Daphne juggled two sacks of groceries against a hip as she fumbled with her keys, hoping that if she dropped a bag it wouldn’t be the one holding the eggs. Once safely inside the house, she rushed into the kitchen, put the eggs, milk, and orange juice into the fridge, then left the nonperishables on the counter before hurrying into her office. She took a seat at the desk and powered on the computer, then checked the time on the screen to see how late she was. Ten minutes. Not that bad for her – but probably ten minutes later than Skylar, whose schedule tended to run like clockwork. She logged into her e-mail account and clicked to open the link Skylar had sent, hoping she wouldn’t flub her first-ever attempt at video chatting.
In a flash, her friend appeared on Daphne’s computer. “Hi Skylar!”
“Hey hot stuff! It’s great to see you, even if it’s just on a screen. Can you believe it’s been over a year since we were last together in the flesh? Scary how fast time is flying.”
“Tell me about it. Emma’s junior prom is tomorrow.”
“Junior prom? How is that possible? In my head, she’s still in diapers. Then again, in my head I still have no wrinkles. Or cellulite.”
“I wouldn’t mind looking like you,” Daphne said.
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