"Stop deflecting Chrissy."
I tried not to laugh. Charlotte was handing over a frothy mug of self reproach. But guilt, I decided, wasn't a garment worth dressing in. I'd sunk my toe in David's gaze - that was all.
"Just don't understand. It's so long ago. Anyway, you dumped him remember?"
"Told him to disappear," Charlotte recoiled.
"He was so intense, so controlling."
"Still stung when I saw you both Chrissy."
"Was one time, it freaked me out. I'm sorry."
A weak smile mollified Charlotte's sour expression.
"Past has passed I guess."
Now I needed a long soak.
David's funeral couldn't come sooner.
I'm linking up with JB47's 100 Word Challenge. This week's prompt was... I tried not to laugh...
This is part of a wider story. You can read the other instalments in the series here.