A timer went off and Aunt May sprang to her feet, bustling about the kitchen until the table was piled high with chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed spinach and corn on the cob. She set a glass of milk in front of each of us with a flourish. “Enjoy!”
“Only if you join us.” I cut my gaze to the empty chair across from me.
“Oh don’t be silly. You two eat while I do a few chores. You’re a growing girl and need all you can get.”
I raised my eyebrows and set the fork I’d picked up back on the table. “The only way I’m liable to grow is sideways, and if that happens I believe your cooking will top the suspect list. Sit and eat. I’ll help you with the chores after.”Aunt May sat with a good-natured laugh. “You better watch what you say. I’ll take you up on it.”