A Friend Checks In
Amanda called Anna, asking her to come to the house. As she arrived, Anna saw the withering and dead flower beds that had once been well-tended. She thought someone might have ruined their garden. It took six knocks at the door, and then Anna was shocked at what she saw.
Amanda was always the well-put-together person, even when she got pregnant. However, her mascara had run all the way to the hairline, there were dark circles underneath her eyes, and she had a red nose. Anna demanded to know what was happening and where John had gone.