Emily met Gordy and the gang at the curb. She was shivering in the cold, but she felt even colder once she got in the car even if it was warm. Of course, she felt a little uneasy with Casper's hug. She wasn't sure he'd let go, but she supposed it was just what she needed.
"So how did it go?" Rachel turned back to Emily and waited intently.
"Rach," Gordy pulled her back to sit ahead instead of looking at Emily. "Just give her some time, will you?"
Rachel twisted back around and hugged herself.
"Are you OK? Really?" Gordy looked at Emily in the review mirror then.
"I guess." Emily nodded gritting her teeth. "I don't know what I was expecting."
"Hopefully, some answer," Gordy said. "You did get some answers, didn't you?"
"Not really," Emily winced with her arm around Casper. "His brother didn't really know anything. "
"Yeah, I didn't see him. He-he had some sort of cancer and-and he-he" Emily couldn't even let herself say it. "I don't know what good it did for me to come," She wanted to cry but she couldn't. "I'm sorry for dragging you all in on it. Really, I hadn't meant to."
"Its my fault." Casper sucked in a breath then.
"No." Emily shook her head. She kissed the side of his cheek. "I just have to forget this. I do. I want to forget it, because there's no reason to go back now." She looked out the window then and it was getting dark out. "I should just get my stuff and go."
"Yeah, lets do that," Gordy nodded. "Maybe we can find a nice place to stay in the city. You know, check out the old market or something."
Emily hoped that would help her forget. But it was on her mind that Scott was gone.