"I think we should leave now", said Lori, her voice shaking. "He'll be waking up soon."
"Just a few more minutes. Did you check the cupboard over there?"
The sister-in-laws continued their search in oppressive silence until, finally, Marsha yelped.
"Eureka!", she said between clenched teeth.
Lori came over, her eyes huge with fear. "What?", she whispered.
"His second cellphone of course!" Marsha experienced fingers flew through the menu.
"Oh my God!" Lori grasped a nearby chair to steady herself. The baby in her belly kicked.
"Her name is Shelby," Marsha stuck the phone under her nose. "Do you know her?"
Lori felt the blood drain from her face. For a couple of moments she could only stare dumbly.
"That's the mother of my daughter's best friend", she said finally.
"What are you going to do?"
Lori gulped a deep breath and straightened her shoulders.
"Well", she looked at Marsha calmly now, "I guess I'm gonna have to call Mitch."
"Your boyfriend from high-school?"
"He's a lawyer now, they tell me." Her eyes narrowed into small slits. "A really good lawyer."
That was a Sunday Scribblings post.