“Icecream,” he chirped.
“We’re diabetic,” she reminded.
He frowned. “Walk to the park?”
It was her favorite activity. “Let’s take our checkers board,” she added.
“Yes,” he pumped a fist.
They set up the game on a stone bench beneath a shady tree.
They were missing 3 coins.
She handed him a quarter from her purse.
“Two more?” he asked.
“Three quarters of my life I gave you and all you can give me in return is one quarter,” he quipped.
They laughed and went looking in the bushes for flat pebbles.