The daughter bit a fingernail. Pain helped.
“He cares about you.”
“Like the last guy did? He was why I went to Grandpa’s.” Still raw.
“Listen, I love Dan.”
The girl chewed to a nerve. “Don’t let him move in.”
“So you want me to be alone? Your dad took off, and even you’ve left me. Only came back when the old man died!”
“I’ve got nowhere left to go.” The daughter’s voice bled.
"Let cut to the quick: I'm starting over with or without you. Decide."