Katie was grateful of the hold Alicia had on her hand once they'd parted company from the twins, her mind reeling with all the scary possibilities. She wanted to believe they had left of their own accord and that they were safe, but it wasn't easy to be reassured when they had found nothing, no sign of where they'd gone or when. Katie was left to wait - for word from them, for their bodies to be found. She wanted to think positively, but it was difficult to focus on the positive.
It was easier to side-along. Katie wasn't sure she could focus enough to go on her own without splinching. She tried to put on a brave face, but she was scared and she was grateful for Ali's understanding.
"Alright." She nodded her head, happy they wouldn't have long to go before they could head home, even if she didn't fancy having to make nice with her friend's boyfriend, but she told herself it would be but a minute and then they could go home and she could wallow with ice cream and the wireless or something.
Instead, there was Graham. Why did she have to see him on tonight of all nights. She hated him. She hated even more than she said "I'm always nice" in a perfect echo of his claims when Alicia said to be nice, not clear on which of them she was talking to.