Kat was pretty upset when she heard from her sister about her mother.
"She's sick." That was all anyone seemed to know.
They were going to have to go to South Dakota to find her.
"What is she doing out there?" Kat didn't understand it. It was like having to find one of her daughters who weren't teens anymore. They had husbands and lives of their own.
"She was staying with an old friend of Dad's."
"An old friend?" Kat rolled her eyes. She had to tell her hubby about this. Naturally, he put his foot down.
"No, you're not going. " He told her. It made her want to go all the more. "Look we're having a baby, and you know you're at high risk. " He was being the grownup in all this. So she had to call her sister back.
"I can't do it."
Her sister didn't ask her why.
"Will you be all right?" Kat hated to see her sister alone.
"Yeah, I'll be just fine." But her sister sounded not amused.
"I'm sorry. Really." Kat felt caught in the middle. Why did her mother have a way of making her feel so miserable and not even know it.