She met some kid. Milly did. Prevent. Can’t prevent. She’ll have her firsts. Kiss. etc. Better keep her occupied. She wanted a dog, something to carry in a purse. Maybe I’ll just take a trip up there. Work out a press pass with McCoy, get it paid for.
Prevent some of it. Molly reading, braiding her hair. Texting. Friend of the family. That will happen too.
I feel a creeping regret, up the back of my spine, back of my neck. Spreading.