She noticed the expression that passed across Conrad's face for a moment and knew that it was something they could talk about later, once her parents were gone.
"That would be lovely," Elaine said, holding out her glass. "I'm so glad you're happy here, Natalie. You're so far from home and I always worry."
"I am," Natalie said. "Living here has been a dream come true." It was better not to mention all the things that had gone wrong, because that was life in the end and her parents could do nothing about it now.