanted to look down and shield her eyes from the bright light that shone from the onlooking eyes of her family. "No. She didn't say where she--"
"Well stop being cryptic, starfish. What happened?" Her father instructed.
She wanted to believe his voice was as soft as he attempted to make it, but she could tell that he was barely holding it together. Raina reached up and brushed her hair back behind her ears. "She and I were talking and.. we kind of got into a fight." Raina could still hear the words resonating in her ears. Morgan had seemed pretty insistent that she wouldn't allow Raina near her child when the day come that the infant would be welcomed into the world. All because she chose to spend time around a "blood sucker." After that fight, Raina was suddenly worried how the rest of her family would react. But that didn't mean she felt she had anything to be ashamed of. Shrugging, she looked down at the carpet beneath her feet and said softly, "She told me she couldn't be around me and left."
"That hardly sounds like your sister." Mrs. Maris said in a sharp voice.
"Well that's what happened. We fought and she left, and that's it."
Logan shook his head, "So she was upset when she left. That's just great, Raina. That's great. Why didn't you tell anyone when she left? She's pregnant and emotional. You should have told someone!" He was almost yelling and Raina felt like hunkering down in the corner. She felt worried tears building up in her eyes and had to struggle hard to keep them from falling. He had been like a golden, shining knight when she had first met him and now he just frightened her.
"I'm sorry," she whispered in a small voice.
It was her mother that finally broke the tension. She rose from the arm of the chair and went to her husband. "Okay, we all need to just calm down. If I know my Morgan the way I'm sure I do, she'll be calling any second."