summary: somethings she just has to learn the hard way
Bar voices melt into a static hum, townies and stragglers left on campus over the holiday using the New Year to drink to oblivion. Earlier, her intentions were the same but as the night wore on the buzz didn’t come.
The melancholy did.
Sober, she stepped outside, arms crossed against her chest, breath misting before her.
Missing him, she leaned against the wall and dialed his number. Somewhere, a clock chimed midnight.
Six rings before the message started. “You know what to do.”
“Hey…Dad, um, happy New Year.”
Severing the connection, she whispered, “I miss you both so much.”
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 brings us all health, happiness and prosperity! (I have to be up at 5 am for a 6-2 shift, so I'm bidding 2009 adieu early!)
And because I'm a horrible panda who forgets things, thank you so, so much to speedcat93 for the lovely vgift and to deirdre_c for the e-card on Christmas! They were both very much appreciated!