Alicia smiled when Katie agreed, giving her friend a grateful look, glad that she had so she could spend time with Adrian and her son when she needed them. "Thank you," she mouthed to her friend, knowing that Katie already knew how much it meant to her, how much she needed this right now. They were both scared and worried, Katie's family having gone missing and Alicia not knowing what was going to happen to her or Ryan.
"Graham, be nice or I'll hex you into next year. I don't care if you're Adrian's best friend, I mean it." And she so definitely would if he even looked at Katie wrong and upset her. Alicia gave him one of her sharp glares, one of those looks you learn as a mother, all sharp and 'no' without even saying it.
"Sure you're ok with this?" Alicia asked Katie, still worried about her as she moved to give the blonde a hug. "They'll be ok, we'll find them and everything will be fine." She hoped so anyway.